The Padma Awards for the year 2019 were announced on Friday 25th January 2019. 112 people are about to receive the award this year.These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March or April every year. This year the President of India Ram Nath Kovind approved conferment of 112 Padma Awards including one duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one). The list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 14 Padma Bhushan and 94 Padma Shri Awards. Padma Vibushan 4, Padma Bhushan  14, and Padma Shree 94.

India’s highest Civilian honor, Bharat Ratna has been awarded to former President Pranab Mukherjee, Singer Bhupen Hazarika and Social activist Nanaji Deshmukh.

Nearly 50,000 nominations for the 2019 Padma awards, which are given for work of distinction and exceptional achievement in different fields, were received by the Home Ministry.

Padma Vibhushan

  1. Ms. Teejan Bai (Art-Vocals-Folk)
  2. Shri Ismail Omar Guelleh (Public Affairs)  Djibouti
  3. Shri Anilkumar Manibhai Naik (Trade & Industry-Infrastructure)
  4. Shri Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (Art-Acting-Theatre)

Padma Bhushan

  1. Shri John Chambers (Trade & Industry-Technology)
  2. Shri Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (Public Affairs)
  3. Shri Pravin Gordhan (Foreigner) for Public Affairs
  4. Shri Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati (Trade & Industry-Food Processing)
  5. Shri Darshan Lal Jain (Social Work)
  6. Shri Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade (Medicine-Affordable Healthcare)
  7. Shri Kariya Munda (Public Affairs)
  8. Shri Budhaditya Mukherjee (Art-Music-Sitar)
  9. Shri Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair (Art-Acting-Film)
  10. Shri S Nambi Narayan (Science & Engineering-Space)
  11. Shri Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous) for Literature & Education (Journalism)
  12. Ms. Bachendri Pal (Sports-Mountaineering)
  13. Shri V K Shunglu (Civil Service)
  14. Shri Hukumdev Narayan Yadav (Public Affairs)

Padma Shree

  1. Shri Rajeshwar Acharya (Art-Vocal-Hindustani)
  2. Shri Bangaru Adigalar(Others-Spiritualism)
  3. Shri Illias Ali (Medicine-Surgery)
  4. Shri Manoj Bajpayee (Art-Acting-Films)
  5. Shri Uddhab Kumar Bharali (Science & Engineering-Grassroots Innovation)
  6. Shri Omesh Kumar Bharti (Medicine-Rabies)
  7. Shri Pritam Bhartwan (Art-Vocals-Folk)
  8. Shri Jyoti Bhatt (Art-Painting)
  9. Shri Dilip Chakravarty (Others-Archaeology)
  10. Shri Mammen Chandy (Medicine-Hematology)
  11. Shri Swapan Chaudhuri (Art-Music-Tabla)
  12. Shri Kanwal Singh Chauhan
  13. Shri Sunil Chhetri (Sports-Football)
  14. Shri Dinyar Contractor (Art-Acting-Theatre)
  15. Ms. Muktaben Pankajkumar Dagli (Social Work-Divyang Welfare)
  16. Shri Babulal Dahiya (Others-Agriculture)
  17. Shri Thanga Darlong (Art-Music-Flute)
  18. Shri Prabhu Deva (Art-Dance)
  19. Ms. Rajkumari Devi (Others-Agriculture)
  20. Ms. Bhagirathi Devi (Public Affairs)
  21. Shri Baldev Singh Dhillon (Science & Engineering-Agriculture)
  22. Ms. Harika Dronavalli (Sports-Chess)
  23. Ms. Godawari Dutta (Art-Painting)
  24. Shri Gautam Gambhir (Sports-Cricket)
  25. Ms. Draupadi Ghimiray (Social Work-Divyang Welfare)
  26. Ms. Rohini Godbole (Science & Engineering-Nuclear)
  27. Shri Sandeep Guleria (Medicine-Surgery)
  28. Shri Pratap Singh Hardia (Medicine- Ophthmology)
  29. Shri Bulu Imam (Social Work-Culture)
  30. Ms. Friederike Irina (Foreigner) (Social Work-Animal Welfare)
  31. Shri Joravarsinh Jadav (Art-Dance Folk)
  32. Shri S Jaishankar (Civil Service)
  33. Shri Narsingh Dev Jamwal (Literature & Education)
  34. Shri Fayaz Ahmad Jan (Art-Craft-Papier Mache)
  35. Shri K G Jayan (Art-Music-Bhakti)
  36. Shri Subhash Kak (Foreigner) (Science & Engineering-Technology)
  37. Shri Sharath Kamal (Sports-Table Tennis)
  38. Shri Rajani Kant (Social Work)
  39. Shri Sudam Kate (Medicine-Sickle Cell)
  40. Shri Waman Kendre (Art-Acting-Theatre)
  41. Shri Kader Khan (Posthumous-Foreigner) (Art-Acting-Films)
  42. Shri Abdul Gafur Khatri (Art-Painting)
  43. Shri Ravindra Kolhe and Ms. Smita Kolhe (Medicine-Affordable Healthcare)
  44. Ms. Bombayla Devi Laishram (Sports-Archery)
  45. Shri Kailash Madbaiya (Literature & Education)
  46. Shri Ramesh Babaji Maharaj (Social Work-Animal Welfare)
  47. Shri Vallabhbhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya (Others-Agriculture)
  48. Ms. Gita Mehta (Foreigner) (Literature & Education)
  49. Shri Shadab Mohammad (Medicine-Dentistry)
  50. Shri K K Muhammed (Others-Archaeology)
  51. Shri Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (Medicine-Affordable Healthcare)
  52. Shri Daitari Naik (Social Work)
  53. Shri Shankar Mahadevan Narayan (Art-Vocals-Films)
  54. Shri Shantanu Narayen (Foreigner) (Trade & Industry-Technology)
  55. Nartaki Natraj (Art-Dance-Bharatnatyam)
  56. Shri Tsering Norboo (Medicine-Surgery)
  57. Shri Anup Ranjan Pandey (Art-Music)
  58. Shri Jagdish Prasad Parikh (Others-Agriculture)
  59. Shri Ganpatbhai Patel (Foreigner) (Literature & Education)
  60. Shri Bimal Patel (Others-Architecture)
  61. Shri Hukumchand Patidar (Others-Agriculture)
  62. Shri Harvinder Singh Phoolka (Public Affairs)
  63. Ms. Madurai Chinna Pillai (Social Work-Microfinance)
  64. Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch (Foreigner) (Others-Yoga)
  65. Ms. Kamala Pujhari (Others-Agriculture)
  66. Shri Bajrang Punia (Sports-Wrestling)
  67. Shri Jagat Ram (Medicine-Ophthalmology)
  68. Shri R V Ramani (Medicine-Ophthalmology)
  69. Shri Devarapalli Prakash Rao (Social Work-Affordable Education)
  70. Shri Anup Sah (Art-Photography)
  71. Ms. Milena Salvini (Foreigner) (Art-Dance-Kathakali)
  72. Shri Nagindas Sanghavi (Literature & Education-Journalism)
  73. Shri Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry (Art-Lyrics)
  74. Shri Shabbir Sayyad (Social Work-Animal Welfare)
  75. Shri Mahesh Sharma (Social Work-Tribal Welfare)
  76. Shri Mohammad Hanif Khan Shastri (Literature & Education)
  77. Shri Brijesh Kumar Shukla (Literature & Education)
  78. Shri Narendra Singh (Others-Animal Husbandry)
  79. Ms. Prashanti Singh (Sports-Basketball)
  80. Shri Sultan Singh (Others-Animal Husbandry)
  81. Shri Jyoti Kumar Sinha (Social Work-Affordable Education)
  82. Shri Anandan Sivamani (Art-Music)
  83. Ms. Sharada Srinivasan (Others-Archaeology)
  84. Shri Devendra Swarup (Posthumous) (Literature & Education-Journalism)
  85. Shri Ajay Thakur (Sports-Kabaddi)
  86. Shri Rajeev Tharanath (Art-Music-Sarod)
  87. Ms. Saalumarada Thimmakka (Social Work-Environment)
  88. Ms. Jamuna Tudu (Social Work-Environment)
  89. Shri Bharat Bhushan Tyagi (Others-Agriculture)
  90. Shri Ramaswami Venkataswami (Medicine-Surgery)
  91. Shri Ram Saran Verma (Others-Agriculture)
  92. Shri Swami Vishudhananda (Others-Spiritualism)
  93. Shri Hiralal Yadav (Art-Vocals-Folk)
  94. Shri Venkateswara Rao Yadlapalli (Others-Agriculture)

Dhanalakshmi Rajasekar

From her perch in Chennai as a Software Tester in Wipro, Dhanalakshmi writes about women empowerment, politics, movies, and technology. we are distancing ourselves from all the effort that goes into it....

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