Padma Awards Announced - 2013
President has approved the conferment of 108 Padma Awards. These comprise 04 Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan and 80 Padma Shri Awards. 24 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 11 persons in the category of Foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and Posthumous awardees.
Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in three categories, namely, PadmaVibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various 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; ‘PadmaBhushan’ 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 Bhawan sometime around March/ April.
The following is the list of Padma Awardees announced by the Central government on January 25, 2013:
Raghunath Mohapatra, Art, Orissa; S. Haider Raza, Art, Delhi; Prof. Yash Pal, Science and Engineering, Uttar Pradesh; Prof. Roddam Narasimha, Science and Engineering, Karnataka
Dr. Ramanaidu Daggubati, Art, Andhra Pradesh; Sreeramamurthy Janaki, Art, Tamil Nadu; Dr. (Smt.) Kanak Rele, Art, Maharashtra; Sharmila Tagore, Art, Delhi; Dr. (Smt) Saroja Vaidyanathan, Art, Delhi; Abdul Rashid Khan, Art, West Bengal; Late Rajesh Khanna, Art, Maharashtra; Late Jaspal Singh Bhatti, Art, Punjab; Shivajirao Girdhar Patil, Public Affairs, Maharashtra; Dr. Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai, Science, Engineering Delhi; Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Science and Engineering, Delhi; Dr. Ashoke Sen Science and Engineering Uttar Pradesh; N. Suresh, Science and Engineering, Karnataka; Prof. Satya N. Atluri, Science and Engineering, USA; Prof. Jogesh Chandra Pati, Science and Engineering, USA.
B. Jayashree, Art, from Karnataka, film director Ramesh Sippy, noted photo journalist Pablo Bartholomew, the late Manju Bharat Ram (social work), Vandana Luthra (trade and commerce) and fashion designer Ritu Kumar; theatre artists from Jammu and Kashmir Balwant Thakur and Rajendra Tikku and Ghulam Mohammed Saznawaz; noted oncologist Pramod Kumar Julka; eminent entrepreneur from Coimbatore Rajshree Pathy; noted Urdu poet Nida Fazli; anthropologist and art historian Christopher Pinney; Urdu poet, the late Salik Lakhnawi; Chairperson of the Centre for Linguistics of JNU Anvita Abbi; Sanskrit writer Rama Kant Shukla; Mustansir Barma of the Department of Theoretical Physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
Mahrukh Tarapor, Art, Maharashtra; Balwant Thakur, Art, Jammu and Kashmir; Puran Das Baul, Art, West Bengal; Rajendra Tikku, Art, Jammu and Kashmir; Shri S. Shakir Ali, Art, Rajasthan; S..K.M Maeilanandhan, Social Work, Tamil Nadu; Nileema Mishra, Social Work, Maharashtra; Reema Nanavati, Social Work, Gujarat; Jharna Dhara Chowdhury, Social Work, Bangladesh; Late Dr Ram Krishan, Social Work, Uttar Pradesh; Avinash Chander, Science and Engineering, Delhi; Sanjay Govind Dhande, Science and Engineering, Uttar Pradesh; Prof. (Dr.) Sankar Kumar Pal, Science, Engineering, West Bengal; Deepak B Phatak, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra; Dr. Mudundi Ramakrishna Raju, Science and Engineering, Andhra Pradesh; Prof. Ajay K. Sood, Science and Engineering, Karnataka; Prof. Krishnaswamy Vijayraghavan, Science & Engineering, Karnataka; Dr. Manindra Agrawal, Science and Engineering, Uttar Pradesh; Dr. Jayaraman Gowrishankar, Science & Engineering, Andhra Pradesh; Prof. Sharad Pandurang Kale, Science & Engineering, Maharashtra; Hemendra Prasad Barooah, Trade and Industry, Assam
Milind Kamble, Trade and Industry, Maharashtra; Kalpana Saroj, Trade and Industry, Maharashtra; Dr. Sudarshan K Aggarwal, Medicine, Delhi; Dr. C. Venkata S. Ram , Medicine, Andhra Pradesh; Dr Rajendra Achyut Badwe, Medicine, Maharashtra; Dr. Taraprasad Das, Medicine, Orissa; Prof. (Dr.) T.V. Devarajan, Medicine, Tamil Nadu; Prof. (Dr.) Saroj Chooramani Gopal, Medicine, Uttar Pradesh; Dr. Pramod Kumar Julka, Medicine, Delhi; Dr. Gulshan Rai Khatri, Medicine, Delhi; Dr. Ganesh Kumar Mani, Medicine, Delhi; Dr. Amit Prabhakar Maydeo, Medicine, Maharashtra; Dr. Sundaram Natarajan, Medicine, Maharashtra; Prof. Krishna Chandra Chunekar, Medicine, Uttar Pradesh; Dr. Vishwa Kumar Gupta, Medicine, Delhi; Prof. (Capt.) Dr M. Sharaf-eAlam, Literature & Education, Bihar; Dr. Radhika Herzberger, Literature & Education, Andhra Pradesh; J. Malsawma, Literature and Education, Mizoram; Devendra Patel, Literature & Education, Gujarat; Dr. Rama Kant Shukla, Literature & Education, Delhi; Prof Akhtarul Wasey, Literature & Education, Delhi; Nida Fazli, Literature & Education, Madhya Pradesh; Surender Kumar Sharma, Literature & Education, Delhi; Dr. Jagdish Prasad Singh, Literature & Education, Bihar; the Late Shaukat Riaz Kapoor Alias Salik Lakhnawi, Literature & Education, West Bengal. Prof. Noboru Karashima, Literature & Education, Japan; Premlata Agrawal, Sports, Jharkhand; Yogeshwar Dutt, Sports, Haryana; Hosanagara Nagarajegowda Girisha, Sports, Karnataka; Subedar Major Vijay Kumar, Sports, Himachal Pradesh; Ngangom Dingko Singh, Sports, Maharashtra; Naib Subedar Bajrang Lal Takhar, Sports, Rajasthan; Dr. Ravindra Singh Bisht, Archaeology, Uttar Pradesh