Govt announces names of 118 Padma Shri awardees on Republic Day eve

NEW DELHI: head of the 71st Republic Day, names of 118 awardees who will be conferred with the Padma Shri Awards on Sunday have been announced.

Here are the names of a few people from the field of social work who will be honoured at Padma Awards 2020: Jagdish Lal Ahuja, Javed Ahmad Tak, Satyanayana Mundayoor, S Ramakrishna and Yogi Aeron.

Jagdish Lal Ahuja, also known as 'Langar Baba', is being awarded for "selflessly organising langars for 500 plus poor patients daily for over two decades". He also provides patients with other support from financial assistance to blankets and clothes. He is a self-made billionaire who came to India empty-handed during the partition. He sold off properties worth crores to fuel his mission and continues to serve undeterred even by stomach cancer.

Javed Ahmad Tak, from Anantnag in Kashmir, has been working with specially-abled children for two decades, to integrate them into mainstream life. He is wheelchair-ridden since 1997 due to a spinal injury from a bullet hit in a militant attack.

Another Padma awardee, Mohammed Sharif aka 'Chacha Sharif', is a "bicycle mechanic who has been performing the last rites of thousands of unclaimed dead bodies for the last 25 years". He has performed the last rites of more than 25,000 unclaimed bodies in and around Faizabad. He has never differentiated on the basis of religion, he performs last rites in accordance with the person's religious practices- cremating Hindus and burying Muslims.

Among the other 'Unsung Heroes' who will be awarded the Padma Shri on Republic Day is Tulasi Gowda, who is known as the 'Encyclopaedia of Forest' due to her vast knowledge of diverse species of plants and herbs- despite not having any formal education. Despite growing up in poverty amongst the backward community, she has planted and nurtured thousands of trees over the past 60 years. Even at the age of 72, she continues to nurture plants and share her knowledge with the generation, carrying forward the message of environmental protection.

The Padma Shri Awards are the highest civilian awards of the country after the Bharat Ratna. The final list of names of the awardees is announced by the government on January 25, on the eve of Republic Day.

Here's the complete list of Padma Shri awardees for the year 2020:

 

Ministry of Home Affairs

Padma Awards 2020 Announced

Posted On: 25 JAN 2020 9:11PM by PIB Delhi

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. This year the President has approved conferment of 141 Padma Awards including 4 duo cases (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) as per list below. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri Awards. 33 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 18 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 12 Posthumous awardees.

Padma Vibhushan (7)

S.No.

 

Name

 

Field

 

State/Country

 

1.

 

Shri George Fernandes

(Posthumous)

 

Public Affairs

 

Bihar

 

2.

 

Shri Arun Jaitley

(Posthumous)

 

Public Affairs

 

Delhi

 

3.

 

Sir Anerood Jugnauth GCSK

 

Public Affairs

 

Mauritius

 

4.

 

Smt. M. C. Mary Kom

 

Sports

 

Manipur

 

5.

 

Shri Chhannulal Mishra

 

Art

 

Uttar Pradesh

 

6.

 

Smt. Sushma Swaraj

(Posthumous)

 

Public Affairs

 

Delhi

 

7.

 

Sri Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri

PejavaraAdhokhajaMatha

Udupi (Posthumous)

 

Others-Spiritualism

 

Karnataka

 

Padma Bhushan (16)

S.No.

 

Name

 

Field

 

State/Country

 

8.

 

Shri M. Mumtaz Ali (Sri M)

 

Others-Spiritualism

 

Kerala

 

9.

 

Shri Syed Muazzem Ali (Posthumous)

 

Public Affairs

 

Bangladesh

 

10.

 

Shri Muzaffar Hussain Baig

 

Public Affairs

 

Jammu

and Kashmir

 

11.

 

Shri Ajoy Chakravorty

Art

   

West Bengal

12.

 

Shri Manoj Das

Literature

and

Education

Puducherry

13.

 

Shri Balkrishna Doshi

Others-Architecture

   

Gujarat

14.

 

Ms. Krishnammal Jagannathan

Social Work

   

Tamil Nadu

15.

 

Shri S. C. Jamir

 

Public Affairs

   

Nagaland

16.

 

Shri Anil Prakash Joshi

Social Work

   

Uttarakhand

17.

 

Dr. Tsering Landol

 

Medicine

   

Ladakh

18.

 

Shri Anand Mahindra

Trade and Industry

   

Maharashtra

19.

 

Shri Neelakanta Ramakrishna

Public Affairs

   

Kerala

   

Madhava Menon (Posthumous)

         

20.

 

Shri Manohar Gopal krishna

Public Affairs

   

Goa

   

Prabhu Parrikar (Posthumous)

         

21.

 

Prof. Jagdish Sheth

 

Literature

and

Education

USA

22.

 

Ms. P. V. Sindhu

 

Sports

   

Telangana

23.

 

Shri Venu Srinivasan

Trade and Industry

   

Tamil Nadu

Padma Shri (118)

S.No.

 

Name

     

Field

   

State/Country

 

24.

 

Guru Shashadhar Acharya

 

Art

   

Jharkhand

 

25.

 

Dr. Yogi Aeron

 

Medicine

   

Uttarakhand

 

26.

 

Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal

 

Trade and Industry

   

Delhi

 

27.

 

Shri Jagdish Lal Ahuja

 

Social Work

   

Punjab

 

28.

 

Kazi Masum Akhtar

 

Literature and Education

 

West Bengal

 

29.

 

Ms. Gloria Arieira

 

Literature and Education

 

Brazil

 

30.

 

Khan Zaheerkhan Bakhtiyarkhan

 

Sports

   

Maharashtra

 

31.

 

Dr. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay

 

Medicine

   

Uttar Pradesh

 

32.

 

Dr. Sushovan Banerjee

 

Medicine

   

West Bengal

 

33.

 

Dr. Digambar Behera

 

Medicine

   

Chandigarh

 

34.

 

Dr. Damayanti Beshra

 

Literature and Education

 

Odisha

 

35.

 

Shri Pawar Popatrao Bhaguji

 

Social Work

   

Maharashtra

 

36.

Shri Himmata Ram Bhambhu

Social Work

Rajasthan

 

37.

Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Trade and Industry

Uttar Pradesh

 

38.

Shri Gafurbhai M. Bilakhia

Trade and Industry

Gujarat

 

39.

Shri Bob Blackman

Public Affairs

United Kingdom

 

40.

Ms. Indira P. P. Bora

Art

Assam

 

41.

Shri Madan Singh Chauhan

Art

Chhattisgarh

 

42.

Ms. Usha Chaumar

Social Work

Rajasthan

 

43.

Shri Lil Bahadur Chettri

Literature and Education

Assam

 

44.

Ms.Lalitha & Ms. Saroja Chidambaram (Duo)*

Art

Tamil Nadu

 

45.

Dr. Vajira Chitrasena

Art

Sri Lanka

 

46.

Dr. Purushottam Dadheech

Art

Madhya Pradesh

 

47.

Shri Utsav Charan Das

Art

Odisha

 

48.

Prof. Indra Dassanayake (Posthumous)

Literature and Education

Sri Lanka

 

49.

Shri H. M. Desai

Literature and Education

Gujarat

 

50.

Shri Manohar Devadoss

Art

Tamil Nadu

 

51.

Ms. Oinam Bembem Devi

Sports

Manipur

 

52.

Ms. Lia Diskin

Social Work

Brazil

 

53.

Shri M. P. Ganesh

Sports

Karnataka

 

54.

Dr. Bangalore Gangadhar

Medicine

Karnataka

 

55.

Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar

Science and Engineering

Maharashtra

 

56.

Shri Barry Gardiner

Public Affairs

United Kingdom

 

57.

Shri Chewang Motup Goba

Trade and Industry

Ladakh

 

58.

Shri Bharat Goenka

Trade and Industry

Karnataka

 

59.

Shri Yadla Gopalarao

Art

Andhra Pradesh

 

60.

Shri Mitrabhanu Gountia

Art

Odisha

 

61.

Ms. Tulasi Gowda

Social Work

Karnataka

 

62.

Shri Sujoy K. Guha

Science and Engineering

Bihar

 

63.

Shri. Harekala Hajabba

Social Work

Karnataka

 

64.

Shri Enamul Haque

Others-Archaeology

 

Bangladesh

 

65.

Shri Madhu Mansuri Hasmukh

Art

 

Jharkhand

 

66.

Shri Abdul Jabbar (Posthumous)

Social Work

 

Madhya Pradesh

 

67.

Shri Bimal Kumar Jain

Social Work

 

Bihar

 

68.

Ms. Meenakshi Jain

Literature and Education

Delhi

 

69.

Shri Nemnath Jain

Trade and Industry

 

Madhya Pradesh

 

70.

Ms. Shanti Jain

Art

 

Bihar

 

71.

Shri Sudhir Jain

Science and Engineering

Gujarat

 

72.

Shri Benichandra Jamatia

Literature and Education

Tripura

 

73.

Shri K. V. Sampath Kumar &

Literature

and

Karnataka

 
 

Ms. Vidushi Jayalakshmi K.S.

(Duo)*

Education-Journalism

   
         

74.

Shri Karan Johar

Art

 

Maharashtra

 

75.

Dr. Leela Joshi

Medicine

 

Madhya Pradesh

 

76.

Ms. Sarita Joshi

Art

 

Maharashtra

 

77.

Shri C. Kamlova

Literature and Education

Mizoram

 

78.

Dr. Ravi Kannan R.

Medicine

 

Assam

 

79.

Ms. Ekta Kapoor

Art

 

Maharashtra

 

80.

Shri Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia

Art

 

Gujarat

 

81.

Shri Narayan J. Joshi Karayal

Literature and Education

Gujarat

 

82.

Dr. Narindar Nath Khanna

Medicine

 

Uttar Pradesh

 

83.

Shri Naveen Khanna

Science and Engineering

Delhi

 

84.

Shri S. P. Kothari

Literature and Education

USA

 

85.

Shri V.K.Munusamy Krishnapakthar

Art

 

Puducherry

 

86.

Shri M. K. Kunjol

 

Social Work

 

Kerala

 

87.

Shri Manmohan Mahapatra (Posthumous)

Art

 

Odisha

 

88.

Ustad Anwar Khan Mangniyar

Art

 

Rajasthan

 

89.

Shri Kattungal Subramaniam Manilal

Science and Engineering

Kerala

 

90.

Shri Munna Master

 

Art

 

Rajasthan

 

91.

Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra

Literature and Education

Himachal Pradesh

 

92.

Ms. Binapani Mohanty

Literature and Education

Odisha

   

93.

Dr. Arunoday Mondal

Medicine

 

West Bengal

   

94.

Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee

Literature and Education

France

   

95.

Shri Sathyanarayan Mundayoor

Social Work

 

Arunachal Pradesh

 

96.

Shri Manilal Nag

Art

 

West Bengal

   

97.

Shri N. Chandrasekharan Nair

Literature and Education

Kerala

   

98.

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura (Posthumous)

Social Work

 

Afghanistan

   

99.

Shri Shiv Datt Nirmohi

Literature and Education

Jammu and Kashmir

   

100.

Shri Pu Lalbiakthanga Pachuau

Literature

and Education-Journalism

Mizoram

   

101.

Ms. Moozhikkal Pankajakshi

Art

 

Kerala

   

102.

Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik

Literature and Education

USA

   

103.

Shri Jogendra Nath Phukan

Literature and Education

Assam

   

104.

Ms. Rahibai Soma Popere

Others-Agriculture

 

Maharashtra

   

105.

Shri Yogesh Praveen

Literature and Education

Uttar Pradesh

   

106.

Shri Jitu Rai

Sports

 

Uttar Pradesh

   

107.

Shri Tarundeep Rai

Sports

 

Sikkim

   

108.

Shri S. Ramakrishnan

Social Work

 

Tamil Nadu

   

109.

Ms. Rani Rampal

Sports

 

Haryana

   

110.

Ms. Kangana Ranaut

Art

 

Maharashtra

   

111.

Shri Dalavai Chalapathi Rao

Art

 

Andhra Pradesh

   

112.

Shri Shahbuddin Rathod

Literature and Education

Gujarat

   

113.

Shri Kalyan Singh Rawat

Social Work

 

Uttarakhand

   

114.

Shri Chintala Venkat Reddy

Others-Agriculture

 

Telangana

   

115.

Smt. (Dr.) Shanti Roy

Medicine

 

Bihar

   

116.

Shri Radhammohan & Ms.Sabarmatee (Duo)*

Others-Agriculture

 

Odisha

   

117.

Shri Batakrushna Sahoo

Others-Animal Husbandry

 

Odisha

   

118.

Ms. Trinity Saioo

Others-Agriculture

 

Meghalaya

   

119.

Shri Adnan Sami

Art

Maharashtra

   

120.

Shri Vijay Sankeshwar

Trade and Industry

Karnataka

   

121.

Dr. Kushal Konwar Sarma

Medicine

Assam

   

122.

Shri Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri alias Sayedbhai

Social Work

Maharashtra

   
         

123.

Shri Mohammed Sharif

Social Work

Uttar Pradesh

   

124.

Shri Shyam Sunder Sharma

Art

Bihar

   

125.

Dr. Gurdip Singh

Medicine

Gujarat

   

126.

Shri Ramjee Singh

Social Work

Bihar

   

127.

Shri Vashishtha Narayan Singh

(Posthumous)

Science and Engineering

Bihar

   
         

128.

Shri Daya Prakash Sinha

Art

Uttar Pradesh

   

129.

Dr. Sandra Desa Souza

Medicine

Maharashtra

   

130.

Shri Vijayasarathi Sribhashyam

Literature and Education

Telangana

   

131.

Smt. Kalee Shabi Mahaboob &

Art

Tamil Nadu

   
 

Shri Sheik Mahaboob Subani (Duo)*

       

132.

Shri Javed Ahmad Tak

Social Work

Jammu and Kashmir

 

 

133.

Shri Pradeep Thalappil

Science and Engineering

Tamil Nadu

   

134.

Shri Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi

Literature and Education

Arunachal Pradesh

 

135.

Shri Robert Thurman

Literature and Education

USA

   

136.

Shri Agus Indra Udayana

Social Work

Indonesia

   

137.

Shri Harish Chandra Verma

Science and Engineering

Uttar Pradesh

   

138.

Shri Sundaram Verma

Social Work

Rajasthan

   

139.

Dr.Romesh Wadhwani Tekchand

Trade and Industry

USA

   

140.

Shri Suresh Wadkar

Art

Maharashtra

   

141.

Shri Prem Watsa

Trade and Industry

Canada

   

 

Note: * In duo case, the award is counted as one.

 

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