List of Padma Awardees of 2021

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 (2021)

For the year 2021, nobody was awarded the Bharat Ratna — India’s highest civilian honor.

Padma Vibhushan (2021): Seven Awardees

Following people were awarded Padma Vibhushan for their exceptional and distinguished service:
  1. Shri Shinzo Abe, Public Affairs, Japan
  2. Shri S P Balasubramaniam (Posthumous), Art, Tamil Nadu
  3. Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde, Medicine, Karnataka
  4. Shri Narinder Singh Kapany (Posthumous), Science and Engineering,  United States of America
  5. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, Others (Spiritualism), Delhi
  6. Shri B. B. Lal, Others (Archaeology), Delhi
  7. Shri Sudarshan Sahoo, Art, Odisha
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Padma Bhushan (2021): 10 Awardees

Following people were awarded Padma Bhushan for their distinguished service of a high order:
  1. Ms. Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, Art, Kerala
  2. Shri Tarun Gogoi (Posthumous), Public Affairs, Assam
  3. Shri Chandrashekhar Kambara, Literature and Education, Karnataka
  4. Ms. Sumitra Mahajan, Public Affairs, Madhya Pradesh
  5. Shri Nripendra Misra, Civil Service, Uttar Pradesh
  6. Shri Ram Vilas Paswan (Posthumous), Public Affairs, Bihar
  7. Shri Keshubhai Patel (Posthumous), Public Affairs, Gujarat
  8. Shri Kalbe Sadiq (Posthumous), Others-Spiritualism, Uttar Pradesh
  9. Shri Rajnikant Devidas Shroff, Trade and Industry, Maharashtra
  10. Shri Tarlochan Singh, Public Affairs, Haryana
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Padma Shree (2021): 102 Awardees

Following people were awarded Padma Shri for their distinguished service:
  1. Shri Gulfam Ahmed, Art, Uttar Pradesh
  2. Ms. P. Anitha, Sports, Tamil Nadu
  3. Shri Rama Swamy Annavarapu, Art, Andhra Pradesh
  4. Shri Subbu Arumugam, Art, Tamil Nadu
  5. Shri Prakasarao Asavadi, Literature and Education, Andhra Pradesh
  6. Ms. Bhuri Bai, Art, Madhya Pradesh
  7. Shri Radhe Shyam Barle, Art, Chhattisgarh
  8. Shri Dharma Narayan Barma, Literature and Education, West Bengal
  9. Ms. Lakhimi Baruah,, Social Work,, Assam
  10. Shri Biren Kumar Basak, Art, West Bengal
  11. Ms. Rajni Bector, Trade and Industry, Punjab
  12. Shri Peter Brook, Art, United Kingdom
  13. Ms. Sangkhumi Bualchhuak,, Social Work,, Mizoram
  14. Shri Gopiram Bargayn Burabhakat, Art, Assam
  15. Ms. Bijoya Chakravarty, Public Affairs, Assam
  16. Shri Sujit Chattopadhyay, Literature and Education, West Bengal
  17. Shri Jagdish Chaudhary (Posthumous), Social Work, Uttar Pradesh
  18. Shri Tsultrim Chonjor, Social Work, Ladakh
  19. Ms. Mouma Das, Sports, West Bengal
  20. Shri Srikant Datar, Literature and Education, United States of America
  21. Shri Narayan Debnath, Art, West Bengal
  22. Ms. Chutni Devi,, Social Work,, Jharkhand
  23. Ms. Dulari Devi, Art, Bihar
  24. Ms. Radhe Devi, Art, Manipur
  25. Ms. Shanti Devi, Social Work, Odisha
  26. Shri Wayan Dibia, Art, Indonesia
  27. Shri Dadudan Gadhavi, Literature & Education, Gujarat
  28. Shri Parshuram Atmaram Gangavane, Art, Maharashtra
  29. Shri Jai Bhagwan Goyal, Literature and Education, Haryana
  30. Shri Jagadish Chandra Halder, Literature and Education, West Bengal
  31. Shri Mangal Singh Hazowary, Literature and Education, Assam
  32. Ms. Anshu Jamsenpa, Sports, Arunachal Pradesh
  33. Ms. Purnamasi Jani, Art, Odisha
  34. Matha B. Manjamma Jogati, Art, Karnataka
  35. Shri Damodaran Kaithapram, Art, Kerala
  36. Shri Namdeo C Kamble, Literature and Education, Maharashtra
  37. Shri Maheshbhai & Shri Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo) (Posthumous), Art, Gujarat
  38. Shri Rajat Kumar Kar, Literature and Education, Odisha
  39. Shri Rangasami Lakshminarayana Kashyap, Literature and Education, Karnataka
  40. Ms. Prakash Kaur, Social Work, Punjab
  41. Shri Nicholas Kazanas, Literature and Education, Greece
  42. Shri K Kesavasamy, Art, Puducherry
  43. Shri Ghulam Rasool Khan, Art, Jammu and Kashmir
  44. Shri Lakha Khan, Art, Rajasthan
  45. Ms. Sanjida Khatun, Art, Bangladesh
  46. Shri Vinayak Vishnu Khedekar, Art, Goa
  47. Ms. Niru Kumar, Social Work, Delhi
  48. Ms. Lajwanti, Art, Punjab
  49. Shri Rattan Lal, Science and Engineering, United States of America
  50. Shri Ali Manikfan Others-Grassroots, Innovation Lakshadweep
  51. Shri Ramachandra Manjhi, Art, Bihar
  52. Shri Dulal Manki, Art, Assam
  53. Shri Nanadro B Marak Others-Agriculture Meghalaya
  54. Shri Rewben Mashangva, Art, Manipur
  55. Shri Chandrakant Mehta, Literature and Education, Gujarat
  56. Dr. Rattan Lal Mittal, Medicine, Punjab
  57. Shri Madhavan Nambiar, Sports, Kerala
  58. Shri Shyam Sundar Paliwal,, Social Work,, Rajasthan
  59. Dr. Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav, Medicine, Delhi
  60. Dr. J N Pande (Posthumous), Medicine, Delhi
  61. Shri Solomon Pappaiah, Literature and Education-Journalism, Tamil Nadu
  62. Ms. Pappammal, Others-Agriculture, Tamil Nadu
  63. Dr. Krishna Mohan Pathi,, Medicine,, Odisha
  64. Ms. Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat, Trade and Industry, Maharashtra
  65. Shri Girish Prabhune,, Social Work,, Maharashtra
  66. Shri Nanda Prusty, Literature and Education, Odisha
  67. Shri K K Ramachandra Pulavar, Art, Kerala
  68. Shri Balan Putheri, Literature and Education, Kerala
  69. Ms. Birubala Rabha, Social Work, Assam
  70. Shri Kanaka Raju, Art, Telangana
  71. Ms. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath, Art, Tamil Nadu
  72. Shri Satyaram Reang, Art, Tripura
  73. Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo,, Medicine,, Kerala
  74. Shri Ashok Kumar Sahu, Medicine, Uttar Pradesh
  75. Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh Sanjay, Medicine, Uttarakhand
  76. Ms. Sindhutai Sapkal, Social Work, Maharashtra
  77. Shri Chaman Lal Sapru (Posthumous), Literature and Education Jammu and Kashmir
  78. Shri Roman Sarmah Literature and Education- Journalism, Assam
  79. Shri Imran Shah, Literature and Education, Assam
  80. Shri Prem Chand Sharma Others-Agriculture Uttarakhand
  81. Shri Arjun Singh Shekhawat, Literature and Education, Rajasthan
  82. Shri Ram Yatna Shukla, Literature and Education, Uttar Pradesh
  83. Shri Jitender Singh Shunty, Social Work, Delhi
  84. Shri Kartar Paras Ram Singh, Art, Himachal Pradesh
  85. Shri Kartar Singh, Art, Punjab
  86. Dr. Dilip Kumar Singh, Medicine, Bihar
  87. Shri Chandra Shekhar Singh, Others-Agriculture, Uttar Pradesh
  88. Ms. Sudha Hari Narayan Singh, Sports, Uttar Pradesh
  89. Shri Virender Singh, Sports, Haryana
  90. Ms. Mridula Sinha (Posthumous), Literature and Education, Bihar
  91. Shri K C Sivasankar (Posthumous), Art, Tamil Nadu
  92. Guru Maa Kamali Soren, Social Work, West Bengal
  93. Shri Marachi Subburaman, Social Work, Tamil Nadu
  94. Shri P Subramanian (Posthumous), Trade and Industry, Tamil Nadu
  95. Ms. Nidumolu Sumathi, Art, Andhra Pradesh
  96. Shri Kapil Tiwari, Literature and Education, Madhya Pradesh
  97. Father Vallés (Posthumous), Literature and Education, Spain
  98. Dr. Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan (Posthumous), Medicine, Tamil Nadu
  99. Shri Sridhar Vembu, Trade and Industry, Tamil Nadu
  100. Shri K Y Venkatesh, Sports, Karnataka
  101. Ms. Usha Yadav, Literature and Education, Uttar Pradesh
  102. Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir, Public Affairs, Bangladesh
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