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Padma Vibhushan Award Winners List From 1954 to 2016

The Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award granted by the Government of India. There is only the Bharat Ratna that is considered to be more important than this award.  The Padma Vibhushan was instituted in 1954.

It is granted for exceptional service to distinguished individuals in any field. At the time of this writing (October, 2016), 294 individuals have been conferred this award, including 6 posthumously. 19 non-citizens have been given the award as well. Government servants such doctors and scientists can also be conferred this award, however those working for public sector undertakings are excluded.

Recommendations for the Padma Vibhushan are received from all state governments, ministers of the union government, Institutes of Excellence, Chief Ministers and the Governors of State, as well as by Members of Parliament from 1 May and 15 September every year.

The recommendations are submitted to the Padma Awards Committee, which answers directly to the Prime Minister. The committee submits their final recommendations to the Prime Minister and the President of the country, who are responsible for the final approval. The awards are announced on the Republic Day of every year (January 26).

The first recipients of the Padma Visbhushan were  Nand Lal Bose, Satyendra Nath Bose,  Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, Zakir Hussain, V. K. Krishna Menon, and Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. They received the award in 1954.

Year State/ CountryName Of The Person/ AwardeeField
2016KarnatakaV. K. AatreScience & Engineering
2016MaharashtraDhirubhai AmbaniTrade & Industry
2016West BengalGirija DeviArts
2016United StatesAvinash DixitLiterature & Education
2016DelhiJagmohanPublic Affairs
2016DelhiYamini KrishnamurthyArts
2016Tamil NaduRajinikanthArts
2016Andhra PradeshRamoji RaoLiterature & Education
2016KarnatakaSri Sri Ravi ShankarOthers
2016Tamil NaduV. ShantaMedicine
2015GujaratL. K. AdvaniPublic Affairs
2015MaharashtraAmitabh BachchanArts
2015PunjabParkash Singh BadalPublic Affairs
2015KarnatakaVeerendra HeggadeSocial Work
2015MaharashtraDilip KumarArts
2015Uttar PradeshRambhadracharyaOthers
2015Tamil NaduM. R. SrinivasanScience & Engineering
2015DelhiKottayan Katankot VenugopalPublic Affairs
2015United Kingdom, FranceKarim Al Hussaini Aga KhanTrade & Industry
2014MaharashtraB. K. S. IyengarOthers
2014MaharashtraRaghunath Anant MashelkarScience & Engineering
2013OdishaRaghunath MohapatraArts
2013KarnatakaRoddam NarasimhaScience & Engineering
2013Uttar PradeshYash PalScience & Engineering
2013DelhiS. H. RazaArts
2012AssamBhupen HazarikaArts
2012GoaMario MirandaArts
2012DelhiT. V. RajeswarCivil Service
2012MaharashtraKantilal Hastimal SanchetiMedicine
2012GujaratK. G. SubramanyanArts
2011DelhiMontek Singh AhluwaliaPublic Affairs
2011DelhiLakshmi Chand JainPublic Affairs
2011MaharashtraVijay KelkarPublic Affairs
2011DelhiAkhlaqur Rahman KidwaiPublic Affairs
2011KeralaO. N. V. KurupLiterature & Education
2011OdishaSitakant MahapatraLiterature & Education
2011DelhiBrajesh MishraCivil Service
2011DelhiK. ParasaranPublic Affairs
2011KarnatakaAzim PremjiTrade & Industry
2011Andhra PradeshPalle Rama RaoScience & Engineering
2011Andhra PradeshAkkineni Nageswara RaoArts
2011DelhiKapila VatsyayanArts
2011GujaratHomai VyarawallaArts
2010DelhiEbrahim AlkaziArts
2010United KingdomVenkatraman RamakrishnanScience & Engineering
2010Tamil NaduPrathap C. ReddyTrade & Industry
2010Andhra PradeshY. Venugopal ReddyPublic Affairs
2010DelhiZohra SehgalArts
2010Tamil NaduUmayalpuram K. SivaramanArts
2009UttarakhandSunderlal BahugunaOthers
2009PunjabJasbir Singh BajajMedicine
2009West BengalD. P. ChattopadhyayaLiterature & Education
2009MaharashtraAshok Sekhar GangulyTrade & Industry
2009West BengalSister NirmalaSocial Work
2009MaharashtraAnil KakodkarScience & Engineering
2009Uttar PradeshPurshotam LalMedicine
2009KarnatakaG. Madhavan NairScience & Engineering
2009Uttar PradeshGovind NarainPublic Affairs
2009MaharashtraChandrika Prasad SrivastavaCivil Service
2008Uttar PradeshAdarsh Sein AnandPublic Affairs
2008Tamil NaduViswanathan AnandSports
2008MaharashtraAsha BhosleArts
2008DelhiP. N. DharCivil Service
2008New ZealandEdmund HillarySports
2008United KingdomLakshmi MittalTrade & Industry
2008DelhiPranab MukherjeePublic Affairs
2008KarnatakaN. R. Narayana MurthyTrade & Industry
2008DelhiPrithvi Raj Singh OberoiTrade & Industry
2008DelhiRajendra K. PachauriScience & Engineering
2008DelhiE. SreedharanScience & Engineering
2008MaharashtraRatan TataTrade & Industry
2008MaharashtraSachin TendulkarSports
2007DelhiP. N. BhagwatiPublic Affairs
2007DelhiNaresh ChandraCivil Service
2007Tamil NaduRaja ChelliahPublic Affairs
2007DelhiV. KrishnamurthyCivil Service
2007DelhiFali Sam NarimanPublic Affairs
2007United StatesRaja RaoLiterature & Education
2007DelhiBalu SankaranMedicine
2007DelhiKhushwant SinghLiterature & Education
2007United StatesGeorge SudarshanScience & Engineering
2007HaryanaNarinder Nath VohraCivil Service
2006United StatesNorman BorlaugScience & Engineering
2006MaharashtraCharles CorreaScience & Engineering
2006DelhiNirmala DeshpandeSocial Work
2006West BengalMahasweta DeviLiterature & Education
2006KeralaAdoor GopalakrishnanArts
2006Uttar PradeshV. N. KharePublic Affairs
2006Tamil NaduC. R. Krishnaswamy RaoCivil Service
2006KarnatakaObaid SiddiqiScience & Engineering
2006DelhiPrakash Narain TandonMedicine
2005DelhiMilon K. BanerjiPublic Affairs
2005MaharashtraMohan DhariaSocial Work
2005DelhiJyotindra Nath DixitCivil Service
2005MaharashtraB. K. GoyalMedicine
2005MaharashtraR. K. LaxmanArts
2005MaharashtraRam NarayanArts
2005DelhiKaran SinghPublic Affairs
2005KarnatakaM. S. ValiathanMedicine
2004MaharashtraJayant NarlikarScience & Engineering
2004DelhiAmrita PritamLiterature & Education
2004KarnatakaM. N. VenkatachaliahPublic Affairs
2003West BengalKazi Lhendup DorjeePublic Affairs
2003DelhiSonal MansinghArts
2003DelhiBal Ram NandaLiterature & Education
2003DelhiBrihaspati Dev TrigunaMedicine
2002MaharashtraKishori AmonkarArts
2002KarnatakaGangubai HangalArts
2002Uttar PradeshKishan MaharajArts
2002Andhra PradeshC. RangarajanLiterature & Education
2002DelhiSoli SorabjeePublic Affairs
2001United StatesJohn Kenneth GalbraithLiterature & Education
2001United StatesBenjamin A. GilmanPublic Affairs
2001DelhiAmjad Ali KhanArts
2001United StatesZubin MehtaArts
2001MaharashtraHrishikesh MukherjeeArts
2001Andhra PradeshKotha Satchidanda MurthyLiterature & Education
2001Tamil NaduChakravarthi V. NarasimhanCivil Service
2001JapanHosei NorotaPublic Affairs
2001United StatesC. R. RaoScience & Engineering
2001MaharashtraMan Mohan SharmaScience & Engineering
2001MaharashtraShivkumar SharmaArts
2000DelhiSikander BakhtPublic Affairs
2000United StatesJagdish BhagwatiLiterature & Education
2000MaharashtraHariprasad ChaurasiaArts
2000DelhiM. S. GillCivil Service
2000KarnatakaKrishnaswamy KasturiranganScience & Engineering
2000DelhiK. B. LallCivil Service
2000OdishaKelucharan MohapatraArts
2000MaharashtraJasraj MotiramArts
2000Andhra PradeshM. NarasimhamTrade & Industry
2000Tamil NaduR. K. NarayanLiterature & Education
2000UttarakhandBhairab Dutt PandeCivil Service
2000KeralaK. N. RajLiterature & Education
2000DelhiTarlok SinghCivil Service
1999MaharashtraPandurang Shastri AthavaleSocial Work
1999MaharashtraRajagopala ChidambaramScience & Engineering
1999DelhiNanaji DeshmukhSocial Work
1999Tamil NaduSarvepalli GopalLiterature & Education
1999DelhiSatish GujralArts
1999KeralaV. R. Krishna IyerPublic Affairs
1999MaharashtraBhimsen JoshiArts
1999DelhiHans Raj KhannaPublic Affairs
1999GujaratVerghese KurienScience & Engineering
1999MaharashtraLata MangeshkarArts
1999Himachal PradeshBraj Kumar NehruCivil Service
1999Tamil NaduD. K. PattammalArts
1999DelhiLallan Prasad SinghCivil Service
1999DelhiDharma ViraCivil Service
1998MaharashtraUsha MehtaSocial Work
1998MaharashtraNanabhoy PalkhivalaPublic Affairs
1998Uttar PradeshLakshmi SahgalPublic Affairs
1998South AfricaWalter SisuluPublic Affairs
1992DelhiAruna Asaf AliPublic Affairs
1992MaharashtraLakshman Shastri JoshiLiterature & Education
1992KarnatakaMallikarjun MansurArts
1992DelhiS. I. PadmavatiMedicine
1992Andhra PradeshKaloji Narayana RaoArts
1992Andhra PradeshRavi Narayana ReddyPublic Affairs
1992MaharashtraV. ShantaramArts
1992MaharashtraGovindbhai ShroffLiterature & Education
1992PunjabSwaran SinghPublic Affairs
1992DelhiAtal Bihari VajpayeePublic Affairs
1991Tamil NaduM. BalamuralikrishnaArts
1991MaharashtraM. F. HusainArts
1991West BengalHirendranath MukherjeePublic Affairs
1991GujaratGulzarilal NandaPublic Affairs
1991GujaratI. G. PatelScience & Engineering
1991Andhra PradeshN. G. RangaPublic Affairs
1991MaharashtraKhusro Faramurz RustamjiCivil Service
1991Uttar PradeshRajaram ShastriLiterature & Education
1990DelhiV. S. R. ArunachalamLiterature & Education
1990KarnatakaTriloki Nath ChaturvediCivil Service
1990West BengalBhabatosh DattaLiterature & Education
1990Madhya PradeshKumar GandharvaArts
1990Tamil NaduA. P. J. Abdul KalamScience & Engineering
1990Tamil NaduSemmangudi Srinivasa IyerArts
1989Uttar PradeshUma Shankar DikshitPublic Affairs
1989West BengalAli Akbar KhanArts
1989DelhiM. S. SwaminathanScience & Engineering
1988DelhiMirza Hameedullah BegPublic Affairs
1988KarnatakaKuvempuLiterature & Education
1988Uttar PradeshMahadevi VarmaLiterature & Education
1987KarnatakaKamaladevi ChattopadhyaySocial Work
1987PunjabBenjamin Peary PalScience & Engineering
1987DelhiManmohan SinghCivil Service
1987MaharashtraArun Shridhar VaidyaCivil Service
1986MaharashtraBaba Amte[e]Social Work
1986DelhiBirju MaharajArts
1986DelhiAutar Singh PaintalMedicine
1985Tamil NaduC. N. R. RaoScience & Engineering
1985KeralaM. G. K. MenonCivil Service
1982United KingdomMira BehnSocial Work
1981KarnatakaSatish DhawanScience & Engineering
1981Uttar PradeshRavi ShankarArts
1980Uttar PradeshBismillah KhanArts
1980Uttar PradeshRai KrishnadasaCivil Service
1977Tamil NaduT. BalasaraswatiArts
1977Andhra PradeshAli Yavar JungPublic Affairs
1977DelhiAjudhia Nath KhoslaCivil Service
1977PunjabOm Prakash MehraCivil Service
1977West BengalAjoy Kumar MukherjeePublic Affairs
1977DelhiChandeshwar Prasad Narayan SinghLiterature & Education
1976Uttar PradeshSalim AliScience & Engineering
1976PunjabGiani Gurmukh Singh MusafirLiterature & Education
1976DelhiK. Shankar PillaiArts
1976KeralaK. R. RamanathanScience & Engineering
1976West BengalSatyajit RayArts
1976Uttar PradeshKalu Lal ShrimaliLiterature & Education
1976DelhiBashir Hussain ZaidiLiterature & Education
1975Andhra PradeshC. D. DeshmukhPublic Affairs
1975MaharashtraDurgabai DeshmukhSocial Work
1975Tamil NaduMary Clubwala JadhavSocial Work
1975West BengalBasanti Dulal NagchaudhuriLiterature & Education
1975KarnatakaRaja RamannaScience & Engineering
1975MaharashtraHomi Nusserwanji SethnaCivil Service
1975Tamil NaduM. S. SubbulakshmiArts
1975MaharashtraPremlila Vithaldas ThackerseyLiterature & Education
1974West BengalNiren DePublic Affairs
1974UttarakhandBenode Behari MukherjeeArts
1974KarnatakaV. K. R. V. RaoCivil Service
1974DelhiHarish Chandra SarinCivil Service
1973West BengalBasanti DeviCivil Service
1973GujaratU. N. DhebarSocial Work
1973DelhiDaulat Singh KothariScience & Engineering
1973West BengalNellie SenguptaSocial Work
1973RajashtanNagendra SinghPublic Affairs
1973Tamil NaduThirumalraya SwaminathanCivil Service
1972MaharashtraP. Balacharya GajendragadkarPublic Affairs
1972Uttar PradeshAditya Nath Jha#Public Affairs
1972PunjabPratap Chandra LalCivil Service
1972Tamil NaduSam ManekshawCivil Service
1972MaharashtraJivraj Narayan MehtaPublic Affairs
1972DelhiSardarilal Mathradas NandaCivil Service
1972Jammu & KashmirGhulam Mohammed SadiqPublic Affairs
1972GujaratVikram SarabhaiScience & Engineering
1972MaharashtraHormasji Maneckji SeervaiLiterature & Education
1971AssamBimala Prasad ChalihaCivil Service
1971West BengalAllauddin KhanArts
1971MaharashtraSumati MorarjeeCivil Service
1971MaharashtraUday ShankarArts
1971GoaVithal Nagesh ShirodkarMedicine
1971Tamil NaduBalaram SivaramanCivil Service
1970Uttar PradeshTara ChandLiterature & Education
1970West BengalSuranjan DasCivil Service
1970MaharashtraAnthony Lancelot DiasPublic Affairs
1970Tamil NaduP. Prabhakar KumaramangalamCivil Service
1970Andhra PradeshA. Ramasamy MudaliarCivil Service
1970West BengalBinay Ranjan SenCivil Service
1970PunjabHarbaksh SinghCivil Service
1969DelhiRajeshwar DayalCivil Service
1969MaharashtraDattatraya Shridhar JoshiCivil Service
1969United StatesHar Gobind KhoranaScience & Engineering
1969RajashtanMohan Sinha MehtaCivil Service
1969Uttar PradeshGhananand PandeCivil Service
1968Madhya PradeshMadhav Shrihari AneyPublic Affairs
1968United StatesSubrahmanyan ChandrasekharScience & Engineering
1968DelhiPrasanta Chandra MahalanobisLiterature & Education
1968DelhiKirpal SinghCivil Service
1968DelhiKalyan SundaramPublic Affairs
1967MaharashtraChandra Kisan DaphtaryPublic Affairs
1967Andhra PradeshHafiz Mohamad IbrahimCivil Service
1967Uttar PradeshBhola Nath JhaCivil Service
1967Andhra PradeshPattadakal Venkanna R RaoCivil Service
1966MaharashtraValerian GraciasSocial Work
1965West BengalJayanto Nath ChaudhuriCivil Service
1965Andhra PradeshMehdi Nawaz JungPublic Affairs
1965DelhiArjan SinghCivil Service
1964MaharashtraAcharya Kakasaheb KalelkarLiterature & Education
1964Uttar PradeshGopinath KavirajLiterature & Education
1963West BengalSuniti Kumar ChatterjiLiterature & Education
1963Tamil NaduA. Lakshmanaswami MudaliarMedicine
1963MaharashtraHari Vinayak PataskarPublic Affairs
1962Tamil NaduH. V. R. IyengarCivil Service
1962Andhra PradeshPadmaja NaiduPublic Affairs
1962Uttar PradeshVijaya Lakshmi PanditCivil Service
1960Tamil NaduNaryana Raghvan PillaiPublic Affairs
1959KeralaJohn MathaiLiterature & Education
1959MaharashtraGaganvihari Lallubhai MehtaSocial Work
1959West BengalRadhabinod PalPublic Affairs
1957RajashtanGhanshyam Das BirlaTrade & Industry
1957Andhra PradeshSri PrakasaPublic Affairs
1957MaharashtraM. C. SetalvadPublic Affairs
1956BiharFazal AliPublic Affairs
1956Madhya PradeshJankibai BajajSocial Work
1956Madhya PradeshChandulal Madhavlal TrivediPublic Affairs
1955MaharashtraDhondo Keshav KarveLiterature & Education
1955MaharashtraJ. R. D. TataTrade & Industry
1954West BengalSatyendra Nath BoseLiterature & Education
1954West BengalNandalal BoseArts
1954Andhra PradeshZakir HusainPublic Affairs
1954MaharashtraBalasaheb Gangadhar KherPublic Affairs
1954KeralaV. K. Krishna MenonPublic Affairs
1954Country (Bhutan)Jigme Dorji WangchuckPublic Affairs
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