PADMA Awards 2022: Download List of PADMA Awardees 2022 Complete PDF in One click

Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian awards given for exceptional and distinguished service or performance of highest order in any field of human endeavor. These awards are conferred in three categories – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Padma Awards for this year were recently announced. Read this article to know all about Padma Awards. You can also download this article as PDF and refer to it later.

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  • Instituted in 1954, the Padma Awards have been announced every year on Republic Day although there have been exceptions during the years 1977 to 1980 and 1993 to 1997.
  • These awards are conferred at Rashtrapati Bhawan during ceremonial functions by the President of India.
  • The Padma Awards are given in various disciplines or fields of activities. All citizens irrespective of race, occupation, position or sex are eligible for these awards but, Government servants including those working with PSUs, except doctors and scientists, are not eligible for these Awards.

Categories of Padma Awards

When the Padma Awards were created in 1954, it had three classes namely Pahela Varg, Dusra Varg, and Tisra Varg. Their names were subsequently changed to Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri according to a Presidential Notification issued on 8th January 1955.

What is the difference between all the Padma Awards?

  • Padma Vibhushan – It is given for “exceptional and distinguished service”. It is the second-highest civilian award in India.
  • Padma Bhushan – It is awarded for “distinguished service of a high order” & is the third-highest civilian award in India.
  • Padma Shri – It is given for “distinguished service”. It is the fourth-highest civilian award in India.

How are the Nominations Made?

  • Every nomination received for Padma Awards is placed in front of the Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister each year.
  • The Cabinet Secretary heads the Padma Awards Committee and includes Home Secretary, Secretary to the President and around four to six eminent persons as its members.
  • The recommendations of the committee are submitted to the Prime Minister and the President of India for their approval.
  • Padma Award of a higher category can be conferred on a person only when a period of at least five years has elapsed since conferment of the earlier Padma award.
  • However, in highly deserving cases, relaxation can be made by the Padma Awards Committee.

Padma Awards – Perks

No cash allowance or any benefit in terms of concession etc. in rail/air travel is attached to these awards. The award does not amount to a title and cannot be used as a suffix or prefix to the awardee’s name on letterheads, invitation cards, posters, books etc. In the case of any misuse, the awardee will forfeit the award.

  • The decoration comprises a Sanad (Certificate) issued under the hand and seal of the President and a Medallion.
  • The recipients are also given a replica of the medallion, which they can wear during any ceremonial/State functions etc. if they desire.
  • A commemorative brochure giving out brief details in respect of each award winner is also released on the day of the investiture ceremony.

Fields of Padma Awards

The award seeks to recognize works of distinction and is given for distinguished and exceptional achievements/service in all fields of activities/disciplines. An illustrative list of the fields is as under:

  • Art – includes Music, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Cinema, Theatre etc.
  • Social work – includes social service, charitable service, contribution in community projects etc.
  • Public Affairs – includes Law, Public Life, Politics etc.
  • Science & Engineering – includes Space Engineering, Nuclear Science, Information Technology, Research & Development in Science & its allied subjects etc.
  • Trade & Industry – includes Banking, Economic Activities, Management, Promotion of Tourism, Business etc.
  • Medicine – includes medical research, distinction/specialization in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha, Allopathy, Naturopathy etc.
  • Literature & Education – includes Journalism, Teaching, Book composing, Literature, Poetry, Promotion of education, Promotion of literacy, Education Reforms etc.
  • Civil Service – includes distinction/excellence in administration etc. by Government Servants
  • Sports – includes popular Sports, Athletics, Adventure, Mountaineering, promotion of sports, Yoga etc.
  • Others – fields not covered above and may include propagation of Indian Culture, protection of Human Rights, Wild Life protection/conservation etc.

List of Padma Awardees 2022

List of Padma Vibhushan Awardees

SNNameFieldState / Country
1Ms. Prabha AtreArtMaharashtra
2Shri Radheyshyam Khemka (Posthumous)Literature and EducationUttar Pradesh
3General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous)Civil ServiceUttarakhand
4Shri Kalyan Singh (Posthumous)Public AffairsUttar Pradesh

List of Padma Bhushan Awardees

1Shri Ghulam Nabi AzadPublic AffairsJammu and Kashmir
2Shri Victor BanerjeeArtWest Bengal
3Ms. Gurmeet Bawa (Posthumous)ArtPunjab
4Shri Buddhadeb BhattacharjeePublic AffairsWest Bengal
5Shri Natarajan ChandrasekaranTrade and IndustryMaharashtra
6Shri Krishna Ella and Smt. Suchitra Ella* (Duo)Trade and IndustryTelangana
7Ms. Madhur JafferyOthers-CulinaryUnited States of America
8Shri Devendra JhajhariaSportsRajasthan
9Shri Rashid KhanArtUttar Pradesh
10Shri Rajiv MehrishiCivil ServiceRajasthan
11Shri Satya Narayana NadellaTrade and IndustryUnited States of America
12Shri Sundararajan PichaiTrade and IndustryUnited States of America
13Shri Cyrus PoonawallaTrade and IndustryMaharashtra
14Shri Sanjaya Rajaram (Posthumous)Science and EngineeringMexico
15Ms. Pratibha RayLiterature and EducationOdisha
16Swami SachidanandLiterature and EducationGujarat
17Shri Vashishth TripathiLiterature and EducationUttar Pradesh

List of Padma Shri Awardees

1Shri Prahlad Rai AgarwalaTrade and IndustryWest Bengal
2Prof. Najma AkhtarLiterature and EducationDelhi
3Shri Sumit AntilSportsHaryana
4Shri T Senka AoLiterature and EducationNagaland
5Ms. Kamalini Asthana and Ms. Nalini Asthana* (Duo)ArtUttar Pradesh
6Shri Subbanna AyyappanScience and EngineeringKarnataka
7Shri J K BajajLiterature and EducationDelhi
8Shri Sirpi BalasubramaniamLiterature and EducationTamil Nadu
9Srimad Baba BaliaSocial WorkOdisha
10Ms. Sanghamitra BandyopadhyayScience and EngineeringWest Bengal
11Ms. Madhuri BarthwalArtUttarakhand
12Shri Akhone Asgar Ali BasharatLiterature and EducationLadakh
13Dr. Himmatrao BawaskarMedicineMaharashtra
14Shri Harmohinder Singh BediLiterature and EducationPunjab
15Shri Pramod BhagatSportsOdisha
16Shri S Ballesh BhajantriArtTamil Nadu
17Shri Khandu Wangchuk BhutiaArtSikkim
18Shri Maria Christopher ByrskiLiterature and EducationPoland
19Acharya ChandanajiSocial WorkBihar
20Ms. Sulochana ChavanArtMaharashtra
21Shri Neeraj ChopraSportsHaryana
22Ms. Shakuntala ChoudharySocial WorkAssam
23Shri Sankaranarayana Menon ChundayilSportsKerala
24Shri S DamodaranSocial WorkTamil Nadu
25Shri Faisal Ali DarSportsJammu and Kashmir
26Shri Jagjit Singh DardiTrade and IndustryChandigarh
27Dr. Prokar DasguptaMedicineUnited Kingdom
28Shri Aditya Prasad DashScience and EngineeringOdisha
29Dr. Lata DesaiMedicineGujarat
30Shri Malji bhai DesaiPublic AffairsGujarat
31Ms. Basanti DeviSocial WorkUttarakhand
32Ms. Lourembam Bino DeviArtManipur
33Ms. Muktamani DeviTrade and IndustryManipur
34Ms. Shyamamani DeviArtOdisha
35Shri Khalil Dhantejvi (Posthumous)Literature and EducationGujarat
36Shri Savaji Bhai DholakiaSocial WorkGujarat
37Shri Arjun Singh DhurveArtMadhya Pradesh
38Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak DongreMedicineMaharashtra
39Shri Chandraprakash DwivediArtRajasthan
40Shri Dhaneswar EngtiLiterature and EducationAssam
41Shri Om Prakash GandhiSocial WorkHaryana
42Shri Narasimha Rao GarikapatiLiterature and EducationAndhra Pradesh
43Shri Girdhari Ram Ghonju (Posthumous)Literature and EducationJharkhand
44Shri Shaibal Gupta (Posthumous)Literature and EducationBihar
45Shri Narasingha Prasad GuruLiterature and EducationOdisha
46Shri Gosaveedu Shaik Hassan (Posthumous)ArtAndhra Pradesh
47Shri Ryuko HiraTrade and IndustryJapan
48Ms. Sosamma IypeOthers – Animal HusbandryKerala
49Shri Avadh Kishore JadiaLiterature and EducationMadhya Pradesh
50Ms. Sowcar JanakiArtTamil Nadu
51Ms. Tara JauharLiterature and EducationDelhi
52Ms. Vandana KatariaSportsUttarakhand
53Shri H R KeshavamurthyArtKarnataka
54Shri Rutger KortenhorstLiterature and EducationIreland
55Shri P Narayana KurupLiterature and EducationKerala
56Ms. Avani LekharaSportsRajasthan
57Shri Moti Lal MadanScience and EngineeringHaryana
58Shri Shivnath MishraArtUttar Pradesh
59Dr. Narendra Prasad Misra(Posthumous)MedicineMadhya Pradesh
60Shri Darshanam MogilaiahArtTelangana
61Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra (Posthumous)Civil ServiceDelhi
62Shri Thavil Kongampattu A V MurugaiyanArtPuducherry
63Ms. R MuthukannammalArtTamil Nadu
64Shri Abdul Khader NadakattinOthers – Grassroots InnovationKarnataka
65Shri Amai Mahalinga NaikOthers – AgricultureKarnataka
66Shri Tsering NamgyalArtLadakh
67Shri A K C NatarajanArtTamil Nadu
68Shri V L NghakaLiterature and EducationMizoram
69Shri Sonu NigamArtMaharashtra
70Shri Ram Sahay PandayArtMadhya Pradesh
71Shri Chirapat PrapandavidyaLiterature and EducationThailand
72Ms. K V RabiyaSocial WorkKerala
73Shri Anil Kumar RajvanshiScience and EngineeringMaharashtra
74Shri Sheesh RamArtUttar Pradesh
75Shri RamachandraiahArtTelangana
76Dr. Sunkara Venkata Adinarayana RaoMedicineAndhra Pradesh
77Ms. Gamit Ramilaben RaysingbhaiSocial WorkGujarat
78Ms. Padmaja ReddyArtTelangana
79Guru Tulku RinpocheOthers – SpiritualismArunachal Pradesh
80Shri Brahmanand SankhwalkarSportsGoa
81Shri Vidyanand SarekLiterature and EducationHimachal Pradesh
82Shri Kali Pada SarenLiterature and EducationWest Bengal
83Dr. Veeraswamy SeshiahMedicineTamil Nadu
84Ms. Prabhaben ShahSocial WorkDadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
85Shri Dilip ShahaniLiterature and EducationDelhi
86Shri Ram Dayal SharmaArtRajasthan
87Shri Vishwamurti ShastriLiterature and EducationJammu and Kashmir
88Ms. Tatiana Lvovna ShaumyanLiterature and EducationRussia
89Shri Siddhalingaiah (Posthumous)Literature and EducationKarnataka
90Shri Kaajee SinghArtWest Bengal
91Shri Konsam Ibomcha SinghArtManipur
92Shri Prem SinghSocial WorkPunjab
93Shri Seth Pal SinghOthers – AgricultureUttar Pradesh
94Ms. Vidya Vindu SinghLiterature and EducationUttar Pradesh
95Baba Iqbal Singh JiSocial WorkPunjab
96Dr. Bhimsen SinghalMedicineMaharashtra
97Shri SivanandaOthers – YogaUttar Pradesh
98Shri Ajay Kumar SonkarScience and EngineeringUttar Pradesh
99Ms. Ajita SrivastavaArtUttar Pradesh
100Sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya SwamiOthers – SpiritualismGoa
101Dr. Balaji Tambe (Posthumous)MedicineMaharashtra
102Shri Raghuvendra TanwarLiterature and EducationHaryana
103Dr. Kamlakar TripathiMedicineUttar Pradesh
104Ms. Lalita VakilArtHimachal Pradesh
105Ms. Durga Bai VyamArtMadhya Pradesh
106Shri Jyantkumar Maganlal VyasScience and EngineeringGujarat
107Ms. Badaplin WarLiterature and EducationMeghalaya

Padma Awards – Interesting Facts

  • This award is normally not conferred posthumously. However, in highly deserving cases, the Government may consider giving an award posthumously.
  • The awards are presented by the President of India mostly in the month of March or April each year where the awardees are presented with a Sanad or certificate signed by the President and a medallion.
  • The recipients are also given a small replica of the medallion, which they can wear during any ceremonial, State or any such functions if they desire to do so.
  • On the day of the presentation ceremony, the names of the awardees are published in the Gazette of India. The total number of awards to be given in a year, excluding posthumous awards and to NRI/foreigners/OCIs, cannot exceed 120. The Padma Award does not amount to a title and cannot be used as a suffix or prefix to the awardees’ name.

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