CIVILIAN AWARDS OF INDIA


CIVILIAN AWARDS
Bharat Ratna : The award is given for exceptional service towards the advancement of
Art, Literature and Science and in recognition of public service of the
highest order.
Padma Vibhushan : The award is given for exceptional and distinguished service in any
field including service rendered by the Government servants.
Padma Bhushan : The award is given for distinguished service of high order in any field
including service rendered by the Government servants.
Padma Shri : The award is given for distinguished service in any field including
service rendered by the Government servants.
In pursuance of the Supreme Court's Judgement, the Government had constituted a High Level
Review Committee chaired by the Vice-President of India, to go into the guidelines for the Padma
Awards and certain other aspects. The Review Committee submitted its report in November 1996 and
the same has been accepted by the Government. The institution of these awards has been revived since


RECIPIENTS OF BHARAT RATNA
Name                                                                                                           Awarded in
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (1878-1972) ......................................................... 1954
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) ......................................................... 1954
Dr Chandrasekhar Venkat Raman (1888-1970) ................................................ 1954
Dr Bhagwan Das (1869-1958) .............................................................................. 1955
Dr Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (1861-1962) ................................................. 1955
Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) ............................................................................. 1955
Govind Ballabh Pant (1887-1961) ....................................................................... 1957
Dr Dhondo Keshave Karve (1858-1962) ............................................................ 1958
Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy (1882-1962) ................................................................. 1961
Purushottam Das Tandon (1882-1962) ............................................................... 1961
Dr Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963) .......................................................................... 1962
Dr Zakir Hussain (1897-1969) .......................................................................... 1963
Dr Pandurang Vaman Kane (1880-1972) ....................................................... 1963
Lal Bahadur Shastri (Posthumous) (1904-1966) ......................................... 1966
Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) .................................................................................... 1971
Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980) .................................................................... 1975
Kumaraswami Kamraj (Posthumous) (1903-1975) ........................................... 1976
Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (Mother Teresa) (1910-1997) .................................... 1980
Acharya Vinobha Bhave (Posthumous) (1895-1982) .................................. 1983
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890-1988) ......................................................... 1987
Marudu Gopalan Ramachandran (Posthumous) (1917-1987) ................. 1988
Dr Bhim Rao Ramji Ambedkar (Posthumous) (1891-1956) ...................... 1990
Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (b-1918) .......................................................... 1990
Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) (1944-1991) ....................................................... 1991
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous) (1875-1950) ................................. 1991
Morarji Ranchhodji Desai (1896-1995) ........................................................... 1991
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Posthumous) (1888-1958) .......................... 1992
Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata (1904-1993) ................................................ 1992
Satyajit Ray (Posthumous) (1922-1992) ........................................................ 1992
Aruna Asaf Ali (Posthumous) (1909-1996) .................................................. 1997
Gulzari Lal Nanda (Posthumous) (1898-1997) ............................................ 1997
Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (b-1931) ................................... 1997
Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbalakshmi (1916-2004) .......................... 1998
Chidambaram Subramaniam (1910-2000) .................................................... 1998
Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan (Posthumous) (1902-1979) ................... 1999
Professor Amartya Sen (b-1933) ...................................................................... 1999
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (Posthumous) (1890-1950) .......................... 1999
Pandit Ravi Shankar (b-1920) ........................................................................... 1999
Sushri Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar (b-1929) .................................................. 2001
Ustad Bismillah Khan (1916-2006) ................................................................. 2001




Padma Awards : Padma awards are amongst the highest civilian awards of the
country. There are three categories of Padma Awards - 'Padma Vibhushan', 'Padma
Bhushan' and 'Padma Shri'. These are given for distinguished service in any field
including Art, Literature and Education, Science and Engineering, Sports, Medicine,
etc. Padma Awards are announced on the eve of the Republic Day every year.
PADMA AWARDS CONFERRED ON REPUBLIC DAY 2007
Padma Vibhushan Recipients : Prof. Balu Sankaran
Prof. Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan
Shri Fali Sam Nariman
Shri Khushwant Singh
Shri Naresh Chandra
Shri Narinder Nath Vohra
Justice Prafulla Chandra Bhagwati
Prof. Raja Rao (Posthumous)
Dr. Raja Jesudoss Chelliah
Dr. V. Krishnamurthy

Padma Bhushan Recipients : Prof. Bhikhu Parekh
Shri Chandra Prasad Saikia (Posthumous)
Ms. Ela Gandhi
Father Gabriel Chiramel C.M.I.
Dr. Gopaldas Neeraj
Dr. Gurcharan Singh Kalkat
Mrs. Indra K. Nooyi
Dr. Jamshed J. Irani
Shri Javed Akhtar
Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs
Justice K.T. Thomas
Shri Kavalam Narayana Panikkar
Capt. L.Z. Sailo
Dr. (Smt.) Manju Sharma
Dr. N. Mahalingam
Mr. Osamu Suzuki
Dr. Prithipal Singh Maini
Pandit Rajan Misra
Shri Ramankutty Nair
Pandit Sajan Misra
Dr. Saroj Ghose
Shri Sayed Haider Raza
Prof. (Dr.) Shiv Kumar Sarin
Prof. (Vaidya) Shriram Sharma
Prof. Somnath Hore (Postumous)
Shri Sunil Bharati Mittal
Hakim Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri
Prof. Tapan Kumar Raychaudhuri
Prof. Thirukodikaval Nilakanta Srinivasan
Shri Tyeb Mehta
Dr. (Smt.) V. Mohini Giri
Dr. Vilayanur Subramanian Ramachandran
Padma Shri Recipients : Prof. (Dr.) Adya Prasad Mishra
Shri Amitav Ghosh
Prof. Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty
Dr. (Smt.) Ananda Shankar Jayant
Shri Anantharamakrishnan Sivasailam
Dr. Anoop Misra
Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Kumar Hemal
Shri Astad Aderbad Deboo
Prof. (Dr.) Atul Kumar
Dr. B. Paul Thaliath
Dr. Bakul Harshadrai Dholakia
Dr. Balbir Singh
Dr. Baldev Raj
Shri Chiranjeev Milkha Singh
Prof. Deveindra Rahinwal (Postumous)
Prof. Dilip Biswas
Pandit Gajendra Narayan Singh
Smt. Geeta Chandran
Dr. Giriraj Kishore
Rajmata Goverdan Kumari
Prof. (Dr.) Harpinder Singh Chawla
Prof. Kallipatti Ramasamy Palaniswamy
Prof. (Dr.) Khadg Singh Valdiya
Shri Khalid Zaheer
Shri Kiran Sharadchandra Karnik
Ms. Koneru Humpy
Dr. Lalit Pande
Shri Lama Thupten Phuntsok
Sister M. Cyril Mooney
Dr. M. Mohan Babu
Dr. Mahadev Prasad Pandey
Dr. Mahipal Singh Sachdev
Dr. Manjunath Cholenahally Nanjappa
Prof. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan
Dr. (Ms.) Meenakshi Gopinath
Ms. Mira Salganik Alias Mariam L'vovna Salganik
Dr. Mohsin Wali
Shri Mujtaba Hussain
Prof. Mushirul Hasan
Mrs. Naina Lal Kidwai
Smt. Naorem Ongbi Neelamani Devi
Prof. (Dr.) Narmada Prasad Gupta
Shri P. Gopinathan
Dr. P. Namperumalsamy
Smt. P.R. Thilagam
Shri Pannuru Sripathy
Dr. (Smt.) Pratibha Ray
Smt. Pushpa Hans
Dr. Rabi Narayan Bastia
Shri Rabinder Gokaldas Ahuja
Shri Rajinder Gupta
Shri Ravindra Dayal (Postumous)
Shri Remo Fernandes
Ms. Runa Banerjee
Prof. Rybakov Rostislav
Shri S. Dakshinamurthy Pillai
Shri S. Balachandra Menon
Smt. Shanti Hiranand
` Smt. Shashikala Jawalkar
Prof. (Dr.) Shekhar Pathak
Dr. Sheo Bhagwan Tibrewal
Shri Sonam Skalzang
Shri Sonam Tshering Lepcha
Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory
Shri Sushil Gupta
Dr. (Ms.) Syeda Saiyidain Hameed
Shri T.S. Rangarajan Alias Kavignar Vaalee
Smt. Tarla Dalal
Ms. Teesta Setalvad
Prof. (Ms.) Temsula Ao
Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan
Dr. Thekkethil Kochandy Alex
Shri Thingbaijam Babu Singh
Shri Valayapatti A.R. Subramaniyam
Shri Vijai Dan Detha
Shri Vikram Seth
Shri Waman Thakre
Dr. Yusufkhan Mohamadkhan Pathan

JEEVAN RAKSHA PADAK SERIES OF AWARDS
The Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards are given for courage and promptitude
under circumstances of great danger to the life or bodily injury of the rescuer,
displayed in an act or a series of acts of humane nature, in saving the life of a person
from drowning, fire, rescue operations in mines, etc. There are three categories of
Jeevan Raksha Padak awards viz. Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Uttam Jeevan
Raksha Padak and Jeevan Raksha Padak. Recommendations for Jeevan Raksha
Padak series of awards are received from the State Governments/Union Territory
Administrations and Ministries/Departments of the Government of India. On the
basis of the recommendations of the Awards Committee, the President approved
the award of Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak to three persons and Jeevan Raksha Padak
to 38 persons for the year 2006. No Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak award was
announced this year.


SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARDS 2005
Language     Title and Genre      Author
Assamese- Mouna Ounth Mukhar Hriday (Novel) Yeshe Dorje Thongchi
Bengali - Haspatale Lekha Kbitaguchha (Poetry) Binoy Mazumdar
Bodo - Jiuni Mwgthang Bisombi Arw Aroj (Poetry) Mangalsingh Hazowary
Dogri - Dhaldi Dhuppe Da Sek (Short Stories) Krishan Sharma
Gujarati - Akhand Zalar Vage (Poetry) Suresh Dalal
Hindi - Kyap (Novel) Manohar Shyam Joshi
Kannada - Teru (Novel) Raghavendra Patil
Kashmiri -Yath Miani Joye (Poetry) Hamidi Kashmiri
Konkani - Bhaangarsaall (Short Stories) N. Shivdas
Maithili - Chanan Ghan Gachchiya (Poetry) Vivekanand Thakur
Malayalam - Jappana Pukayila (Short Stories) G.V. Kakkanadan
Manipuri - Pangal Shonbi Eishe Adomgeeni M. Nabakishore Singh
(Short Stories)
Marathi - Bhijaki Vahi (Poetry) Arun Kolatkar
Nepali - Jeevan Goreto Ma (Novel) Krishna Singh Moktan
Oriya - Gopapura (Short Stories) Ramachandra Behera
Punjabi - Agni-Kalas (Short Stories) Gurbachan Singh Bhullar
Rajasthani - Kisturi Mirag (Short Stories) Chetan Swami
Sanskrit - Sri Bhargave-Raghaviyam (Epic) Swami Rambhadracharya
Santhali - Bhabna (Poetry) Jadumani Besra
Sindhi - Andhero Roshan Thiye Dholan ‘Rahi’
Tamil - Kalmaram (Novel) G. Thilakavathi
Telugu - Tana Margam (Short Stories) Abburi Chayadevi
Urdu - Ret Per Khema (Memoirs) Jabir Husain

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