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Republic Day| Centre announces names of Padma awardees: See complete list

The Padma Awards Are Given In Various Fields Such As Literature And Education, Art, Sports, Social Work, Medicine, Science And Engineering, Civil Service, Public Affairs, Trade And Industry.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 26 Jan 2018, 12:04:41 AM
Republic Day| Centre announces names of Padma awardees

New Delhi:

The Centre on Thursday announced the list of eminent personalities who will receive the 2018 Padma Awards of Republic Day. The prestigious awards include Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

Former Indian cricket India team captain MS Dhoni, noted music composer Illaiyaraja and Hindutava thinker Parameswaran Parameswaran were among 85 people chosen for the prestigious Padma awards of 2018.

The awardees include 16 are foreigners, non-resident Indians and three are posthumous.

The Padma Awards are given in various fields such as literature and education, art, sports, social work, medicine, science and engineering, civil service, public affairs, trade and industry.

This year more than 15,700 people had applied for the prestigious award. The PM Modi-led NDA government this year stressed on honouring the unsung heroes.

Few recommendations were made by state governments, Union territories, ministries and departments of the government of India, Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan awardees and Members of parliament.

Here are the list of Padma Awardees

Padma Vibhushan

Illaiyaraja - Art-Music

Ghulam Mustafa Khan - Art-Music

Parameswaran Parameswaran  - Literature and Education Kerala

Padma Bhushan

Pankaj Advani - SportsBilliards/Snooker

Philipose Mar Chrysostom - Spiritualism

Mahendra Singh Dhoni - Sports-Cricket

Alexander Kadakin (Foreigner/Posthumous) - Public Affairs 

Ramachandran Nagaswamy - Archaeology

Ved Prakash Nanda - Literature and Education

Laxman Pai -  Art-Painting

Arvind Parikh - Art-Music

Sharda Sinha - Art-Music

Padma Shri

Abhay Bang - Medicine

Rani Bang - Medicine

Damodar Ganesh Bapat - Social Work

Prafulla Govinda Baruah - Literature and Education-Journalism

Mohan Swaroop Bhatia - Art-Folk Music

Sudhanshu Biswas - Social Work

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu - Sports-Weightlifting

Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi - Literature and Education-Journalism

Jose Ma Joey - Concepcion III (Foreigner) Trade & Industry Philippines

Langpoklakpam Subadani Devi - Art-Weaving

Somdev Devvarman - Sports-Tennis

Yeshi Dhoden - Medicine

Arup Kumar Dutta - Literature and Education

Doddarange Gowda - Art-Lyrics

Arvind Gupta - Literature and Education

Digamber Hansda - Literature and Education

Ramli Bin Ibrahim - (Foreigner) Art-Dance

Anwar Jalalpuri - (Posthumous) Literature and Education

Piyong Temjen Jamir - Literature and Education

Sitavva Joddati - Social Work

Malti Joshi - Literature and Education

Manoj Joshi - Art-Acting

Rameshwarlal Kabra - Trade & Industry

Pran Kishore Kaul - Art

Bounlap Keokangna - (Foreigner) Others-Architecture

Vijay Kichlu - Art-Music

Tommy Koh - (Foreigner) Public Affairs

Lakshmikutty - Medicine-Traditional

Joyshree Goswami - Mahanta Literature and Education

Narayan Das Maharaj - Spiritualism

Pravakara Maharana - Art-Sculpture

Hun Many - (Foreigner) Public Affairs

Nouf Marwaai - (Foreigner) - Yoga

Zaverilal Mehta - Literature and Education-Journalism

Krishna Bihari Mishra - Literature and Education

Sisir Purushottam Mishra- Art-Cinema

Subhasini Mistry - Social Work

Tomio Mizokami - (Foreigner) Literature and Education

Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong - (Foreigner) Spiritualism Thailand

Keshav Rao Musalgaonkar - Literature and Education

Thant Myint – U - (Foreigner) Public Affairs

V Nanammal - Yoga

Sulagitti Narasamma - Social Work

Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan - Art-Folk Music

I Nyoman Nuarta - (Foreigner) Art- Sculpture

Malai Haji Abdullah Bin Malai Haji Othman - (Foreigner) Social Work

Gobaradhan Panika - Art-Weaving

Bhabani Charan Pattanaik - Public Affairs

Murlikant Petkar - Sports-Swimming

Habibullo Rajabov - (Foreigner) Literature and Education

M R Rajagopal - Medicine-Palliative Care

Sampat Ramteke (Posthumous) - Social Work

Chandra Sekhar Rath - Literature and Education

S S Rathore - Civil Service

Amitava Roy - Science and Engineering

Sanduk Ruit - (Foreigner) MedicineOphthalmology

R Sathyanarayana - Art-Music

Pankaj M Shah - Medicine-Oncology

Bhajju Shyam - Art-Painting

Maharao - Raghuveer Singh Literature and Education

Kidambi Srikanth - Sports-Badminton

Ibrahim Sutar - Art-Music

Siddeshwara Swamiji - Spiritualism

Lentina Ao Thakkar - Social Work

Vikram Chandra Thakur - Science and Engineering

Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Tharanathan - Art-Music

Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Thyagarajan - Art-Music

Nguyen Tien Thien - (Foreigner) - Spiritualism

Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi - Literature and Education

Rajagopalan Vasudevan - Science and Engineering

Manas Bihari Verma - Science and Engineering

Panatawane Gangadhar Vithobaji - Literature and Education

Romulus Whitaker - Wildlife Conservation

Baba Yogendra - Art

A Zakia - Literature and Education

Manas Bihari Verma
Manas Bihari Verma

Meet Padma Shri awardee Manas Bihari Verma - the Vigyan Purush who first served India as a Defence Scientist and after retirement started imparting science education to poor children in rural Bihar

Sitavva Joddati
Sitavva Joddati

This year's list of Padma Shri awardees has a champion of development of women, especially Devadasis and Dalits. Herself a former Devadasi, Sitavva Joddati has been empowering women in rural areas for more than 3 decades.

Ibrahim Sutar
Ibrahim Sutar

Meet Padma Shri 2018 awardee Ibrahim Sutar – the Kannada Kabir who has been spreading social messages through his Bhajans since the last 44 years

Anwar Jalalpuri
Anwar Jalalpuri

Meet Padma Shri 2018 awardee Anwar Jalalpuri – the Kalamkar Kavi who translated Bhagavad Gita to Urdu to promote communal harmony

Lentina Ao Thakkar
Lentina Ao Thakkar

Meet Padma Shri awardee Lentina Ao Thakkar – the Gandhian Utsu who displayed exemplary courage in embracing Gandhiji and working in his name in the Naga Hills since 1950s

Yeshi Dhoden
Yeshi Dhoden

Meet Padma Shri 2018 awardee Yeshi Dhoden - the Monk Healer who is the foremost expert of Sowa Rigpa and has treated thousands of patients using just herbal medicines and diet

Vijaylakshmi Navaneethakrishnan
Vijaylakshmi Navaneethakrishnan

Meet Padma Shri awardee Vijaylakshmi Navaneethakrishnan - the Tamil Folk Encyclopedia who dedicated her entire life to the research and collection of ancient Tamil folk songs and dances

V Nanammal
V Nanammal

India's oldest Yoga teacher is one of the Padma Shri 2018 awardees. 98-year-old V Nanammal has trained more than 10 lakh students and teaches 100 students daily. 600 of her students have become Yoga instructors around the world

Nouf Marwaai
Nouf Marwaai

Padma Shri 2018 awardee Nouf Marwaai is the first certified #Yoga instructor in Saudi Arabia; has taught more than 3,000 students and certified 70+ Yoga teachers. Ushering in a Yoga revolution in Saudi Arabia

Sulagatti Narasamma
Sulagatti Narasamma

Meet Padma Shri awardee Sulagatti Narasamma - the nonagenarian Janani Amma who has performed over 15,000 traditional deliveries till date - all free of charge

Subhasini Mistry
Subhasini Mistry

Meet Padma Shri 2018 awardee Subhasini Mistry - the Maanavta Ki Misaal who toiled for over 20 years to build Humanity Hospital to provide free healthcare to the poor

Rajagopalan Vasudevan
Rajagopalan Vasudevan

Meet Padma Shri awardee Rajagopalan Vasudevan - the Plastic Roadmaker of India who developed an innovative method to reuse plastic waste to construct roads , a technique which he offered for free to the Govt. of India - a true philanthrophist indeed!

Murlikant Petkar
Murlikant Petkar

Meet Padma Shri awardee Murlikant Petkar - a war-hero who became India's first Paralympic Gold medalist, winning in the 50 metre freestyle swimming event - a true Jaanbaaz Jal Sipahi

M.R. Rajagopal
M.R. Rajagopal

Meet Padma Shri 2018 awardee M.R. Rajagopal - the father of Palliative Care in India, the guiding beacon towards a pain-free India

Sudhanshu Biswas
Sudhanshu Biswas

Meet Padma Shri Sudhanshu Biswas - the 99 year old freedom fighter who dedicated his entire life to serve the poor and the downtrodden

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First Published : 25 Jan 2018, 09:55:20 PM

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