Know about Padma award along with list of Padma awardees-2021

Padma Awards - One of the highest civilian after Bharat Ratan awards in the country which is awarded, in three categories. 

 Padam-Award 2021

Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri are recommended by the State Governments / Union Territory Administrations, Central Ministries / Departments, Institutions of Excellence etc.


The awards are based on the recommendation of the award committee and after the approval of the Prime Minister, Home Minister and the President. It was announced every year on Republic Day.


History of Padma award?


The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian awards in India. The awards are given in various disciplines or areas of activities, namely, arts, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, business and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. for exceptional and distinguished service and post or distinguished service in any field.


The Padma Award was announced for the first time in the year 1954. The number of Padma awards given a year does not exceed 120.


Categories of Padma Awards

Padma Awards conferred in the following three categories:


1. Padma Vibhushan


Padma Award is the second highest civilian honor of India after Bharat Ratna. This honor is conferred for distinguished and remarkable service in any field. In this honor, a 1.3 / 16 inch bronze badge is received as an award. There is a lotus flower in its center and It has flower leaves in white colour. Padma Vibhushan is written on the top of this flower at the same time, Ashoka sign is also made on the back of this badge.


2. Padma Bhushan


Padma Award is India's third highest civilian honor after the Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan. This award is given by the Government of India for distinguished service of outstanding quality. The bronze badge is also given in this honor. There is also a lotus flower in the middle with three leaves surrounding it. Padmabhushan is written on the top of this flower.


3. Padma Shri


Padma Shri Award is the fourth highest civilian honor of India after the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan. This honor is conferred by the Government of India as a result of distinguished service in any field. It is an honor given by the Government of India generally only to Indian citizens. In this honor, a bronze badge is given in which the lotus flower remains.


What is Padma Award selection process.


The Prime Minister constitutes a committee every year to consider the names for this honor. Recommendations of Padma Awards are received from the State Government / Union Territory Administration, Union Ministry / Department as well as institutions of excellence etc.


This committee then considers these names, Once the award committee makes a recommendation then the Prime Minister, Home Minister and the President give their approval on it and after that these honors are announced on the Republic Day.


To bring transparency in the selection of Padma Awards, the Central Government changed the rules for nomination of Padma Awards from the year 2017. The Central Government has launched a portal based online system from 01 May 2016 where the recommendations made by individuals, Ministries or State Governments can be accepted.


Now the nominations will be accepted only through the online portal. The recommendation must mention their name and the number area of work with all other requested details. 


These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. For year 2021 the President has approved conferment of 119 Padma Awards. The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards.


The list includes 29 of the awardees are women, 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, 16 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardee.


List of Name for Padma Vibhushan Awardees (7) for 2021


  • Mr. Shinzo Abe in the field of Public Affairs from Japan
  • Mr. S P Balasubramaniam (Posthumous) in the field of Art from Tamil Nadu.
  • Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde in the field of Medicine from Karnataka
  • Mr. Narinder Singh Kapany (Posthumous) in the field of Science and Engineering from USA
  • Mr. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan in the field of Others - Spiritualism from Delhi
  • Mr. B. B. Lal Others in the field of Archaeology from Delhi
  • Mr. Sudarshan Sahoo in the field of Art from Odisha


List of Name for Padma Bhushan Awardees (10) for 2021


  • Ms. Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra in the field of Art from Kerala
  • Mr. Tarun Gogoi (Posthumous) in the field of Public Affairs from Assam
  • Mr. Chandrashekhar Kambara in the field of Literature and Education from Karnataka
  • Ms. Sumitra Mahajan in the field of Public Affairs from Madhya Pradesh
  • Mr. Nripendra Misra in the field of Civil Service from Uttar Pradesh
  • Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan (Posthumous) in the field of Public Affairs from Bihar
  • Mr. Keshubhai Patel (Posthumous) in the field of Public Affairs from Gujarat
  • Mr. Kalbe Sadiq (Posthumous) in the field of Others-Spiritualism from Uttar Pradesh
  • Mr. Rajnikant Devidas Shroff in the field of Trade and Industry from Maharashtra
  • Mr. Tarlochan Singh in the field of Public Affairs from Haryana


List of Name for Padma Shri Awardees (102) for 2021


  • Mr. Gulfam Ahmed Art Uttar Pradesh
  • Ms. P. Anitha Sports Tamil Nadu
  • Mr. Rama Swamy Annavarapu Art Andhra Pradesh
  • Mr. Subbu Arumugam Art Tamil Nadu
  • Mr. Prakasarao Asavadi Literature and Education Andhra Pradesh
  • Ms. Bhuri Bai Art Madhya Pradesh
  • Mr. Radhe Shyam Barle Art Chhattisgarh
  • Mr. Dharma Narayan Barma Literature and Education West Bengal
  • Ms. Lakhimi Baruah Social Work Assam
  • Mr. Biren Kumar Basak Art West Bengal
  • Ms. Rajni Bector Trade and Industry Punjab
  • Mr. Peter Brook Art United Kingdom
  • Ms. Sangkhumi Bualchhuak Social Work Mizoram
  • Mr. Gopiram Bargayn Burabhakat Art Assam
  • Bijoya Chakravarty Public Affairs Assam
  • Mr. Sujit Chattopadhyay Literature and Education West Bengal
  • Mr. Jagdish Chaudhary (Posthumous) Social Work Uttar Pradesh
  • Mr. Tsultrim Chonjor Social Work Ladakh
  • Ms. Mouma Das Sports West Bengal
  • Mr. Srikant Datar Literature and Education United States of America
  • Mr. Narayan Debnath Art West Bengal
  • Chutni Devi Social Work Jharkhand
  • Ms. Dulari Devi Art Bihar
  • Ms. Radhe Devi Art Manipur
  • Ms. Shanti Devi Social Work Odisha
  • Mr. Wayan Dibia Art Indonesia
  • Mr. Dadudan Gadhavi Literature & Education Gujarat
  • Mr. Parshuram Atmaram Gangavane Art Maharashtra
  • Mr. Jai Bhagwan Goyal Literature and Education Haryana
  • Mr. Jagadish Chandra Halder Literature and Education West Bengal
  • Mr. Mangal Singh Hazowary Literature and Education Assam
  • Ms. Anshu Jamsenpa Sports Arunachal Pradesh
  • Ms. Purnamasi Jani Art Odisha
  • Matha B. Manjamma Jogati Art Karnataka
  • Mr. Damodaran Kaithapram Art Kerala
  • Mr. Namdeo C Kamble Literature and Education Maharashtra
  • Mr. Maheshbhai & Mr. Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo) * (Posthumous) Art Gujarat
  • Mr. Rajat Kumar Kar Literature and Education Odisha
  • Mr. Rangasami Lakshminarayana Kashyap Literature and Education Karnataka
  • Ms. Prakash Kaur Social Work Punjab
  • Mr. Nicholas Kazanas Literature and Education Greece
  • Mr. K Kesavasamy Art Puducherry
  • Mr. Ghulam Rasool Khan Art Jammu and Kashmir
  • Mr. Lakha Khan Art Rajasthan
  • Ms. Sanjida Khatun Art Bangladesh
  • Mr. Vinayak Vishnu Khedekar Art Goa
  • Ms. Niru Kumar Social Work Delhi
  • Ms. Lajwanti Art Punjab
  • Mr. Rattan Lal Science and Engineering United States of America
  • Mr. Ali Manikfan Others-Grassroots Innovation Lakshadweep
  • Mr. Ramachandra Manjhi Art Bihar
  • Mr. Dulal Manki Art Assam
  • Mr. Nanadro B Marak Others- Agriculture Meghalaya
  • Mr. Rewben Mashangva Art Manipur
  • Mr. Chandrakant Mehta Literature and Education Gujarat
  • Dr. Rattan Lal Mittal Medicine Punjab
  • Mr. Madhavan Nambiar Sports Kerala
  • Mr. Shyam Sundar Paliwal Social Work Rajasthan
  • Dr. Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav Medicine Delhi
  • Dr. J N Pande (Posthumous) Medicine Delhi
  • Mr. Solomon Pappaiah Literature and Education- Journalism Tamil Nadu
  • Ms. Pappammal Others- Agriculture Tamil Nadu
  • Dr. Krishna Mohan Pathi Medicine Odisha
  • Ms. Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat Trade and Industry Maharashtra
  • Mr. Girish Prabhune Social Work Maharashtra
  • Mr. Nanda Prusty Literature and Education Odisha
  • Mr. K K Ramachandra Pulavar Art Kerala
  • Mr. Balan Putheri Literature and Education Kerala
  • Ms. Birubala Rabha Social Work Assam
  • Mr. Kanaka Raju Art Telangana
  • Ms. Bombay JayaMr. Ramnath Art Tamil Nadu
  • Mr. Satyaram Reang Art Tripura
  • Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo Medicine Kerala
  • Mr. Ashok Kumar Sahu Medicine Uttar Pradesh
  • Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh Sanjay Medicine Uttarakhand
  • Ms. Sindhutai Sapkal Social Work Maharashtra
  • Mr. Chaman Lal Sapru (Posthumous) Literature and Education Jammu and Kashmir
  • Mr. Roman Sarmah Literature and Education- Journalism Assam
  • Mr. Imran Shah Literature and Education Assam
  • Mr. Prem Chand Sharma Others- Agriculture Uttarakhand
  • Mr. Arjun Singh Shekhawat Literature and Education Rajasthan
  • Mr. Ram Yatna Shukla Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
  • Mr. Jitender Singh Shunty Social Work Delhi
  • Mr. Kartar Paras Ram Singh Art Himachal Pradesh
  • Mr. Kartar Singh Art Punjab
  • Dr. Dilip Kumar Singh Medicine Bihar
  • Mr. Chandra Shekhar Singh Others-Agriculture Uttar Pradesh
  • Ms. Sudha Hari Narayan Singh Sports Uttar Pradesh
  • Mr. Virender Singh Sports Haryana
  • Ms. Mridula Sinha (Posthumous) Literature and Education Bihar
  • Mr. K C Sivasankar (Posthumous) Art Tamil Nadu
  • Guru Maa Kamali Soren Social Work West Bengal
  • Mr. Marachi Subburaman Social Work Tamil Nadu
  • Mr. P Subramanian (Posthumous) Trade and Industry Tamil Nadu
  • Ms. Nidumolu Sumathi Art Andhra Pradesh
  • Mr. Kapil Tiwari Literature and Education Madhya Pradesh
  • Father Vallés (Posthumous) Literature and Education Spain
  • Dr. Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan (Posthumous) Medicine Tamil Nadu
  • Mr. Sridhar Vembu Trade and Industry Tamil Nadu
  • Mr. K Y Venkatesh Sports Karnataka
  • Ms. Usha Yadav Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
  • Col. Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir Public Affairs Bangladesh

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