Padma Awards (Civilian Awards), prestigious awards of government of India. Which were instituted in the year 1954 and is announced every year on the occasion of Republic Day (26 January). Here I have listed India’s highest civilian Padma Awards winner for 2018, check here for Padma Awards Winner for 2017 in India.
The award is 4 categories. They are:
- Bharat Ratna
- Padma Vibhushan
- Padma Bhushan
- Padma Shri.
The award specifications are:
Bharat Ratna: The decoration is in the form of a peepal leaf, about 5.8 cm long, 4.7 cm wide and 3.1 mm thick. It is of toned bronze. On its obverse is embossed a replica of the sun, 1.6 cm in diameter, below which the words Bharat Ratna are embossed in Devanagari script. On the reverse are State emblem and the motto, also in Devanagari. The emblem, the sun and the rim are of platinum. The inscriptions are in burnished bronze.
Padma Vibhushan: The badge design is “mainly circular” 1-3/16-inch burnished bronze (changed from toned bronze in 1957) badge with geometrical patterns. The center had a lotus flower with four major petals embossed in white gold. Above and below this flower, the name of the decoration Padma Vibhushan was embossed in silver-gilt.
Padma Bhushan: The badge design is “mainly circular” 1-3/16-inch burnished bronze (changed from toned bronze in 1957) badge with geometrical patterns. The center had a lotus flower with three major petals embossed in white gold. Above and below this flower, the name of the decoration Padma Bhushan was embossed in silver-gilt.
List of India’s Highest Civilian Padma Awards Winner for 2018
- Shri Ilaiyaraaja, from Tamil Nadu, in Art and Music.
- Shri Ghulam Mustafa Khan, from Maharashtra, in Art and Music.
- Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran, from Kerala, in Literature and Education.
- Shri Pankaj Advani won in Sports for his contribution in Billiards/Snooker. He hails from Karnataka
- Shri Philipose Mar Chrysostom won under the Others category for working towards Spiritualism. He hails from Kerala
3. Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni won in Sports for his remarkable contribution towards Indian Cricket.
- Shri Alexander Kadakin, a Foreigner, won the Padma Bhushan in Public Affairs. He comes from Russia.
- Shri Ramachandran Nagaswamy also won under the Others category for contributions in the field of Archaeology. He belongs to Tamil Nadu
- Shri Ved Prakash Nanda won the Padma Bhushan in Literature and Education.
- Shri Laxman Pai won the award for his contribution in Art and Painting.
- Shri Arvind Parikh won the award in the field of Art and Music.
- Ms. Sharda Sinha also won the award in the field of Art and Music.
- Shri Abhay Bang (Duo) won in Medicine with his wife, Ms Rani Bang
- Shri Damodar Ganesh Bapat won the Padma Shri in Social Work
- Shri Prafulla Govinda Baruah won the award in Literature and Education for his contribution to Journalism
- Shri Mohan Swaroop Bhatia won the Padma Shri in Art for his Folk Music
- Shri Sudhanshu Biswas won the award in Social Work
- Ms Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won in Sports for Weightlifting
- Shri Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi won in Literature and Education for his contribution to Journalism
- Shri Jose Ma Joey Concepcion III (Foreigner), Trade & Industry, Philippines
- Ms Langpoklakpam Subadani Devi – Art-Weaving
- Shri Somdev Devvarman – Sports (Tennis)
- Shri Yeshi Dhoden – Medicine
- Arup Kumar Dutta – Literature and Education
- Shri Doddarange Gowda – Art (Lyrics)
- Shri Arvind Gupta – Literature and Education
- Shri Digamber Hansda – Literature and Education
- Shri Ramli Bin Ibrahim (Foreigner) – Art-Dance
- Shri Anwar Jalalpuri (Posthumous) – Literature and Education
- Shri Piyong Temjen Jamir – Literature and Education
- Ms Sitavva Joddati – Social Work
- Ms. Malti Joshi – Literature and Education
- Shri Manoj Joshi – Art (Acting)
- Shri Rameshwarlal Kabra – Trade & Industry
- Shri Pran Kishore Kaul – Art
- Shri Bounlap Keokangna (Foreigner) – Others – Architecture
- Shri Vijay Kichlu Art – Music
- Shri Tommy Koh (Foreigner) – Public Affairs
- Ms Lakshmikutty – Medicine-Traditional
- Ms Joyshree Goswami Mahanta- Literature and Education
- Shri Narayan Das Maharaj Others – Spiritualism
- Shri Pravakara Maharana Art – Sculpture
- Shri Hun Many (Foreigner) – Public Affairs
- Ms Nouf Marwaai (Foreigner) – Others-Yoga
- Shri Zaverilal Mehta – Literature and Education-Journalism
- Shri Krishna Bihari Mishra – Literature and Education
- Shri Sisir Purushottam Mishra Art – Cinema
- Ms. Subhasini Mistry – Social Work
- Shri Tomio Mizokami (Foreigner) – Literature and Education
- Shri Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong (Foreigner) – Others-Spiritualism
- Shri Keshav Rao Musalgaonkar – Literature and Education
- Dr Thant Myint – U (Foreigner) – Public Affairs
- Ms V Nanammal – Others-Yoga
- Ms Sulagitti Narasamma – Social Work
- Ms Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan – Art-Folk Music
- Shri I Nyoman Nuarta (Foreigner) – Art-Sculpture
- Shri Malai Haji Abdullah Bin Malai Haji Othman (Foreigner) – Social Work
- Shri Gobaradhan Panika – Art-Weaving
- Shri Bhabani Charan Pattanaik – Public Affairs
- Shri Murlikant Petkar – Sports-Swimming
- Shri Habibullo Rajabov (Foreigner) – Literature and Education
- Shri MR Rajagopal – Medicine-Palliative Care
- Shri Sampat Ramteke (Posthumous) – Social Work
- Shri Chandra Sekhar Rath- Literature and Education
- Shri SS Rathore – Civil Service
- Shri Amitava Roy – Science and Engineering
- Shri Sanduk Ruit (Foreigner) – Medicine (Ophthalmology)
- Shri R Sathyanarayana – Art-Music
- Shri Pankaj M Shah – Medicine (Oncology)
- Shri Bhajju Shyam – Art-Painting
- Shri Maharao Raghuveer Singh – Literature and Education
- Shri Kidambi Srikanth – Sports-Badminton
- Shri Ibrahim Sutar – Art-Music
- Shri Siddeshwara Swamiji – Others-Spiritualism
- Ms Lentina Ao Thakkar – Social Work
- Shri Vikram Chandra Thakur – Science and Engineering
- Shri Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Tharanathan with Shri Rudrapatnam
- Narayanaswamy Thyagarajan – Art (Music)
- Shri Nguyen Tien Thien (Foreigner) – Others-Spiritualism
- Shri Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi – Literature and Education
- Shri Rajagopalan Vasudevan – Science and Engineering
- Shri Manas Bihari Verma – Science and Engineering
- Shri Panatawane Gangadhar Vithobaji – Literature and Education
- Shri Romulus Whitaker – Others (Wildlife Conservation)
- Shri Baba Yogendra – Art
- Shri A Zakia – Literature and Education