Here's the complete list of Padma Bhushan awardees of 2018

File photo - Padma Bhushan. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 25, 2018, 04.31 PM (IST)

The government on Thursday announced the list of this year's Padma awardees.

The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, preceded by the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri.

Here's the full list of awardees:

  • Shri Pankaj Advani, hails from Karnataka got the award in the field of Billiards/Snooker
  • Shri Philipose Mar Chrysostom, hails from Kerala got the award in the field of Spiritualism
  • Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni, hails from Jharkhand got the award in the field of Cricket
  • Shri Alexander Kadakin,  hails from Russia got the award in the field of Public Affairs
  • Shri Ramachandran Nagaswamy, hails from Tamil Nadu got the award in the field of Archaeology
  • Shri Ved Prakash Nanda, hails from USA got the award in the field of Literature and Education
  • Shri Laxman Pai, hails from Goa got the award in the field of Painting
  • Shri Arvind Parikh, hails from Maharashtra got the award in the field of Music
  • Ms. Sharda Sinha, hails from Bihar got the award in the field of Music