List of Padma Awardees – 2021

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.

  • This year the President has approved conferment of 119 Padma Awards including 1 duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) as per list below.
  • The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards.
  • 29 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, 16 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardee.

About Padma Award:

  • 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.

List of Padma Awardees – 2021

Padma Bhushan (10)
  • Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra – Art
  • Tarun Gogoi (Posthumous) – Public Affairs
  • Chandrashekhar Kambara  – Literature and Education
  • Sumitra Mahajan – Public Affairs
  • Nripendra Misra – Civil Service
  • Ram Vilas Paswan (Posthumous) – Public Affairs
  • Keshubhai Patel (Posthumous) – Public Affairs
  • Kalbe Sadiq (Posthumous) – Others: Spiritualism
  • Rajnikant Devidas Shroff – Trade and Industry
  • Tarlochan Singh – Public Affairs

Padma Shri (102)

  • Shri Gulfam Ahmed Art Uttar Pradesh
  • Ms. P. Anitha Sports Tamil Nadu
  • Shri Rama Swamy Annavarapu Art Andhra Pradesh
  • Shri Subbu Arumugam Art Tamil Nadu
  • Shri Prakasarao Asavadi Literature and Education Andhra Pradesh
  • Ms. Bhuri Bai Art Madhya Pradesh
  • Shri Radhe Shyam Barle Art Chhattisgarh
  • Shri Dharma Narayan Barma Literature and Education West Bengal
  • Ms. Lakhimi Baruah Social Work Assam
  • Shri Biren Kumar Basak Art West Bengal
  • Ms. Rajni Bector Trade and Industry Punjab
  • Shri Peter Brook Art United Kingdom
  • Ms. Sangkhumi Bualchhuak Social Work Mizoram
  • Shri Gopiram Bargayn Burabhakat Art Assam
  • Bijoya Chakravarty Public Affairs Assam
  • Shri Sujit Chattopadhyay Literature and Education West Bengal
  • Shri Jagdish Chaudhary (Posthumous) Social Work Uttar Pradesh
  • Shri Tsultrim Chonjor Social Work Ladakh
  • Ms. Mouma Das Sports West Bengal
  • Shri Srikant Datar Literature and Education United States of America
  • Shri Narayan Debnath Art West Bengal
  • Chutni Devi Social Work Jharkhand
  • Ms. Dulari Devi Art Bihar
  • Ms. Radhe Devi Art Manipur
  • Ms. Shanti Devi Social Work Odisha
  • Shri Wayan Dibia Art Indonesia
  • Shri Dadudan Gadhavi Literature & Education Gujarat
  • Shri Parshuram Atmaram Gangavane Art Maharashtra
  • Shri Jai Bhagwan Goyal Literature and Education Haryana
  • Shri Jagadish Chandra Halder Literature and Education West Bengal
  • Shri Mangal Singh Hazowary Literature and Education Assam
  • Ms. Anshu Jamsenpa Sports Arunachal Pradesh
  • Ms. Purnamasi Jani Art Odisha
  • Matha B. Manjamma Jogati Art Karnataka
  • Shri Damodaran Kaithapram Art Kerala
  • Shri Namdeo C Kamble Literature and Education Maharashtra
  • Shri Maheshbhai & Shri Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo) * (Posthumous) Art Gujarat
  • Shri Rajat Kumar Kar Literature and Education Odisha
  • Shri Rangasami Lakshminarayana Kashyap Literature and Education Karnataka
  • Ms. Prakash Kaur Social Work Punjab
  • Shri Nicholas Kazanas Literature and Education Greece
  • Shri K Kesavasamy Art Puducherry
  • Shri Ghulam Rasool Khan Art Jammu and Kashmir
  • Shri Lakha Khan Art Rajasthan
  • Ms. Sanjida Khatun Art Bangladesh
  • Shri Vinayak Vishnu Khedekar Art Goa
  • Ms. Niru Kumar Social Work Delhi
  • Ms. Lajwanti Art Punjab
  • Shri Rattan Lal Science and Engineering United States of America
  • Shri Ali Manikfan Others-Grassroots Innovation Lakshadweep
  • Shri Ramachandra Manjhi Art Bihar
  • Shri Dulal Manki Art Assam
  • Shri Nanadro B Marak Others- Agriculture Meghalaya
  • Shri Rewben Mashangva Art Manipur
  • Shri Chandrakant Mehta Literature and Education Gujarat
  • Dr. Rattan Lal Mittal Medicine Punjab
  • Shri Madhavan Nambiar Sports Kerala
  • Shri Shyam Sundar Paliwal Social Work Rajasthan
  • Dr. Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav Medicine Delhi
  • Dr. J N Pande (Posthumous) Medicine Delhi
  • Shri Solomon Pappaiah Literature and Education- Journalism Tamil Nadu
  • Ms. Pappammal Others- Agriculture Tamil Nadu
  • Dr. Krishna Mohan Pathi Medicine Odisha
  • Ms. Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat Trade and Industry Maharashtra
  • Shri Girish Prabhune Social Work Maharashtra
  • Shri Nanda Prusty Literature and Education Odisha
  • Shri K K Ramachandra Pulavar Art Kerala
  • Shri Balan Putheri Literature and Education Kerala
  • Ms. Birubala Rabha Social Work Assam
  • Shri Kanaka Raju Art Telangana
  • Ms. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath Art Tamil Nadu
  • Shri Satyaram Reang Art Tripura
  • Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo Medicine Kerala
  • Shri Ashok Kumar Sahu Medicine Uttar Pradesh
  • Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh Sanjay Medicine Uttarakhand
  • Ms. Sindhutai Sapkal Social Work Maharashtra
  • Shri Chaman Lal Sapru (Posthumous) Literature and Education Jammu and Kashmir
  • Shri Roman Sarmah Literature and Education- Journalism Assam
  • Shri Imran Shah Literature and Education Assam
  • Shri Prem Chand Sharma Others- Agriculture Uttarakhand
  • Shri Arjun Singh Shekhawat Literature and Education Rajasthan
  • Shri Ram Yatna Shukla Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
  • Shri Jitender Singh Shunty Social Work Delhi
  • Shri Kartar Paras Ram Singh Art Himachal Pradesh
  • Shri Kartar Singh Art Punjab
  • Dr. Dilip Kumar Singh Medicine Bihar
  • Shri Chandra Shekhar Singh Others-Agriculture Uttar Pradesh
  • Ms. Sudha Hari Narayan Singh Sports Uttar Pradesh
  • Shri Virender Singh Sports Haryana
  • Ms. Mridula Sinha (Posthumous) Literature and Education Bihar
  • Shri K C Sivasankar (Posthumous) Art Tamil Nadu
  • Guru Maa Kamali Soren Social Work West Bengal
  • Shri Marachi Subburaman Social Work Tamil Nadu
  • Shri P Subramanian (Posthumous) Trade and Industry Tamil Nadu
  • Ms. Nidumolu Sumathi Art Andhra Pradesh
  • Shri Kapil Tiwari Literature and Education Madhya Pradesh
  • Father Vallés (Posthumous) Literature and Education Spain
  • Dr. Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan (Posthumous) Medicine Tamil Nadu
  • Shri Sridhar Vembu Trade and Industry Tamil Nadu
  • Shri K Y Venkatesh Sports Karnataka
  • Ms. Usha Yadav Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
  • Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir Public Affairs Bangladesh