Advani, Dilip Kumar, Amitabh conferred Padma Vibhushan

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New Delhi: BJP leader L.K. Advani, spiritual leader and philanthropist Aga Khan, actors Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal are among the nine awarded India’s second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, today.

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, journalists Swapan Dasgupta and Rajat Sharma, lawyer Harish Salve, filmmaker Jahnu Barua, former chief election commissioner N.Gopalaswami, wrestler-turned-coach Satpal, and maths “Nobel Prize” winner Manjul Bhargava were among the 20 recipients of the Padma Bhushan, said a home ministry release.

The Padma Shri has been awarded to 75 people.

List of Padma Awardees

Padma Vibhushan

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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