This Year’s Padma Awards announced

via http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=57307 published on January 25, 2010

Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.  The awards are given in all 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.

            The awards are conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan sometime around March/ April.  This year the President has approved 130 awards including 13 in the category of Foreigners/ NRIs/ PIOs. These comprise 6 Padma Vibhushan, 43 Padma Bhushan and 81 Padma Shri awards.  There are 17 ladies among the awardees.

Padma Vibhushan

 

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

State/ Domicile

1.           
 

ShriEbrahimAlkazi

Art

Delhi

2.           
 

ShriUmayalpuram K.Sivaraman

Art

Tamil Nadu

3.           
 

Smt.ZohraSegal

Art

Delhi

4.           
 

Dr.Yaga VenugopalReddy

Public Affairs

Andhra Pradesh

5.           
 

Dr.VenkatramanRamakrishnan

Science and Engineering

UK *

6.           
 

Dr.Prathap ChandraReddy

Trade and Industry

Tamil Nadu

 

Padma Bhushan

 

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

State/ Domicile

1.           
 

Shri  Ilaiyaraaja

Art

Tamil Nadu

2.           
 

ShriAamirKhan

Art

Maharashtra

3.           
 

ShriAkbarPadamsee

Art

Maharashtra

4.           
 

ShriAllah RakhaRahman

Art

Tamil Nadu

5.           
 

PanditChhannulalMishra

Art

Uttar Pradesh

6.           
 

Smt.KumudiniLakhia

Art

Gujarat

7.           
 

ShriKuzhur NarayanaMarar

Art

Kerala

8.           
 

Prof.Madhusudan AmilalDhaky

Art

Gujarat

9.           
 

Ms.Mal

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