Padma Awards 2017

This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons as per the list below. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 Posthumous awardees.

Padma Vibhushan

Shri K J YesudasArt-MusicKerala
Sadhguru Jaggi VasudevOthers-SpiritualismTamil Nadu
Shri Sharad PawarPublic AffairsMaharashtra
Shri Murli Manohar JoshiPublic AffairsUttar Pradesh
Prof. Udipi Ramachandra RaoScience & EngineeringKarnataka
Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous)Public AffairsMadhya Pradesh
Late Shri PA Sangma(Posthumous)Public AffairsMeghalaya

Padma Bhushan

Shri Vishwa Mohan BhattArt-MusicRajasthan
Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad DwivediLiterature & EducationUttar Pradesh
Shri Tehemton UdwadiaMedicineMaharashtra
Shri Ratna Sundar MaharajOthers-SpiritualismGujarat
Swami Niranjana Nanda SaraswatiOthers-YogaBihar
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner)Literature & EducationThailand
Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous)Literature & Education - JournalismTamil Nadu

Padma Shri

Smt. Basanti BishtArt-MusicUttarakhand
Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman NairArt-DanceKerala
Smt. Aruna MohantyArt-DanceOdisha
Smt. Bharathi VishnuvardhanArt-CinemaKarnataka
Shri Sadhu MeherArt-CinemaOdisha
Shri T K MurthyArt-MusicTamil Nadu
Shri Laishram Birendrakumar SinghArt-MusicManipur
Shri Krishna Ram ChaudharyArt-MusicUttar Pradesh
Smt. Baoa DeviArt-PaintingBihar
Shri Tilak GitaiArt-PaintingRajasthan
Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri RaoArt-SculptureTelangana
Shri Jitendra HaripalArt-MusicOdisha
Shri Kailash KherArt-MusicMaharashtra
Smt. Parassala B PonnammalArt-MusicKerala
Smt. Sukri BommagowdaArt-MusicKarnataka
Shri Mukund NayakArt-MusicJharkhand
Shri Purushottam UpadhyayArt-MusicGujarat
Smt. Anuradha PaudwalArt-MusicMaharashtra
Shri Wareppa Naba NilArt-TheatreManipur
Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman ChowdaryCivil ServiceTelangana
Shri T.K. ViswanathanCivil ServiceHaryana
Shri Kanwal SibalCivil ServiceDelhi
Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo MuringlaLiterature & EducationSikkim
Smt. Eli AhmedLiterature & EducationAssam
Dr. Narendra KohliLiterature & EducationDelhi
Prof. G. VenkatasubbiahLiterature & Education Karnataka
Shri Akkitham Achyuthan NamboothiriLiterature & EducationKerala
Shri Kashi Nath PanditaLiterature & EducationJammu & Kashmir
Shri Chamu Krishna ShastryLiterature & EducationDelhi
Shri Harihar Kripalu TripathiLiterature & EducationUttar Pradesh
Shri Michel DaninoLiterature & EducationTamil Nadu
Shri Punam SuriLiterature & EducationDelhi
Shri VG PatelLiterature & EducationGujarat
Smt. V KoteswarammaLiterature & EducationAndhra Pradesh
Shri Balbir DuttLiterature & Education-JournalismJharkhand
Smt. Bhawana SomaayaLiterature & Education-JournalismMaharashtra
Shri Vishnu PandyaLiterature & Education-JournalismGujarat
Dr. Subroto DasMedicineGujarat
Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti YadavMedicineMadhya Pradesh
Dr. Mohammed Abdul WaheedMedicineTelangana
Dr. Madan Madhav GodboleMedicineUttar Pradesh
Dr. Devendra Dayabhai PatelMedicineGujarat
Prof. Harkishan SinghMedicineChandigarh
Dr. Mukut MinzMedicineChandigarh
Shri Arun Kumar SharmaOthers-ArchaeologyChhattisgarh
Shri Sanjeev KapoorOthers-CulinaryMaharashtra
Smt. Meenakshi AmmaOthers-Martial ArtKerala
Shri Genabhai Dargabhai PatelOthers-AgricultureGujarat
Shri Chandrakant PithawaScience & EngineeringTelangana
Prof. Ajoy Kumar RayScience & EngineeringWest Bengal
Shri Chintakindi MalleshamScience & EngineeringAndhra Pradesh
Shri Jitendra Nath GoswamiScience & EngineeringAssam
Shri Daripalli RamaiahSocial WorkTelangana
Shri Girish BhardwajSocial WorkKarnataka
Shri Karimul HakSocial WorkWest Bengal
Shri Bipin GanatraSocial WorkWest Bengal
Smt. Nivedita Raghunath BhideSocial workTamil Nadu
Shri Appasaheb DharmadhikariSocial WorkMaharashtra
Baba Balbir Singh SeechewalSocial WorkPunjab
Shri Virat KohliSports-CricketDelhi
Shri Shekar NaikSports-CricketKarnataka
Shri Vikasa GowdaSports-Discus ThrowKarnataka
Smt. Deepa MalikSports-AthleticsHaryana
Shri Mariyappan ThangaveluSports-AthleticsTamil Nadu
Smt. Dipa KarmakarSports-GymnasticsTripura
Shri P R ShreejeshSports-HockeyKerala
Smt. Sakshi MalikSports-WrestlingHaryana
Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama BodanapuTrade & IndustryTelangana
Shri Imrat Khan (NRI/PIO)Art-MusicUSA
Shri Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO)Literature & EducationUSA
Shri H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO)Literature & Education-JournalismUSA
Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon (Posthumous)MedicineTamil Nadu
Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous)Others-ArchaeologyWest Bengal
Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous)Social WorkMaharashtra
Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner)Social WorkNepal

Career Scope in Print Media

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Swachh Survekshan 2017 Rankings

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Genetically Modified Food or Crops

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