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TNPSC Current Affairs: 2017 Padma Awards Winners List (English)

2017 Padma Awards Winners
padma awards 2017 winners
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.
  • 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. 
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. 

2017 Padma Awards List

This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons.
  • 7 Padma Vibhushan
  • 7 Padma Bhushan and 
  • 75 Padma Shri Awardees
  • 19 of the awardees are women 
  • 5 persons foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 
  • 6 Posthumous awardees
List of Padma Vibhushan Winners 2017
  1. Shri K J Yesudas (Art-Music, Kerala)
  2. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (Others-Spiritualism, Tamil Nadu)
  3. Shri Sharad Pawar (Public Affairs, Maharashtra)
  4. Shri Murli Manohar Joshi (Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh)
  5. Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao (Science & Engineering, Karnataka)
  6. Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous, Public Affairs, Madhya Pradesh)
  7. Late Shri PA Sangma (Posthumous, Public Affairs, Meghalaya)
List of Padma Bhushan Winners 2017
  1. Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Art-Music, Rajasthan)
  2. Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi (Literature & Education, Uttar Pradesh)
  3. Shri Tehemton Udwadia Medicine Maharashtra
  4. Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj (Others-Spiritualism, Gujarat)
  5. Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati (Others-Yoga, Bihar)
  6. H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner, Literature & Education, Thailand)
  7. Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous, Literature & Education – Journalism, Tamil Nadu)
List of Padma Shri Winners
  1. Smt. Basanti Bisht (Art-Music, Uttarakhand)
  2. Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair (Art-Dance, Kerala)
  3. Smt. Aruna Mohanty (Art-Dance, Odisha)
  4. Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan (Art-Cinema, Karnataka)
  5. Shri Sadhu Meher Art-Cinema Odisha
  6. Shri T K Murthy (Art-Music, Tamil Nadu)
  7. Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh (Art-Music, Manipur)
  8. Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary (Art-Music, Uttar Pradesh)
  9. Smt. Baoa Devi (Art-Painting, Bihar)
  10. Shri Tilak Gitai (Art-Painting, Rajasthan)
  11. Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao (Art-Sculpture, Telangana)
  12. Shri Jitendra Haripal (Art-Music, Odisha)
  13. Shri Kailash Kher (Art-Music, Maharashtra)
  14. Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal (Art-Music, Kerala)
  15. Smt. Sukri Bommagowda (Art-Music, Karnataka)
  16. Shri Mukund Nayak (Art-Music, Jharkhand)
  17. Shri Purushottam Upadhyay (Art-Music, Gujarat)
  18. Smt. Anuradha Paudwal (Art-Music, Maharashtra)
  19. Shri Wareppa Naba Nil (Art-Theatre, Manipur)
  20. Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary (Civil Service, Telangana)
  21. Shri T.K. Viswanathan (Civil Service, Haryana)
  22. Shri Kanwal Sibal (Civil Service, Delhi)
  23. Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla (Literature & Education, Sikkim)
  24. Smt. Eli Ahmed (Literature & Education, Assam)
  25. Dr. Narendra Kohli (Literature & Education, Delhi)
  26. Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah (Literature & Education, Karnataka)
  27. Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri (Literature & Education, Kerala)
  28. Shri Kashi Nath Pandita (Literature & Education, Jammu & Kashmir)
  29. Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry (Literature & Education, Delhi)
  30. Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi (Literature & Education, Uttar Pradesh)
  31. Shri Michel Danino (Literature & Education, Tamil Nadu)
  32. Shri Punam Suri (Literature & Education, Delhi)
  33. Shri VG Patel (Literature & Education, Gujarat)
  34. Smt. V Koteswaramma (Literature & Education, Andhra Pradesh)
  35. Shri Balbir Dutt (Literature & EducationJournalism, Jharkhand).
  36. Smt. Bhawana Somaaya (Literature & EducationJournalism, Maharashtra)
  37. Shri Vishnu Pandya (Literature & EducationJournalism, Gujarat)
  38. Dr. Subroto Das (Medicine, Gujarat)
  39. Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav (Medicine, Madhya Pradesh)
  40. Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed (Medicine, Telangana)
  41. Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole (Medicine, Uttar Pradesh)
  42. Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel (Medicine, Gujarat)
  43. Prof. Harkishan Singh (Medicine, Chandigarh)
  44. Dr. Mukut Minz (Medicine, Chandigarh)
  45. Shri Arun Kumar Sharma (Others-Archaeology, Chhattisgarh)
  46. Shri Sanjeev Kapoor (Others-Culinary, Maharashtra)
  47. Smt. Meenakshi Amma (Others-Martial Art, Kerala)
  48. Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel (Others-Agriculture, Gujarat)
  49. Shri Chandrakant Pithawa (Science & Engineering, Telangana)
  50. Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray (Science & Engineering, West Bengal)
  51. Shri Chintakindi Mallesham (Science & Engineering, Andhra Pradesh)
  52. Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami (Science & Engineering, Assam)
  53. Shri Daripalli Ramaiah (Social Work, Telangana)
  54. Shri Girish Bhardwaj (Social Work, Karnataka)
  55. Shri Karimul Hak (Social Work, West Bengal)
  56. Shri Bipin Ganatra (Social Work, West Bengal)
  57. Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide (Social work, Tamil Nadu)
  58. Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari (Social Work, Maharashtra)
  59. Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal (Social Work, Punjab)
  60. Shri Virat Kohli (Sports-Cricket, Delhi)
  61. Shri Shekar Naik (Sports-Cricket, Karnataka)
  62. Shri Vikasa Gowda (Sports-Discus, Throw Karnataka)
  63. Smt. Deepa Malik (Sports-Athletics, Haryana)
  64. Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu (Sports-Athletics, Tamil Nadu)
  65. Smt. Dipa Karmakar (Sports-Gymnastics, Tripura)
  66. Shri P R Shreejesh (Sports-Hockey, Kerala)
  67. Smt. Sakshi Malik (Sports-Wrestling, Haryana)
  68. Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu (Trade & Industry, Telangana)
  69. Shri Imrat Khan (NRI/PIO, Art-Music, USA)
  70. Shri Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO, Literature & Education, USA)
  71. Shri H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO, Literature & Education Journalism, USA)
  72. Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon (Posthumous, Medicine Tamil Nadu) 
  73. Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous, Others-Archaeology West Bengal)
  74. Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous, Social Work Maharashtra)
  75. Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner, Social Work Nepal)

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