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March 28, 2016

President confers 56 eminent personalities with Padma Awards

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President Pranab Mukherjee today (28th March 2016) honoured 56 eminent personalities with Padma awards at the Civil Investiture Ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. There were 5 Padma Vibhushan, 8 Padma Bhushan and 43 Padma Shri awardees at the function. Here is the complete list of recipients.

Padma Awardees 2016 Recipients List

  • Padma Vibhushan
    • Founder of Reliance Industries late Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani (posthumous)
    • Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Jagmohan
    • Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
    • Indian-American economist Avinash Kamalakar Dixit
    • Renowned dancer Yamini Krishnamurti
  • Padma Bhushan
    • Actor Anupam Pushkarnath Kher
    • Badminton star Saina Nehwal
    • Former CAG Vinod Rai
    • Industrialist Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry
    • Architect Hafeez Sorab Contractor
    • Educationist and Journalist Dr Barjinder Singh Hamdard
    • Scientist Alla Venkata Rama Rao
    • Gastroenterologist Duvvur Nageshwar Reddy
  • Padma Shri
    • Actor Ajay Devgn
    • Filmmaker Madhur R Bhandarkar
    • Scientist Dr Mylswamy Annadurai
    • Archer Deepika Kumari
    • Celebrated chef Mohammed Imtiaz Qureshi
    • Classical musician Pandit Tulsidas Borkar​
    • Social worker Ajoy Kumar Dutta​
    • Folk tale artist Bhikhudan Govindbhai Gadhvi
    • Dr Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale
    • Film director Naresh Chander Lal
    • Ashok Malik
    • ​Mahesh Chand Mehta
    • Social worker Dr Sundar Aditya Menon
    • Haldar Nag
    • Social worker PP Gopinathan Nair
    • Dr TV Narayana
    • Professor Predrag K Nikic
    • ​Subhash Palekar
    • Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda
    • Advertising professional Piyush Pandey
    • ​Journalist Pushpesh Pant
    • Businessman Dilip Sanghvi
    • Folk dancer Gulabi Sapera
    • Dahyabhai Shastri
    • Onkar Nath Srivastava
    • Late Shri Prakash Chand Surana (Posthumous)
    • Prahlad Chandra Tasa
    • Chandrasekar  Shesadri  Thoguluva
    • Professro (Dr) Ganapati Dadasaheb  Yadav
    • Dr Nayudamma Yarlagadda
Note : The government had announced Padma awards for 112 eminent persons on the eve of Republic Day. The rest of the awardees, including actors Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra and tennis star Sania Mirza, will be given the honour at a separate function to be held next month.

Check complete List of Padma Awardees 2016 from here

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