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List of Padma Awardee 2017

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.



Sl. No Name Field State
1. Shri K J Yesudas Art-Music Kerala
2. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Others-Spiritualism Tamil Nadu
3. Shri Sharad Pawar Public Affairs Maharashtra
4. Shri Murli Manohar Joshi Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh
5. Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao Science & Engineering Karnataka
6. Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa


Public Affairs Madhya Pradesh
7. Late Shri PA Sangma


Public Affairs Meghalaya

 Padma Bhushan




Name Field State
8. Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Art-Music Rajasthan
9. Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
10. Shri Tehemton Udwadia Medicine Maharashtra
11. Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj Others-Spiritualism Gujarat
12. Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati Others-Yoga Bihar
13. H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner) Literature & Education Thailand
14. Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy


Literature & Education – Journalism Tamil Nadu


Padma Shri


Sl. No Name Field State
15. Smt. Basanti Bisht Art-Music Uttarakhand
16. Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair Art-Dance Kerala
17. Smt. Aruna Mohanty Art-Dance Odisha
18. Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan Art-Cinema Karnataka
19. Shri Sadhu Meher Art-Cinema Odisha
20. Shri T K Murthy Art-Music Tamil Nadu
21. Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh Art-Music Manipur
22. Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary Art-Music Uttar Pradesh
23. Smt. Baoa Devi Art-Painting Bihar
24. Shri Tilak Gitai Art-Painting Rajasthan
25. Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao Art-Sculpture Telangana
26. Shri Jitendra Haripal Art-Music Odisha
27. Shri Kailash Kher Art-Music Maharashtra
28. Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal Art-Music Kerala
29. Smt. Sukri Bommagowda Art-Music Karnataka
30. Shri Mukund Nayak Art-Music Jharkhand
31. Shri Purushottam Upadhyay Art-Music Gujarat
32. Smt. Anuradha Paudwal Art-Music Maharashtra
33. Shri Wareppa Naba Nil Art-Theatre Manipur
34. Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary Civil Service Telangana
35. Shri T.K. Viswanathan Civil Service Haryana
36. Shri Kanwal Sibal Civil Service Delhi
37. Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla Literature & Education Sikkim
38. Smt. Eli Ahmed Literature & Education Assam
39. Dr. Narendra Kohli Literature & Education Delhi
40. Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah Literature & Education Karnataka
41. Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri Literature & Education Kerala
42. Shri Kashi Nath Pandita Literature & Education Jammu & Kashmir
43. Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry Literature & Education Delhi
44. Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
45. Shri Michel Danino Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
46. Shri Punam Suri Literature & Education Delhi
47. Shri VG Patel Literature & Education Gujarat
48. Smt. V Koteswaramma Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
49. Shri Balbir Dutt Literature & Education- Journalism Jharkhand
50. Smt. Bhawana Somaaya Literature & Education- Journalism Maharashtra
51. Shri Vishnu Pandya Literature & Education- Journalism Gujarat
52. Dr. Subroto Das Medicine Gujarat
53. Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav Medicine Madhya Pradesh
54. Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed Medicine Telangana
55. Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole Medicine Uttar Pradesh
56. Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel Medicine Gujarat
57. Prof. Harkishan Singh Medicine Chandigarh
58. Dr. Mukut Minz Medicine Chandigarh
59. Shri Arun Kumar Sharma Others-Archaeology Chhattisgarh
60. Shri Sanjeev Kapoor Others-Culinary Maharashtra
61. Smt. Meenakshi Amma Others-Martial Art Kerala
62. Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel Others-Agriculture Gujarat
63. Shri Chandrakant Pithawa Science & Engineering Telangana
64. Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray Science & Engineering West Bengal
65. Shri Chintakindi Mallesham Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
66. Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami Science & Engineering Assam
67. Shri Daripalli Ramaiah Social Work Telangana
68. Shri Girish Bhardwaj Social Work Karnataka
69. Shri Karimul Hak Social Work West Bengal
70. Shri Bipin Ganatra Social Work West Bengal
71. Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide Social work Tamil Nadu
72. Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari Social Work Maharashtra
73. Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Social Work Punjab
74. Shri Virat Kohli Sports-Cricket Delhi
75. Shri Shekar Naik Sports-Cricket Karnataka
76. Shri Vikasa Gowda Sports-Discus Throw Karnataka
77. Smt. Deepa Malik Sports-Athletics Haryana
78. Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu Sports-Athletics Tamil Nadu
79. Smt. Dipa Karmakar Sports-Gymnastics Tripura
80. Shri P R Shreejesh Sports-Hockey Kerala
81. Smt. Sakshi Malik Sports-Wrestling Haryana
82. Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu Trade & Industry Telangana
83. Shri Imrat Khan


Art-Music USA
84. Shri Anant Agarwal


Literature & Education USA
85. Shri H.R. Shah


Literature & Education- Journalism USA
86. Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon


Medicine Tamil Nadu


Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous) Others-Archaeology West Bengal
88. Dr. Mapuskar


Social Work Maharashtra
89. Smt. Anuradha Koirala


Social Work Nepal

US disagrees completely with China, says India ready to be in Nuclear Suppliers Group

China and Pakistan may not agree, but the United States believes – completely – that India is ready to enter the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Hours after China defended its blocking India from becoming part of the NSG, the US on Friday said that India does in fact meet the missile technology control regime requirements for entry into the NSG.

In fact, State Department Spokesman John Kirby last night reminded the media that US President Barack Obama said as much in 2015.

“I’d point you back to what the President said during his visit to India in 2015, where he reaffirmed that the US view was that India meets missile technology control regime requirements and is ready for NSG membership,” Kirby told reporters at his daily news conference.

Kirby’s remarks yesterday about India’s eligibility for the NSG came in response to a question about reports that China and Pakistan have joined hands to oppose India becoming a member of the NSG.

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has slammed Republican front-runner Donald for mocking an Indians

Hillary Clinton's

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has slammed Republican front-runner Donald Trump for mocking an Indian call center worker during an election rally this week, saying it shows disrespect towards the community and is reflective of his divisive rhetoric.

“Donald Trump mocking Indian workers is just typical of his disrespect that he has shown to groups across the spectrum,” said John Podesta, chairman of the Clinton Campaign.

“He has run a campaign of bigotry and division. I think that’s quite dangerous for the country when you think about the fact that you need friends, allies. The kind of campaign he is running breeds disrespect across the globe and breeds division and danger here at home,” he told reporters in German town, Maryland after formally launching ‘Indian- Americans for Hillary’, an effort by the community to rally behind the Democratic presidential front runner.

Podesta was reacting to Trump’s apparent use of a fake Indian accent to mock a call center representative in India during a campaign rally in Delaware this week.

The real estate tycoon said that he called up his credit card company to find out whether their customer support is based in the US or overseas.

At the same time, he described India as a great place, asserting that he is not angry with Indian leaders.

Meanwhile, an Indian-American entrepreneur also hit out at Trump, calling his comments “demeaning”.

“When Donald Trump fakes the accent of an Indian at the help desk, it is demeaning and demonizing to me personally,” said Frank Islam, a top Indian-American bundler in the Clinton campaign who has helped raised more than USD 100,000 for her.

16 year old scientific inventions so surprised by the Younger Boy!


(India) … son of Gorakhpur appear as shadows fall in adhering to the maxim of their talent development called Iron convince the sixteen-year-old living in Sant Kabir Nagar district to invent a machine to conquer earthquake indicator is highlighted including the three States that allows the earthquake in neighboring Nepal reported just half an hour ago, said.

Gorakhpur district, 16-year-old resident of the village Tilura Shaznwan area when he lived in the village attempted to realize his invention so derided logo but tune his invention to complete the development of the firm Sant Kabir Nagar district determined Brgo village where a year ago he moved to his mother’s to build a successful instrument with the support of just half an hour’s notice to get used to the sound of the earthquake is. The successful development of the machine claims to be 24 and 25 April in the year 2015 also highlights successful testing.

the pieces, which before the earthquake shattered glass and drops the needle go in that direction is the direction in which the earthquake to come.

Baloch called Pakistan “a nursery and hatchery of terrorism”,

Naela Quadri Baloch

Her mannerism is affable; her cause incendiary. Activist Naela Quadri Baloch has been traveling from one city to another in India mobilizing Indians to do what Prime Minister Indira Gandhi did in East Pakistan in 1971. World Baloch Women’s Forum President Naela Quadri wants India to liberate Balochistan from Pakistan, the way Bangladesh was.

Indian policy makers have rejected such a proposition for the last 68 years even as Pakistan accuses India of meddling in Balochistan’s affairs. However, in the last one year, Naela is the second Baloch activist who has been allowed to visit India and publicly make a pitch for independent secular democratic Balochistan.

Camping in India for the last three weeks, the 50-year-old activist on Wednesday told the in her soft-spoken voice that if India and the world failed to intervene and prevent the “ongoing genocide” of her people in Pakistan, Baloch insurgents would be forced to take their war to the heart of Pakistan. “Till now Baloch people have not attacked Pakistan. We only defend ourselves against Pakistani attacks. But how long shall we wait? I can foresee the battlefield will shift to Pakistan,” threatened Naela who along with her family is self-exiled in Canada.

The firebrand who is also a professor of humanities and a staunch feminist claimed that Balochistan was facing the same situation that Bengali Muslims suffered in 1971 at the hands of Pakistan. She asked, “If Indira ji, with all her limitations, could do it, why can’t Modi who has got an exceptional mandate, a flourishing economy and enormous international support?”

Not mincing her words, the proud Baloch called Pakistan “a nursery and hatchery of terrorism”, “a cancer” that needs to be “operated upon”. Repositioning her black ethnic stole, Naela said, “Wherever there is terror, the roots are found in Pakistan. So what we are saying is—let us join hands, let us do a surgery, remove this cancer and let the world stay in peace. We are seeking support from the whole world but the biggest responsibility is India’s. Pakistan is part and problem of India. Why has India imposed this cancer on us? It was Mr. Gandhi and Mr. Nehru’s responsibility not to divide India. I am sorry, Partition was not a fair decision. You threw it on us, now take it back.”

Balochistan’s independence, she said, would not trigger separatist movements in India. “Indian identity is all inclusive; it allows every ethnic or religious group to prosper. There may be some amount of discrimination or discontent because of flaws in the system, but what I saw here in the last few weeks is that Indian Muslim communities are completely assimilated and at peace with other communities,” Naela observed.

Shiite cleric’s speech sparks protesters to storm Green Zone, Iraqi Parliament

Protesters inflamed by a Shiite cleric’s speech about government inaction and corruption stormed the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad on Saturday and invaded the Iraqi Parliament building.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters walked and ran freely around the Green Zone, a normally off-limits area housing government buildings and foreign embassies, according to images broadcast on state-run news channel Al-Iraqiya.
Protesters again stormed a monument inside the Green Zone, where Saddam’s swords are featured despite efforts by the Iraqi security forces to stop them.
Several people were injured in the confrontations, including two Iraqi security forces, according to Kurdish television network Rudaw.
The chaos erupted hours before Iraqi party leaders were due to arrive for meetings in the Presidential Palace within the Green Zone.
Despite ongoing confrontations Sunday morning, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived at the palace for the talks, Rudaw said.
Iraqi security forces later took control of the Green Zone, Saad Maan, the spokesman for Baghdad’s Operations Command, told Al-Iraqiya. A state of emergency was declared and all city entrances were closed.