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Padma Awards 2015: Bill, Melinda Gates on list for Padma Bhushan; Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar for Padma Vibhushan

The Awards are given in various disciplines - art, social work, public affairs, etc.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 27, 2015 1:15 pm
padmaawards_m From left; L K Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, Bill Gates


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 – 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.

Padma Vibhushan

S. No. Name of the Awardee Discipline State/Domicile 
1. Shri L. K. Advani Public Affairs Gujarat
2. Shri Amitabh Bachchan Art Maharashtra
3. Shri Prakash Singh Badal Public Affairs Punjab
4. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade Social Work Karnataka
5. Shri Mohammad Yusuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar Art Maharashtra
6. Shri Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya Others Uttar Pradesh
7. Prof. Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan Science and Engineering Tamil Nadu
8. Shri Kottayan K. Venugopal  Public Affairs Delhi
9. Shri Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (Foreigner) Trade and Industry France/UK


Padma Bhushan


1. Shri Jahnu Barua  Art Assam
2. Dr. Vijay Bhatkar  Science and Engineering Maharashtra
3. Shri Swapan Dasgupta Literature and Education Delhi
4. Swami Satyamitranand Giri Others Uttar Pradesh
5. Shri N. Gopalaswami Civil Service Tamil Nadu
6. Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap Public Affairs Delhi
7. Dr. (Pandit) Gokulotsavji Maharaj    Art Madhya Pradesh
8. Dr. Ambrish  Mithal Medicine Delhi
9. Smt. Sudha Ragunathan Art Tamil Nadu
10. Shri Harish Salve Public Affairs Delhi
11. Dr. Ashok Seth Medicine Delhi
12. Shri Rajat Sharma Literature and Education Delhi
13. Shri Satpal Sports Delhi
14. Shri Shivakumara Swami Others Karnataka
15. Dr. Kharag Singh Valdiya Science and Engineering Karnataka
16. Prof. Manjul Bhargava(NRI/PIO) Science and Engineering  USA
17. Shri David Frawley (Vamadeva)(Foreigner) Others  USA
18. Shri Bill Gates(Foreigner) Social Work  USA
19. Ms. Melinda Gates (Foreigner) Social Work  USA
20. Shri Saichiro Misumi(Foreigner) Others  Japan


Padma Shri


1. Dr. Manjula Anagani Medicine Telangana
2. Shri S. Arunan Science and Engineering Karnataka
3. Ms. Kanyakumari Avasarala Art Tamil Nadu
4. Dr. Bettina Sharada Baumer Literature and Education Jammu and Kashmir
5. Shri Naresh Bedi Art Delhi
6. Shri Ashok Bhagat Social Work Jharkhand
7. Shri Sanjay Leela Bhansali Art Maharashtra
8. Dr. Lakshmi Nandan Bora Literature and Education Assam
9. Dr. Gyan  Chaturvedi Literature and Education Madhya Pradesh
10. Prof. (Dr.) Yogesh Kumar Chawla Medicine Chandigarh
11. Smt. Jayakumari Chikkala Medicine Delhi
12. Shri Bibek Debroy Literature and Education Delhi
13. Dr. Sarungbam Bimola  Kumari Devi Medicine Manipur
14. Dr. Ashok Gulati  Public Affairs Delhi
15. Dr.  Randeep  Guleria Medicine Delhi
16. Dr. K. P. Haridas Medicine Kerala
17. Shri Rahul Jain Art Delhi
18. Shri Ravindra Jain Art Maharashtra
19. Dr. Sunil Jogi Literature and Education Delhi
20. Shri Prasoon Joshi Art Maharashtra
21. Dr. Prafulla Kar Art Odisha
22. Ms. Saba Anjum Sports Chhattisgarh
23. Smt. Ushakiran Khan Literature and Education Bihar
24. Dr. Rajesh Kotecha Medicine Rajasthan
25. Prof. Alka Kriplani Medicine Delhi
26. Dr. Harsh Kumar Medicine Delhi
27. Shri Narayana Purushothama Mallaya Literature and Education Kerala
28. Shri Lambert Mascarenhas Literature and Education Goa
29. Dr. (Mrs.) Janak Palta McGilligan Social Work Madhya Pradesh
30. Shri Veerendra Raj Mehta Social Work Delhi
31. Shri Tarak Mehta Art Gujarat
32. Shri Neil Herbert Nongkynrih Art Meghalaya
33. Shri Chewang Norphel Others Jammu and Kashmir
34. Shri T. V. Mohandas Pai Trade and Industry Karnataka
35. Dr.Tejas Patel Medicine Gujarat
36. Shri Jadav Molai Peyang Others Assam
37. Smt. Bimla Poddar Other Uttar Pradesh
38. Dr. N. Prabhakar Science and Engineering Delhi
39. Dr. Prahalada Science and Engineering Maharashtra
40. Dr. Narendra Prasad Medicine Bihar
41. Shri Ram Bahadur Rai Literature and Education Delhi
42. Ms. Mithali Raj Sports Telangana
43. Shri P. V.  Rajaraman Civil Service Tamil Nadu
44. Prof.  J. S. Rajput Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
45. Shri Kota Srinivasa Rao Art Andhra Pradesh
46. Prof. Bimal Roy Literature and Education West Bengal
47. Shri Shekhar Sen Art Maharashtra
48. Shri Gunvant Shah Literature and Education Gujarat
49. Shri Brahmdev Sharma (Bhaiji) Literature and Education Delhi
50. Shri Manu Sharma Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
51. Prof. Yog Raj Sharma Medicine Delhi
52. Shri Vasant Shastri Science and Engineering Karnataka
53. Shri S. K. Shivkumar Science and Engineering Karnataka
54. Ms. P. V. Sindhu Sports Telangana
55. Shri Sardara Singh Sports Haryana
56. Ms. Arunima Sinha Sports Uttar Pradesh
57. Shri Mahesh Raj Soni Art Rajasthan
58. Dr.Nikhil Tandon Medicine Delhi
59. Shri H. Thegtse Rinpoche Social Work Arunachal Pradesh
60. Dr.Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi Medicine Gujarat
61. Shri Huang Baosheng(Foreigner) Others China
62. Prof. Jacques Blamont(Foreigner) Science and Engineering France
63. Late Shri Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin(Posthumous) Others Maharashtra
64. Shri Jean-Claude Carriere(Foreigner) Literature and Education France
65. Dr. Nandrajan “Raj” Chetty(NRI/PIO) Trade and Industry USA
66. Shri George L. Hart(Foreigner) Others USA
67. Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja(NRI/PIO) Others Portugal
68. Late Shri Meetha Lal Mehta (Posthumous) Social Work Rajasthan
69. Ms. Tripti Mukherjee(NRI/PIO) Art USA
70. Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori(NRI/PIO) Medicine USA
71. Dr. Raghu Rama Pillarisetti(NRI/PIO) Medicine USA
72. Dr. Saumitra Rawat(NRI/PIO) Medicine UK
73. Prof. Annette Schmiedchen(Foreigner) Literature and Education Germany
74. Late Shri Pran Kumar Sharma alias Pran(Posthumous) Art Delhi
75. Late Shri R. Vasudevan(Posthumous) Civil Service Tamil Nadu


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  1. R
    Jan 26, 2015 at 1:25 am
    Andh batey rewari, phir phir apney ko de.
    1. P
      Jan 26, 2015 at 10:58 am
      Padma Vibhushan: To Prakash Singh Badal for PublicAffairs Drug Affairs.
      1. B
        Jan 26, 2015 at 12:11 am
        Good selection but one thing which amused me is honouring only one of the well deserving Bedi brothers when both the brothers Rajesh and Naresh have always been known as one..
        1. K
          Kashi Samaddar
          Jan 25, 2015 at 6:24 pm
          Republic day Greetings to all Indians and Padma awardees. I have been setting World records in Sports Adventure since 27th May 2008 including very prestigious first person visited all countries to glorify India risking life but sad to know that in my own country, many do not know important answers, how many countries are there in the World or what is a white pport? Reality channels avoid these important questions, even Minister & Filmstars are uttering wrong. Can't Indian Media do little for the Country instead of running for TRP and why Education depts are hiding these? SeeIndian pport & TricolourHonourable American President Mr Barack Obama wants Indian Tourists to a Million, why can't India? Tourism receipt in India is not improving past many years and need urgent actions to uplift poor and minimize various Indian social problems including Child Labour. NGO money/ grants, will not solve. I request all Parliamentarians to address Tourism issues fast and introduce "Visa on arrival for all Nationalities" and not to politicize this matter, for greater interest of Indians-Kashi Samaddar, carrier of Indian pport and Tricolour (Ideny of Indians) to every Country of the World.
          1. G
            Jan 26, 2015 at 5:47 pm
            Please pay attention to details, be careful with spelling or typographical errors amd improve quality. The headline with any spelling error makes the report, the author, the Editors and your publication appear to be weak and "business as usual", the atudes of the past. "Melinda", NOT Milinda, as seen in the headline. Fix it now.
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