List of Ashok Chakra Award Winners

Ashok Chakra is the peacetime equivalent of the Param Vir Chakra. It is the highest peacetime bravery award for showing the most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent valour or self-sacrifice other than in the face of the enemy.

Ashok Chakra was established by the Government of India in 1952. The first recipient was Flight Lieutenant Suhas Biswas (1952).

This award is not exclusively for the military. Ashok Chakra may also be awarded to civilians.

ALSO SEE: Bharat Ratna Winners

Award composition: A circular gold gilt medal on a 32 mm dark green ribbon with a 2 mm central saffron stripe.

ashoka chakra award medal

List of Ashok Chakra Award Winners
No. Award Year Recipient
1 1952 Suhas Biswas
2 1952 Bachittar Singh *
3 1952 Narbahadur Thapa
4 1956 Sundar Singh
5 1957 Joginder Singh *
6 1957 P. M. Raman *
7 1957 J. R. Chitnis *
8 1958 Jem Bajirao Sakpal
9 1958 Eric James Tucker *
10 1962 Man Bahadur Rai
11 1962 Kharka Bahadur Limbu
12 1965 Jia Lal Gupta
13 1969 Jas Ram Singh
14 1972 Ummed Singh Mahra *
15 1974 Gurnam Singh
16 1981 Cyrus Addie Pithawalla
17 1984 Yury Malyshev
18 1984 Gennadi Strekalov
19 1985 Rakesh Sharma
20 1985 Bhukant Misra
21 1985 Jasbir Singh Raina
22 1985 Ram Prakash Roperia
23 1985 Bhawani Datt Joshi
24 1985 Nirbhay Singh *
25 1985 Chhering Mutup
26 1987 Neerja Bhanot *
27 1991 Randhir Prasad Verma *
28 1992 Sandeep Sankhla *
29 1993 Rakesh Singh *
30 1994 Neelakantan Jayachandran Nair *
31 1995 Harsh Uday Singh Gaur *
32 1995 Sujjan Singh *
33 1995 Rajiv Kumar Joon *
34 1996 Arun Singh Jasrotia *
35 1997 Shanti Swarup Rana *
36 1997 Puneet Nath Datt *
37 2000 Sudhir Kumar Walia *
38 2001 Kamlesh Kumari *
39 2002 Rambeer Singh Tomar *
40 2002 Surinder Singh *
41 2004 Sanjog Chhetri *
42 2004 Triveni Singh *
43 2007 Vasanth Venugopal *
44 2007 Chuni Lal *
45 2007 Radhakrishnan Nair Harshan *
46 2008 Dinesh Raghu Raman *
47 2009 Pramod Kumar Satapathy *
48 2009 R. P. Diengdoh *
49 2009 Jojan Thomas *
50 2009 Mohan Chand Sharma *
51 2009 Sandeep Unnikrishnan *
52 2009 Gajender Singh Bisht *
53 2009 Tukaram Omble *
54 2009 Ashok Kamte *
55 2009 Vijay Salaskar *
56 2009 Hemant Karkare *
57 2009 Bahadur Singh Bohra *
58 2010 Mohit Sharma *
59 2010 D. Sreeram Kumar
60 2010 Rajesh Kumar *
61 2011 Laishram Jyotin Singh *
62 2012 Navdeep Singh *
63 2014 K. Prasad Babu *
64 2014 Neeraj Kumar Singh *
65 2014 Mukund Varadarajan *
66 2016 Mohan Goswami *
67 2017 Hangpan Dada *
68 2018 Jyoti Prakash Nirala *
69 2019 Nazir Ahmad Wani *
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* indicates that the Ashok Chakra was awarded posthumously. More details about these brave people.