List of Padma Awardees of 2022

Padma Awards are among the highest civilian honors bestowed by the Government of India. Only the award of Bharat Ratna holds higher place in civilian awards. These awards are given every year by the government on 26 January — Republic Day of India. The word Padma means Lotus in Sanskrit. Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan were instituted by the government in 1954. However, a year later, in 1955, the Padma Vibhushan was divided into three awards.

Now, there are three Padma Award in total:

  • Padma Vibhushan: second highest civilian honor
  • Padma Bhushan: third highest civilian honor
  • Padma Shri: fourth highest civilian honor

Padma Awards are given for:

  • Padma Vibhushan for exceptional and distinguished service
  • Padma Bhushan for distinguished service of a high order
  • Padma Shri for distinguished service

Bharat Ratna Winners (2022)

For the year 2022, nobody was awarded the Bharat Ratna — India’s highest civilian honor.

Padma Vibhushan (2022): Four Awardees

Following people were awarded Padma Vibhushan for their exceptional and distinguished service:
  1. Ms. Prabha Atre
  2. Radheyshyam Khemka (posthumous)
  3. Kalyan Singh, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (posthumous)
  4. General Bipin Rawat, India’s first chief of defence staff (posthumous)
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Padma Bhushan (2022): 17 Awardees

Following people were awarded Padma Bhushan for their distinguished service of a high order:

Padma Shree (2022): 107 Awardees

Following people were awarded Padma Shri for their distinguished service:
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