Indian sportsmen and women awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2017

Indian sportsmen and women get the Padma Bhushan in 2017

New Delhi, Jan 25:The people who are honoured with the Padma Shri, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik feature in the list of Padma awardees for 2017. Other sports personalities on the list include the Indian hockey captain PR Sreejesh, Paralympic gold medallist Thangavellu Mariyappan, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and discus thrower Vikas Gowda.

The Centre has also cleared the Padma Bhushan for former captain of the Indian cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Olympic medalist and badminton player PV Sindhu and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand. Sindhu who became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at Olympics in 2016, is already the youngest recipient of India’s fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri which was conferred on her in 2015.

 In a heartening development, this year’s Padma awards list seems to have focused on ‘unsung heroes’. Included among the awardees are Imrat Khan, a folk singer from West Bengal and an IITian from Madhya Pradesh who has dedicated his life to social work. There is also Sukri Bommagowda, known as the nightingale of the Halakki Vokkalga tribe, one of the three aboriginal tribes of the Uttara Kannada district.

Others include a physically challenged farmer who transformed drought-hit Banaskantha in Gujarat into a major pomegranate producer and a tea-garden worker in West Bengal who converted his bike into an ambulance.

Eli Ahmed, a writer activist from Assam known for her contribution to children’s and women’s literature, and Anuradha Koirala, who has rescued and rehabilitated 12,000 sex trafficking victims, will be honoured with the Padma Shri award.

The Padma Shri will also be conferred on the captain of Indian cricket team for the visually challenged who led it to T20 and ODI world cups

The full list is as follows:

Padma Awards 2017 announced

Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. 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. 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

Sl. NoNameFieldState
1.Shri K J YesudasArt-MusicKerala
2.Sadhguru Jaggi VasudevOthers-SpiritualismTamil Nadu
3.Shri Sharad PawarPublic AffairsMaharashtra
4.Shri Murli Manohar JoshiPublic AffairsUttar Pradesh
5.Prof. Udipi Ramachandra RaoScience & EngineeringKarnataka
6.Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous)Public AffairsMadhya Pradesh
7.Late Shri PA Sangma

(Posthumous)

Public AffairsMeghalaya

 

Padma Bhushan

Sl. No.NameFieldState
8.Shri Vishwa Mohan BhattArt-MusicRajasthan
9.Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad DwivediLiterature & EducationUttar Pradesh
10.Shri Tehemton UdwadiaMedicineMaharashtra
11.Shri Ratna Sundar MaharajOthers-SpiritualismGujarat
12.Swami Niranjana Nanda SaraswatiOthers-YogaBihar
13.H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner)Literature & EducationThailand
14.Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous)Literature & Education –JournalismTamil Nadu

           

Padma Shri 

Sl. NoNameFieldState
15.Smt. Basanti BishtArt-MusicUttarakhand
16.Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman NairArt-DanceKerala
17.Smt. Aruna MohantyArt-DanceOdisha
18.Smt. Bharathi VishnuvardhanArt-CinemaKarnataka
19.Shri Sadhu MeherArt-CinemaOdisha
20.Shri T K MurthyArt-MusicTamil Nadu
21.Shri Laishram Birendrakumar SinghArt-MusicManipur
22.Shri Krishna Ram ChaudharyArt-MusicUttar Pradesh
23.Smt. Baoa DeviArt-PaintingBihar
24.Shri Tilak GitaiArt-PaintingRajasthan
25.Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri RaoArt-SculptureTelangana
26.Shri Jitendra HaripalArt-MusicOdisha
27.Shri Kailash KherArt-MusicMaharashtra
28.Smt. Parassala B PonnammalArt-MusicKerala
29.Smt. Sukri BommagowdaArt-MusicKarnataka
30.Shri Mukund NayakArt-MusicJharkhand
31.Shri Purushottam UpadhyayArt-MusicGujarat
32.Smt. Anuradha PaudwalArt-MusicMaharashtra
33.Shri Wareppa Naba NilArt-TheatreManipur
34.Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman ChowdaryCivil ServiceTelangana
35.Shri T.K. ViswanathanCivil ServiceHaryana
36.Shri Kanwal SibalCivil ServiceDelhi
37.Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo MuringlaLiterature & EducationSikkim
38.Smt. Eli AhmedLiterature & EducationAssam
39.Dr. Narendra KohliLiterature & EducationDelhi
40.Prof. G. VenkatasubbiahLiterature & EducationKarnataka
41.Shri Akkitham Achyuthan NamboothiriLiterature & EducationKerala
42.Shri Kashi Nath PanditaLiterature & EducationJammu & Kashmir
43.Shri Chamu Krishna ShastryLiterature & EducationDelhi
44.Shri Harihar Kripalu TripathiLiterature & EducationUttar Pradesh
45.Shri Michel DaninoLiterature & EducationTamil Nadu
46.Shri Punam SuriLiterature & EducationDelhi
47.Shri VG PatelLiterature & EducationGujarat
48.Smt. V KoteswarammaLiterature & EducationAndhra Pradesh
49.Shri Balbir DuttLiterature & Education-JournalismJharkhand
50.Smt. Bhawana SomaayaLiterature & Education-JournalismMaharashtra
51.Shri Vishnu PandyaLiterature & Education-JournalismGujarat
52.Dr. Subroto DasMedicineGujarat
53.Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti YadavMedicineMadhya Pradesh
54.Dr. Mohammed Abdul WaheedMedicineTelangana
55.Dr. Madan Madhav GodboleMedicineUttar Pradesh
56.Dr. Devendra Dayabhai PatelMedicineGujarat
57.Prof. Harkishan SinghMedicineChandigarh
58.Dr. Mukut MinzMedicineChandigarh
59.Shri Arun Kumar SharmaOthers-ArchaeologyChhattisgarh
60.Shri Sanjeev KapoorOthers-CulinaryMaharashtra
61.Smt. Meenakshi AmmaOthers-Martial ArtKerala
62.Shri Genabhai Dargabhai PatelOthers-AgricultureGujarat
63.Shri Chandrakant PithawaScience & EngineeringTelangana
64.Prof. Ajoy Kumar RayScience & EngineeringWest Bengal
65.Shri Chintakindi MalleshamScience & EngineeringAndhra Pradesh
66.Shri Jitendra Nath GoswamiScience & EngineeringAssam
67.Shri Daripalli RamaiahSocial WorkTelangana
68.Shri Girish BhardwajSocial WorkKarnataka
69.Shri Karimul HakSocial WorkWest Bengal
70.Shri Bipin GanatraSocial WorkWest Bengal
71.Smt. Nivedita Raghunath BhideSocial workTamil Nadu
72.Shri Appasaheb DharmadhikariSocial WorkMaharashtra
73.Baba Balbir Singh SeechewalSocial WorkPunjab
74.Shri Virat KohliSports-CricketDelhi
75.Shri Shekar NaikSports-CricketKarnataka
76.Shri Vikasa GowdaSports-Discus ThrowKarnataka
77.Smt. Deepa MalikSports-AthleticsHaryana
78.Shri Mariyappan ThangaveluSports-AthleticsTamil Nadu
79.Smt. Dipa KarmakarSports-GymnasticsTripura
80.Shri P R ShreejeshSports-HockeyKerala
81.Smt. Sakshi MalikSports-WrestlingHaryana
82.Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama BodanapuTrade & IndustryTelangana
83.Shri Imrat Khan

(NRI/PIO)

Art-MusicUSA
84.Shri Anant Agarwal

(NRI/PIO)

Literature & EducationUSA
85.Shri H.R. Shah

(NRI/PIO)

Literature & Education-JournalismUSA
86.Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon

(Posthumous)

MedicineTamil Nadu
87.Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya

(Posthumous)

Others-ArchaeologyWest Bengal
88.Dr. Mapuskar

(Posthumous)

Social WorkMaharashtra
89.Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner)Social WorkNepal
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