Amitabh Bahchcan and Dilip Kumar awarded Padma Vibhushan

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15jan_Dilip Kumar Amitabh BachchanBollywood legends Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar have been conferred with the Padma Vibushan awards; the second highest civilian award in India. Fans of 72 year old Bachchan have long called for the Indian government to award him the Bharat Ratna, which is the highest civilian award in India, but will have to settle for the Padma Vibhushan instead. 92 year old Dilip Kumar is being acknowledged for his services to the arts and cinema and is widely regarded as one of India’s greatest actors. The government have also conferred awards to some non-Indians; most notably Bill Gates and Melinda Gates for their contributions towards social work and charity. The Padma Awards will being handed out to the winners around March/April of this year so stay tuned!

Check out the full list of winners below!

Padma Vibhushan:

1 LK Advani- Public Affairs- Gujarat

2 Amitabh Bachchan- Art- Maharashtra

3 Prakash Singh Badal- Public Affairs- Punjab

4 Dr D Veerendra Heggade- Social Work- Karnataka

5 Mohammad Yusuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar- Art- Maharashtra

6 Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya- Others- Uttar Pradesh

7 Prof Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan- Science and Engineering- Tamil Nadu

8 Kottayan K. Venugopal- Public Affairs- Delhi

9 Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (Foreigner)- Trade and Industry- France/UK

Padma Bhushan:

1 Jahnu Barua- Art- Assam

2 Dr Vijay Bhatkar- Science and Engineering- Maharashtra

3 Shri Swapan Dasgupta- Literature and Education- Delhi

4 Swami Satyamitranand Giri- Others- Uttar Pradesh

5 N Gopalaswami- Civil Service- Tamil Nadu

6 Dr Subhash C Kashyap- Public Affairs- Delhi

7 Dr (Pandit) Gokulotsavji Maharaj- Art- Madhya Pradesh

8 Dr Ambrish Mithal- Medicine – Delhi

9 Sudha Ragunathan- Art- Tamil Nadu

10 Shri Harish Salve- Public Affairs- Delhi

11 Dr Ashok Seth- Medicine- Delhi

12 Rajat Sharma- Literature and Education- Delhi

13 Satpal- Sports- Delhi

14 Shivakumara Swami- Others- Karnataka

15 Dr Kharag Singh Valdiya- Science and Engineering- Karnataka

16 Prof Manjul Bhargava (NRI/PIO)- Science and Engineering- USA

17 David Frawley (Vamadeva) (Foreigner)- Others- USA

18 Bill Gates (Foreigner)- Social Work- USA

19 Melinda Gates (Foreigner)- Social Work- USA

20 Saichiro Misumi (Foreigner)- Others- Japan

Padma Shri:

1 Dr Manjula Anagani- Medicine- Telangana

2 S Arunan- Science and Engineering- Karnataka

3 Kanyakumari Avasarala- Art- Tamil Nadu

4 Dr Bettina Sharada Baumer- Literature and Education- Jammu and Kashmir

5 Naresh Bedi- Art- Delhi

6 Ashok Bhagat- Social Work- Jharkhand

7 Sanjay Leela Bhansali- Art- Maharashtra

8 Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora- Literature and Education- Assam

9 Dr Gyan Chaturvedi- Literature and Education- Madhya Pradesh

10 Prof (Dr) Yogesh Kumar Chawla- Medicine- Chandigarh

11 Jayakumari Chikkala- Medicine- Delhi

12 Bibek Debroy- Literature and Education- Delhi

13 Dr Sarungbam Bimola Kumari Devi- Medicine- Manipur

14 Dr Ashok Gulati- Public Affairs- Delhi

15 Dr Randeep Guleria- Medicine- Delhi

16 Dr KP Haridas- Medicine- Kerala

17 Rahul Jain- Art- Delhi

18 Ravindra Jain- Art- Maharashtra

19 Dr Sunil Jogi- Literature and Education- Delhi

20 Prasoon Joshi- Art- Maharashtra

21 Dr Prafulla Kar- Art- Odisha

22 Saba Anjum- Sports- Chhattisgarh

23 Ushakiran Khan- Literature and Education- Bihar

24 Dr Rajesh Kotecha- Medicine- Rajasthan

25 Prof Alka Kriplani- Medicine Delhi

26 Dr Harsh Kumar- Medicine- Delhi

27 Narayana Purushothama Mallaya- Literature & Education- Kerala

28 Lambert Mascarenhas- Literature and Education- Goa

29 Dr Janak Palta McGilligan- Social Work- Madhya Pradesh

30 Veerendra Raj Mehta- Social Work- Delhi

31 Tarak Mehta- Art- Gujarat

32 Neil Herbert Nongkynrih (Art), Meghalaya

33 Chewang Norphel- Others- Jammu and Kashmir

34 TV Mohandas Pai- Trade and Industry- Karnataka

35 Dr Tejas Patel- Medicine- Gujarat

36 Jadav Molai Peyang- Others- Assam

37 Bimla Poddar- Others- Uttar Pradesh

38 Dr N Prabhakar- Science and Engg- Delhi

39 Dr Prahalada- Science and Engg- Maharashtra

40 Dr Narendra Prasad- Medicine- Bihar

41 Ram Bahadur Rai- Literature and Education- Delhi

42 Mithali Raj- Sports- Telangana

43 PV Rajaraman- Civil Service- Tamil Nadu

44 Prof JS Rajput- Literature and Education- Uttar Pradesh

45 Kota Srinivasa Rao- Art- Andhra Pradesh

46 Prof Bimal Roy- Literature and Education- West Bengal

47 Shekhar Sen- Art- Maharashtra

48- Gunvant Shah- Literature and Education- Gujarat

49 Brahmdev Sharma- Literature and Education- Delhi

50 Manu Sharma- Literature and Education- Uttar Pradesh

51 Prof Yog Raj Sharma- Medicine- Delhi

52 Vasant Shastri- Science and Engg- Karnataka

53 SK Shivkumar- Science and Engg- Karnataka

54 PV Sindhu- Sports- Telangana

55 Sardara Singh- Sports- Haryana

56 Arunima Sinha-Sports- Uttar Pradesh

57 Mahesh Raj Soni- Art- Rajasthan

58 Dr Nikhil Tandon- Medicine- Delhi

59 H Thegtse Rinpoche- Social Work- Arunachal Pradesh

60 Dr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi- Medicine- Gujarat

61 Huang Baosheng- Others- China

62 Prof Jacques Blamont- Science and Engg- France

63 Late Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin- Others- Maharashtra (Posthumous)

64 Jean-Claude Carriere- Literature and Education – France

65 Dr Nandrajan ‘Raj’ Chetty- Literature and Education- France

66 George L Hart- Others- USA

67 Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja- Others- Portugal

68 Late Meetha Lal Mehta- Social Work- Rajasthan (Posthumous)

69 Tripti Mukherjee- Art- USA

70 Dr Dattatreyudu Nori- Medicine- USA

71 Dr Raghu Rama Pillarisetti (Medicine), USA

72 Dr Saumitra Rawat- Medicine- UK

73 Prof Annette Schmiedchen (Literature and Education), Germany

74 Late Pran Kumar Sharma alias Pran- Art- Delhi (Posthumous)

75 Late R Vasudevan- Civil Service- Tamil Nadu (Posthumous)

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