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Padma Awards for the Year 2012 announced on the Eve of India’s 63rd Republic Day

Jan 27, 2012 15:52 IST

The Padma awards for the year 2012 were announced on the eve of India’s 63rd Republic Day. The President approved 109 awards including one duo case (counted as one) and 14 in the category of Foreigners/ NRIs/ PIOs/ Posthumous. The Padma Awards 2012 comprise 5 Padma Vibhushan, 27 Padma Bhushan and 77 Padma Shri Awards. There are 19 ladies among the awardees.


The late cartoonist Mario Miranda and the late musician Bhupen Hazarika were amongst the five people awarded the Padma Vibhushan. Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi were confirmed for Padma Bhushan along with 25 more awardees.

India’s highest civilian awards, Padma Awards are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in all disciplines/ fields of activities, 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. The awards are conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan around March/ April.

The list of winners for Padma Awards 2012 in the three different categories is as follows:

Awardees of Padma Vibhushan

Name Discipline State/ Domicile
Shri K G Subramanyan Art-Painting & Sculpture West Bengal
Late Shri Mario De Miranda Art-Cartoonist Goa
Late (Dr.)Bhupen Hazarika Art- Vocal Music Assam
Dr. Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti Medicine Orthopedic Maharashtra
Shri T V Rajeswar Civil Service Delhi

Awardees of Padma Bhushan 

Name Discipline State/ Domicile
Smt. Shabana Azmi Art - Cinema Maharashtra
Shri Khaled Choudhury Art - Theatre West Bengal
Shri Jatin Das Art - Painting Delhi
Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta Art - Instrumental Music - Sarod West Bengal
Shri Dharmendra Singh Deol alias Dharmendra Art - Cinema Maharashtra
Dr. Trippunithwra Viswanathan Gopalkrishnan Art - Classical vocal and instrumental music Tamil Nadu
Ms. Mira Nair Art - Cinema Delhi
Shri M.S. Gopalakrishnan Art - Instrumental Music-Violin Tamil Nadu
Shri Anish Kapoor Art - Sculpture UK
Shri Satya Narayan Goenka Social Work Maharashtra
Dr. (Judge) Patibandla Chandrasekhar Rao Public Affairs Germany
Shri George Yong-Boon Yeo Public Affairs Singapore
Prof. Shashikumar Chitre Science and Engineering Maharashtra
Dr. M S Raghunathan Science and Engineering Maharashtra
Shri Subbiah Murugappa Vellayan Trade and Industry Tamil Nadu
Shri Balasubramanian Muthuraman Trade and Industry Maharashtra
Dr. Suresh H. Advani Medicine - Oncology Maharashtra
Dr. Noshir H Wadia Medicine-Neurology Maharashtra
Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty Medicine-Cardiology Karnataka
Prof. (Dr.) Shantaram Balwant Mujumdar Literature and Education Maharashtra
Prof. Vidya Dehejia Literature and Education USA
Prof. Arvind Panagariya Literature and Education USA
Dr. Jose Pereira Literature and Education USA
Dr. Homi K. Bhabha Literature and Education UK
Shri N Vittal Civil Service Kerala
Shri Mata Prasad Civil Service Uttar Pradesh
Shri Ronen Sen Civil Service West Bengal

Awardees of Padma Shri

Name Discipline State/ Domicile
Shri Vanraj Bhatia Art - Music Maharashtra
Shri Zia Fariduddin Dagar Art - Music - vocal Maharashtra
Smt. Nameirakpam Ibemni Devi Art - Music- Khongjom Parba Manipur
Shri Ramachandra Subraya Hegde Chittani Art - Yakshagana dance drama Karnataka
Shri Moti Lal Kemmu Art - Playwright Jammu and Kashmir
Shri Shahid Parvez Khan Art - Instrumental Music-Sitar Maharashtra
Shri Mohan Lal Kumhar Art - Terracotta Rajasthan
Shri Sakar Khan Manganiar Art - Rajasthani Folk Music Rajasthan
Smt. Joy Michael Art - Theatre Delhi
Dr. Minati Mishra Art - Indian Classical Dance- Odissi. Orissa
Shri Natesan Muthuswamy Art - Theatre. Tamil Nadu
Smt. R. Nagarathnamma Art - Theatre Karnataka
Shri Kalamandalm Sivan Nambootiri Art - Indian Classical Dance- Kutiyattam Kerala
Smt. Yamunabai Waikar Art - Indian Folk Music-Lavani. Maharashtra
Shri Satish Alekar Art - Playwright Maharashtra
Pandit Gopal Prasad Dubey Art - Chhau dance and choreography Jharkhand

Shri Ramakant Gundecha #

Shri Umakant Gundecha #

Art - Indian Classical Music- Vocal

Art - Indian Classical Music- Vocal

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Shri Anup Jalota Art-Indian Classical Music- Vocal Maharashtra
Shri Soman Nair Priyadarsan Art - Cinema- Direction Kerala
Shri Sunil Janah Art-Photography Assam
Ms. Laila Tyebji Art-Handicrafts Delhi
Shri Vijay Sharma Art-Painting Himachal Pradesh
Smt. Shamshad Begum Social Work Chattisgarh
Smt. Reeta Devi Social Work Delhi
Dr. P.K. Gopal Social Work Tamil Nadu
Smt. Phoolbasan Bai Yadav Social Work Chattisgarh
Dr. G. Muniratnam Social Work Andhra Pradesh
Shri Niranjan Pranshankar Pandya Social Work Maharashtra
Dr. Uma Tuli Social Work Delhi
Shri Sat Paul Varma Social Work Jammu and Kashmir
Smt. Binny Yanga Social Work
Arunachal Pradesh
Shri Yezdi Hirji Malegam
Public Affairs
Shri Pravin H. Parekh
Pubic Affairs
Dr. V. Adimurthy
Science and Engineering
Dr. Krishna Lal Chadha
Science and Engineering - Agriculture
Prof. Virander Singh Chauhan
Science and Engineering
Prof. Rameshwar Nath Koul Bamezai
Science and Engineering 
Jammu and Kashmir
Dr. Vijaypal Singh
Science and Engineering - Agricultural Research
Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Lokesh Kumar Singhal
Science and Engineering
Dr. Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan
Science and Engineering
Prof. Jagadish Shukla
Science and Engineering
Ms. Priya Paul
Trade and Industry
Shri Shoji Shiba
Trade and Industry
Shri Gopinath Pillai
Trade and Industry
Shri Arun Hastimal Firodia
Trade and Industry
Dr. Swati A. Piramal
Trade and Industry
Prof. Mahdi Hasan
Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Viswanathan Mohan
Medicine - Diabetology
Tamil Nadu
Dr. J. Hareendran Nair
Medicine - Ayurveda
Dr. Vallalarpuram Sennimalai Natarajan
Medicine - Geriatrics
Tamil Nadu
Dr. Jitendra Kumar Singh
Medicine - Oncology
Dr. Shrinivas S. Vaishya
Daman and Diu
Dr. Nitya Anand
Medicine - Drugs Research
Uttar Pradesh
Late Dr. Jugal Kishore
Medicine - Homoeopathy
Dr. Mukesh Batra
Dr. Eberhard Fischer
Literature and Education
Shri Kedar Gurung
Literature and Education
Shri Surjit Singh Patar
Literature and Education - Poetry
Shri Vijay Dutt Shridhar
Literature and Education - Journalism
Madhya Pradesh
Shri Irwin Allan Sealy
Literature and Education
Ms. Geeta Dharmarajan
Literature and Education
Prof. Sachchidanand Sahai
Literature and Education
Smt. Pepita Seth
Literature and Education
Dr. Ralte L. Thanmawia
Literature and Education
Shri Ajeet Bajaj
Sports - Skiing
Smt. Jhulan Goswami
Sports - Women's Cricket
West Bengal
Shri Zafar Iqbal
Uttar Pradesh
Shri Devendra Jhajrija
Sports - Athletics- Paralympics
Shri Limba Ram
Sports - Archery
Shri Syed Mohammed Arif
Sports - Badminton
Andhra Pradesh
Prof. Ravi Chaturvedi
Sports- Commentary
Shri Prabhakar Vaidya
Sports-Physical Education
Shri T. Venkatapathi Reddiar
Dr. K. (Kota) Ullas Karanth
Others-Wildlife Conservation and Environment Protection
Shri K Paddayya
Shri Swapan Guha
Dr. Kartikeya V. Sarabhai
Others - Environmental Education

Sports Field to be included in Bharat Ratna

Master balster Sachin Tendulkar’s name was not recommended for 2012 Bharat Ratna. the BCCI did not send across any names, including that of Sachin's. The Sports Ministry recommended the names of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand and mountaineer Tenzing Norgay for the India's highest civilian honour.

The Bharat Ratna earlier did not include sportsmen and it was only in 2012 that this category was introduced. The various fields for which the Bharat Ratna was bestowed was restricted to literature, art and science.

The last recipient of the coveted title was noted vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi in 2008.

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