Keeping its promise of honouring "unsung heroes", the government this year honoured with Padma awards several personalities who served the poor, set up free schools and popularised tribal arts globally.
They are given in different fields and disciplines such as art, literature and education, sports, medicine, social work, science and engineering, public affairs, civil service, trade and industry.
This year, as many as 84 Padma awards were announced, including two duo cases (in a duo case, the award is counted as one). The list comprises three Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan and 72 Padma Shri awards, the official said.
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Here is the list of awardees:
Shri Illaiyaraja, hails from Tamil Nadu got the award in the field of Music
Shri Ghulam Mustafa Khan, hails from Maharashtra got the award in the field of Music
Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran, hails from Kerala got the award in the field of Literature and Education
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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
Here is the list of awardees:
Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan, a Tamil folk-art exponent and retired professor at the Department of folk arts and culture, Madurai Kamaraj University Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan
Silagatti Narasamma, a nonagenarian farm labourer providing midwifery services in backwards regions in Karnataka without medical facilities. She has a talent for checking baby's pulse in the womb, position of the head and baby's health etc.
Subhasini Mistry, a lady from rural Bengal who toiled 20 years as a housemaid and daily labourer to build Humanity Hospital for the poor in West Bengal.
Rajagopalan Vasudevan, Madurai professor who developed and patented an innovative method to reuse plastic waste to construct roads.
Yeshi Dhoden, a monk physician who is a foremost expert of Sowa Rigpa (Tibetian Herbal Medicine).
Murlikant Patekar, who is India's first Paralympic gold medalist in 1972 Germany Paralympics and won gold in 50 m freestyle swimming, setting a world record at 37.33 seconds.
Sudhanshu Biswas, a 99-year-old freedom fighter who dedicated his life in service to the poor.
M R Rajagopal, palliative care in pain relief care and medicine to people suffering from life-limiting or terminal illness.
Arvind Gupta, who inspired generations of students to learn Science from trash.
Bhajju Shyam, an internationally-acclaimed Gond artist - a traditional tribal painting style if Madhya Pradesh.
Lakshmikutty, a tribal woman who prepares 500 herbal medicines from her memory and helped thousands of people against snake and insect bites.
Shri Abhay Bang, Medicine Maharashtra
Ms. Rani Bang, Medicine Maharashtra
Shri Damodar Ganesh Bapat, Social Work, Chhattisgarh
Shri Prafulla Govinda Baruah, Literature and Education-Journalism, Assam