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Padma Awards 2016: Full list of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardees

NEW DELHI: On the eve of Republic Day, government has announced the list for the Padma Awards 2016. The Padma awards are conferred by the President at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan in March/April every year.

65-year-old Rajinikanth, one of the most celebrated actors of his generations, has been selected for the Padma Vibhushan. He is amongst the 10 made the cut this year for Padma Vibhushan while Anupam Kher and Udit Narayan are two of the 19 eminent personalities selected for the Pama Bhushan award. Ajay Devgn, Priyanka Chopra and archer Deepika Kumari are among the 87 selected for the Padma Shri award.

List of the Padma Vibhushan awardees:

1) Rajinikanth (Cinema)
2) Ramoji Rao (Literature and Education)
3) Shri Shri Ravi Shankar (Spiritualism)
4) Yamini Krishnamurthi (Classical Dance)
5) Girija Devi (Classical)
6) Vishwanathan Shanta (Oncology)
7) Jagmohan (Public Affairs)
8) Dr Vasudeva Kalkunte Aatrre (Science and Engineering)
9) Avinash Dixit (NRI, Literature & Education)
10) Dhirubhai Ambani (Posthumous, Trade & Industry)

List of Padma Bhushan awardees:

1) Anupam Kher (Cinema)
2) Udit Narayan (Playback singing)
3) Vinod Rai (Civil Service)
4) Heisnam Kanhailal (Theatre)
5) Yarlagadda Lakshmi (Literature & Education)
6) Swamy Tejomayananda (Spiritualism)
7) NS Ramanuja Tatacharya (Literature & Education)
8) Barjinder Singh Hamdard (Literature & Education)
9) Ram V Sutar (Sculpture)
10) Nageshwar Reddy (Gastroenerology)
11) Sania Mirza (Sports)
12) Saina Nehwal (Sports)
13) Indu Jain (Media)
14) Swami Dayanand Saraswati (Posthumous, Spirituality)
15) Robert Blackwill ( Diplomacy)
16) Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry (Trade & Industry)
17) RC Bhargava (Trade & Industry)
18) Hafeez Contractor (Architecture)

List of Padma Shri awardees:

1) Ajay Devgn (Cinema)
2) Priyanka Chopra (Cinema)
3) Deepika Kumari (Sports)
4) Ujjwal Nikam (Law)
5) SS Rajamouli (Cinema)
5) Malini Awasthi (Folk Singing)
6) Saeed Jaffrey (Posthumous, Cinema)
7) Prathibha Prahalad (Dancing)
8) Bhukhudan Gadhvi (Folk music)
9) Tulsidas Borkar (Music)
10) Onkar Nath Srivastava (Science)
11) Ajaypal Singh Banga (Economics)
12) Sribhas Chandra Supakar (Textile)
13) Soma Ghosh (Classical singing)
14) Madhur Bhandarkar (Cinema)
15) M Venkatesh Kumar (Folk Artist)
16) Gulabi Sapera (Folk Dance)
17) Bhalchandra Dattatray (Photography)
18) Nila Madhab Panda (Cinema)
19) Mamta Chandrakar (Folk Music)
20) Jai Prakash Lekhiwal (Art)
21) Laxma Goud (Art)

Full list of Padma Shri recipients is still awaited.

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