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Padma Awards 2023

Recently, Padma Awards 2023 was announced by the Government of India on the eve of Republic Day 2023. The recipients will be conferred awards by the President of India. A total of 106, Padma Awards 2023 have been announced in three categories namely Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

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What are Padma Awards?

Padma Awards are civilian honours given by the President of India to Indian citizens or foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI for their exceptional services towards the nation. Disciplines, where an element of public service is involved, are eligible for these awards. Different disciplines in which the awards are generally conferred include art, social work, medicine, spirituality, environment conservation, sports, education, and commerce to name a few. These awards are given in 3 categories, namely:

  • Padma Vibhushan is the 2nd highest civilian award given for distinguished and exceptional service.
  • Padma Bhushan is the 3rd highest civilian award given for exceptional service.
  • Padma Shri is the 4th highest civilian award given for distinguished service. 

Padma awards are conferred based on the recommendation of a selection committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister of India. Nomination to the committee can be made by any Indian citizen. An individual can also self-nominate himself/herself for the award. This process can be done online through the portal created by the government of India. 

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Padma Awards 2023 Winners List

Here, we are providing you with a complete list of Padma Awards 2023 for all three categories i.e., Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

Padma Vibhushan Award 2023

Padma Vibhushan Award 2023 has been given to 6 individuals from different disciplines. These include:

Name  Discipline State/Country of Birth
Shri Balkrishna Doshi (Posthumous) Architecture Gujarat
Shri Zakir Hussain Art Maharashtra
Shri S M Krishna Public Affairs Karnataka
Shri Dilip Mahalanabis (Posthumous) Medicine West Bengal
Shri Srinivas Varadhan Science & Engineering United States of America
Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav (Posthumous) Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh

Padma Bhushan Award 2023

Padma Bhushan Award has been conferred to 9 individuals and these include:

Name  Discipline State/Country of Birth
Shri S L Bhyrappa Literature & Education Karnataka
Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla Trade & Industry Maharashtra
Shri Deepak Dhar Science & Engineering Maharashtra
Ms. Vani Jairam Art Tamil Nadu
Swami Chinna Jeeyar Others – Spiritualism Telangana
Ms. Suman Kalyanpur Art Maharashtra
Shri Kapil Kapoor Literature & Education Delhi
Ms. Sudha Murty Social Work Karnataka
Shri Kamlesh D Patel Others – Spiritualism Telangana

Padma Shri Award 2023

Padma Shri Award has been conferred to 91 individuals/duos. These include : 

Name  Discipline State/Country of Birth
Dr. Sukama Acharya Others – Spiritualism Haryana
Ms. Jodhaiyabai Baiga Art Madhya Pradesh
Shri Premjit Baria Art Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
Ms. Usha Barle Art Chhattisgarh
Shri Munishwar Chanddawar Medicine Madhya Pradesh
Shri Hemant Chauhan Art Gujarat
Shri Bhanubhai Chitara Art Gujarat
Ms. Hemoprova Chutia Art Assam
Shri Narendra Chandra Debbarma (Posthumous) Public Affairs Tripura
Ms. Subhadra Devi Art Bihar
Shri Khadar Valli Dudekula Science & Engineering Karnataka
Shri Hem Chandra Goswami Art Assam
Ms. Pritikana Goswami Art West Bengal
Shri Radha Charan Gupta Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
Shri Modadugu Vijay Gupta Science & Engineering Telangana
Shri Ahmed Hussain & Shri Mohd Hussain (Duo) Art Rajasthan
Shri Dilshad Hussain Art Uttar Pradesh
Shri Bhiku Ramji Idate Social Work Maharashtra
Shri C I Issac Literature & Education Kerala
Shri Rattan Singh Jaggi Literature & Education Punjab
Shri Bikram Bahadur Jamatia Social Work Tripura
Shri Ramkuiwangbe Jene Social Work Assam
Shri Rakesh Radheshyam Jhunjhunwala (Posthumous) Trade & Industry Maharashtra
Shri Ratan Chandra Kar Medicine Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Shri Mahipat Kavi Art Gujarat
Shri M M Keeravaani Art Andhra Pradesh
Shri Areez Khambatta (Posthumous) Trade & Industry Gujarat
Shri Parshuram Komaji Khune Art Maharashtra
Shri Ganesh Nagappa Krishnarajanagara Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
Shri Maguni Charan Kuanr Art Odisha
Shri Anand Kumar Literature & Education Bihar
Shri Arvind Kumar Science & Engineering Uttar Pradesh
Shri Domar Singh Kunvar Art Chhattisgarh
Shri Risingbor Kurkalang Art Meghalaya
Ms. Hirabai Lobi Social Work Gujarat
Shri Moolchand Lodha Social Work Rajasthan
Ms. Rani Machaiah Art Karnataka
Shri Ajay Kumar Mandavi Art Chhattisgarh
Shri Prabhakar Bhanudas Mande Literature & Education Maharashtra
Shri Gajanan Jagannath Mane Social Work Maharashtra
Shri Antaryami Mishra Literature & Education Odisha
Shri Nadoja Pindipapanahalli Munivenkatappa Art Karnataka
Prof. (Dr.) Mahendra Pal Science & Engineering Gujarat
Shri Uma Shankar Pandey Social Work Uttar Pradesh
Shri Ramesh Parmar & Ms. Shanti Parmar (Duo) Art Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Nalini Parthasarathi Medicine Puducherry
Shri Hanumantha Rao Pasupuleti Medicine Telangana
Shri Ramesh Patange Literature & Education Maharashtra
Ms. Krishna Patel Art Odisha
Shri K Kalyanasundaram Pillai Art Tamil Nadu
Shri V P Appukuttan Poduval Social Work Kerala
Shri Kapil Dev Prasad Art Bihar
Shri S R D Prasad Sports Kerala
Shri Shah Rasheed Ahmed Quadri Art Karnataka
Shri C V Raju Art Andhra Pradesh
Shri Bakshi Ram Science & Engineering Haryana
Shri Cheruvayal K Raman Others – Agriculture Kerala
Ms. Sujatha Ramdorai Science & Engineering Canada
Shri Abbareddy Nageswara Rao Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
Shri Pareshbhai Rathwa Art Gujarat
Shri B Ramakrishna Reddy Literature & Education Telangana
Shri Mangala Kanti Roy Art West Bengal
Ms. K C Runremsangi Art Mizoram
Shri Vadivel Gopal & Shri Masi Sadaiyan (Duo) Social Work Tamil Nadu
Shri Manoranjan Sahu Medicine Uttar Pradesh
Shri Patayat Sahu Others – Agriculture Odisha
Shri Ritwik Sanyal Art Uttar Pradesh
Shri Kota Satchidananda Sastry Art Andhra Pradesh
Shri Sankurathri Chandra Sekhar Social Work Andhra Pradesh
Shri K Shanathoiba Sharma Sports Manipur
Shri Nekram Sharma Others – Agriculture Himachal Pradesh
Shri Gurcharan Singh Sports Delhi
Shri Laxman Singh Social Work Rajasthan
Shri Mohan Singh Literature & Education Jammu & Kashmir
Shri Thounaojam Chaoba Singh Public Affairs Manipur
Shri Prakash Chandra Sood Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
Ms. Neihunuo Sorhie Art Nagaland
Dr. Janum Singh Soy Literature & Education Jharkhand
Shri Kushok Thiksey Nawang Chamba Stanzin Others – Spiritualism Ladakh
Shri S Subbaraman Others – Archaeology Karnataka
Shri Moa Subong Art Nagaland
Shri Palam Kalyana Sundaram Social Work Tamil Nadu
Ms. Raveena Ravi Tandon Art Maharashtra
Shri Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
Shri Dhaniram Toto Literature & Education West Bengal
Shri Tula Ram Upreti Others – Agriculture Sikkim
Dr. Gopalsamy Veluchamy Medicine Tamil Nadu
Dr. Ishwar Chander Verma Medicine Delhi
Ms. Coomi Nariman Wadia Art Maharashtra
Shri Karma Wangchu (Posthumous) Social Work Arunachal Pradesh
Shri Ghulam Muhammad Zaz Art Jammu & Kashmir

Padma Awards History

Padma Awards were conferred for the first time in 1954 and since then they are announced every year on the Republic Day of India. They were not given in the years 1977, 1978 and 1993-1997 due to unavoidable circumstances. 

Every individual irrespective of caste, creed, race, sex or religion is eligible for the award without any discrimination. Government servants who work in PSUs except for doctors and scientists are not eligible for the awards.

Padma Award is given to the same person for the second time only after a period of 5 years after the first award was given.  Padma awards are given posthumously only in very exceptional cases. The total number of Padma Awards in the three categories cannot extend to 120. In case of the award is given to a duo, it is counted as one. 

According to Article 15 of Indian Constitution, Padma Award cannot be used as a title by an individual who has received it. 

The award consists of a medal and a certificate. The medal of all three categories is the same except for the fact that embossing on either side of the medal is done using platinum in the Padma Vibhushan medal, gold in Padma Bhushan and stainless steel in Padma Shri. 

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Padma Awards 2023 UPSC

Padma Awards 2023 have been announced on 26th January 2023. This year, 106 awards have been announced to individuals/duos from different fields of public service. They are conferred every year by the President of India in 3 categories, which include Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Padma Vibhushan is the 2nd highest civilian honour, next only to Bharat Ratna. Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri are 3rd and 4th highest civilian honours in India. These awards were conferred for the first time in 1954 and since then they are conferred every year (some exceptions include 1977, 1978, 1993-1997 when these awards were not announced)

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What is the importance of Padma Awards?

Padma Awards are a civilian honour given to an individual (citizen or foreigner/NRI/PIO/OCI) for his/her exceptional public service.

What are the three types of Padma Awards?

Padma Awards are given in 3 categories, which include Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

How many times Padma Awards can be given?

An individual can receive a higher Padma Award for the second time only after five year have passed since the conferment of the first award.

Who is the youngest Padma award winner?

Shobhana Chandrakumar and Sachin Tendulkar are some of the youngest Padma Award recipients.

How many Padma Awards given in 2023?

In 2023, 106 Padma Awards have been announced.

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