Padma Awards – 2015

Following the tradition, the winners of Padma Awards 2015 have been announced on the eve of India’s 66th Republic Day.
Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian Awards of the country. The awards are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz 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.
  • ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. 

The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 104 persons as per the list below. The list comprises of 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 17 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 17 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 4 Posthumous awardees.

The list for 2015 is as follows:

Padma Vibhushan:
S. No.
Name of the
Awardee
Discipline
State / Domicile 
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:
S. No.
Name of the
Awardee
Discipline
State / Domicile 
1.
Shri
Jahnu Barua 
Art
Assam
2.
Dr.
Vijay Bhatkar 
Science
and Engineering
Maharashtra
3.
Shri
Swapan Dasgupta
Literature
andEducation
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:
S. No.
Name of the
Awardee
Discipline
State / Domicile 
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