Complete List of “PADMA” Awardees”-2016

Complete List of “PADMA”  Awardees”-2016
In India, the ‘First Highest Civilian Award’ is the ‘Bharat Ratna’ Award, and the following 3 ‘Padma Awards’ have been given,  as the next 3 highest Civilian Awards, every year, along with the ‘Bharat Ratna’ Award, since the year 1954.padma awardees 2016


The Second Highest Civilian Award is The ‘Padma Vibhushan Award’ given For the  ‘Excellent & Distinguished Service’ and

The Third Highest  Civilian Award is The ‘Padma Bhushan Award’ given For the  ‘Distinguished Service of High Order’ and

The Third Highest Civilian Award is The ‘Padma Shri Award’-For ‘Distinguished Service’:

in any of the following fields:

  • Art,
  • Civil Service,
  • Literature&Education,
  • Medicine,
  • Public Affairs,
  • Science & Engineering,
  • Social Work,
  • Sports,
  • Trade & Industry,etc.

The List of  ‘Padma Awardees’ for every year are prepared by the ‘Indian Union Ministry of Home Affairs’ and  approved by the President of India.

The ‘Approved List of Padma Awards’ for each year will be announced on the occasion of the ‘Republic Day of India’ (26th of Janaury) and the list will be published by the ‘Press Information Bureau’ of the  ‘Ministry of Home Affairs’ of the Union Government of India.

For the year 2016, the List of  ‘Padma Awardees’, Prepared by the Indian Union Ministry of Home Affairs and Approved by the President of India, Pranab Mukhrjee, and published by th ‘Press Information Bureau of India’, on 25th January 2016, on the  eve of the India’s 67th Republic Day of India (26th January 2016).

For the year 2016 a list of a total number 112 personalities chosen for the  ‘Padma Awardees-2016’ has been published and the 112 Padma Awards include the following:

  • 10 ‘Padma Vibhushan’,
  • 19 ‘Padma Bhushan’,
  • 83 ‘Padma Shri’,
  • 19 of the ‘Women Awardees’,
  • 10 Foreigners / Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Orgin (PIOs)/ Oversees Citizens of India (OCIs), including 1 Posthumous Awardee and
  • 4 Posthumous Awardees.

LIST OF 10  “PADMA VIBHUSHAN” Awardees-2016:

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Super Star Rajini

1. Ms. YAMINI KRISHNAMURTHI, a 75 years old-‘Bharat Natyam’ & ‘Kuchipudi’-Dancer  of Delhi has been selected for the  ‘Padma Vibhushan’ Award – 2016, under : Art-Classical Dance.

Yamini  had been conferred on with the ‘Padma Shri’ Award in the year 1968 and the ‘Padma Bhushan Award’ in the year 2001.

2. Mr. RAJINIKANTH, who was born as ‘Mr.Shivaji Rao Gaekwad’,  of Karnataka, a 65 years old popular ‘Super-Star’ of Tamil Cinema, who has also acted in Hollywood, Bollywood and Bengali Movies has been selected for the ‘Padma Vibhushan Award’ 2016, under: Art- Cinema.

Rajinikanth had been conferred on with the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award in the year 2000.

3. Ms.GIRIJA DEVI, a 86 years old Classical Singer of West Bengal, known as the ‘Queen of Thumri’ Music has been  selected for the ‘Padma Vibhushan’ Award-2016, under: Art- Classical- Vocal.

Girija Devi had been conferred on with the ‘Padma Shri’-Award in the year 1972 and the ‘Padma Bhushan’-Award in the year  1989.

4. Mr.RAMOJI RAO, a 79 years old Indian Businessman, Film Producer, Journalist and a Media Person  of Andhra Pradesh has been selected for the ‘Padma Vibhushan’ Award-2016, under: Literture & Education- Journalism.

Ramoji Rao is the Founder and the Head of the  ‘Ramoji Groups’, owning, the ‘Ramoji Film City’ in Hyderabad, the ‘Ushakiran Movies Production Company’, ‘The Margadarasi Chit Funds’, ‘Eenadu- Telugu Daily Newspaper, ‘ETV’, the Telugu TV Channes and the ‘Priya Foods’, etc.

5. Dr. Ms. VISWANATHAN SHANTA / Dr.V.Shanta , a 88 years old ‘Cancer Specialist’ of  Tamil Nadu selected for the ‘Padma Vibhushan’ Award-2016, under: Medicine- Oncology.

Dr.V.Shanta is the present Chair Person of the ‘Adyar Cancer Institute’, Chennai, established by Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy in the year 1954.

6. Shri Shri RAVI SHANKAR, a 59 years old Indian Spiritual Guru  of Karnataka has been selected for the ‘Padma Vibhushan’ Award-2016, under: Others-Spiritualism.

ShriShri Ravi Shankar is the Founder & the Head of the ‘Art of Living’, a Non Governmental Organization / NGO at Bangalore, involved in many ‘Humanitarian Projects’ with special focus of ‘Stress Management’ by means of ‘Yoga’ and ‘Meditation’. ‘The Art of Living’ has been operating in many places of India and in 155 countries, globally, touching the lives of more than 37 Crores of people.

7. Mr.JAGMOHAN, a 88 years old Former Lt.Governor of Delhi / Goa, the Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and the Former Vice President of the ‘Delhi Development Authority  has been selected for the  ‘Padma Vibhushan’ Award-2016, under: Public Affairs.

8. Dr.VASUDEV KALKUNTE AATRE, a 76 years old Indian Scientist of Karnataka, who is the  Former Head of the  Indian ‘Defence Research and Development Organization’ / DRDO, succeeding Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kamalm, the Former President of India in that post has been selected for the  ‘Padma Vibhushan’ Award-2016, under: Science & Engineering.

Dr.V.K.Aatre had been conferred on with the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award in the year 2000.

9. Mr. AVINASH DIXIT,   a 71 years old Indo American Economist, a  ‘Non Resident Indian’ / NRI of the USA, who was born in Mumbai and who is holding many key positions in the USA in the Economic and Financial Fields and who is the author of many books in Economics has been selected for the  ‘Padma Vibhushan’ Award-2016, under :  Literature & Education.

10. (Late) Mr. DHIRUBHAI AMBANI of Maharashtra, the Co-Founder of the ‘Reliance Groups’, one of India’s largest groups of companies, born on 28th December 1932 and expired on 6th July 2002 at the age of 69 years  has been selected for the ‘Padma Vibhushan’ Award-2016, To be awarded-Posthumously, under: Trade & Industry.

LIST OF  19 “PADMA BHUSHAN” Awardees-2016:

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1. Mr. ANUPAM KHER, a 60 years old Bollywood Actor of  Maharashtra, born in Punjab has been selected for the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under: Art-Cinema.

Anupam Kher is the ‘Former Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification of India’ and the ‘Former Chairman of the Indian Nation School of Drama’ and the winner of ‘2 National Film Awards’/ ‘Special Jury Awards’.

2. Mr.UDIT NARAYAN JHA, a 60 years old ‘Nepalish Bollywood Playback Singer’  of Maharashtra has been selected for the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under: Art-Playback Singing.

Udit Naryan had been conferred on with the ‘Padma Shri’ Award  in the year 2009.

3. Mr.RAM V SUTAR, a 90 years old popular Indian Sculptor  of Uttar Pradesh has been selected for the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under: Art- Sculpture.

Ram V Sutar  had been conferred on with the ‘Padma Shri’ Award  in the year 1999.

4. Mr. HEISNAM KANHAILAL, a 75 years old popular Manipuri Stage Drama Director  of Manipur has been selected for the  ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under: Art- Theatre.

5. Mr. VINOD RAI, a 67 years old Former Indian Civil Servant / IAS Officer, a native of Uttar Pradesh, who had served in the State of Kerala has been selected for the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under:  Civil Service.

Vinod Rai is also the Former ‘Comptroller and Auditor General of India’ ./ ‘CAG’, preceding the present CAG of India-Mr.Shasikant Sharma.

6. Dr. YARLAGADDA LAKSHMI PRASAD, a Literate & Educationalist with 2 Ph.D.s (one in Hindi and another in Telugu)a popular Writer in Hindi & Telugu, a Professor of Hindi in the Andhra University and the Chairman of the A.P.Hindi Academy and a Former Rajya Sabha MP has been selected for the  ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under: Literature & Education.

Dr.YLP had received the ‘Sahitya Akademi Award’ in the year 1992 and had been conferred on with the ‘Padma Shri’ Award in the year 2003.

7. Prof. N. S. RAMANUJA TATACHARYA, a popular ‘Sanskrit Scholar’  of Maharashtra,  born in Tamil Nadu,  has been selected for the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under:  Literature & Education.

8. Dr. BARJINDER SINGH HAMDARD, the son of the famous ‘Punjabi Journalist & Writer’ Sadhu Singh Hamdard  of  Punjab, who is also a Punjabi Journalist, the Managing Editor of the Punjabi Daily Newspaper- ‘Daily Ajit’ and who is a Former Rajya Sabha MP has been selected for the  ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under: Literature & Education.

9.  Prof. D. NAGESHWAR REDDY, a popular ‘Gastroenterologist’ of Hyderabad,  Telengana, the Chairman of the ‘Asian Institute of Gastroenterology’ ,one of the  the world’s largest ‘Gastroenterology Hospitals’ has been selected for the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under: Medicine-Gastroenterology.

Prof.D.Nageshwar Reddy had been  conferred on with the ‘Padma Shri’ Award  in the year 2002.

10. Swamy TEJOMAYANANDA, a 65 years old ‘Indian Spiritual Guru’,  with the Birth Name  ‘Sudhakar Kaitwade’, the Head of the ‘Chinmaya Mission of Maharashtra’ has been selected for the  ‘Padma Bhushan’-2016, under: Others-Spiritualism.

11. Mr.HAFEEZ CONTRACTOR, a 65 years old ‘Indian Architect’  of Maharashtra, a Member of the ‘Bombay Heritage Committee’ and the ‘New Delhi Lutyens Bungalow Zone Review Committee’ has been selected for the  ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under: Others- Architecture.

12. Mr. RAVINDRA CHANDRA BHARGAVA, of Uttar Pradesh, the Chairman of the Board’ at the ‘Maruti Suzuki India Ltd’ has been selected for the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under: Public Affairs.

13. Dr. A. VENKATA RAMA RAO / Dr.A.V.RAMA RAO of Andhra Pradesh, a 80 years old Indian Inventor & Chemist, the Founder of the Non Governmental Organization . NGO- ‘A.V.Rama Rao Research and Doctoral Studies’ in Chemistry, the Founder of ‘Avra Labs’ and a ‘Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy’ has been selected for the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under Science & Engineering.

Dr.A.V.Rama Rao had been conferred on with the ‘Padma Shri’ Award in the year 1991.

14. Ms. SAINA NEHWAL of Telengana, a 25 years old  Indian  Female Badminton Player, who had been Ranked as the Number One in Badminton for some time and who has become the First Indian to win an Olympic Medal in Badminton, a Bronze Medal Winner in the 2012 London Olympics, has been selected for the  ‘Padma Bhushan’-2016, under: Sports- Badminton.

Ms.Saina Nehwal had been conferred on with the ‘Arjuna Award’ in the year 2009, the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award’ for the years 2009-2010 and the ‘Padma Shri’ Award  in the year 2010.

15. Ms. SANIA MIRZA  of Telengana, a 29 years old ‘Indian Professional Female Tennis Player’, currently ‘Ranked No.1 in Women’s Doubles’ and who had been ‘Ranked as No.1’- in both the Women’s Singles & Doubles Female- Badminton, between the years 2003 and 2013,  has been selected for the  ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award -2016, under: Sports- Tennis.

Mr.Sania Mirza had been  conferred on with the ‘Arjuna Award’ in the year 2004, the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award’ in 2015 and the ‘Padma Shri’ Award  in the year 2006.

16.  Ms.INDU JAIN of Delhi, a 79 years old Indian Business Woman, the Chair Person and the Chief Executive / CEO of India’s the largest Media Group  the ‘Bennet Comeman & Co Ltd’ , owning the ‘Time of India’ and other larte Indian News Papers, has been selected for the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under: Trade & Industry.

17.  (Late ) Swami DAYANANDA SARASWATHI, a Religious Monk of the Hindu Monostic Order  of Uttar Khand,  born on 15th August 1930 and  – expired on 23rd September 2015 at the age of 85 years,  has been selected for the  ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, To be Awarded Posthumously under: Others-Spiritualism.

(Late) Swamy Dayananda Saraswathi had been  a renowned ‘Traditional Teacher of the Advaita Vedenta’ and the ‘Founder’ or the ‘Arsha Vidya Gurukulam’ and who had been the ‘Spiritual Guru’ of the present Prime Minister of India, Mr.Narendra Modi.

18. Mr.ROBERT BLACKWILL, a 76 years old  Foreigner, of the USA, an American Diplomat, an Author, a Senior Fellow at the Council of  Foreign Relations of the USA and a Former US Ambassador to India has been selected for the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award-2016, under: Public Affairs.

19. Mr.PALLONJI SHAPOORJI MISTRY, a 86 years old,  ‘Non Resident Indian’ (NRI ) / a ‘ Person of Indian Origin (PIO) / an Overseas Citizen of India (OCT), a ‘Resident of Ireland’ , who is a Parsi Zoroastrian by birth and who gave up his Indian Citizenship and obtained an Irish Citizenship in the year 2003 has been selected for the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award -2016, under: Trade & Industry.

Mr.Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry,  a ‘Construction Tycoon’ and a successful  ‘Business Man’,  is the Chairman of the ‘Shapoorji Pallonji Groups’ , owning the ‘Shappoorji Pallonji Construction Limited’, the ‘Forebes Textiles’ and the ‘Eureka Forbes Limited’, and the Former Chairman of the ‘Associated Cement Companies’ and  he is the ‘Single Largest Share Holder’ of India’s ‘Tata Sons’.

LIST OF 83 “PADMA SRI” Awardees-2016:

1. Ms.PRATHIBHA PRAHLAD, a 54 years old ‘Indian ‘Bharat Natyam Dancer’ of Delhi, born in Karnataka has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award- 2016, under: Art- Classical Dance.

Ms.Prathibha is:

  • The Head of the ‘Prasiddha Foundation’ which has produced many popular Dance Programs, such as ‘Vande Maatram’, ‘Sights & Sounds of India’ and the ‘Panchajanya’ and
  • A Member of the Experts’ Committee, which has designed the ‘Opening & the Closing Ceremonies’ of the ‘Delhi Common Wealth Games-2010’.

Ms.Prathibha, who has directed many Indian Television Serials related to Art & Culuture, had been honoured by the the Union Government of India by releasing a Rs 5/- Indian Postal Stamp of Ms.Prathibha Prahlad.

2. Mr.BHIKHUDAN GADHVI of Gujarat has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award- 2016, under: Art-Folk-Music.

3. Mr.SRIBHAS CHANDRA SUPAKAR of Uttar Pradesh has been selected for the  ‘Padma Shri’ Award -2016, under: Art- Textile Designing.

4. Mr.AJAY DEVGAN of Maharashtra, a 46 years old Bollywood Actor, Director and Producer, born in a Punjabi Family has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award – 2016, under: Art-Cinema.

Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan

Ajay Devgan, the husband of the popular Bollywood Actress Kajol has received 2 ‘National Film Awards’ as ‘The Best Actor’.

5. Ms. PRIYANKA CHOPRA of Maharashtra, a 33 years old Bollywood Actress has been selected for the  ‘Padma Shri’ Award -2016, under:  Art- Cinema.

Ms.Priyanka Chopra, the ‘Former ‘Miss World Pageant of the year 2000’ later  became a Bollywood Actress and she is presently the ‘Highest Paid Bollywood Actress’

Priyanka Chopra had  received the  ‘National Film Award for the Best Actress’ for the Movie ‘Fashion’ in the year 2008.

6. Pandit TULSIDAS BORKAR of Goa, a 81 years old Indian Musician has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award – 2016, under: Art-Classical Music.

Pandit Tulsidas Borkar is well known for playing ‘Harmonium Solo’ and for his unique style of accompanying in the ‘Hindustani Raag Sangeeth’ and in the allied forms of music

7. Dr. Ms. SOMA GHOSH a Classical Singer of Uttar Pradesh has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Art – Classical Music- Vocal.

Ms.Soma Ghosh is the ‘Adopted Daughter’ of (Late) Ustad Bismillah Khan the popular Musician / Shenai Player’ of Uttar Pradesh, the Recipient of the Bharat Ratna Award in the year 2001.

8. Mr. NILA MADHAB PANDA of Delhi, a 43 years old Indian Film Producer & Director, who has directed more than 70- Movies, Documentaries and Short Films on diversified subjects based on important social issues such as Climate Change, Child Labour, Education, Water Issues, Sanitation and other Developmental Issues of India has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under :Art – Film Direction & Production.

9. Mr. S.S.RAJAMOULI / Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli,  a popular Telugu Movie Director of  of Andhra Pradesh, born in Karnataka, who has directed the popular and India’s the ‘Highest Budget Movie’- ‘Bahubali’,  has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award – 2016, under: Art-Film Direction &Production.

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10.  Mr. MADHUR BHANDARKAR of Mumbai, a 47 years old Bollywood Director, Script Writer and Producer, born in a Konkani Family, who has won 3 National Film Awards for the Best Film and for the Best Direction has been selected for the  ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under:Art-Film Direction & Production.

Mr. Madhur Bhandarkar was  invited as a ‘Special Guest of Honour’ for the ‘First International Yoga Day Celebrations’ at the United Nations in New York held on 21st June 2015.

11. Prof. M. VENKATESH KUMAR of Lakshmipura in Dharwad District of Karnataka, a 62 years old ‘Indian Hindustani Classical Vocalist’,  a popular Folk  Singer of the ‘Dasara Padas’ and ‘Devotional Songs’ has  been selected for the  ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Art-Folk Artist.

12. Ms.GULABO SAPERA of Rajasthan, a 55 years old ‘Rajasthani Gypsy Folk Singer’, who had featured in the popular Television Reality Show- ‘The Big Boss’- Season 5 in the year 2011, has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award – 2016, under: Art- Folk Dance.

13. Ms.  MAMTA CHANDRAKAR, a ‘Folk Singer’ of Chhattisgarh- has been selected for  the ‘Padma Shri’ under Art-Folk Music.

14. Ms. MALINI AWASTHI, a ‘Hindi Folk Singer’ of Uttar Pradesh, who is a ‘Post Graduate in Hindustani Classical Music’,  from ‘Bhatkande University’, Lucknow, who is the student of the ‘Legendary Hindustani Classical Singer’ Vidhushi Girija Devi,  has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Art-Folk Music.

15.  Mr. JAI PRAKASH LEKHIWAL, a popular Indian Painter of Delhi has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ under Art-Miniature Painting

16.  Mr.  K.LAXMA GOUD of Telengana, a 75 years old Indian Painter, Print Maker and a Draughtsman, working in various mediums such as: etching, gouache, pastel, sculpture and glass painting and is popular for his drawings depicting eroticism in rural contexts and for the originality and quality of his etchings and acquaints, has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under :Art-Painting.

17. Mr. BHALCHANDRA DATTATRAY MONDHE an Artist, Sculptor and Ace Photographer of Madhya Pradesh has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016,  under: Art-Photography

18. Mr.  NARESH CHANDER LAL a ‘Stage Dramas and Cinema Actor’ of Andaman & Nicobar has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award, under:  Art-Theatre & Cinema

19. Mr.  DHIRENDRA NATH BEZBARUAH,  a ‘Senior Journalist’ of Assam, who had been the Editor of the Indian Daily Newspaper-‘The Sentinel’ and the Former President of ‘The Editors’ Guild of India,  has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Literature & Education.

20. Mr.  PRAHALAD CHANDRA TASA , an ‘Educationalist & a Litterateur’ of  Assam has been selected for the  ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under:  Literature & Education

21. Dr.  RAVINDRA NAGAR, an eminent ‘Sanskrit scholar’ of Delhi, who is presently working as a ‘Pracharya’ in the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’, New Delhi,  has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’Award-2016, under: Literature & Education.

Dr.Ravindra Nagar had been awarded the ‘President’s Certificate of Honour’ for the year 2012.

22. Mr.  DAHABHAI SHASTRI of  Gujarat has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under;  Literature & Education

23. Prof.Dr. SANTESHIVARA LINGANNAIHA BHYRAPPA of Karnataka, a 84 years old Kannada & Hindi Novelist, born in a ‘Hoysala Karnatak Brahmin Family at Santeshivara, a remote village in Channarayapatna Taluk of Hassan District in Karnataka, whose novels have been assigned to the curricullum of the Under Graduate and the Post Graudate Degree Coursed in the Universities in the State of Karnataka and which have been subjects of Ph.D. Dissertations. has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Literature & Education.

24. Mr. HALDER NAG Odisha has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016,  under:  Literature & Education

25. Mr. KAMESHWARAM BRAHMA of  Assam has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under:  Literature & Education -Journalism

26. Prof.PUSHPESH PANT,  a 68 years old Indian – Academic, Food Critic, Historian and  a Retired ‘Professor of International Relations’,  from the ‘Jawaharlal Nehru University’, Delhi is one of India’s leading experts on International Relations, as well as on Indian cuisine, and he is a columnist writing for : Forbes, Open, Outlook, The Times of India and the Tribune, has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award -2016, under: Literature & Education-Journalism.

27. Mr.  JAWAHARLAL KAUL of  Jammu & Kashmir has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under:  Literature & Education-Journalism

28. Mr. ASHOK MALIK,  a ‘Senior Indian Media Person’ and a Columnist of Delhi, holding a position as a ‘Senior Fellow’ at the ‘Observer Research Foundation of India’, who has been writing for many Indian and International Publications in the areas of Politics, Indian Political Economy and Foreign Policies  has been selected for the  ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Literture & Education.

29.  Dr. MANNAM GOPI CHAND, a popular ‘Cardio Thoracic Surgeon’  of  Hyderabad in  Telengana has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Medicine-Cardio Thoracic Surgery

30. Prof. Dr.RAVI KANT, a leading Surgeon  of  Uttar Pradesh, who is the  Vice Chancellor of the ‘King George’s Medical University’ Llucknow in Uttar Pradesh has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016,  under: Medicine-Surgery.

31. Prof. Dr. RAM HARSH SINGH,  an ‘Ayurvedic Physician’ of  Uttar Pradesh has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Medicine- Ayurveda.

32. Prof. Dr. SHIV NARAIN KUREEL  of   Uttar Pradesh has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award -2016, under: Medicine- Paediatric Surgery.

33. Dr.SABYA SACHI SARKAR  of Uttar Pradesh, a Professor Emeritus of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shbpur / IIESTS, West Bengal and a Former Head of the Department of Chemistry of the Indian Institute of Technology / IIT , Kanpur and a Fellow of the Indian Chemical Society and Indian Academy of Sciences and of the Royal Society of Chemistry, who had made researches   in diversified fields on the modelling of the mettalloproteins, chemical Darwinisim, synthetic lea and non invasive bio-imaging , invivo drug carrier and delivery inclusing crossing BBB using nano carbons, and who had guided 40 Ph.D.s and 150 Master Theses with over 200 Publications and 4 US and Indian Patents has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award -2016, under: Medicine-Radiology.

34. Dr. ALLA GOPALA GOKHALE of Andhra Pradesh, a 56 years old Cardiac Surgeon of Secunderabad, known for being the first surgeon to perform a successful human to human heart trasnsplant and a lung transplant in Andhra Pradesh, who is the Chairman of the Charitable Trust-‘Sahrudaya Health, Medial and Educational Trut’, assisting and providing moral support to poor heart patients and spreading the awareness of prevention of heart diseases has been selected for the  ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under:Medicine-Cardiac Surgery.

35. Prof.Dr.TAPAN KUMAR LAHIRI  /Prof. Dr.T.K. Lahiri , a ‘Cardio Thorasic Surgeon’ of  Uttar Pradesh has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016,  under: Medicine-Cardio Thoracic Surgery

36. Dr. PRAVEEN CHANDRA, a leading Cardiologist of Delhi, one of the leaders in ‘Caronary Angioplatsy’ in India has been selected for the  ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Medicine- Cardiology.

37. Prof. Dr. DALJEET SINGH GAMBHIR, a Cardiologist of  Uttar Pradesh has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Medicine-Cardiology

38. Dr.CHANDRASEKAR SHESADRI THOGULUVA, a Gastroenterologist of  Tamil Nadu  has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under:  Medicine-Gastroenterology.

39. Dr. Mrs.ANIL KUMARI MALHOTRA, a Homeopathic Physician of Delhi has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Medicine-Homeopathy.

40. Prof. Dr. Ms.M.V. PADMA SRIVASTAVA, a Neurologist of Delhi has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Medicine-Neurology.

41. Dr. SUDHIR V SHAH, a Neurologist of Gujarat has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award -2016, udner: Medicine-Neurology.

42    Dr. M. M. JOSHI /    Karnataka /Medicine-Ophthalmology

43    Prof. Dr.JOHN EBNEZAR /   Karnataka/ Medicine-Orthopaedic Surgery

44    Dr. NAYUDAMMA YARLAGADDA /Andhra Pradesh Medicine /Paediatric Surgery

45    Mr. SIMON ORAON / Jharkhand / OtherS –Environment Conservation

46    Master Chef. Mr. IMITIAZ QURESHI /  Delhi / Other-Culinary

47     Mr. PIYUSH PANDEY / Maharashtra / Others-Advertising & Communication

48   Mr. SUBHASH PALEKAR /  Maharashtra / Others-Farming

49    Mr. RAVINDER KUMAR SINHA / Bihar / Others-Wildlife Conservation

50    Dr. H.R. NAGENDRA /  Karnataka / Others-Yoga

51    Mr. M.C.MEHTA / Delhi /   Public Affairs

52   Mr. M.N.KRISHNA MANI / Delhi / Public Affairs

53    Mr. UJJWAL NIKAM /  Maharashtra / Public Affairs

54    Mr.TOKHEO SEMA /  Nagaland /  Public Affairs

55    Dr. SATHISH KUMAR / Delhi /  Science & Engineering

56    Dr.MAYILSWAMY ANNADURAI of  Karnataka has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Science & Engineering

57. Prof. DIPANKAR CHATTERJI of Karnataka has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under:  Science & Engineering

58. Prof.Dr. GANAPATI DADASAHEB YADAV of Maharashtra has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award -2016, under: Science & Engineering

59. Prof. Mrs. VEENA TANDON of  Meghalaya has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Science & Engineering.

60. Mr. ONKAR NATH SRIVASTAVA of Uttar Pradesh has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Science and Engineering.

61. Ms. SUNITHA KRISHNAN, a 43 years old Indian Social Activist of  Andhra Pradesh, the Chief Functionary and the Co-Founder of ‘Prajwala’, a Non Government Organization / NGO, which rescues, rehabiliates and reintegrates Sex Trafficked Victims into the Society, working in the areas of Anti-Human Trafficking, Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Social Policy  has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under:  Social Work.

62. Mr. AJOY KUMAR DUTTA of  Assam has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Social Work

63. Mr. PANDIT DASA of  Karnataka has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under:  Social Work

64. Mr. P. P. GOPINATHAN NAIR of  Kerala has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Social Work

65. Mrs. MADELEINE HERMAN DE BLIC of Puducherry has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016: under: Social Work.

66. Mr. SRINIVASAN DAMAL KANDALAI of Tamil Nadu has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Social work

67. Mr. SUDHAKAR OLWE of  Maharashtra has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Social Work

68. Dr. T.V. NARAYANA of  Telengana has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under:  Social Work

69. Mr. ARUNACHALAM MURUGANANDHAM, a 53 years old Social Entrepreneur of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, who is the Inventor of a Low Cost Sanitary Pad Making Machines installed in 23 States out of the Total of 29 States in India,  and the Invenotor of ‘Grass Roots Mechanism for Generationg Awareness about the Traditional Unhygienic Practices around the Mensutruaration in Rural India’, has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Social Work.

70. Ms. DEEPIKA KUMARI, a 21 years old Indian Athlete of Ranchi, Jharkhand, participating in Archery, who has won a Gold Medal in the 2010 Common Wealth Games, in the Women’s Individual Recurve Event and another  Gold Medal in the same event in the Women’s Team Recurve Event along with Dola Banerjee and Bombayala Devi, has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Sports- Archery.

Deepika Kumari had been conferred on with the ‘Arjuna Award’ in the year 2012 and was honoured with the ‘Federation of the Indian Chamber of Commerce& Industry’/  ‘FICCI- Sportsperson of the year Award’ in the year 2014.

71. Mr. SUSHIL DOSHI, of Madhya Pradesh, a Cricket Commentator in Hindi has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Sports- Commentary.

72. Mr. MAHESH SHARMA of  Delhi has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri Award’-2016, under: Trade & Industry.

73. Mr. SAURABH SRIVASTAVA, of Delhi, the Co-Founder of The ‘National Association of Software and Services Companies’/  The NASSCOM,  TiE, Delhi and the Indian Angel Net Work, has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Trade & Industry.

74. Mr. DILIP SANGHVI, a 60 years old Indian Businessman of Maharashtra and one of the richest persons in India, the Founder & the Managing Director of the ‘Sun Pharmaceuticals’, has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Trade & Industry.

75. Dr. KEKI HORMUSJI GHARDA, a 86 years old, Indian Chemical Engineer of Maharashtra, a Chemist and an Entrepreneur, the Founder – Chairman and the Managing Director of ‘Gharda Chemicals Limited’, and R&D based Company with  Agro Chemicals and Polymers Business, has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Trade & Industry.

76. ( Late) Mr. PRAKASH CHAND SURANA of Rajasthan has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Art  -Classical Music- To be Awarded Posthumously

77. (Late) Mr. SAEED JAFFREY, an Indian Born British Actor of UK, born on 8th January 1929 and expired on 15th November 2015, at the age of 86 years, who had been in Radio, Stage, Television and Movies, who has  acted in more than 150 American and Indian Movies, has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016,To be Awarded Posthumously, under: Art-Cinema.

78. Mr. MICHAEL POSTEL, a  Foreigner,  a French Archaeologist has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’Award-2016, under: Art-Archaeology.

79. Mr. SALMAN AMIN SAL KHAN, a Person of Indian Origin / PIO, who was born in USA, to a Bangladeshi father and an Indian Mother from West Bengal, India, is an American Teacher, Entrepreneur and a Former Hedge Fund Analyst, the Founder of the ‘Khan Academy’, a free online education platform which has produced more than 6500 Video Lessons, teaching a wide spectrum of adademic subjects, focused on Mathematics & Sciences, has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Literature & Education.

80    Mrs. HUI LAN ZHANG, a  Foreigner of  China, a Yoga Performer has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri Award’-2016, under: Others-Yoga

81    Mr. PREDRAG K NIKIC, a Foreigner a ‘Yoga’ Performer & Author  of Serbia has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Others-Yoga

82    Dr.SUNDAR ADITYA MENON, a Non Resident Indian (NRI) / Person of Indian Origin (POI) of UAE has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Social Work.

83. Mr. AJAYPAL SINGH BANGA, a Non Resident Indian (NRI)  / Person of Indian Origin (POI) of USA, born in Khadki in Pune of Maharashtra in  a Saini Sikh Family originally from Punjab, who is the present  ‘Chief Executive Officer’ / CEO of the “Master Card” and also the Chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council / USIBC, representing more than 300 of the  largest International Companies investing in India and also a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum,  has been selected for the ‘Padma Shri’ Award-2016, under: Trade & Industry.

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