This is the list of Padma awardees for 2008. There is no Bharat Ratna for the seventh consecutive year.
Asha Bhosle (Art), Justice (Dr.) A. S. Anand (Public Affairs), P.N. Dhar (Public Affairs), Pranab Mukherjee (Public Affairs), E. Sreedharan (Science and Engineering), Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (Science and Engineering), Edmund Hillary (posthumous) (Sports), Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (Sports), Viswanathan Anand (Sports), Lakshmi Narayan Mittal (Trade and Industry), N.R. Narayana Murthy (Trade and Industry), P.R.S. Oberoi (Trade and Industry) and Ratan Naval Tata (Trade and Industry).
Art: Amarnath Sehgal (posthumous), Ustad Asad Ali Khan, P. Susheela, Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar and Sushil Kumar Saxena.
Civil Service: Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, K. Padmanabhiah and V. Ramachandran.
Commentary and Broadcasting: Jasdev Singh.
Literature and Education: Brijinder Nath Goswamy, Ji Xianlin, Kaushik Basu, Padma Desai, Ravindra Kelekar, Shayama Chona, Shri Lal Shukla, Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan and T.K. Oommen.
Medicine: Jagjit Singh Chopra and Nirmal Kumar Ganguly.
Public Affairs: Mian Bashir Ahmed, Lord Meghnad Desai and Y.M. Vorontsov (posthumous).
Science and Engineering: Asis Datta, Sukh Dev, Vasant Gowarikar and Sunita Williams (science and engineering & astronautics)
Social Work: D.R. Mehta, Dominique Lapierre and Inderjit Kaur.
Trade and Industry: Baba Neelkanth Kalyani, K.V. Kamath, Shiv Nadar, Vikram Pandit and Suresh Kumar Neotia (Trade and Industry & Social Work)
Art: Gangadhar Pradhan, Gennadi Mikhailovich Pechinkov, Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj, Hans Raj Hans, Helen Giri, Jatin Goswami, Jawahar Wattal, John Martin Nelson, Jonnalagadda Gurappa Chetty, Kekoo M. Gandhy, Madhuri Dixit, Mangala Prasad Mohanty, Manoj Night Shyamalan, Meenakshi Chitharanjan, Moozhikkulam Kochukuttan Chakyar, P.K. Narayanan Nambiar, Pratap Pawar, Sabitri Heisnam, Sentila T. Yanger, Sirkazhi G. Sivachidambaram, Tom Alter and Yella Venkateswara Rao.
Journalism: Barkha Dutt, Rajdeep Dilip Sardesai and Vinod Dua.
Literature and Education: Amitabh Mattoo, B. Sivanthi Adithan, Bholabhai Patel, Bina Agarwal, K.S. Nisar Ahmed, M. Leelavathy, Nirupam Bajpai, Srinivas Udgata, Sukhadeo Thorat, Surjya Kanta Hazarika, Vellayani Arjunan, and Mohammad Yousuf Taing.
Mango Plantation and Grafting: Haji Kaleem Ullah Khan.
Medicine: A. Jayanta Kumar Singh, Arjunan Rajasekaran, C.U. Velmurugendran, Deepak Sehgal, Dinesh K. Bhargava, Indu Bhushan Sinha, Keiki R. Mehta, Malvika Sabharwal, Mohan Chandra Pant, Rakesh Kumar Jain, Raman Kapur, Randhir Sud, Shyam Narayan Arya, Surendra Singh Yadav, Tatyarao Pundlikrao Lahane and Tony Fernandez.
Public Affairs: Colette Mathur.
Science and Engineering: Bhavarlal Hiralal Jain, Joseph H. Hulse, Kasturi Lal Chopra and Sant Singh Virmani
Social Work: Kailash Chandra Agrawal, Karuna Mary Braganza, Kshama Metre, Kutikuppala Surya Rao, M.M. Sabharwal, Sheela Barthakur, V.R. Gowrishankar, Vikramjit Singh Sahney and Yousaf Ali Musaliamveettil Abdul Kader.
Sports: Baichung Bhutia and Bula Chowdhury Chakraborty.
Trade and Industry: Amit Mitra