Bollywood actors Kajol, Tabu and Irrfan Khan make presence felt in Padma Awards

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IBNS) Bollywood actors Kajol, Tabu and Irrfan Khan, sportspersons VVS Laxman, Gagan Narang and Sushil Kumar and corporate tycoons like Azim Premji are among the 128 recipients of the Padma awards for 2010 approved by the President of India.

The names were announced on Tuesday ahead of Republic Day.

Yesteryear actors Waheeda Rahman and Shashi Kapoor also made it to the list while painter Arpita Singh, vocalist Ajoy Chakraborty and pop singer Usha Uthup are other notable recipients.

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  Bhawan  sometime around March/ April.

This year the President has approved 128 awards including one duo case (counted as one) and 12 in the category of Foreigners/ NRIs/ PIOs/ Posthumous.

These comprise 13 Padma Vibhushan, 31 Padma Bhushan and 84 Padma Shri Awards. There are 31 ladies among the awardees.

The List:

Padma Vibhushan

Dr. (Smt.) Kapila Vatsyayan
Art – Art Administration and Promotion.
Delhi

Mrs. Homai Vyarawalla
Art – Photography
Gujarat

Shri A Nageshwara Rao
Art- Cinema
Andhra Pradesh

Shri Parasaran Kesava Iyengar
Public Affairs
Delhi

Dr. Akhlaq-ur-Rehman Kidwai
Public Affairs
Delhi

Shri Vijay Kelkar
Public Affairs
Delhi

Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Public Affairs
Delhi

Shri Palle Rama Rao
Science and Engineering
Andhra Pradesh

Shri Azim Premji
Trade and Industry
Karnataka

Shri Brajesh Mishra
Civil Services
Madhya Pradesh

Prof. (Dr.) Ottaplakkal Neelakandan Velu Kurup
Literature and Education
Kerala

Dr. Sitakant Mahapatra
Literature and Education
Orissa

Late Shri L. C. Jain
Public Affairs
Delhi

Padma Bhushan

Shri Satyadev Dubey
Art – Theatre
Maharashtra

Shri Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi alias Khayyam
Art – Cinema – Music
Maharashtra

Shri Shashi Kapoor
Art – Cinema
Maharashtra

Shri Krishen Khanna
Art – Painting
Haryana

Shri Madavur Vasudevan Nair
Art – Dance – Kathakali
Kerala

Ms. Waheeda Rehman
Art – Cinema
Maharashtra

Shri Rudrapatna Krishna Shastry Srikantan
Art – Music-Vocal
Karnataka

Ms. Arpita Singh
Art – Painting
Delhi

Dr. Sripathi Panditharadhyula Balasubrahmanyam
Art – Playback Singing, Music Direction & acting
Tamil Nadu

Shri C.V. Chandrasekhar
Art – Classical Dance-Bharatanatyam
Tamil Nadu

Shri Dwijen Mukherjee
Art
West Bengal

Smt. Rajashree Birla
Social work
Maharashtra

Mrs. Shobhana Ranade
Social work
Maharashtra

Dr. Suryanarayanan Ramachandran
Science and Engineering
Tamil Nadu

Shri S.(Kris) Gopalakrishnan
Trade and Industry
Karnataka

Shri Yogesh Chander Deveshwar
Trade and Industry
West Bengal

Ms. Chanda Kochhar
Trade and Industry
Maharashtra

Dr. K. Anji Reddy
Trade and Industry- Pharmacy
Andhra Pradesh

Shri Analjit Singh
Trade and Industry
Delhi

Shri Rajendra Singh Pawar
Trade and Industry
Haryana

Dr. Gunapati Venkata Krishna Reddy
Trade and Industry
Andhra Pradesh

Shri Ajai Chowdhary
Trade and Industry
Delhi

Shri Surendra Singh
Civil Services
Delhi

Shri M. N .Buch
Civil Services
Madhya Pradesh

Shri Shyam Saran
Civil Services
Delhi

Shri Thayil Jacob Sony George
Literature and Education
Karnataka

Dr. Ramdas Madhava Pai
Literature and Education

Karnataka

Shri Sankha Ghosh
Literature and Education
West Bengal

Late Shri K. Raghavan Thirumulpad
Medicine – Ayurveda.
Kerala

Late Dr. Keki Byramjee Grant
Medicine – Cardiology
Maharashtra

Late Shri Dashrath Patel
Art
Gujarat

Padma Shri

Ms. Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry
Art – Theatre
Chandigarh

Shri Makar Dhwaja Darogha
Art- Chhau Dance
Jharkhand

Shri Shaji Neelakantan Karun
Art – Film Direction
Kerala

Shri Girish Kasaravalli
Art – Film making
Karnataka

Ms. Tabassum Hashmi Khan alias Tabu
Art – Cinema
Maharashtra

Shri Jivya Soma Mase
Art – Warli Painting
Maharashtra

Guru (Ms.) M.K. Saroja
Art – Dance- Bharatnatyam
Tamil Nadu

Shri Jayaram Subramaniam
Art – Cinema
Tamil Nadu

Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty
Art – Music-Indian Classical Vocal
West Bengal

Smt. Mahasundari Devi
Art – Mithilia/ Madhubani Painting.
Bihar

Shri Gajam Govardhana
Art – Handloom Weaving

Andhra Pradesh

Ms. Sunayana Hazarilal
Art – Dance – Kathak
Maharashtra

Shri S.R. Janakiraman
Art – Carnatic Vocal Music
Tamil Nadu

Shri Peruvanam Kuttan Marar
Art – Chenda Melam- Drum concert
Kerala

Smt. Kalamandalam Kshemavathy Pavithran
Art – Dance – Mohiniattam
Kerala

Shri Dadi Dorab Pudumjee
Art – Puppetry
Delhi

Shri Khangembam Mangi Singh
Art – Traditional Music of Manipur (Pena)
Manipur

Shri Prahlad Singh Tipaniya
Art – Folk Music
Madhya Pradesh

Smt. Usha Uthup
Art – Music.
West Bengal

Smt. Kajol
Art- Cinema
Maharashtra

Shri Irfan Khan
Art- Cinema
Maharashtra

Shri Mamraj Agrawal
Social work
West Bengal

Shri Jockin Arputham
Social work
Maharashtra

Ms. Nomita Chandy
Social work
Karnataka

Ms. Sheela Patel
Social work
Maharashtra

Ms. Anita Reddy
Social work
Karnataka

Shri Kanubhai Hasmukhbhai Tailor
Social work
Gujarat

Shri Anant Darshan Shankar
Public Affairs
Karnataka

Prof. M. Annamalai
Science and Engineering
Karnataka

Dr. Mahesh Haribhai Mehta
Science and Engineering – Agricultural Science
Gujarat

Shri Coimbatore Narayana Rao Raghavendran
Science and Engineering
Tamil Nadu

Dr. (Mrs.) Suman Sahai
Science and Engineering
Delhi

Prof.(Dr.) E.A. Siddiq
Science and Engineering – Agricultural Science
Andhra Pradesh

Shri Gopalan Nair Shankar
Science and Engineering – Architecture

Kerala

Shri Mecca Rafeeque Ahmed
Trade and Industry
Tamil Nadu

Shri Kailasam Raghavendra Rao
Trade and Industry
Tamil Nadu

Shri Narayan Singh Bhati
Civil Services
Andhra Pradesh

Shri P K Sen
Civil Services
Bihar

Ms. Shital Mahajan
Sports – Adventure Sports- Para Jumping
Maharashtra

Ms. Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi
Sports – Weightlifting
Manipur

Shri Sushil Kumar
Sports – Wrestling
Delhi

Shri Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman
Sports – Cricket
Andhra Pradesh

Shri Gagan Narang
Sports – Shooting
Andhra Pradesh

Smt. Krishna Poonia
Sports – Discus Throw
Rajasthan

Shri Harbhajan Singh
Sports – Mountaineering
Punjab

Dr. Pukhraj Bafna
Medicine – Padeatrics
Chhattisgarh

Prof. Mansoor Hasan
Medicine- Cardiology
Uttar Pradesh

Dr. Shyama Prasad Mandal
Medicine – Orthopaedic
Delhi

Prof. (Dr.) Sivapatham Vittal
Medicine – Endocrinology

Tamil Nadu

Prof. (Dr.) Madanur Ahmed Ali
Medicine – Gastroenterology
Tamil Nadu

Dr. Indira Hinduja
Medicine – Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Maharashtra

Dr. Jose Chacko Periappuram
Medicine – Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.
Kerala

Prof. (Dr.) A. Marthanda Pillai
Medicine – Neurosurgery
Kerala

Shri Mahim Bora
Literature and Education
Assam

Prof. (Dr.) Pullella Srirama Chandrudu
Literature and Education- Sanskrit
Andhra Pradesh

Dr. Pravin Darji
Literature and Education
Gujarat

Dr. Chandra Prakash Deval
Literature and Education
Rajasthan

Shri Balraj Komal
Literature and Education
Delhi

Mrs. Rajni Kumar
Literature and Education
Delhi

Dr. Devanooru Mahadeva
Literature and Education
Karnataka

Shri Barun Mazumder
Literature and Education
West Bengal

Dr. Avvai Natarajan
Literature and Education
Tamil Nadu

Shri Bhalchandra Nemade
Literature and Education
Himachal Pradesh

Prof. Riyaz Punjabi
Literature and Education
Jammu and Kashmir

Prof. Koneru Ramakrishna Rao
Literature and Education
Andhra Pradesh

Ms. Buangi Sailo
Literature and Education
Mizoram

Prof. Devi Dutt Sharma
Literature and Education
Uttarakhand

Shri Nilamber Dev Sharma
Literature and Education
Jammu and Kashmir

Ms. Urvashi Butalia
Literature and Education
Delhi

Ms. Ritu Menon
Literature and Education
Delhi

Prof. Krishna Kumar
Literature and Education
Delhi

Shri Deviprasad Dwivedi
Literature and Education
Uttar Pradesh

Ms. Mamang Dai
Literature and Education
Arunachal Pradesh

Dr. Om Prakash Agrawal
Others – Heritage Conservation
Uttar Pradesh

Prof. Madhukar Keshav Dhavalikar
Others – Archeology
Maharashtra

Ms. Shanti Teresa Lakra
Others-Nursing
Andaman & Nicobar

Smt. Gulshan Nanda
Others – Handicrafts promotion
Delhi

Dr. Azad Moopen
Social work
UAE

Prof. Upendra Baxi
Public Affairs -Legal Affairs
United Kingdom

Dr. Mani Lal Bhaumik
Science and Engineering
USA

Dr. Subra Suresh

Science and Engineering
USA

Prof. Karl Harrington Potter
Literature and Education
USA

Prof. Martha Chen
Social work
USA

Shri Satpal Khattar
Trade and Industry
Singapore

Shri Granville Austin
Literature and Education
USA

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