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Padma Vibhushan for Advani, Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Parkash Singh Badal

padma-awards-2015New Delhi: L K Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, thespian Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal were on Sunday chosen for this year’s Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour, as government gave a saffron touch honouring eminent people of various fields in this year’s list of Padma awardees.

Eminent lawyer K K Venugopal, D Veerendra Heggade of the famous Dharmasthala Jain temple in Karnataka, eminent nuclear scientist M R Srinivasan and Aga Khan were also chosen for Padma Vibhushan.

Former CEC N Gopalaswami, Microsoft chief Bill Gates and his wife Melinda were selected for Padma Bhushan in the list of 104 people whose names were released on the eve of Republic day.

This list comprises nine Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri awardees. 17 of them were women and equal number was in the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and four posthumous awardees.

Former Lok Sabha Secretary General Subhash C Kashyap, journalists Rajat Sharma and Swapan Dasgupta, eminent lawyer Harish Salve, cardiologist Ashok Seth, Indian-American mathematician Manjul Bhargava were also in the list of Padma Bhushan awardees. Hindi journalist Ram Bahadur Rai has been chosen for Padma Shri.

Hindu religious leader Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya (Padma Vibhushan), Swami Satyamitranand Giri (Padma Bhushan), both from Uttar Pradesh, Shivakumara Swami of Karnataka (Padma Bhushan) and Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja of Portugal (Padma Shri) and former NCERT Director J S Rajput (Padma Shri) also figure in today’s list.

Late Dawoodi Bohra leader Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin has been chosen for Padma Shri. Eminent Carnatic musician Sudha Ragunathan, wrestling coach Satpal, Assamese filmmaker Jahnu Barua, David Frawley (Vamadeva) of the United States, Saichiro Misumi of Japan, scientist S Arunan find themselves in the Padma Bhushan list.

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, economist Bibek Debroy, lyricist Prasoon Joshi, who helped BJP’s Lok Sabha campaign, sports personality Saba Anjum, one of the founders of Infosys T V Mohandas Pai, badminton player P V Sindhu, woman cricketer Mithali Raj, Gujarati writer Tarak Mehta were given Padma Shri.

Cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, who was best known as the creator of Chacha Chaudhary has been selected for Padma Shri posthumously.

Badminton star Saina Nehwal and boxer Vijendra Singh, who sought Padma awards have been ignored. The award will be given at a function later in the year.

Following is the list of the 104 persons conferred Padma Awards. These include nine Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri awardees.

 

Padma Vibhushan

Name (Discipline) State/Country

LK Advani (Public Affairs), Gujarat

Amitabh Bachchan (Art), Maharashtra

Prakash Singh Badal (Public Affairs), Punjab

Dr D Veerendra Heggade (Social Work), Karnataka

Dilip Kumar (Art), Maharashtra

Jagadguru Rambhadracharya (Others), Uttar Pradesh

Prof Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan (Science and Engg), Tamil Nadu

Kottayan K Venugopal (Public Affairs), Delhi

Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (Trade and Industry) France/UK

 

Padma Bhushan

Jahnu Barua (Art), Assam

Dr Vijay Bhatkar (Science and Engineering), Maharashtra

Swapan Dasgupta (Literature and Education), Delhi

Swami Satyamitranand Giri (Others), Uttar Pradesh

N Gopalaswami (Civil Service), Tamil Nadu

Dr Subhash C Kashyap (Public Affairs), Delhi

Dr (Pandit) Gokulotsavji Maharaj (Art), Madhya Pradesh

Dr Ambrish Mithal (Medicine), Delhi

Sudha Ragunathan (Art), Tamil Nadu

Harish Salve (Public Affairs), Delhi

Dr Ashok Seth (Medicine), Delhi

Rajat Sharma (Literature and Education), Delhi

Satpal (Sports), Delhi

Shivakumara Swami (Others), Karnataka

Dr Kharag Singh Valdiya (Science and Engg), Karnataka

Prof Manjul Bhargava (Science and Engg), USA

David Frawley (Others), USA

Bill Gates (Social Work), USA

Melinda Gates (Social Work), USA

Saichiro Misumi (Others), Japan

 

Padma Shri

Dr Manjula Anagani (Medicine), Telangana

S Arunan (Science and Engg), Karnataka

Kanyakumari Avasarala (Art), Tamil Nadu

Dr Bettina Sharada Baumer (Literature and Education), J-K

Naresh Bedi (Art), Delhi

Ashok Bhagat (Social Work), Jharkhand

Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Art), Maharashtra

Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora (Literature and Education), Assam

Dr Gyan Chaturvedi (Literature and Education), Madhya Pradesh

Prof (Dr) Yogesh Kumar Chawla (Medicine), Chandigarh

Jayakumari Chikkala (Medicine), Delhi

Bibek Debroy (Literature and Education), Delhi

Dr Sarungbam Bimola Kumari Devi (Medicine), Manipur

Dr Ashok Gulati (Public Affairs), Delhi

Dr Randeep Guleria (Medicine), Delhi

Dr KP Haridas (Medicine), Kerala

Rahul Jain (Art), Delhi

Ravindra Jain (Art), Maharashtra

Dr Sunil Jogi (Literature and Education), Delhi

Prasoon Joshi (Art), Maharashtra

Dr Prafulla Kar (Art), Odisha

Saba Anjum (Sports), Chhattisgarh

Ushakiran Khan (Literature and Education), Bihar

Dr Rajesh Kotecha (Medicine), Rajasthan

Prof Alka Kriplani (Medicine), Delhi

Dr Harsh Kumar (Medicine), Delhi

Narayana Purushothama Mallaya (Literature & Education), Kerala

Lambert Mascarenhas (Literature and Education), Goa

Dr Janak Palta McGilligan (Social Work), Madhya Pradesh

Veerendra Raj Mehta (Social Work), Delhi

Tarak Mehta (Art), Gujarat

Neil Herbert Nongkynrih (Art), Meghalaya

Chewang Norphel (Others), Jammu and Kashmir

T V Mohandas Pai (Trade and Industry), Karnataka

Dr Tejas Patel (Medicine), Gujarat

Jadav Molai Peyang (Others), Assam

Bimla Poddar (Others), Uttar Pradesh

Dr N Prabhakar (Science and Engg), Delhi

Dr Prahalada (Science and Engg), Maharashtra

Dr Narendra Prasad (Medicine), Bihar

Ram Bahadur Rai (Literature and Education), Delhi

Mithali Raj (Sports), Telangana

PV Rajaraman (Civil Service), Tamil Nadu

Prof JS Rajput (Literature and Education), Uttar Pradesh

Kota Srinivasa Rao (Art), Andhra Pradesh

Prof Bimal Roy (Literature and Education), West Bengal

Shekhar Sen (Art), Maharashtra

Gunvant Shah (Literature and Education), Gujarat

Brahmdev Sharma (Literature and Education), Delhi

Manu Sharma (Literature and Education), Uttar Pradesh

Prof Yog Raj Sharma (Medicine), Delhi

Vasant Shastri (Science and Engg), Karnataka

S K Shivkumar (Science and Engg), Karnataka

PV Sindhu (Sports), Telangana

Sardara Singh (Sports), Haryana

Arunima Sinha (Sports), Uttar Pradesh

Mahesh Raj Soni (Art), Rajasthan

Dr Nikhil Tandon (Medicine), Delhi

H Thegtse Rinpoche (Social Work), Arunachal Pradesh

Dr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi (Medicine), Gujarat

Huang Baosheng (Others), China

Prof Jacques Blamont (Science and Engg), France

Late Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin (Others), Maharashtra

(Posthumous)

Jean-Claude Carriere (Literature and Education), France

Dr Nandrajan ‘Raj’ Chetty (Literature and Education), France

George L Hart (Others), USA

Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja (Others), Portugal

Late Meetha Lal Mehta (Social Work), Rajasthan (Posthumous)

Tripti Mukherjee (Art), USA

Dr Dattatreyudu Nori (Medicine), USA

Dr Raghu Rama Pillarisetti (Medicine), USA

Dr Saumitra Rawat (Medicine), UK

Prof Annette Schmiedchen (Literature and Education), Germany

Late Pran Kumar Sharma alias Pran (Art), Delhi (Posthumous)

Late R Vasudevan (Civil Service), Tamil Nadu (Posthumous)

Inputs from PTI

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