Padma awards 2015 announced: Advani, Amitabh among 104 awardees

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday approved the conferment of Padma Awards to 104 person this year. The list of the awardees comprises of 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri.

Updated: Jan 26, 2015, 01:17 AM IST
Padma awards 2015 announced: Advani, Amitabh among 104 awardees

New Delhi: The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday approved the conferment of Padma Awards to 104 person this year. The list of the awardees comprises of 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri.

The list also features 17 women as awardees and includes 17 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 4 Posthumous awardees.

This year's awardees include BJP veteran LK Advani, legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Here's the full list of the Padma awardees for this year -

Padma Vibhushan category

Shri LK Advani (Public Affairs)

Shri Amitabh Bachchan (Art)

Shri Prakash Singh Badal (Public Affairs)

Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade (Social Work)

Shri Mohammad Yusuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar (Art)

Shri Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya (Others)

Prof. Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan (Science and Engineering)

Shri Kottayan K. Venugopal (Public Affairs)

Shri Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan - Foreigner - (Trade and Industry)

 

Padma Bhushan category

Shri Jahnu Barua (Art)

Dr. Vijay Bhatkar (Science and Engineering)

Shri Swapan Dasgupta (Literature and Education)

Swami Satyamitranand Giri (Others)

Shri N. Gopalaswami (Civil Service)

Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap (Public Affairs)

Dr. (Pandit) Gokulotsavji Maharaj (Art)

Dr. Ambrish Mithal (Medicine)

Smt. Sudha Ragunathan (Art)

Shri Harish Salve (Public Affairs)

Dr. Ashok Seth (Medicine)

Shri Rajat Sharma (Literature and Education)

Shri Satpal (Sports)

Shri Shivakumara Swami (Others)

Dr. Kharag Singh Valdiya (Science and Engineering)

Prof. Manjul Bhargava - NRI/PIO - (Science and Engineering)

Shri David Frawley (Vamadeva) - Foreigner - (Others)

Shri Bill Gates - Foreigner - (Social Work)

Ms. Melinda Gates - Foreigner - (Social Work)

Shri Saichiro Misumi - Foreigner - (Others)

 

Padma Shri category

Dr. Manjula Anagani (Medicine)

Shri S. Arunan (Science and Engineering)

Ms. Kanyakumari Avasarala (Art)

Dr. Bettina Sharada Baumer (Literature and Education)

Shri Naresh Bedi (Art)

Shri Ashok Bhagat (Social Work)

Shri Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Art)

Dr. Lakshmi Nandan Bora (Literature and Education)

Dr. Gyan Chaturvedi (Literature and Education)

Prof. (Dr.) Yogesh Kumar Chawla (Medicine)

Smt. Jayakumari Chikkala (Medicine)

Shri Bibek Debroy (Literature and Education)

Dr. Sarungbam Bimola Kumari Devi (Medicine)

Dr. Ashok Gulati (Public Affairs)

Dr. Randeep Guleria (Medicine)

Dr. K. P. Haridas (Medicine)

Shri Rahul Jain (Art)

Shri Ravindra Jain (Art)

Dr. Sunil Jogi (Literature and Education)

Shri Prasoon Joshi (Art)

Dr. Prafulla Kar (Art)

Ms. Saba Anjum (Sports)

Smt. Ushakiran Khan (Literature and Education)

Dr. Rajesh Kotecha (Medicine)

Prof. Alka Kriplani (Medicine)

Dr. Harsh Kumar (Medicine)

Shri Narayana Purushothama Mallaya (Literature and Education)

Shri Lambert Mascarenhas (Literature and Education)

Dr. (Mrs.) Janak Palta McGilligan (Social Work)

Shri Veerendra Raj Mehta (Social Work)

Shri Tarak Mehta (Art)

Shri Neil Herbert Nongkynrih (Art)

Shri Chewang Norphel (Others)

Shri T. V. Mohandas Pai (Trade and Industry)

Dr.Tejas Patel (Medicine)

Shri Jadav Molai Peyang (Others)

Smt. Bimla Poddar (Other)

Dr. N. Prabhakar (Science and Engineering)

Dr. Prahalada (Science and Engineering)

Dr. Narendra Prasad (Medicine)

Shri Ram Bahadur Rai (Literature and Education)

Ms. Mithali Raj (Sports)

Shri P. V. Rajaraman (Civil Service)

Prof. J. S. Rajput (Literature and Education)

Shri Kota Srinivasa Rao (Art)

Prof. Bimal Roy (Literature and Education)

Shri Shekhar Sen (Art)

Shri Gunvant Shah (Literature and Education)

Shri Brahmdev Sharma - Bhaiji - (Literature and Education)

Shri Manu Sharma (Literature and Education)

Prof. Yog Raj Sharma (Medicine)

Shri Vasant Shastri (Science and Engineering)

Shri S. K. Shivkumar (Science and Engineering)

Ms. P. V. Sindhu (Sports)

Shri Sardara Singh (Sports)

Ms. Arunima Sinha (Sports)

Shri Mahesh Raj Soni (Art)

Dr.Nikhil Tandon (Medicine)

Shri H. Thegtse Rinpoche (Social Work)

Dr.Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi (Medicine)

Shri Huang Baosheng - Foreigner - (Others)

Prof. Jacques Blamont - Foreigner - (Science and Engineering)

Late Shri Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin (Posthumous) (Others)

Shri Jean-Claude Carriere - Foreigner - (Literature and Education)

Dr. Nandrajan “Raj” Chetty - NRI/PIO - (Trade and Industry)

Shri George L. Hart - Foreigner - (Others)

Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja - NRI/PIO - (Others)

Late Shri Meetha Lal Mehta (Posthumous) (Social Work)

Ms. Tripti Mukherjee - NRI/PIO - (Art)

Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori - NRI/PIO - (Medicine)

Dr. Raghu Rama Pillarisetti - NRI/PIO - (Medicine)

Dr. Saumitra Rawat - NRI/PIO - (Medicine)

Prof. Annette Schmiedchen - Foreigner - (Literature and Education)

Late Shri Pran Kumar Sharma alias Pran (Posthumous) (Art)

Late Shri R. Vasudevan (Posthumous) (Civil Service)

Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, conferred in three categories - Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri - and given in various disciplines.