Padma Awards 2021


The President of India has approved conferment of 119 Padma Awards including 1 duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one).

  • The awards comprise 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards.
  • 29 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, 16 posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardee.

About Padma Awards

Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, 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.

  • The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
  • These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.
    • ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service;
    • ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order; and
    • ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field.

List of Awardees

Padma Vibhushan

  • Shri Shinzo Abe - Public Affairs - Japan
  • Shri S P Balasubramaniam (Posthumous) - Art - Tamil Nadu
  • Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde - Medicine - Karnataka
  • Shri Narinder Singh Kapany (Posthumous) - Science and Engineering - United States of America
  • Maulana Wahiduddin Khan - Others - Spiritualism - Delhi
  • Shri B. B. Lal Others - Archaeology - Delhi
  • Shri Sudarshan Sahoo - Art - Odisha

Padma Bhushan

  • Ms. Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra - Art - Kerala
  • Shri Tarun Gogoi (Posthumous) - Public Affairs - Assam
  • Shri Chandrashekhar Kambara - Literature and Education - Karnataka
  • Ms. Sumitra Mahajan - Public Affairs - Madhya Pradesh
  • Shri Nripendra Misra - Civil Service - Uttar Pradesh
  • Shri Ram Vilas Paswan (Posthumous) - Public Affairs - Bihar
  • Shri Keshubhai Patel (Posthumous)- Public Affairs - Gujarat
  • Shri Kalbe Sadiq (Posthumous) Others - Spiritualism- Uttar Pradesh
  • Shri Rajnikant Devidas Shroff - Trade and Industry - Maharashtra
  • Shri Tarlochan Singh - Public Affairs - Haryana

Padma Shri

Art

  • Shri Gulfam Ahmed (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Shri Rama Swamy Annavarapu (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Shri Subbu Arumugam (Tamil Nadu)
  • Ms. Bhuri Bai (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Shri Radhe Shyam Barle (Chhattisgarh)
  • Shri Biren Kumar Basak (West Bengal)
  • Shri Peter Brook (United Kingdom)
  • Shri Gopiram Bargayn Burabhakat (Assam)
  • Shri Narayan Debnath (West Bengal)
  • Ms. Dulari Devi (Bihar)
  • Ms. Radhe Devi (Manipur)
  • Ms. Purnamasi Jani (Odisha)
  • Shri Parshuram Atmaram Gangavane (Maharashtra)
  • Matha B. Manjamma Jogati (Karnataka)
  • Shri Damodaran Kaithapram (Kerala)
  • Shri Maheshbhai & Shri Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo) * (Posthumous) (Gujarat)
  • Shri K Kesavasamy (Puducherry)
  • Shri Ghulam Rasool Khan (Jammu and Kashmir)
  • Shri Lakha Khan (Rajasthan)
  • Shri Vinayak Vishnu Khedekar (Goa)
  • Ms. Lajwanti (Punjab)
  • Shri Ramachandra Manjhi (Bihar)
  • Shri Dulal Manki (Assam)
  • Shri Rewben Mashangva (Manipur)
  • Shri Kartar Paras Ram Singh (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Shri Kartar Singh (Punjab)
  • Shri K C Sivasankar (Posthumous) (Tamil Nadu)
  • Ms. Nidumolu Sumathi (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Shri K K Ramachandra Pulavar (Kerala)
  • Shri Kanaka Raju (Telangana)
  • Ms. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath (Tamil Nadu)
  • Shri Satyaram Reang (Tripura)
  • Shri Wayan Dibia (Indonesia)
  • Ms. Sanjida Khatun (Bangladesh)

Sports

  • Ms. P. Anitha (Tamil Nadu)
  • Ms. Mouma Das (West Bengal)
  • Ms. Anshu Jamsenpa (Arunachal Pradesh)
  • Shri Madhavan Nambiar (Kerala)
  • Ms. Sudha Hari Narayan Singh (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Shri Virender Singh (Haryana)
  • Shri K Y Venkatesh (Karnataka)

Literature and Education

  • Shri Prakasarao Asavadi (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Shri Dharma Narayan Barma (West Bengal)
  • Shri Sujit Chattopadhyay (West Bengal)
  • Shri Dadudan Gadhavi (Gujarat)
  • Shri Jai Bhagwan Goyal (Haryana)
  • Shri Jagadish Chandra Halder (West Bengal)
  • Shri Mangal Singh Hazowary (Assam)
  • Shri Namdeo C Kamble (Maharashtra)
  • Shri Rajat Kumar Kar (Odisha)
  • Shri Rangasami Lakshminarayana Kashyap (Karnataka)
  • Shri Chandrakant Mehta (Gujarat)
  • Ms. Usha Yadav (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Shri Chaman Lal Sapru (Posthumous) (Jammu and Kashmir)
  • Shri Arjun Singh Shekhawat (Rajasthan)
  • Shri Ram Yatna Shukla (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Ms. Mridula Sinha (Posthumous) (Bihar)
  • Shri Kapil Tiwari (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Shri Imran Shah (Assam)
  • Shri Balan Putheri (Kerala)
  • Shri Nanda Prusty (Odisha)
  • Shri Srikant Datar (United States of America)
  • Father Vallés (Posthumous), Spain
  • Shri Nicholas Kazanas (Greece)
  • Literature and Education- Journalism
  • Shri Roman Sarmah (Assam)
  • Shri Solomon Pappaiah (Tamil Nadu)

Social Work

  • Ms. Lakhimi Baruah (Assam)
  • Ms. Sangkhumi Bualchhuak (Mizoram)
  • Shri Jagdish Chaudhary (Posthumous), Uttar Pradesh
  • Shri Tsultrim Chonjor (Ladakh)
  • Ms. Shanti Devi (Odisha)
  • Chutni Devi (Jharkhand)
  • Ms. Prakash Kaur (Punjab)
  • Ms. Niru Kumar (Delhi)
  • Shri Shyam Sundar Paliwal (Rajasthan)
  • Shri Jitender Singh Shunty (Delhi)
  • Guru Maa Kamali Soren (West Bengal)
  • Shri Marachi Subburaman (Tamil Nadu)
  • Ms. Sindhutai Sapkal (Maharashtra)
  • Shri Girish Prabhune (Maharashtra)
  • Ms. Birubala Rabha (Assam)

Trade & Industry

  • Ms. Rajni Bector (Punjab)
  • Shri P Subramanian (Posthumous) (Tamil Nadu)
  • Ms. Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat (Maharashtra)
  • Shri Sridhar Vembu (Tamil Nadu)

Public Affairs

  • Bijoya Chakravarty (Assam)
  • Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir (Bangladesh)

Science and Engineering

  • Shri Rattan Lal (United States of America)

Others-Grassroots Innovation

  • Shri Ali Manikfan (Lakshadweep)

Others- Agriculture

  • Shri Nanadro B Marak (Meghalaya)
  • Shri Prem Chand Sharma (Uttarakhand)
  • Ms. Pappammal (Tamil Nadu)
  • Shri Chandra Shekhar Singh (Uttar Pradesh)

Medicine

  • Dr. Rattan Lal Mittal (Punjab)
  • Dr. Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav (Delhi)
  • Dr. J N Pande (Posthumous), Delhi
  • Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh Sanjay (Uttarakhand)
  • Dr. Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan (Posthumous), Tamil Nadu
  • Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo (Kerala)
  • Shri Ashok Kumar Sahu (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Dr. Krishna Mohan Pathi (Odisha)
  • Dr. Dilip Kumar Singh (Bihar)