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Padma Vibhushan for Rajinikanth, Dhirubhai Ambani, Jagmohan

CHENNAI, 16/11/2014: Actor Rajinikanth at a Lingaa audio cassete release function on Sunday. Photo: R. Ragu   | Photo Credit: R_Ragu

Superstar Rajinikanth, founder of the Reliance empire late Dhirubhai Ambani, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and media baron Ramoji Rao have been chosen for Padma Vibhushan, country’s second highest civilian award, this year.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan, former DRDO chief V K Aatre, cancer specialist and chairperson of Adyar Cancer Institute Dr V Shanta and eminent Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi dancer Yamini Krishnamurthi and classical vocalist Girija Devi and Indian—American economist Avinash Dixit have also been named for Padma Vibhushan on the occasion of this year’s Republic Day celebrations.

Noted actor Anupam Kher, singer Udit Narayan, former CAG Vinod Rai, chairperson of media group Bennett, Coleman & Co.

Indu Jain, sports star Sania Mirza and Saina Nehwal, spiritual leaders late Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Swami Tejomayananda and former US Ambassador to India Robert Blackwill are among the 19 eminent people chosen for Padma Bhushan.

Industrialist Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, Maruti Suzuki chairman R C Bhargava and eminent architect Hafeez Contractor also figure in the list of Padma Bhushan awardees.

Senior lawyer Ujjwal Nikam, who was the prosecution counsel in the Mumbai terror attack case, actors Ajay Devgn and Priyanka Chopra get Padma Shri.

Full list of Padma awardees



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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