Government Releases List Of 141 People Who Will Receive Padma Awards

Padma Awards 2020

Later last week, the government of India released the list of people who will be honored with the 3 Padma awards.

Padma Awards 2020: Later last week, the government of India released a list of people who will be honored with the Padma Awards in 2020. Padma Awards are amongst the top awards a civilian can be honored with, in India. Padma Awards can be conferred in 3 categories – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri.


The awards are given for different fields/ disciplines like social work, art, science and engineering, medicine, civil services, sports, and etcetera.

Padma Vibhushan

Padma Vibhushan Award List 2020

Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian award in India and is awarded for notable and exceptional service.

Padma Bhushan

Padma Bhushan Award List 2020

Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian honor in India and is awarded for distinguished service in high order.

Padma Shri

Padma Shri Award List 2020

Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian honor in India and is awarded for distinguished service irrespective of the field.

India’s highest civilian honor is the Bharat Ratna.

The awards are presented by the Honorable President of India at a ceremonial function that is held at his residence, Rashtrapati Bhawan, in March/ April each year. This year 141 Padma Awards will be awarded including 4 duo cases (a duo case is considered to be 1 award).

The President of India will award 7 Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan, and 118 Padma Shri out of which 33 are women, 18 people belong to Foreigners/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI categories, and 12 Posthumous awardees (People who receive awards after they have died).

Before the complete list, let us take a look at a few and know what they did in order to be honored with such a prestigious award:

Jagdish Lal Ahuja

A resident of Punjab, he is also known as the Langar Baba. He is being awarded the Padma Shri in 2020 for his social work. Ahuja has been organizing Langars (community kitchen) for over 20 years and feeds over 500 patients daily in addition to financial support, clothes, and blankets. He is a self made billionaire and has sold of properties worth crores for this noble cause.

Tulasi Gowda

A resident of Karnataka, she is called the “Encyclopedia of Forest” owing to her huge knowledge of flora even without any formal education. Even though she grew up in poverty, she has planted thousands of trees and took care of them on her own. Even at the age of 72, she shows no signs of slowing down let alone stopping. She too will be awarded Padma Shri for social work.

Mohammed Sharif

A resident of Uttar Pradesh, he is known as “Chacha Sharif” is a bicycle mechanic by profession. Over the last 25 years, Sharif has performed last rites of over 25,000 dead people, whose bodies were never claimed. He never discriminated and performed the last rites according to his/her religion.

The Padma Awards 2020 list was released on the Republic Day Eve, let us now take a look at the awardees:

Padma Vibhushan Award List 2020

S. NoNameFieldState/ Country
1George Fernandes (Posthumous)Public AffairsBihar
2Arun Jaitley (Posthumous)Public AffairsDelhi
3Anerood Jugnauth GCSKPublic AffairsMauritius
4M. C. Mary KomSportsManipur
5Chhannulal MishraArtsUttar Pradesh
6Sushma Swaraj (Posthumous)Public AffairsDelhi
7Vishveshateertha SwamijiOthers- SpiritualismKarnataka

Padma Bhushan Award List 2020

S. No. Name FieldState/ Country
1M. Mumtaz AliOthers- SpiritualismKerala
2Syed Muazzem Ali (Posthumous)Public AffairsBangladesh
3Muzaffar Hussain baigPublic AffairsJammu & Kashmir
4Ajoy ChakravortyArtsWest Bengal
5Manoj DasLiterature and EducationPuducherry
6Balakrishna DoshiOthers- ArchitechtureGujarat
7Krishnammal JagannathanSocial WorksUttarakhand
8S. C. JamirPublic AffairsNagaland
9Anil Prakash JoshiSocial WorksUttarakhand
10Tsering LandolMedicineLadakh
11Anand MahindraTrade and IndustryMaharashtra
12Neelakanta Ramakrishna Madhava Menon (Posthumous)Public AffairsKerala
13Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar (Posthumous)Public AffairsGoa
14Jagdish ShethLiterature and EducationUSA
15P. V. SindhuSportsTelangana
16Venu SrinivasanTrade and IndustryTamil Nade

Padma Shri Award List 2020

S. No.NameFieldState/ Country
1Shashadhar AcharyaArtsJharkhand
2Yogi AeronMedicineUttarakhand
3Jai Prakash AgarwalTrade and IndustryDelhi
4Jagdish Lal AhujaSocial WorksPunjab
5Kazi Masum AkhtarLiterature and EducationWest Bengal
6Gloria ArieiraLiterature and EducationBrazil
7Khan Zaheerkhan BakhtiyarkhanSportsMaharashtra
8Padmavathy BandopadhyayMedicineUttar Pradesh
9Sushovan BanerjeeMedicineWest Bengal
10Digambar BeheraMedicineChandigarh
11Damayanti BeshraLiterature and EducationOdisha
12 Pawar Popatrao BhagujiSocial WorksMaharashtra
13Himmata Ram BhambhuSocial WorksRajasthan
14Sanjeev BikhchandaniTrade and IndustryUttar Pradesh
15Gafurbhai M. BilakhiaTrade and IndustryGujarat
16Bob BlackmanPublic AffairsUnited Kingdom
17Indira P. P. BoraArtsAssam
18Madan Singh ChauhanArtsChhattisgarh
19Usha ChaumarSocial WorksRajasthan
20Lil Bahadur ChettriLiterature and EducationAssam
21Lalitha & Saroja Chidambaram (Duo*)ArtsTamil Nadu
22 Vajira ChitrasenaArtsSri Lanka
23 Purushottam DadheechArtsMadhya Pradesh
24Utsav Charan DasArtsOdisha
25 Indra Dassanayake (Posthumous)Literature and EducationSri Lanka
26H. M. DesaiLiterature and EducationGujarat
27Manohar DevadossArtsTamil Nadu
28Oinam Bembem DeviSportsManipur
29Lia DiskinSocial WorksBrazil
30M. P. GaneshSportsKarnataka
31 Bangalore GangadharMedicineKarnataka
32 Raman GangakhedkarScience and EngineeringMaharashtra
33Barry GardinerPublic AffairsUnited Kingdom
34Chewang Motup GobaTrade and IndustryLadakh
35Bharat GoenkaTrade and IndustryKarnataka
36Yadla GopalaraoArtsAndhra Pradesh
37Mitrabhanu GountiaArtsOdisha
38Tulasi GowdaSocial WorksKarnataka
39Sujoy K. GuhaScience and EngineeringBihar
40Harekala HajabbaSocial WorksKarnataka
41Enamul HaqueOthers-ArchaeologyBangladesh
42Madhu Mansuri HasmukhArtsJharkhand
43Abdul Jabbar (Posthumous)Social WorksMadhya Pradesh
44Bimal Kumar JainSocial WorksBihar
45Meenakshi JainLiterature and EducationDelhi
46Nemnath JainTrade and IndustryMadhya Pradesh
47Shanti JainArtsBihar
48Sudhir JainScience and EngineeringGujarat
49Benichandra JamatiaLiterature and EducationTripura
50K. V. Sampath Kumar & Vidushi Jayalakshmi K.S. (Duo*)Literature and Education-JournalismKarnataka
51Karan JoharArtsMaharashtra
52 Leela JoshiMedicineMadhya Pradesh
53Sarita JoshiArtsMaharashtra
54C. KamlovaLiterature and EducationMizoram
55 Ravi Kannan R.MedicineAssam
56Ekta KapoorArtsMaharashtra
57Yazdi Naoshirwan KaranjiaArtsGujarat
58Narayan J. Joshi KarayalLiterature and EducationGujarat
59 Narindar Nath KhannaMedicineUttar Pradesh
60Naveen KhannaScience and EngineeringDelhi
61S. P. KothariLiterature and EducationUSA
62V. K. Munusamy KrishnapaktharArtsPuducherry
63M. K. KunjolSocial WorksKerala
64Manmohan Mahapatra (Posthumous)ArtsOdisha
65Ustad Anwar Khan MangniyarArtsRajasthan
66Kattungal Subramaniam ManilalScience and EngineeringKerala
67Manilal Munna MasterArtsRajasthan
68 Abhiraj Rajendra MishraLiterature and EducationHimachal Pradesh
69Binapani MohantyLiterature and EducationOdisha
70 Arunoday MondalMedicineWest Bengal
71 Prithwindra MukherjeeLiterature and EducationFrance
72Sathyanarayan MundayoorSocial WorksArunachal Pradesh
73Manilal NagArtsWest Bengal
74N. Chandrasekharan NairLiterature and EducationKerala
75 Tetsu Nakamura (Posthumous)Social WorksAfghanistan
76Shiv Datt NirmohiLiterature and EducationJammu and Kashmir
77Pu Lalbiakthanga PachuauLiterature and Education-JournalismMizoram
78Moozhikkal PankajakshiArtsKerala
79 Prasanta Kumar PattanaikLiterature and EducationUSA
80Jogendra Nath PhukanLiterature and EducationAssam
81Rahibai Soma PopereOthers-AgricultureMaharashtra
82Yogesh PraveenLiterature and EducationUttar Pradesh
83Jitu RaiSportsUttar Pradesh
84Tarundeep RaiSportsSikkim
85S. RamakrishnanSocial WorksTamil Nadu
86Rani RampalSportsHaryana
87Kangana RanautArtsMaharashtra
88Dalavai Chalapathi RaoArtsAndhra Pradesh
89Shahbuddin RathodLiterature and EducationGujarat
90Kalyan Singh RawatSocial WorksUttarakhand
91Chintala Venkat ReddyOthers-AgricultureTelangana
92 Shanti RoyMedicineBihar
93Radhammohan & Sabarmatee (Duo*)Others-AgricultureOdisha
94Batakrushna SahooOthers-Animal HusbandryOdisha
95Trinity SaiooOthers-AgricultureMeghalaya
96Adnan SamiArtsMaharashtra
97Vijay SankeshwarTrade and IndustryKarnataka
98 Kushal Konwar SarmaMedicineAssam
99Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadrialias SayedbhaiSocial WorksMaharashtra
100Mohammed SharifSocial WorksUttar Pradesh
101Shyam Sunder SharmaArtsBihar
102 Gurdip SinghMedicineGujarat
103Ramjee SinghSocial WorksBihar
104Vashishtha Narayan Singh (Posthumous)Science and EngineeringBihar
105Daya Prakash SinhaArtsUttar Pradesh
106 Sandra Desa SouzaMedicineMaharashtra
107Vijayasarathi SribhashyamLiterature and EducationTelangana
108Kalee Shabi Mahaboob & Sheik Mahaboob Subani (Duo*)ArtsTamil Nadu
109Javed Ahmad TakSocial WorksJammu and Kashmir
110Pradeep ThalappilScience and EngineeringTamil Nadu
111Yeshe Dorjee ThongchiLiterature and EducationArunachal Pradesh
112Robert ThurmanLiterature and EducationUSA
113Agus Indra UdayanaSocial WorksIndonesia
114Harish Chandra VermaScience and EngineeringUttar Pradesh
115Sundaram VermaSocial WorksRajasthan
116 Romesh Tekchand WadhwaniTrade and IndustryUSA
117Suresh WadkarArtsMaharashtra
118Prem WatsaTrade and IndustryCanada

PS: Duo*- Awards given to two people will be considered as one.

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