List of Padma Awardees Winners 2021

List of Padma Awardees Winners 2021: Padma Awards 2021 comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awardees. Of these, 29 of the awardees are women, 16 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardee. Check the complete list of Padma Award 2021 winners here.

Padma Awards 2021 winners list
List of Padma Awardees Winners 2021

List of Padma Awardees 2021: Padma Awards are one of the Highest Civilian Awards of India and are conferred in three categories– Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri— in various disciplines/fields of activities such as art, social work, public affairs, science and affairs, and so forth. 

119 Padma Awards to be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind this year. The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards. 29 of the awardees are women, 16 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardee.

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was conferred Padma Vibhushan posthumously. The award was presented by President Ram Nath Kovind to her daughter Bansuri Swaraj at the ceremony held in Delhi.

Star badminton player PV Sindhu and Women’s Hockey team Captain Rani Rampal were conferred Padma Shri Award by President Ram Nath Kovind. 

President Ram Nath Kovind also presented the awards to noted Hindustani classical singer Pandit Chhannulal Mishra (Padma Vibhushan), singer Adnan Sami (Padma Shri) and Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut (Padma Shri). 

Former Head Scientist at ICMR Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar and Air Marshal Dr. Padma Bandopadhyay were conferred Padma Shri in the field of medicine. 

Padma Awards: 

1- Padma Vibhushan- Awarded for exceptional and distinguished service.

2- Padma Bhushan- Awarded for distinguished service of a high order.

3- Padma Shri- Awarded for distinguished service in any field.

Ques: How many Padma Awards have been conferred in the year 2021?

A. 100
B. 119
C. 135
D. 182

Ans: B

Explanation: Padma Awards 2021 have been conferred to 119 recipients. Of these, 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri awardees. 

Ques: How many people from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI have been presented with Padma Awards 2021?

A. 12
B. 10
C. 7
D. None

Ans: B

Explanation: Ten people from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI have been presented with Padma Awards 2021. 

Ques: Who among the following has been awarded Padma Shri for Mithila painting this year?

A. Dulari Devi
B. Mohini Devi
C. Shakuntala Devi
D. None of the above

Ans: A

Explanation: Dulari Devi has been awarded Padma Shri for Mithila painting this year.

Ques: How many transgender awardee(s) have been conferred the Padma Awards?

A. 3
B. 0
C. 1
D. 2

Ans: C

Explanation: One transperson, Matha B. Manjamma Jogati, has been conferred with Padma Awards 2021. 

Ques: How many Padma Awards have been conferred to women in 2021?

A. 30
B. 16
C. 12
D. 29

Ans: D

Explanation: 29 women have been conferred with Padma Awards 2021.  

Ques: Which of these statement(s) is/are true about Padma Awards:

(i) Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian Awards of India.
(ii) Padma Awards are conferred by the President of India. 
(iii) Padma Awards are presented to the recipients at ceremonial functions held at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
(iv) Padma Awards are given in three categories– Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. 

Choose the correct option:

A. Both (ii) and (iii)
B. Only (i) 
C. Only (iv)
D. All of the above

Ans: D

Explanation: Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian awards which are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in three fields– Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. 

Ques: How many Padma Awards have been conferred posthumously this year?

A. 16
B. 20
C. 18
D. 12

Ans: A

Explanation: Sixteen Padma Awards have been conferred posthumously including Ram Vilas Paswan and Tarun Gogoi. 

Ques: Match the following:

(a) Padma Shri(i) Awarded for exceptional and distinguished service
(b) Padma Vibhushan(ii) Awarded for distinguished service in any field.
(c) Padma Bhushan(iii) Awarded for exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour.
(d) Bharat Ratna(iv) Awarded for distinguished service of a high order.

Choose the correct code:

A. a-iv, b-ii, c-iii, d-i
B. a-iii, b-iv, c-ii, d-i
C. a-ii, b-i, c-iv, d-iii
D. a-i, b-iii, c-ii, d-iv

Ans:  C

Explanation: 1- Bharat Ratna-  Awarded for exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour.2- Padma Vibhushan- Awarded for exceptional and distinguished service.3- Padma Bhushan- Awarded for distinguished service of a high order.4- Padma Shri- Awarded for distinguished service in any field.

Padma Awards (The Award of Excellence): Facts at a Glance

Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of India, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- public affairs, art, social work, literature and education, trade and industry, science and engineering,medicine,sports, civil service, etc.

Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of India, 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.How Padma Awardees are selected?

The recommendations for Padma Awards are received from the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations, Central Ministries/Departments, Institutions of Excellence, etc. which are considered by an Awards Committee. On the basis of the recommendations of the Awards Committee, and after approval of the Home Minister, Prime Minister and President, the Padma Awards are announced on the eve of the Republic Day.

Padma Awards were instituted in the year 1954.These awards have been announced every year on Republic Day except brief interruption(s) during the years 1978, 1979 and 1993 to 1997.

Facts about Padma Awards

1. The award seeks to recognize work of any distinction and is given for distinguished and exceptional achievements/service in all fields of activities/disciplines, such as Art, Literature and Education, Sports, Medicine,Social Work, Science and Engineering, Public Affairs, Civil Service, Trade and Industry etc. 

2. There ought to be an element of public service in the achievements of the person to be selected. It should not be merely excellence in a particular field but it should be excellence plus. 

3.All persons without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex are eligible for these awards.

4. However, Government servants including those working with PSUs, except doctors and scientists, are not eligible for these Awards.

5. The award is normally not conferred posthumously. However, in highly deserving cases, the Government could consider giving an award posthumously if the demise of the person proposed to be honoured has been recent, say within a period of one year preceding the Republic Day on which it is proposed to announce the award. 

6. A higher category of Padma award can be conferred on a person only where a period of atleast five years has elapsed since conferment of the earlier Padma award. However, in highly deserving cases, a relaxation can be made by the Awards Committee. 

7. It is the usual practice to invite recommendations every year from all State / UT Governments, Ministries/Departments of the Government of India. 

8. The Padma Awards Committee is constituted by the Prime Minister every year. 

9. The recommendations made by the Awards Committee are submitted to the Prime Minister and the President for their approval. 

10. The total number of awards to be given in a year (excluding posthumous awards and to foreigners) should not be more than 120.

11. The names of the awardees are published in the Gazette of India;the President may cancel and annul the award of the decoration to any person.

12. The Awards are announced on 26 th January every year and are presented by the President of India in an awards presentation ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The ceremony is generally held in the month of March/April.

Monetary Allowance for the Gallantry Award Winners of India

13. The award does not amount to a title and cannot be used as a suffix or prefix to the awardee’s name on letterheads, invitation cards, posters, books etc. In the case of any misuse, the awardee will forfeit the award.

 14.No cash allowance or any facility/benefit in terms of concession etc. in rail/air travel is attached to these awards.

In the year 2018; 85 recipients have been selected for the prestigious awards. This includes 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri awards. Fourteen of the awardees are women, while 16 persons are foreigners and 3 are being awarded posthumously.

List of Padma Awardees 2021

Padma Vibhushan
S.No.NameFieldState/Country
1.Shinzo AbePublic AffairsJapan
2.S. P. Balasubramaniam (Posthumous)ArtTamil Nadu
3.Dr. Belle Monappa HegdeMedicineKarnataka
4.Narinder Singh Kapany (Posthumous)Science and EngineeringThe U.S.A.
5.Maulana Wahiduddin KhanOthers- SpiritualismDelhi
6.B. B. LalOthers- ArchaeologyDelhi
7.Sudarshan SahooArtOdisha
Padma Bhushan
S.No.NameFieldState/Country
1.Krishna Nair Shantakumari ChithraArtKerala
2.Tarun Gogoi (Posthumous)Public AffairsAssam
3.Chandrashekhar KambaraLiterature and EducationKarnataka
4.Sumitra MahajanPublic AffairsMadhya Pradesh
5.Nripendra MisraCivil ServiceUttar Pradesh
6.Ram Vilas Paswan (Posthumous)Public AffairsBihar
7.Keshubhai Patel (Posthumous)Public AffairsGujarat
8.Kalbe Sadiq (Posthumous)Others- SpiritualismUttar Pradesh
9.Rajnikant Devidas ShroffTrade and Industry Maharashtra
10.Tarlochan SinghPublic AffairsHaryana
Padma Shri
S.No.NameFieldState/Country
1.Gulfam AhmedArtUttar Pradesh
2.P. AnithaSportsTamil Nadu
3.Rama Swamy AnnavarapuArtAndhra Pradesh
4.Subbu ArumugamArtTamil Nadu
5.Prakasarao AsavadiLiterature and EducationAndhra Pradesh
6.Bhuri BaiArtMadhya Pradesh
7.Radhe Shyam BarleArtChhattisgarh
8.Dharma Narayan BarmaLiterature and EducationWest Bengal
9.Lakhimi BaruahSocial WorkAssam
10.Biren Kumar BasakArtWest Bengal
11.Rajni BectorTrade and IndustryPunjab
12.Peter BrookArtUnited Kingdom
13.Sangkhumi BualchhuakSocial WorkMizoram
14.Gopiram Bargayn BurabhakatArtAssam
15.Bijoya ChakravartyPublic AffairsAssam
16.Sujit  ChattopadhyayLiterature and EducationWest Bengal
17.Jagdish Chaudhary (Posthumous)Social WorkUttar Pradesh
18.Tsultrim ChonjorSocial WorkLadakh
19.Mouma DasSportsWest Bengal
20.Srikant DatarLiterature and EducationThe U.S.A.
21.Narayan DebnathArtWest Bengal
22.Chutni DeviSocial WorkJharkhand
23.Dulari DeviArtBihar
24.Radhe DeviArtManipur
25.Shanti DeviSocial WorkOdisha
26.Wayan DibiaArtIndonesia
27.Dadudan GadhaviLiterature and EducationGujarat
28.Parshuram Atmaram GangavaneArtMaharashtra
29.Jai Bhagwan GoyalLiterature and EducationHaryana
30.Jagdish Chandra HalderLiterature and EducationWest Bengal
31.Mangal Singh HazowaryLiterature and EducationAssam
32.Anshu JamsenpaSportsArunachal Pradesh
33.Purnamasi JaniArtOdisha
34.Matha B. Manjamma JogatiArtKarnataka
35.Damodaran KaithapramArtKerala
36.Namdeo C. KambleLiterature and EducationMaharashtra
37.Maheshbhai and Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo) (Posthumous)ArtGujarat
38.Rajat Kumar KarLiterature and EducationOdisha
39.Rangasami Lakshminarayana KashyapLiterature and EducationKarnataka
40.Prakash KaurSocial WorkPunjab
41.Nicholas KazanasLiterature and EducationGreece
42.K. KesavasamyArtPuducherry
43.Ghulam Rasool KhanArtJammu and Kashmir
44.Lakha KhanArtRajasthan
45.Sanjida KhatunArtBangladesh
46.Vinayak Vishnu KhedekarArtGoa
47.Niru KumarSocial WorkDelhi
48.LajwantiArtPunjab
49.Rattan LalScience and EngineeringThe U.S.A.
50.Ali ManikfanOthers- Grassroots InnovationLakshadweep
51.Ramachandra ManjhiArtBihar
52.Dulal MankiArtAssam
53.Nanadro B MarakOthers- AgricultureMeghalaya
54.Rewben MashangvaArtManipur
55.Chandrakant MehtaLiterature and EducationGujarat
56.Rattan Lal MittalMedicinePunjab
57.Madhavan NambiarSportsKerala
58.Shyam Sundar PaliwalSocial WorkRajasthan
59.Dr. Chandrakant SambhajiMedicineDelhi
60.Dr. J. N. Pande (Posthumous)MedicineDelhi
61.Solomon PappaiahLiterature and Education- JournalismTamil Nadu
62.PappammalOthers- AgricultureTamil Nadu
63.Krishna Mohan Pathi MedicineOdisha
64.Jaswantiben Jamnadas PopatTrade and IndustryMaharashtra
65.Girish PrabhuneSocial WorkMaharashtra
66.Nanda PrustyLiterature and EducationOdisha
67.K. K. Ramachandra PulavarArtKerala
68.Balan PutheriLiterature and EducationKerala
69.Birubala RabhaSocial WorkAssam
70.Kanaka RajuArtTelangana
71.Bombay Jayashri RamnathArtTamil Nadu
72.Satyaram ReangArtTripura
73.Dhananjay DiwakarMedicineKerala
74.Ashok Kumar SahuMedicineUttar Pradesh
75.Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh SanjayMedicineUttarakhand
76.Sindhutai SapkalSocial WorkMaharashtra
77.Chaman Lal Sapru (Posthumous)Literature and EducationJammu and Kashmir
78.Roman SarmahLiterature and Education- JournalismAssam
79.Imran ShahLiterature and EducationAssam
80.Prem Chandra SharmaOthers- AgricultureUttarakhand
81.Arjun Singh ShekhawatLiterature and EducationRajasthan
82.Ram Yatna ShuklaLiterature and EducationUttar Pradesh
83.Jitender Singh ShuntySocial WorkDelhi
84.Kartar Paras Ram SinghArtHimachal Pradesh
85.Kartar SinghArtPunjab
86.Dilip Kumar SinghMedicineBihar
87.Chandra Shekhar SinghOthers- AgricultureUttar Pradesh
88.Sudha Hari Narayan SinghSportsUttar Pradesh
89.Virender SinghSportsHaryana
90.Mridula Sinha (Posthumous)Literature and EducationBihar 
91.K. C. Sivasankar (Posthumous)ArtTamil Nadu
92.Guru Maa Kamali SorenSocial WorkWest Bengal
93.Marachi SubburamanSocial WorkTamil Nadu
94.P. Subramanian (Posthumous)Trade and IndustryTamil Nadu
95.Nidumolu SumathiArtAndhra Pradesh
96.Kapil TiwariLiterature and EducationMadhya Pradesh
97.Father Valles (Posthumous)Literature and EducationSpain
98.Dr. Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan (Posthumous)MedicineTamil Nadu
99.Sridhar VembuTrade and IndustryTamil Nadu
100.K. Y. VenkateshSportsKarnataka
101.Usha YadavLiterature and EducationUttar Pradesh
102.Col. Quazi Sajjad Ali ZahirPublic AffairsBangladesh

Highlights: 

1- President Ram Nath Kovind has approved conferment of 119 Padma Awards, including 1 duo case (in a duo case, the award is counted as one) for the year 2021.

2- The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards.

3- The Padma awardees includes 29 women.

4- 10 persons are from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI.

5- The list includes 16 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardee.

It is to be noted that Padma Awards are announced each year on the occasion of Republic Day (26 January) and the awards are conferred by the President of India in a ceremonial function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the month of March/April of the same year. 

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