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Padma Awards 2020: From Arun Jaitley To Naukri.Com Founder | Complete List Of Winners

Famous Classical Bhajan Singer From Varanasi Channulal Mishra And Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri Pejavara Adhokhaja Matha Udupi, Who Passed Away Recently, Have Also Been Given The Highest Padma Award--Padma Vibhushan.

Reported By : News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated: 26 January 2020, 12:33:32 AM
Sushma Swaraj, Adnan Sami and Zaheer Khan

Sushma Swaraj, Adnan Sami and Zaheer Khan (Photo Credit: File)

New Delhi:

Former union ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes, Olympian boxer Mary Kom and former Mauritius prime minister Anerood Jugnauth were among seven prominent personalities awarded the Padma Vibhushan on Saturday, the Home Ministry announced.

Famous classical bhajan singer from Varanasi Channulal Mishra and Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri Pejavara Adhokhaja Matha Udupi, who passed away recently, have also been given the highest Padma award--Padma Vibhushan.

Former defence minister Manohar Parrikar, industrialists Anand Mahindra and Venu Shrinivasan, Olympian badminton player PV Sindhu, former Nagaland chief minister SC Jamir and Jammu and Kashmir politician Muzaffar Hussain Baig have been awarded the Padma Bhushan, a home ministry statement said.

The awards are announced on the eve of Republic Day.

Jaitley, Swaraj, Fernandes, Parrikar and Vishwesha Teertha Swami have been awarded posthumously, the officials said.

This year the President has approved conferment of 141 Padma awards including four duo cases (in a duo case, the award is counted as one), the statement said.

"Thirty four of the awardees are women and the list also includes 18 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 12 posthumous awardees," it said.

Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards--are conferred in three categories--Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Sixteen people have been given the Padma Bhushan and 118 the Padma Shri.

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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Padma awardees, saying they include extraordinary people.

"Congratulations to all those who have been conferred the Padma Awards," he tweeted.

From Bollywood, filmmakers Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor and actor Kangana Ranaut have been awarded Padma Shri. 

Singers Suresh Wadkar and Adnan Sami, as well as veteran TV actor Sarita Joshi have been conferred with the fourth highest civilian award of the country.

Six sports persons including cricketer Zaheer Khan, current Indian women's hockey captain Rani Rampal, former Indian men's hockey player MP Ganesh, shooter Jitu Rai, former Indian women's football team captain Oinam Bembem Devi and archer Tarundeep Rai have been given Padma Shri.

Naukri.com founder Sanjeev Bikhchandani, industrialist Bharat Goenka, technocrat Nemnath Jain have been conferred the Padma Shri.

The award has also been given to Lucknow-based historian and journalist Yogesh Praveen and Assam-based historian Jogendra Nath Phukan have been awarded Padma Shri

There are 21 'unsung' heroes who were given Padma Shri this year including Jagdish Lal Ahuja, who serves free food to patients and attendants outside PGI hospital in Chandigarh; Mohammed Sharif from Faizabad, who has performed last rites of over 25,000 unclaimed bodies' and veterinarian from Assam Kushal Konwar Sarma who is known for treating elephants.

Seventy-two-year-old Tulasi Gowda from Karnataka, who earned the sobriquet "encyclopedia of forests" because of her vast knowledge of diverse plants species in spite of lacking formal education, has also been given the award, it said.

Sathyanarayan Mundayoor, known as Uncle Moosa of Arunachal Pradesh, who has been promoting education and reading culture in remote areas of Northeastern states for last four decades; Abdul Jabbar aka 'voice of Bhopal' (posthumously), known for fighting for the cause of victims and survivor of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy; and Usha Chaumar, a Dalit social worker working in the field of sanitation in Rajasthan, have also been given the award.

Padma Awards 2020: Complete List Of Winners:

Padma Vibhushan
SN Name Field State/Country
1. Shri George Fernandes
(Posthumous)
Public Affairs Bihar
2. Shri Arun Jaitley
(Posthumous)
Public Affairs Delhi
3. Sir Anerood Jugnauth GCSK Public Affairs Mauritius
4. Smt. M. C. Mary Kom Sports Manipur
5. Shri Chhannulal Mishra Art Uttar Pradesh
6. Smt. Sushma Swaraj
(Posthumous)
Public Affairs Delhi
7. Sri Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri
Pejavara      Adhokhaja      Matha Udupi  (Posthumous)
Others-Spiritualism Karnataka
Padma Bhushan 
SN Name Field State/Country
8. Shri M. Mumtaz Ali (Sri M) Others-Spiritualism Kerala
9. Shri Syed Muazzem Ali
(Posthumous)
Public Affairs Bangladesh
10. Shri Muzaffar Hussain Baig Public Affairs Jammu and
Kashmir
11. Shri Ajoy Chakravorty Art West Bengal
12. Shri Manoj Das Literature                  and
Education
Puducherry
13. Shri Balkrishna Doshi Others-Architecture Gujarat
14. Ms. Krishnammal Jagannathan Social Work Tamil Nadu
15. Shri S. C. Jamir Public Affairs Nagaland
16. Shri Anil Prakash Joshi Social Work Uttarakhand
17. Dr. Tsering Landol Medicine Ladakh
18. Shri Anand Mahindra Trade and Industry Maharashtra
19. Shri    Neelakanta    Ramakrishna
Madhava Menon (Posthumous)
Public Affairs Kerala
20. Shri     Manohar     Gopalkrishna
Prabhu Parrikar (Posthumous)
Public Affairs Goa
21. Prof. Jagdish Sheth Literature                  and
Education
USA
22. Ms. P. V. Sindhu Sports Telangana
23. Shri Venu Srinivasan Trade and Industry Tamil Nadu
Padma Shri
SN Name Field State/Country
24. Guru Shashadhar Acharya Art Jharkhand
25. Dr. Yogi Aeron Medicine Uttarakhand
26. Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal Trade and Industry Delhi
27. Shri Jagdish Lal Ahuja Social Work Punjab
28. Kazi Masum Akhtar Literature and Education West Bengal
29. Ms. Gloria Arieira Literature and Education Brazil
30. Khan Zaheerkhan Bakhtiyarkhan Sports Maharashtra
31. Dr. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay Medicine Uttar Pradesh
32. Dr. Sushovan Banerjee Medicine West Bengal
33. Dr. Digambar Behera Medicine Chandigarh
34. Dr. Damayanti Beshra Literature and Education Odisha
35. Shri Pawar Popatrao Bhaguji Social Work Maharashtra
36. Shri Himmata Ram Bhambhu Social Work Rajasthan
37. Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani Trade and Industry Uttar Pradesh
38. Shri Gafurbhai M. Bilakhia Trade and Industry Gujarat
39. Shri Bob Blackman Public Affairs United Kingdom
40. Ms. Indira P. P. Bora Art Assam
41. Shri Madan Singh Chauhan Art Chhattisgarh
42. Ms. Usha Chaumar Social Work Rajasthan
43. Shri Lil Bahadur Chettri Literature and Education Assam
44. Ms.    Lalitha    &    Ms.    Saroja
Chidambaram (Duo)*
Art Tamil Nadu
45. Dr. Vajira Chitrasena Art Sri Lanka
46. Dr. Purushottam Dadheech Art Madhya Pradesh
47. Shri Utsav Charan Das Art Odisha
48. Prof. Indra Dassanayake
(Posthumous)
Literature and Education Sri Lanka
49. Shri H. M. Desai Literature and Education Gujarat
50. Shri Manohar Devadoss Art Tamil Nadu
51. Ms. Oinam Bembem Devi Sports Manipur
52. Ms. Lia Diskin Social Work Brazil
53. Shri M. P. Ganesh Sports Karnataka
54. Dr. Bangalore Gangadhar Medicine Karnataka
55. Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar Science and Engineering Maharashtra
56. Shri Barry Gardiner Public Affairs United Kingdom
57. Shri Chewang Motup Goba Trade and Industry Ladakh
58. Shri Bharat Goenka Trade and Industry Karnataka
59. Shri Yadla Gopalarao Art Andhra Pradesh
60. Shri Mitrabhanu Gountia Art Odisha
61. Ms. Tulasi Gowda Social Work Karnataka
62. Shri Sujoy K. Guha Science and Engineering Bihar
63. Ms. Harekala Hajabba Social Work Karnataka
64. Shri Enamul Haque Others-Archaeology Bangladesh
65. Shri Madhu Mansuri Hasmukh Art Jharkhand
66. Shri Abdul Jabbar
(Posthumous)
Social Work Madhya Pradesh
67. Shri Bimal Kumar Jain Social Work Bihar
68. Ms. Meenakshi Jain Literature and Education Delhi
69. Shri Nemnath Jain Trade and Industry Madhya Pradesh
70. Ms. Shanti Jain Art Bihar
71. Shri Sudhir Jain Science and Engineering Gujarat
72. Shri Benichandra Jamatia Literature and Education Tripura
73. Shri  K.  V.  Sampath  Kumar  & Ms.   Vidushi   Jayalakshmi   K.S.
(Duo)*
Literature                  and Education-Journalism Karnataka
74. Shri Karan Johar Art Maharashtra
75. Dr. Leela Joshi Medicine Madhya Pradesh
76. Ms. Sarita Joshi Art Maharashtra
77. Shri C. Kamlova Literature and Education Mizoram
78. Dr. Ravi Kannan R. Medicine Assam
79. Ms. Ekta Kapoor Art Maharashtra
80. Shri Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia Art Gujarat
81. Shri Narayan J. Joshi Karayal Literature and Education Gujarat
82. Dr. Narindar Nath Khanna Medicine Uttar Pradesh
83. Shri Naveen Khanna Science and Engineering Delhi
84. Shri S. P. Kothari Literature and Education USA
85. Shri       V.       K.       Munusamy
Krishnapakthar
Art Puducherry
86. Shri M. K. Kunjol Social Work Kerala
87. Shri Manmohan Mahapatra
(Posthumous)
Art Odisha
88. Ustad Anwar Khan Mangniyar Art Rajasthan
89. Shri    Kattungal    Subramaniam
Manilal
Science and Engineering Kerala
90. Shri Munna Master Art Rajasthan
91. Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra Literature and Education Himachal Pradesh
92. Ms. Binapani Mohanty Literature and Education Odisha
93. Dr. Arunoday Mondal Medicine West Bengal
94. Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee Literature and Education France
95. Shri Sathyanarayan Mundayoor Social Work Arunachal Pradesh
96. Shri Manilal Nag Art West Bengal
97. Shri N. Chandrasekharan Nair Literature and Education Kerala
98. Dr. Tetsu Nakamura
(Posthumous)
Social Work Afghanistan
99. Shri Shiv Datt Nirmohi Literature and Education Jammu               and
Kashmir
100. Shri Pu Lalbiakthanga Pachuau Literature                  and
Education-Journalism
Mizoram
101. Ms. Moozhikkal Pankajakshi Art Kerala
102. Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik Literature and Education USA
103. Shri Jogendra Nath Phukan Literature and Education Assam
104. Ms. Rahibai Soma Popere Others-Agriculture Maharashtra
105. Shri Yogesh Praveen Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
106. Shri Jitu Rai Sports Uttar Pradesh
107. Shri Tarundeep Rai Sports Sikkim
108. Shri S. Ramakrishnan Social Work Tamil Nadu
109. Ms. Rani Rampal Sports Haryana
110. Ms. Kangana Ranaut Art Maharashtra
111. Shri Dalavai Chalapathi Rao Art Andhra Pradesh
112. Shri Shahbuddin Rathod Literature and Education Gujarat
113. Shri Kalyan Singh Rawat Social Work Uttarakhand
114. Shri Chintala Venkat Reddy Others-Agriculture Telangana
115. Smt. (Dr.) Shanti Roy Medicine Bihar
116. Shri    Radhammohan    &    Ms.
Sabarmatee (Duo)*
Others-Agriculture Odisha
117. Shri Batakrushna Sahoo Others-Animal
Husbandry
Odisha
118. Ms. Trinity Saioo Others-Agriculture Meghalaya
119. Shri Adnan Sami Art Maharashtra
120. Shri Vijay Sankeshwar Trade and Industry Karnataka
121. Dr. Kushal Konwar Sarma Medicine Assam
122. Shri Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri
alias Sayedbhai
Social Work Maharashtra
123. Shri Mohammed Sharif Social Work Uttar Pradesh
124. Shri Shyam Sunder Sharma Art Bihar
125. Dr. Gurdip Singh Medicine Gujarat
126. Shri Ramjee Singh Social Work Bihar
127. Shri  Vashishtha  Narayan  Singh
(Posthumous)
Science and Engineering Bihar
128. Shri Daya Prakash Sinha Art Uttar Pradesh
129. Dr. Sandra Desa Souza Medicine Maharashtra
130. Shri Vijayasarathi Sribhashyam Literature and Education Telangana
131. Smt.  Kalee  Shabi  Mahaboob  & Shri   Sheik   Mahaboob   Subani
(Duo)*
Art Tamil Nadu
132. Shri Javed Ahmad Tak Social Work Jammu               and
Kashmir
133. Shri Pradeep Thalappil Science and Engineering Tamil Nadu
134. Shri Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi Literature and Education Arunachal Pradesh
135. Shri Robert Thurman Literature and Education USA
136. Shri Agus Indra Udayana Social Work Indonesia
137. Shri Harish Chandra Verma Science and Engineering Uttar Pradesh
138. Shri Sundaram Verma Social Work Rajasthan
139. Dr.          Romesh          Tekchand
Wadhwani
Trade and Industry USA
140. Shri Suresh Wadkar Art Maharashtra
141. Shri Prem Watsa Trade and Industry Canada
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First Published : 25 January 2020, 10:49:26 PM