President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Awards

Mar 21, 2018 10:17 IST
President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Awards

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on March 20, 2018 presented the Padma awards to 43 eminent personalities at a Civil Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The awards are conferred in three categories:

Padma Vibhushan: For exceptional and distinguished service.

Padma Bhushan: For distinguished service of high order.

Padma Shri: For distinguished service in any field.

The Awards are conferred to people belonging to various disciplines or fields including art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports and civil service.

This year, the second highest civilian award- the Padma Vibhushan was conferred upon three personalities including music composer Illaiyaraja, classical musician Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan and Hindutva thinker P. Parameswaran.

Following is the full list of awardees:

Padma Vibhushan

Sl. No

Name

Field

State

1.

Shri Illaiyaraja

Art-Music

Tamil Nadu

2.

Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan

Art-Music

Maharashtra

3.

Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran

Literature and Education

Kerala

 

 

Padma Bhushan

Sl. No

Name

Field

State

1.

Shri Philipose Mar Chrysostom

Others-Spiritualism

Kerala

2.

Dr.  Ramachandran Nagaswamy

Others-Archaeology

Tamil Nadu

3.

Prof. Ved Prakash Nanda (OCI)

Literature and Education

USA

4.

Pandit Arvind Parikh

Art-Music

Maharashtra

 

 

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Padma Shri

Sl. No

Name

Field

State

1.

Shri Anwar Jalalpuri (Posthumous)

Literature and Education

Uttar Pradesh

2.

Ms. Nouf Almarwaai (Foreigner)

Others- Yoga

Saudi Arabia

3.

Dr. Rani Bang

Medicine

Maharashtra

4.

Dr. Abhay Bang

Medicine

Maharashtra

5.

Shri Mohan Swaroop Bhatia

Art-Folk Music

Uttar Pradesh

6.

Shri Narayan Das Maharaj

Others-Spiritualism

Rajasthan

7.

Shri Somdev Devvarman

Sports-Tennis

Tripura

8.

Dr. Yeshi Dhoden

Medicine

Himachal Pradesh

9.

Shri Arup Kumar Dutta

Literature and Education

Assam

10.

Shri Arvind Kumar Gupta

Literature and Education

Maharashtra

11.

Shri Digamber Hansda

Literature and Education

Jharkhand

12.

Shri Piyong Temjen Jamir

Literature and Education

Nagaland

13.

Ms. Malti Joshi

Literature and Education

Madhya Pradesh

14.

Shri Pran Kishore Kaul

Art

Jammu and  Kashmir 

15.

Ms. Lakshmikutty

Medicine-Traditional

Kerala

16.

Dr. Joyshree Goswami Mahanta

Literature and Education

Assam

17.

Shri Pravakara Maharana

Art-Sculpture

Odisha

18.

Shri Krishna Bihari Mishra

Literature and Education

West Bengal

19.

Ms. Subhasini Mistry

Social Work

West Bengal

20.

Ms. V Nanammal

Others-Yoga

Tamil Nadu

21.

Ms. Sulagitti Narasamma

Social Work

Karnataka

22.

Shri Gobaradhan Panika

Art-Weaving

Odisha

23.

Shri Murlikant Petkar

Sports-Swimming

Maharashtra

24.

Shri Sampat Tukaram Ramteke (Posthumous)

Social Work

Maharashtra

25.

Shri S S Rathore

Civil Service

Gujarat

26.

Shri Amitava Roy

Science and Engineering

West Bengal

27.

Shri R Sathyanarayana

Art-Music

Karnataka

28.

Shri Bhajju Shyam

Art-Painting

Madhya Pradesh

29.

Shri Maharao Raghuveer Singh

Literature and Education

Rajasthan

30.

Shri Kidambi Srikanth

Sports-Badminton

Andhra Pradesh

31.

Ms. Lentina Ao Thakkar

Social Work

Nagaland

32. & 33.

Shri Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Tharanathan (Duo)

Art-Music

Karnataka

34.

Shri Rajagopalan Vasudevan

Science and Engineering

Tamil Nadu

35.

Shri Manas Bihari Verma

Science and Engineering

Bihar

36.

Shri Baba Yogendra

Art

Madhya Pradesh

The award ceremony was held in the presence of Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan and Union Ministers.

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