Name of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree Recipients 2017

Winners List of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri Awards 2017:

The Government of India on January 25, 2017 announced Padma Awards in New Delhi to citizens of the country in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres.

The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year. These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.

What is Padma Awards:

Padma Awards is one of the highest civilian Awards of India instituted in the year 1954. It is given in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

  1. Padma Vibhushan: is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service.
  2. Padma Bhushan: is awarded for distinguished service of a high order.
  3. Padma Shri: is awarded for distinguished service in any field.

The award seeks to recognize work of any distinction in all fields of activities or disciplines such as Art, Literature & Education, Sports, Medicine, Social Work, Science and Engineering, Public Affiars, Civil Service, Trade and Industry etc. All persons without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex are eligible for Padma Awards.

This year Indian Government approved Padma Awards to 89 persons. The Award includes 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees.

Padma Vibhushan Awardees 2017:

Name Field State
Shri K J Yesudas Art-Music Kerala
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Others-Spiritualism Tamil Nadu
Shri Sharad Pawar Public Affairs Maharashtra
Shri Murli Manohar Joshi Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh
Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao Science & Engineering Karnataka
Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous) Public Affairs Madhya Pradesh
Late Shri PA Sangma (Posthumous) Public Affairs Meghalaya

Padma Bhushan Awardees 2017:

Name Field State
Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Art-Music Rajasthan
Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
Shri Tehemton Udwadia Medicine Maharashtra
Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj Others-Spiritualism Gujarat
Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati Yoga Bihar
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner) Literature & Education Thailand
Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous) Literature & Education – Journalism Tamil Nadu

Padma Shri Awardees 2017:

Name Field State
Smt. Basanti Bisht Art-Music Uttarakhand
Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair Art-Dance Kerala
Smt. Aruna Mohanty Art-Dance Odisha
Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan Art-Cinema Karnataka
Shri Sadhu Meher Art-Cinema Odisha
Shri T K Murthy Art-Music Tamil Nadu
Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh Art-Music Manipur
Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary Art-Music Uttar Pradesh
Smt. Baoa Devi Art-Painting Bihar
Shri Tilak Gitai Art-Painting Rajasthan
Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao Art-Sculpture Telangana
Shri Jitendra Haripal Art-Music Odisha
Shri Kailash Kher Art-Music Maharashtra
Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal Art-Music Kerala
Smt. Sukri Bommagowda Art-Music Karnataka
Shri Mukund Nayak Art-Music Jharkhand
Shri Purushottam Upadhyay Art-Music Gujarat
Smt. Anuradha Paudwal Art-Music Maharashtra
Shri Wareppa Naba Nil Art-Theatre Manipur
Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary Civil Service Telangana
Shri T.K. Viswanathan Civil Service Haryana
Shri Kanwal Sibal Civil Service Delhi
Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla Literature & Education Sikkim
Smt. Eli Ahmed Literature & Education Assam
Dr. Narendra Kohli Literature & Education Delhi
Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah Literature & Education Karnataka
Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri Literature & Education Kerala
Shri Kashi Nath Pandita Literature & Education Jammu & Kashmir
Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry Literature & Education Delhi
Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
Shri Michel Danino Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
Shri Punam Suri Literature & Education Delhi
Shri VG Patel Literature & Education Gujarat
Smt. V Koteswaramma Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
Shri Balbir Dutt Literature & Education Journalism Jharkhand
Smt. Bhawana Somaaya Literature & Education Journalism Maharashtra
Shri Vishnu Pandya Literature & Education Journalism Gujarat
Dr. Subroto Das Medicine Gujarat
Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav Medicine Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed Medicine Telangana
Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole Medicine Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel Medicine Gujarat
Prof. Harkishan Singh Medicine Chandigarh
Dr. Mukut Minz Medicine Medicine Chandigarh
Shri Arun Kumar Sharma Others-Archaeology Chhattisgarh
Shri Sanjeev Kapoor Others-Culinary Maharashtra
Smt. Meenakshi Amma Others-Martial Art Kerala
Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel Others-Agriculture Gujarat
Shri Chandrakant Pithawa Science & Engineering Telangana
Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray Science & Engineering West Bengal
Shri Chintakindi Mallesham Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami Science & Engineering Assam
Shri Daripalli Ramaiah Social Work Telangana
Shri Girish Bhardwaj Social Work Karnataka
Shri Karimul Hak Social Work West Bengal
Shri Bipin Ganatra Social Work West Bengal
Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide Social Work Tamil Nadu
Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari Social Work Maharashtra
Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Social Work Punjab
Shri Virat Kohli Sports-Cricket Delhi
Shri Shekar Naik Sports-Cricket Karnataka
Shri Vikasa Gowda Sports-Discus Throw Karnataka
Smt. Deepa Malik Sports-Athletics Haryana
Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu Sports-Athletics Tamil Nadu
Smt. Dipa Karmakar Sports-Gymnastics Tripura
Shri P R Shreejesh Sports-Hockey Kerala
Smt. Sakshi Malik Sports-Wrestling Haryana
Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu Trade & Industry Telangana
Shri Imrat Khan (NRI/PIO) Art-Music USA
Shri Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO) Literature & Education USA
Shri H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO) Literature & EducationJournalism USA
Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon (Posthumous) Medicine Tamil Nadu
Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous) Others-Archaeology West Bengal
Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous) Social Work Maharashtra
Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner) Social Work Nepal

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