President Pranab Mukherjee announced 2016 Padma Awards

Jan 27, 2016 13:00 IST

Padma Awards 2016President Pranab Mukherjee on 26 January 2016 announced the winners of the Padma Awards 2016. The list comprises of 10 Padma Vibhushan, 19 Padma Bhushan and 83 Padma Shri Awardees.

19 of the awardees in the list are women and the list also includes 10 persons in the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 4 posthumous awardees.

List of Padma Vibhushan Awardees

Sl. No

Name

Field

State

1

Yamini Krishnamurthi

Art- Classical dance

Delhi

2

Rajinikanth

Art-Cinema

Tamil Nadu

3

Girija Devi

Art-Classical Vocal

West Bengal

4

Ramoji Rao

Literature & Education-Journalism

Andhra Pradesh

5

Viswanathan Shanta

Medicine-Oncology

Tamil Nadu

6

Shri Shri Ravi Shankar

Others-Spiritualism

Karnataka

7

Jagmohan

Public Affairs

Delhi

8

Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre

Science & Engineering

Karnataka

9

Avinash Dixit (Foreigner)

Literature & Education

USA

10

Late Shri Dhiru Bhai Ambani (Posthumous)

Trade & Industry

Maharashtra

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About Padma Awards
Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian Awards of India. The awards are conferred in three categories namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

The Awards are given in various disciplines or fields of activities including 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 is awarded 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. While, they are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial function at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March every year.

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