Padma Vibhushan awards

Padma Vibhushan

Though there are many awards in India Bharata Ratna is the highest civilian award of India. The Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian award of India. Padma Bhushan is third highest award. The Padma Vibhushan award was instituted on 2 january in the year of 1954. The Padma Vibhushan award is given for exceptional and distinguished service, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or gender. The recommendations for Padma vibhushan are submitted to the Padma Awards Committee, during 1 May and 15 September of every year, constituted by the Prime Minister of India. The Padma Vibhushan award recipients are announced every year on Republic Day .


Padma Vibhushan awards
Padma Vibhushan award

List of Padma Vibhushan recipients

Recipient Field Year
Satyendra Nath Bose Literature & Education 1954
Nandalal Bose Arts 1954
Zakir Husain Public Affairs 1954
Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher Public Affairs 1954
V. K. Krishna Menon Public Affairs 1954
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Public Affairs 1954
Dhondo Keshav Karve Literature & Education 1955
J. R. D. Tata Trade & Industry 1955
Fazal Ali Public Affairs 1956
Jankibai Bajaj Social Work 1956
Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi Public Affairs 1956
Ghanshyam Das Birla Trade & Industry 1957
Sri Prakasa Public Affairs 1957
M. C. Setalvad Public Affairs 1957
John Mathai Literature & Education 1959
Gaganvihari Lallubhai Mehta Social Work 1959
Radhabinod Pal Public Affairs 1959
Naryana Raghvan Pillai Public Affairs 1960
H. V. R. Iyengar Civil Service 1962
Padmaja Naidu Public Affairs 1962
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit Civil Service 1962
Suniti Kumar Chatterji Literature & Education 1963
A. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar Medicine 1963
Hari Vinayak Pataskar Public Affairs 1963
Acharya Kakasaheb Kalelkar Literature & Education 1964
Gopinath Kaviraj Literature & Education 1964
Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri Civil Service 1965
Mehdi Nawaz Jung Public Affairs 1965
Arjan Singh Civil Service 1965
Valerian Gracias Social Work 1966
Chandra Kisan Daphtary Public Affairs 1967
Hafiz Mohamad Ibrahim Civil Service 1967
Bhola Nath Jha Civil Service 1967
Pattadakal Venkanna R Rao Civil Service 1967
Madhav Shrihari Aney Public Affairs 1968
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Science & Engineering 1968
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Literature & Education 1968
Kirpal Singh Civil Service 1968
Kalyan Sundaram Public Affairs 1968
Rajeshwar Dayal Civil Service 1969
Dattatraya Shridhar Joshi Civil Service 1969
Har Gobind Khorana Science & Engineering 1969
Mohan Sinha Mehta Civil Service 1969
Ghananand Pande Civil Service 1969
Tara Chand Literature & Education 1970
Suranjan Das Civil Service 1970
Anthony Lancelot Dias Public Affairs 1970
P. Prabhakar Kumaramangalam Civil Service 1970
A. Ramasamy Mudaliar Civil Service 1970
Binay Ranjan Sen Civil Service 1970
Harbaksh Singh Civil Service 1970
Bimala Prasad Chaliha Civil Service 1971
Allauddin Khan Arts 1971
Sumati Morarjee Civil Service 1971
Uday Shankar Arts 1971
Vithal Nagesh Shirodkar Medicine 1971
Balaram Sivaraman Civil Service 1971
P. Balacharya Gajendragadkar Public Affairs 1972
Aditya Nath Jha Public Affairs 1972
Pratap Chandra Lal Civil Service 1972
Sam Manekshaw Civil Service 1972
Jivraj Narayan Mehta Public Affairs 1972
Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda Civil Service 1972
Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq Public Affairs 1972
Vikram Sarabhai Science & Engineering 1972
Hormasji Maneckji Seervai Literature & Education 1972
Basanti Devi Civil Service 1973
U. N. Dhebar Social Work 1973
Daulat Singh Kothari Science & Engineering 1973
Nellie Sengupta Social Work 1973
Nagendra Singh Public Affairs 1973
Thirumalraya Swaminathan Civil Service 1973
Niren De Public Affairs 1974
Benode Behari Mukherjee Arts 1974
V. K. R. V. Rao Civil Service 1974
Harish Chandra Sarin Civil Service 1974
C. D. Deshmukh Public Affairs 1975
Durgabai Deshmukh Social Work 1975
Mary Clubwala Jadhav Social Work 1975
Basanti Dulal Nagchaudhuri Literature & Education 1975
Raja Ramanna Science & Engineering 1975
Homi Nusserwanji Sethna Civil Service 1975
M. S. Subbulakshmi Arts 1975
Premlila Vithaldas Thackersey Literature & Education 1975
Salim Ali Science & Engineering 1976
Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir Literature & Education 1976
K. Shankar Pillai Arts 1976
K. R. Ramanathan Science & Engineering 1976
Satyajit Ray Arts 1976
Kalu Lal Shrimali Literature & Education 1976
Bashir Hussain Zaidi Literature & Education 1976
T. Balasaraswati Arts 1977
Ali Yavar Jung Public Affairs 1977
Ajudhia Nath Khosla Civil Service 1977
Om Prakash Mehra Civil Service 1977
Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee Public Affairs 1977
Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh Literature & Education 1977
Bismillah Khan Arts 1980
Rai Krishnadasa Civil Service 1980
Satish Dhawan Science & Engineering 1981
Ravi Shankar Arts 1981
Mira Behn Social Work 1982
C. N. R. Rao Science & Engineering 1985
M. G. K. Menon Civil Service 1985
Baba Amte Social Work 1986
Birju Maharaj Arts 1986
Autar Singh Paintal Medicine 1986
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Social Work 1987
Benjamin Peary Pal Science & Engineering 1987
Manmohan Singh Civil Service 1987
Arun Shridhar Vaidya Civil Service 1987
Mirza Hameedullah Beg Public Affairs 1988
Kuvempu Literature & Education 1988
Mahadevi Varma Literature & Education 1988
Uma Shankar Dikshit Public Affairs 1989
Ali Akbar Khan Arts 1989
M. S. Swaminathan Science & Engineering 1989
V. S. R. Arunachalam Literature & Education 1990
Triloki Nath Chaturvedi Civil Service 1990
Bhabatosh Datta Literature & Education 1990
Kumar Gandharva Arts 1990
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Science & Engineering 1990
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer Arts 1990
M. Balamuralikrishna Arts 1991
M. F. Husain Arts 1991
Hirendranath Mukherjee Public Affairs 1991
Gulzarilal Nanda Public Affairs 1991
I. G. Patel Science & Engineering 1991
N. G. Ranga Public Affairs 1991
Khusro Faramurz Rustamji Civil Service 1991
Rajaram Shastri Literature & Education 1991
Aruna Asaf Ali Public Affairs 1992
Lakshman Shastri Joshi Literature & Education 1992
Mallikarjun Mansur Arts 1992
S. I. Padmavati Medicine 1992
Kaloji Narayana Rao Arts 1992
Ravi Narayana Reddy Public Affairs 1992
V. Shantaram Arts 1992
Govindbhai Shroff Literature & Education 1992
Swaran Singh Public Affairs 1992
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Public Affairs 1992
Usha Mehta Social Work 1998
Nanabhoy Palkhivala Public Affairs 1998
Lakshmi Sahgal Public Affairs 1998
Walter Sisulu Public Affairs 1998
Pandurang Shastri Athavale Social Work 1999
Rajagopala Chidambaram Science & Engineering 1999
Nanaji Deshmukh Social Work 1999
Sarvepalli Gopal Literature & Education 1999
Satish Gujral Arts 1999
V. R. Krishna Iyer Public Affairs 1999
Bhimsen Joshi Arts 1999
Hans Raj Khanna Public Affairs 1999
Verghese Kurien Science & Engineering 1999
Lata Mangeshkar Arts 1999
Braj Kumar Nehru Civil Service 1999
D. K. Pattammal Arts 1999
Lallan Prasad Singh Civil Service 1999
Dharma Vira Civil Service 1999
Sikander Bakht Public Affairs 2000
Jagdish Bhagwati Literature & Education 2000
Hariprasad Chaurasia Arts 2000
M. S. Gill Civil Service 2000
Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan Science & Engineering 2000
K. B. Lall Civil Service 2000
Kelucharan Mohapatra Arts 2000
Jasraj Motiram Arts 2000
M. Narasimham Trade & Industry 2000
R. K. Narayan Literature & Education 2000
Bhairab Dutt Pande Civil Service 2000
K. N. Raj Literature & Education 2000
Tarlok Singh Civil Service 2000
John Kenneth Galbraith Literature & Education 2001
Benjamin A. Gilman Public Affairs 2001
Amjad Ali Khan Arts 2001
Zubin Mehta Arts 2001
Hrishikesh Mukherjee Arts 2001
Kotha Satchidanda Murthy Literature & Education 2001
Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan Civil Service 2001
Hosei Norota Public Affairs 2001
C. R. Rao Science & Engineering 2001
Man Mohan Sharma Science & Engineering 2001
Shivkumar Sharma Arts 2001
Kishori Amonkar Arts 2002
Gangubai Hangal Arts 2002
Kishan Maharaj Arts 2002
C. Rangarajan Literature & Education 2002
Soli Sorabjee Public Affairs 2002
Kazi Lhendup Dorjee Public Affairs 2003
Sonal Mansingh Arts 2003
Bal Ram Nanda Literature & Education 2003
Brihaspati Dev Triguna Medicine 2003
Jayant Narlikar Science & Engineering 2004
Amrita Pritam Literature & Education 2004
M. N. Venkatachaliah Public Affairs 2004
Milon K. Banerji Public Affairs 2005
Mohan Dharia Social Work 2005
Jyotindra Nath Dixit Civil Service 2005
B. K. Goyal Medicine 2005
R. K. Laxman Arts 2005
Ram Narayan Arts 2005
Karan Singh Public Affairs 2005
M. S. Valiathan Medicine 2005
Norman Borlaug Science & Engineering 2006
Charles Correa Science & Engineering 2006
Nirmala Deshpande Social Work 2006
Mahasweta Devi Literature & Education 2006
Adoor Gopalakrishnan Arts 2006
V. N. Khare Public Affairs 2006
C. R. Krishnaswamy Rao Civil Service 2006
Obaid Siddiqi Science & Engineering 2006
Prakash Narain Tandon Medicine 2006
P. N. Bhagwati Public Affairs 2007
Naresh Chandra Civil Service 2007
Raja Chelliah Public Affairs 2007
V. Krishnamurthy Civil Service 2007
Fali Sam Nariman Public Affairs 2007
Raja Rao Literature & Education 2007
Balu Sankaran Medicine 2007
Khushwant Singh Literature & Education 2007
George Sudarshan Science & Engineering 2007
Narinder Nath Vohra Civil Service 2007
Adarsh Sein Anand Public Affairs 2008
Viswanathan Anand Sports 2008
Asha Bhosle Arts 2008
P. N. Dhar Civil Service 2008
Edmund Hillary Sports 2008
Lakshmi Mittal Trade & Industry 2008
Pranab Mukherjee Public Affairs 2008
N. R. Narayana Murthy Trade & Industry 2008
Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi Trade & Industry 2008
Rajendra K. Pachauri Science & Engineering 2008
E. Sreedharan Science & Engineering 2008
Ratan Tata Trade & Industry 2008
Sachin Tendulkar Sports 2008
Sunderlal Bahuguna Others 2009
Jasbir Singh Bajaj Medicine 2009
D. P. Chattopadhyaya Literature & Education 2009
Ashok Sekhar Ganguly Trade & Industry 2009
Sister Nirmala Social Work 2009
Anil Kakodkar Science & Engineering 2009
Purshotam Lal Medicine 2009
G. Madhavan Nair Science & Engineering 2009
Govind Narain Public Affairs 2009
Chandrika Prasad Srivastava Civil Service 2009
Ebrahim Alkazi Arts 2010
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan Science & Engineering 2010
Prathap C. Reddy Trade & Industry 2010
Y. Venugopal Reddy Public Affairs 2010
Zohra Sehgal Arts 2010
Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman Arts 2010
Montek Singh Ahluwalia Public Affairs 2011
Vijay Kelkar Public Affairs 2011
Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai Public Affairs 2011
O. N. V. Kurup Literature & Education 2011
Sitakant Mahapatra Literature & Education 2011
Brajesh Mishra Civil Service 2011
K. Parasaran Public Affairs 2011
Azim Premji Trade & Industry 2011
Palle Rama Rao Science & Engineering 2011
Akkineni Nageswara Rao Arts 2011
Kapila Vatsyayan Arts 2011
Homai Vyarawalla Arts 2011
Bhupen Hazarika Arts 2012
Mario Miranda Arts 2012
T. V. Rajeswar Civil Service 2012
Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti Medicine 2012
K. G. Subramanyan Arts 2012
Raghunath Mohapatra Arts 2013
Roddam Narasimha Science & Engineering 2013
Yash Pal Science & Engineering 2013
S. H. Raza Arts 2013
B. K. S. Iyengar Others 2014
Raghunath Anant Mashelkar Science & Engineering 2014
L. K. Advani Public Affairs 2015
Amitabh Bachchan Arts 2015
Parkash Singh Badal Public Affairs 2015
Veerendra Heggade Social Work 2015
Dilip Kumar Arts 2015
Rambhadracharya Others 2015
M. R. Srinivasan Science & Engineering 2015
Kottayan Katankot Venugopal Public Affairs 2015
Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan Trade & Industry 2015
V. K. Aatre Science & Engineering 2016
Dhirubhai Ambani Trade & Industry 2016
Girija Devi Arts 2016
Avinash Dixit Literature & Education 2016
Jagmohan Public Affairs 2016
Yamini Krishnamurthy Arts 2016
Rajinikanth Arts 2016
Ramoji Rao Literature & Education 2016
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Others 2016
V. Shanta Medicine 2016
Murli Manohar Joshi Public Affairs 2017
Sunder Lal Patwa Public Affairs 2017
Sharad Pawar Public Affairs 2017
Udupi Ramachandra Rao Science & Engineering 2017
P. A. Sangma Public Affairs 2017
Jaggi Vasudev Others 2017
K. J. Yesudas Arts 2017
Ilaiyaraaja Arts 2018
Ghulam Mustafa Khan Arts 2018
P. Parameswaran Literature & Education 2018