New Delhi: Former national security advisor Brajesh Mishra, Wipro chief Azim Premji, Planning Commission head Montek Singh Ahluwalia, culture czarina Kapila Vatsyayan and nonagenarian photographer Homai Vyarawalla head the list of the 128 Padma awards announced by the government yesterday on the occasion of Republic Day today.
Eight others who got the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian award, include atomic energy scientist P.K. Iyer, educationist A.R. Kidwai, energy expert Vijay Kelkar, litterateurs O.N.V. Kurup and Sitakant Mahapatra and the late Gandhian economist L.C. Jain.
There was no Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, for the third year running.
The list has 128 names — 13 Padma Vibhushans, 31 Padma Bhushans and 84 Padma Shri awards. There are 31 women in the list.
The third highest awards, the Padma Bhushans, were dominated by 12 personalities from the world of art and cinema, including actors Shashi Kapoor and Waheeda Rahman, music director Khayyam, theatre personality Satyadev Dubey as well as eminent painters Krishen Khanna and Arpita Singh.
Eight people got the Padma Bhushan for their work in the field of trade and industry. Among them were ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar, Infosys' Kris Gopalakrishnan, Ranbaxy's Analjit Singh, NIIT's Rajendra Singh Pawar, GVK Group's G.V.K. Reddy and HCL's Ajai Chowdhary.
Former foreign secretary and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's special envoy Shyam Saran has also been awarded the Padma Bhushan.
The 84 Padma Shris include eight NRIs/foreigners. Of the 84, 21 have got it for their role in art, including cinema, dance and theatre. Cinema was represented by Malayalam film industry's actor Jayaram Subramanian, Indian film industry's actors Tabu, Kajol and Irrfan Khan as well as eminent Malayalam director Shaji Neelakantan Karun and Kannada filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli.
Classical dancers Sunayana Hazariklal (kathak), K.K. Pavithran (mohiniattam) and M.K. Saroja (bharatnatyam) also figure in the list.
Classical musicians get representation from people such as Ajoy Chakraborty (Indian classical music) and S.R. Janakiraman (Carnatic vocal music).
Renowned puppeteer Dadi Pudumjee was named too as was old-time pop artist Usha Utthup and folk artists like Makar Dhwaja Darogha for Chhau dance.
There are six people who have got the Padma Shri for social work and seven in the category of sports.
These include Sushil Kumar for wrestling, cricketer V.V.S. Laxman, Gagan Narang for shooting and discus thrower Krishna Poonia.
Awards: Five NRI winners
Below are some of the five NRIs, people of Indian origin and three foreigners (out of the 84 people) named for the Padma Shri honours yesterday. n Azad Moopen from the UAE — social work category.
- Upendra Baxi from the UK — public and legal affairs.
- Indian-born American physicist Mani Lal Bhaumik and Subra Suresh — science and engineering.
- NRI Sat Pal Khattar from Singapore — trade and industry.
- American linguist and indologist Karl Harrington Potter — literature and education.
List of the Padma awardees
The following is the list of 128 Padma awardees approved by President Pratibha Patil on the eve of the Republic Day Tuesday.
- Padma Vibhushan
- 01.Kapila Vatsyayan Art-Administration and Promotion
- 02.Homai Vyarawalla Art-Photography
- 03.Nageshwara Rao Art- Cinema
- 04.Parasaran Kesava Iyengar Public Affairs
- 05.Akhlaq-ur-Rehman Kidwai Public Affairs
- 06.Vijay Kelkar Public Affairs
- 07.Montek Singh Ahluwalia Public Affairs
- 08.Palle Rama Rao Science and Engineering
- 09.Azim Premji Trade and Industry
- 10.Brajesh Mishra Civil Services
- 11.O. N.Velu Kurup Literature and Education
- 12.Sitakant Mahapatra Literature and Education
- 13.L. C. Jain Public Affairs
- Padma Bhushan
- 01.Satyadev Dubey Art-Theatre
- 02.Khayyam Art-Cinema
- 03.Shashi Kapoor Art-Cinema
- 04.Krishen Khanna Art-Painting
- 05.Madavur Vasudevan Nair Art-Dance-Kathakali
- 06.Waheeda Rehman Art-Cinema
- 07.RK Shastry Srikantan Art-Music-Vocal
- 08.Arpita Singh Art-Painting
- 09.S.P. Balasubrahmanyam Playback Singing
- 10.C.V. Chandrasekhar Art-Classical Dance-Bharatanatyam
- 11.Dwijen Mukherjee Art
- 12.Rajashree Birla Social work
- 13.Shobhana Ranade Social work
- 14.Suryanarayanan Ramachandran Science and Engineering
- 15.S.(Kris) Gopalakrishnan Trade and Industry
- 16.Yogesh Chander Deveshwar Trade and Industry
- 17.Chanda Kochhar Trade and Industry
- 18.K.Anji Reddy Trade and Industry-Pharmacy
- 19.Analjit Singh Trade and Industry
- 20.Rajendra Singh Pawar Trade and Industry
- 21.G.V. Krishna Reddy Trade and Industry
- 22.Ajai Chowdhary Trade and Industry
- 23.Surendra Singh Civil Services
- 24.M.N.Buch Civil Services
- 25.Shyam Saran Civil Services
- 26.T.J. Sony George Literature and Education
- 27.Ramdas Madhava Pai Literature and Education
- 28.Sankha Ghosh Literature and Education
- 29.Late K. R.Thirumulpad Medicine-Ayurveda
- 30.Keki Byramjee Grant Medicine-Cardiology
- 31.Dashrath Patel Art
- Padma Shri
- 01.Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry Art-Theatre
- 02.Makar Dhwaja Darogha Art-Chhau Dance
- 03.Shaji Neelakantan Karun Art-Film Direction
- 04.Girish Kasaravalli Art-Film making
- 05.Tabu Art-Cinema
- 06.Jivya Soma Mase Art-Warli Painting
- 07.Guru M.K. Saroja Art-Dance-Bharatnatyam
- 08.Jayaram Subramaniam Art-Cinema
- 09.Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty Art-Music-Indian Classical Vocal
- 10.Mahasundari Devi Art-Mithilia/Madhubani Painting
- 11.Gajam Govardhana Art-Handloom Weaving
- 12.Sunayana Hazarilal Art-Dance-Kathak
- 13.S.R. Janakiraman Art-Carnatic Vocal Music
- 14.Peruvanam Kuttan Marar Art-Drum concert
- 15.K.K. Pavithran Art-Dance-Mohiniattam
- 16.Dadi Dorab Pudumjee Art-Puppetry
- 17.Khangembam Mangi Singh Art-Traditional Music of Manipur
- 18.Prahlad Singh Tipaniya Art - Folk Music
- 19.Usha Uthup Art - Music
- 20.Kajol Art- Cinema
- 21.Irfan Khan Art- Cinema
- 22.Mamraj Agrawal Social work
- 23.Jockin Arputham Social work
- 24.Nomita Chandy Social work
- 25.Sheela Patel Social work
- 26.Anita Reddy Social work
- 27.Kanubhai Hasmukhbhai Tailor Social work
- 28.Anant Darshan Shankar Public Affairs
- 29.M. Annamalai Science and Engineering
- 30.Mahesh Haribhai Mehta Science and Engineering
- 31.CN Rao Raghavendran Science and Engineering
- 32.Suman Sahai Science and Engineering
- 33.E.A. Siddiq Science and Engineering
- 34.G.N. Shankar Science and Engineering
- 35.Mecca Rafeeque Ahmed Trade and Industry
- 36.Kailasam Raghavendra Rao Trade and Industry
- 37.Narayan Singh Bhati Civil Services
- 38.P.K. Sen Civil Services
- 39.Shital Mahajan Sports-Adventure Sports- Para Jumping
- 40.Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi Sports-Weightlifting
- 41.Sushil Kumar Sports - Wrestling
- 42.VVS Laxman Sports - Cricket
- 43.Gagan Narang Sports - Shooting
- 44.Krishna Poonia Sports - Discus Throw
- 45.Harbhajan Singh Sports - Mountaineering
- 46.Pukhraj Bafna Medicine - Padeatrics
- 47.Mansoor Hasan Medicine- Cardiology
- 48.Shyama Prasad Mandal Medicine - Orthopaedic
- 49.Sivapatham Vittal Medicine - Endocrinology
- 50.Madanur Ahmed Ali Medicine - Gastroenterology
- 51.Indira Hinduja Medicine - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- 52.Jose Chacko Periappuram Medicine - Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.
- 53.A. Marthanda Pillai Medicine - Neurosurgery
- 54.Mahim Bora Literature and Education
- 55.Pullella Srirama Chandrudu Literature and Education- Sanskrit
- 56.Pravin Darji Literature and Education
- 57.Chandra Prakash Deval Literature and Education
- 58.Balraj Komal Literature and Education
- 59.Rajni Kumar Literature and Education
- 60.Devanooru Mahadeva Literature and Education
- 61.Barun Mazumder Literature and Education
- 62.Avvai Natarajan Literature and Education
- 63.Bhalchandra Nemade Literature and Education
- 64.Riyaz Punjabi Literature and Education
- 65.Koneru Ramakrishna Rao Literature and Education
- 66.Buangi Sailo Literature and Education
- 67.Devi Dutt Sharma Literature and Education
- 68.Nilamber Dev Sharma Literature and Education
- 69.Urvashi Butalia/Ritu Menon Literature and Education
- 70.Krishna Kumar Literature and Education
- 71.Deviprasad Dwivedi Literature and Education
- 72.Mamang Dai Literature and Education
- 73.Om Prakash Agrawal Heritage Conservation
- 74.Madhukar Keshav Dhavalikar Archeology
- 75.Shanti Teresa Lakra Nursing
- 76. Gulshan Nanda Handicrafts promotion
- 77.Azad Moopen Social work
- 78.Upendra Baxi Public Affairs -Legal Affairs
- 79.Mani Lal Bhaumik Science and Engineering
- 80.Subra Suresh Science and Engineering
- 81.Karl Harrington Potter Literature and Education
- 82.Martha Chen Social work
- 83.Satpal Khattar Trade and Industry
- 84.Granville Austin Literature and Education