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Padma Awards 2015: Odisha’s Prafulla Kar among Padma awardees

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau

New Delhi, Jan 25:

Odisha’s eminent musician– Prafulla Kar– was among 104 personalities from various fields of activities who were conferred Padma awards announced today. President Pranab Mukherjee approved conferring of the prestigious award, India’s second highest civilian honour.

Pic Courtesy: www.telegraphindia.com
Pic Courtesy: www.telegraphindia.com

Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

The Awards are given in various disciplines – 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.

Padma Vibhushan

No. Name of the Awardee, Discipline, State/Domicile

  1. Shri L. K. Advani, Public Affairs, Gujarat
  2. Shri Amitabh Bachchan, Art, Maharashtra
  3. Shri Prakash Singh Badal, Public Affairs, Punjab
  4. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Social Work, Karnataka
  5. Shri Mohammad Yusuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar, Art, Maharashtra
  6. Shri Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya, Others, Uttar Pradesh
  7. Prof. Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan, Science and Engineering, Tamil Nadu
  8. Shri Kottayan K. Venugopal,  Public Affairs, Delhi
  9. Shri Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (Foreigner), Trade and Industry, France/UK

Padma Bhushan

  1. Shri Jahnu Barua,  Art, Assam
  2. Dr. Vijay Bhatkar,  Science and Engineering, Maharashtra
  3. Shri Swapan Dasgupta, Literature and Education, Delhi
  4. Swami Satyamitranand Giri, Others, Uttar Pradesh
  5. Shri N. Gopalaswami, Civil Service, Tamil Nadu
  6. Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap, Public Affairs, Delhi
  7. Dr. (Pandit) Gokulotsavji Maharaj, Art, Madhya Pradesh
  8. Dr. Ambrish  Mithal, Medicine, Delhi
  9. Smt. Sudha Ragunathan, Art, Tamil Nadu
  10. Shri Harish Salve, Public Affairs, Delhi
  11. Dr. Ashok Seth, Medicine, Delhi
  12. Shri Rajat Sharma, Literature and Education, Delhi
  13. Shri Satpal, Sports, Delhi
  14. Shri Shivakumara Swami, Others, Karnataka
  15. Dr. Kharag Singh Valdiya, Science and Engineering, Karnataka
  16. Prof. Manjul Bhargava(NRI/PIO), Science and Engineering,  USA
  17. Shri David Frawley (Vamadeva)(Foreigner), Others,  USA
  18. Shri Bill Gates(Foreigner), Social Work,  USA
  19. Ms. Melinda Gates (Foreigner), Social Work,  USA
  20. Shri Saichiro Misumi(Foreigner), Others,  Japan

Padma Shri

  1. Dr. Manjula Anagani, Medicine, Telangana
  2. Shri S. Arunan, Science and Engineering, Karnataka
  3. Ms. Kanyakumari Avasarala, Art, Tamil Nadu
  4. Dr. Bettina Sharada Baumer, Literature and Education, Jammu and Kashmir
  5. Shri Naresh Bedi, Art, Delhi
  6. Shri Ashok Bhagat, Social Work, Jharkhand
  7. Shri Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Art, Maharashtra
  8. Dr. Lakshmi Nandan Bora, Literature and Education, Assam
  9. Dr. Gyan  Chaturvedi, Literature and Education, Madhya Pradesh
  10. Prof. (Dr.) Yogesh Kumar Chawla, Medicine, Chandigarh
  11. Smt. Jayakumari Chikkala, Medicine, Delhi
  12. Shri Bibek Debroy, Literature and Education, Delhi
  13. Dr. Sarungbam Bimola  Kumari Devi, Medicine, Manipur
  14. Dr. Ashok Gulati,  Public Affairs, Delhi
  15. Dr.  Randeep  Guleria, Medicine, Delhi
  16. Dr. K. P. Haridas, Medicine, Kerala
  17. Shri Rahul Jain, Art, Delhi
  18. Shri Ravindra Jain, Art, Maharashtra
  19. Dr. Sunil Jogi, Literature and, Education Delhi
  20. Shri Prasoon Joshi, Art, Maharashtra
  21. Dr. Prafulla Kar, Art, Odisha
  22. Ms. Saba Anjum, Sports, Chhattisgarh
  23. Smt. Ushakiran Khan, Literature and Education, Bihar
  24. Dr. Rajesh Kotecha, Medicine, Rajasthan
  25. Prof. Alka Kriplani, Medicine, Delhi
  26. Dr. Harsh Kumar, Medicine, Delhi
  27. Shri Narayana Purushothama Mallaya, Literature and Education, Kerala
  28. Shri Lambert Mascarenhas, Literature and Education, Goa
  29. Dr. (Mrs.) Janak Palta McGilligan, Social Work, Madhya Pradesh
  30. Shri Veerendra Raj Mehta, Social Work, Delhi
  31. Shri Tarak Mehta, Art, Gujarat
  32. Shri Neil Herbert Nongkynrih, Art, Meghalaya
  33. Shri Chewang Norphel, Others, Jammu and Kashmir
  34. Shri T. V. Mohandas Pai, Trade and Industry, Karnataka
  35. Dr.Tejas Patel, Medicine, Gujarat
  36. Shri Jadav Molai Peyang, Others, Assam
  37. Smt. Bimla Poddar, Other, Uttar Pradesh
  38. Dr. N. Prabhakar, Science and Engineering, Delhi
  39. Dr. Prahalada, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra
  40. Dr. Narendra Prasad, Medicine, Bihar
  41. Shri Ram Bahadur Rai, Literature and Education, Delhi
  42. Ms. Mithali Raj, Sports, Telangana
  43. Shri P. V.  Rajaraman, Civil Service, Tamil Nadu
  44. Prof.  J. S. Rajput, Literature and Education, Uttar Pradesh
  45. Shri Kota Srinivasa Rao, Art, Andhra Pradesh
  46. Prof. Bimal Roy, Literature and Education, West Bengal
  47. Shri Shekhar Sen, Art, Maharashtra
  48. Shri Gunvant Shah, Literature and Education, Gujarat
  49. Shri Brahmdev Sharma (Bhaiji), Literature and Education, Delhi
  50. Shri Manu Sharma, Literature and Education, Uttar Pradesh
  51. Prof. Yog Raj Sharma, Medicine, Delhi
  52. Shri Vasant Shastri, Science and Engineering, Karnataka
  53. Shri S. K. Shivkumar, Science and Engineering, Karnataka
  54. Ms. P. V. Sindhu, Sports, Telangana
  55. Shri Sardara Singh, Sports, Haryana
  56. Ms. Arunima Sinha, Sports, Uttar Pradesh
  57. Shri Mahesh Raj Soni, Art, Rajasthan
  58. Dr.Nikhil Tandon, Medicine, Delhi
  59. Shri H. Thegtse Rinpoche, Social Work, Arunachal Pradesh
  60. Dr.Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi, Medicine, Gujarat
  61. Shri Huang Baosheng(Foreigner), Others, China
  62. Prof. Jacques Blamont(Foreigner), Science and Engineering, France
  63. Late Shri Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin(Posthumous), Others, Maharashtra
  64. Shri Jean-Claude Carriere(Foreigner), Literature and Education, France
  65. Dr. Nandrajan “Raj” Chetty(NRI/PIO), Trade and Industry, USA
  66. Shri George L. Hart(Foreigner), Others, USA
  67. Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja(NRI/PIO), Others, Portugal
  68. Late Shri Meetha Lal Mehta (Posthumous), Social Work, Rajasthan
  69. Ms. Tripti Mukherjee(NRI/PIO), Art, USA
  70. Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori(NRI/PIO), Medicine, USA
  71. Dr. Raghu Rama Pillarisetti(NRI/PIO), Medicine, USA
  72. Dr. Saumitra Rawat(NRI/PIO), Medicine, UK
  73. Prof. Annette Schmiedchen(Foreigner), Literature and Education, Germany
  74. Late Shri Pran Kumar Sharma alias Pran(Posthumous), Art, Delhi
  75. Late Shri R. Vasudevan(Posthumous), Civil Service, Tamil Nadu