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List of Padma awardees 2016

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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 announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.





Padma Bhushan

  • Vinod Rai
  • Anupam Kher
  • Udit Narayan
  • Robert D Blackwill
  • Saina Nehwal
  • Sania Mirza
  • Indu Jain
  • Ram V. Sutar
  • Heisnam Kanhailal
  • Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad
  • N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya
  • Barjinder Singh Hamdard
  • Nageshwar Reddy
  • Hafeez Contractor
  • Ravindra Chandra Bhargava
  • Dr.Venkata Rama Rao Alla
  • Swami Dayanand Sarawasati (posthumous)
  • Pallonji Shapoorji

Padma Shri (Foreigners/Posthumous)

  • Prakash Chand Surana (posthumous)
  • Michael Postel(Foreigner)
  • Salman Amin Sal Khan (NRI/PIO)
  • Hui Lan Zhang(Foreigner)
  • Predrag K. Nikic(Foreigner)
  • Dr.Sundar Aditya Menon(NRI/PIO)
  • Shri Ajaypal Singh Banga (NRI/PIO)

Padma Vibhushan

  • Rajinikanth

    Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, popularly known as Rajinikanth, is one of the most popular film personalities in India. The superstar who works mostly in Tamil films has also acted in other industries including Hollywood, Hindi, Bengali. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2000.

  • Ramoji Rao

    Ramoji Rao is a media entrepreneur. He is the owner of Ramoji Group, the world's largest film production facility Ramoji Film City and film production company Ushakiran Movies.

  • Jagmohan

    Former J&K Governor Jagmohan is a recipient of the Padma Shri in 1971 and the Padma Bhushan in 1977. A retired civil servant, he is also a published author.

  • Shri Shri Ravi Shankar

    Ravi Shankar, populary known as Shri Shri Ravi Shankar, is the founder of the Art Of Living Foundation.

  • Yamini Krishnamurthy

    She is a renowned Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer.

  • Girija Devi

    is an eminent vocalist of the Banaras gharana. She is known to have elevated the profile of thumri.

  • V K Aatre

    A former Defence Research and Development Organisation chief , Aatre is also a Padma Bhushan recipient.

  • Dhirubhai Ambani

    The late business tycoon was the founder of Reliance Industries.

  • Avinash Dixit

    is an Indian-American economist and the author of a number of books in economics.

  • Viswanathan Shanta

    Dr.V. Shanta is a prominent Oncologist and chairperson of Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai. She is also a Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan recipient.





Padma Shri

  • Ajay Devgn
  • Bhikhudan Gadhvi
  • Shri Sribhas Chandra Supakar
  • Prathibha Prahlad
  • Priyanka Chopra
  • Tulsidas Borkar
  • Soma Ghosh
  • Nila Madhab Panda
  • S.S. Rajamouli
  • Madhur Bhandarkar
  • M. Venkatesh Kumar
  • Barjinder Singh Hamdard
  • Gulabi Sapera
  • Mamta Chandrakar
  • Malini Awasthi
  • Jai Prakash Lekhiwal
  • K. Laxma Goud
  • Bhalchandra Dattatray Mondhe
  • Naresh Chander Lal
  • Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah
  • Prahlad Chandra Tasa
  • Ravindra Nagar
  • Dahyabhai Shastri
  • Santeshivara Bhyrappa
  • Haldar Nag
  • Kameshwaram Brahma
  • Prof. Pushpesh Pant
  • Jawaharlal Kaul
  • Ashok Malik
  • Mannam Gopi Chand
  • Ravi Kant
  • Ram Harsh Singh
  • Shiv Narain Kureel
  • Dr.Sabya Sachi Sarkar
  • Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale
  • T.K. Lahiri
  • Praveen Chandra
  • Daljeet Singh Gambhir
  • Dr.Chandrasekar Shesadri Thoguluva
  • Anil Kumari Malhotra
  • M.V. Padma Srivastava
  • Sudhir V. Shah
  • M. M. Joshi
  • John Ebnezar
  • Dr. Nayudamma Yarlagadda
  • Simon Oraon
  • Imitiaz Qureshi
  • Piyush Pandey
  • Subhash Palekar
  • Ravinder Kumar Sinha
  • H.R. Nagendra
  • M. C. Mehta
  • M. N. Krishna Mani
  • Ujjwal Nikam
  • Tokheho Sema
  • Satish Kumar
  • Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai
  • Dipankar Chatterji
  • Ganapati Dadasaheb Yadav
  • Veena Tandon
  • Onkar Nath Srivastava
  • Sunita Krishnan
  • Ajoy Kumar Dutta
  • M. Pandit Dasa
  • P. P. Gopinathan Nair
  • Madeleine Herman de Blic
  • Srinivasan Damal Kandalai
  • Sudhakar Olwe
  • T.V. Narayana
  • Arunachalam Murugantham
  • Deepika Kumari
  • Sushil Doshi
  • Mahesh Sharma
  • Saurabh Srivastava
  • Dilip Sanghvi
  • Dr. Keki Hormusji Gharda


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