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Padma Awards 2022

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Ahead of Republic Day 2022, the Government of India on 25th January 2022 announced the Padma Awards. Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian awards of the country which is conferred in three categories, i.e. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

  • A total of 4 Padma Vibhushans, 17 Padma Bhushans and 107 Padma Shri awards have been conferred this year. 34 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 13 Posthumous awardees.
  • These awards are conferred by the President of India at the ceremonial functions which are held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March / April every year.

Padma Vibhushan (4):

This award is awarded for exceptional and distinguished services.

  • Former Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, India’s first CDS General Bipin Rawat, Hindustani Classical vocalist Prabha Atre and Radheshyam Khemka of Gita Press have been named for the Padma Vibhushan.
  • Apart from Gen. Rawat, Singh and Khemka have been conferred the award posthumously.

Padma Bhushan (17):

This award is awarded for distinguished service of a high order.


Field - State/Country

Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad

Public Affairs - Jammu and Kashmir

Shri Victor Banerjee

Art - West Bengal

Ms. Gurmeet Bawa (Posthumous)

Art - Punjab

Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

Public Affairs - West Bengal

Shri Natarajan Chandrasekaran 

Trade and Industry - Maharashtra

Shri Krishna Ella and Smt. Suchitra Ella* (Duo) 

Trade and Industry - Telangana 

Ms. Madhur Jaffery

Others-Culinary - United States of America

Shri Devendra Jhajharia

Sports - Rajasthan 

Shri Rashid Khan 

Art - Uttar Pradesh

Shri Rajiv Mehrishi

Civil Service - Rajasthan 

Shri Satya Narayana Nadella 

Trade and Industry - United States of America

Shri Sundararajan Pichai

Trade and Industry - United States of America

Shri Cyrus Poonawalla

Trade and Industry -Maharashtra

Shri Sanjaya Rajaram (Posthumous)

Science and Engineering - Mexico

Ms. Pratibha Ray 

Literature and Education - Odisha

Swami Sachidanand

Literature and Education - Gujarat

Shri Vashishth Tripathi

Literature and Education - Uttar Pradesh

Padma Shri (107):

This award is awarded for distinguished service in any field.


Field - State/Country

Shri Prahlad Rai Agarwala

Trade and Industry - West Bengal

Prof. Najma Akhtar

Literature and Education - Delhi

Shri Sumit Antil

Sports - Haryana 

Shri T Senka Ao

Literature and Education - Nagaland

Ms. Kamalini Asthana and Ms. Nalini Asthana* (Duo)

Art - Uttar Pradesh 

Shri Subbanna Ayyappan

Science and Engineering - Karnataka 

Shri J K Bajaj

Literature and Education - Delhi

Shri Sirpi Balasubramaniam

Literature and Education - Tamil Nadu 

Srimad Baba Balia

Social Work - Odisha 

Ms. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

Science and Engineering - West Bengal

Ms. Madhuri Barthwal

Art - Uttarakhand 

Shri Akhone Asgar Ali Basharat

Literature and Education - Ladakh

Dr. Himmatrao Bawaskar

Medicine - Maharashtra

Shri Harmohinder Singh Bedi

Literature and Education - Punjab

Shri Pramod Bhagat

Sports - Odisha

Shri S Ballesh Bhajantri

Art - Tamil Nadu 

Shri Khandu Wangchuk Bhutia 

Art - Sikkim 

Shri Maria Christopher Byrski

Literature and Education - Poland 

Acharya Chandanaji

Social Work - Bihar

Ms. Sulochana Chavan

Art - Maharashtra 

Shri Neeraj Chopra

Sports - Haryana

Ms. Shakuntala Choudhary

Social Work - Assam 

Shri Sankaranarayana Menon Chundayil

Sports - Kerala

Shri S Damodaran 

Social Work - Tamil Nadu 

Shri Faisal Ali Dar

Sports - Jammu and Kashmir

Shri Jagjit Singh Dardi

Trade and Industry - Chandigarh

Dr. Prokar Dasgupta

Medicine - United Kingdom

Shri Aditya Prasad Dash

Science and Engineering - Odisha

Dr. Lata Desai

Medicine - Gujarat

Shri Malji bhai Desai

Public Affairs - Gujarat

Ms. Basanti Devi

Social Work - Uttarakhand 

Ms. Lourembam Bino Devi

Art - Manipur

Ms. Muktamani Devi 

Trade and Industry - Manipur

Ms. Shyamamani Devi

Art - Odisha

Shri Khalil Dhantejvi (Posthumous)

Literature and Education - Gujarat

Shri Savaji Bhai Dholakia

Social Work - Gujarat

Shri Arjun Singh Dhurve

Art - Madhya Pradesh

Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre

Medicine - Maharashtra

Shri Chandraprakash Dwivedi

Art - Rajasthan

Shri Dhaneswar Engti

Literature and Education - Assam

Shri Om Prakash Gandhi

Social Work - Haryana

Shri Narasimha Rao Garikapati

Literature and Education - Andhra Pradesh

Shri Girdhari Ram Ghonju (Posthumous)

Literature and Education - Jharkhand

Shri Shaibal Gupta (Posthumous)

Literature and Education - Bihar

Shri Narasingha Prasad Guru

Literature and Education - Odisha

Shri Gosaveedu Shaik Hassan (Posthumous)

Art - Andhra Pradesh 

Shri Ryuko Hira

Trade and Industry - Japan 

Ms. Sosamma Iype

Others - Animal Husbandry - Kerala

Shri Avadh Kishore Jadia

Literature and Education - Madhya Pradesh

Ms. Sowcar Janaki

Art - Tamil Nadu

Ms. Tara Jauhar

Literature and Education - Delhi

Ms. Vandana Kataria

Sports - Uttarakhand

Shri H R Keshavamurthy

Art - Karnataka

Shri Rutger Kortenhorst

Literature and Education - Ireland

Shri P Narayana Kurup

Literature and Education - Kerala

Ms. Avani Lekhara

Sports - Rajasthan

Shri Moti Lal Madan

Science and Engineering - Haryana

Shri Shivnath Mishra

Art - Uttar Pradesh

Dr. Narendra Prasad Misra (Posthumous)

Medicine - Madhya Pradesh

Shri Darshanam Mogilaiah

Art - Telangana 

Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra (Posthumous)

Civil Service - Delhi

Shri Thavil Kongampattu A V Murugaiyan

Art - Puducherry

Ms. R Muthukannammal 

Art - Tamil Nadu 

Shri Abdul Khader Nadakattin

Others - Grassroots Innovation - Karnataka

Shri Amai Mahalinga Naik

Others - Agriculture - Karnataka

Shri Tsering Namgyal

Art - Ladakh

Shri A K C Natarajan

Art - Tamil Nadu

Shri V L Nghaka

Literature and Education - Mizoram 

Shri Sonu Nigam

Art - Maharashtra

Shri Ram Sahay Panday 

Art - Madhya Pradesh

Shri Chirapat Prapandavidya 

Literature and Education - Thailand

Ms. K V Rabiya

Social Work - Kerala

Shri Anil Kumar Rajvanshi

Science and Engineering - Maharashtra

Shri Sheesh Ram

Art - Uttar Pradesh

Shri Ramachandraiah 

Art - Telangana

Dr. Sunkara Venkata Adinarayana Rao

Medicine - Andhra Pradesh

Ms. Gamit Ramilaben Raysingbhai

Social Work - Gujarat

Ms. Padmaja Reddy 

Art - Telangana 

Guru Tulku Rinpoche

Others - Spiritualism - Arunachal Pradesh 

Shri Brahmanand Sankhwalkar

Sports - Goa

Shri Vidyanand Sarek

Literature and Education - Himachal Pradesh

Shri Kali Pada Saren

Literature and Education - West Bengal

Dr. Veeraswamy Seshiah

Medicine - Tamil Nadu

Ms. Prabhaben Shah

Social Work - Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

Shri Dilip Shahani

Literature and Education - Delhi

Shri Ram Dayal Sharma 

Art - Rajasthan 

Shri Vishwamurti Shastri

Literature and Education Jammu and Kashmir

Ms. Tatiana Lvovna Shaumyan

Literature and Education - Russia

Shri Siddhalingaiah (Posthumous)

Literature and Education Karnataka

Shri Kaajee Singh

Art - West Bengal

Shri Konsam Ibomcha Singh

Art - Manipur

Shri Prem Singh

Social Work - Punjab

Shri Seth Pal Singh

Others - Agriculture - Uttar Pradesh 

Ms. Vidya Vindu Singh

Literature and Education - Uttar Pradesh

Baba Iqbal Singh Ji

Social Work - Punjab

Dr. Bhimsen Singhal

Medicine - Maharashtra

Shri Sivananda

Others - Yoga - Uttar Pradesh

Shri Ajay Kumar Sonkar

Science and Engineering - Uttar Pradesh 

Ms. Ajita Srivastava 

Art - Uttar Pradesh

Sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya Swami

Others - Spiritualism - Goa

Dr. Balaji Tambe (Posthumous)

Medicine - Maharashtra 

Shri Raghuvendra Tanwar

Literature and Education - Haryana

Dr. Kamlakar Tripathi

Medicine - Uttar Pradesh

Ms. Lalita Vakil

Art - Himachal Pradesh

Ms. Durga Bai Vyam

Art - Madhya Pradesh

Shri Jyantkumar Maganlal Vyas

Science and Engineering - Gujarat

Ms. Badaplin War

Literature and Education - Meghalaya


  • Former West Bengal Chief Minister buddhadeb Bhattacharjee turned down the Padma Bhushan.
  • Veteran singer Sandhya Mukherjee refused to accept the Padma Shri.

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