LJP chief Chirag Paswan pays tribute to his father and party founder Ram Vilash Paswan in Patna.(PTI)
LJP chief Chirag Paswan pays tribute to his father and party founder Ram Vilash Paswan in Patna.(PTI)

Highlights: Ram Vilas Paswan, Keshubhai Patel, Tarun Gogoi awarded Padma Bhushan

Ram Vilas Paswan, Keshubhai Patel, Tarun Gogoi are among 10 Padma Bhushan awardees. The Padma Vibhushan awards were conferred to 7 awardees and the Padma Shri awards were conferred to 102 awardees.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:13 PM IST

Ahead of the Republic Day, the Union home ministry released a list naming police officers, defence personnel, and children who have been chosen for awards for their exceptional achievement in a particular field/discipline, gallantry and bravery. These awards include the Padma awards, gallantry awards, president’s police medals, correctional services awards, Pradhan mantri rashtriya bal puraskar, president’s fire medals, home guard and civil defence honours and Jeevan Raksha Padak.

The Padma Vibhushan awards were conferred to 7 awardees, the Padma Bhushan to 10 and the Padma Shri awards were conferred to 102 awardees.

The Gallantry Awards are given to honour the acts of bravery and sacrifice of the officers/personnel of the Armed Forces and other lawfully constituted forces and civilians.

President Ram Nath Kovind also approved the conferment of Correctional Service Medals on prison personnel on the Republic Day to 52 officials.

The government also confers the Bal Shakti Puraskar under Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to the children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievement in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, sports, arts and culture, social service, and bravery.

The President’s fire medals are awarded to fire personnel with two medals - one for gallantry, and another for distinguished service. Home Guard and Civil Defence personnel are honoured with the President's Home Guards and Civil Defence Gallantry Medal and the Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Meritorious Service.

President Ram Nath Kovind approved the conferment of the Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards to 40 people.

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Padma Shri awards list

  1. Shri Gulfam Ahmed

2. Ms. P. Anitha

3. Shri Rama Swamy Annavarapu

4. Shri Subbu Arumugam

5. Shri Prakasarao Asavadi

6. Ms. Bhuri Bai

7. Shri Radhe Shyam Barle

8. Shri Dharma Narayan Barma

9. Ms. Lakhimi Baruah

10. Shri Biren Kumar Basak

11. Ms. Rajni Bector

12. Shri Peter Brook

13. Ms. Sangkhumi Bualchhuak

14. Shri Gopiram Bargayn Burabhakat

15. Ms. Bijoya Chakravarty

16. Shri Sujit Chattopadhyay

17. Shri Jagdish Chaudhary (Posthumous)

18. Shri Tsultrim Chonjo

19. Ms. Mouma Das

20. Shri Srikant Datar

21. Shri Narayan Debnath

22. Ms. Chutni Devi

23. Ms. Dulari Devi

24. Ms. Radhe Devi

25. Ms. Shanti Devi

26. Shri Wayan Dibia

27. Shri Dadudan Gadhavi

28. Shri Parshuram Atmaram Gangavane

29. Shri Jai Bhagwan Goyal

30. Shri Jagadish Chandra Halder

31. Shri Mangal Singh Hazowary

32. Ms. Anshu Jamsenpa

33. Ms. Purnamasi Jani

34. Matha B. Manjamma Jogati

35. Shri Damodaran Kaithapram

36. Shri Namdeo C Kamble

37. Shri Maheshbhai & Shri Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo) (Posthumous)

38. Shri Rajat Kumar Kar

39. Shri Rangasami Lakshminarayana Kashyap

40. Ms. Prakash Kaur

41. Shri Nicholas Kazanas

42. Shri K Kesavasamy Art

43. Shri Ghulam Rasool Khan

44. Shri Lakha Khan

45. Ms. Sanjida Khatun

46. Shri Vinayak Vishnu

47. Ms. Niru Kumar

48. Ms. Lajwanti

49. Shri Rattan Lal

50. Shri Ali Manikfan

51. Shri Ramachandra Manjhi

52. Shri Dulal Manki

53. Shri Nanadro B Marak

54. Shri Rewben Mashangva

55. Shri Chandrakant Mehta

56. Dr. Rattan Lal Mittal

57. Shri Madhavan Nambiar

58. Shri Shyam Sundar Paliwal

59. Dr. Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav

60. Dr. J N Pande (Posthumous)

61. Shri Solomon Pappaiah

62. Ms. Pappammal

62. Dr. Krishna Mohan Pathi

64. Ms. Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat

65. Shri Girish Prabhune

66. Shri Nanda Prusty

67. Shri K K Ramachandra

68. Shri Balan Putheri

69. Ms. Birubala Rabha

70. Shri Kanaka Raju

71. Ms. Bombay Jayashri

72. Shri Satyaram Reang Art Tripura

73. Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo

74. Shri Ashok Kumar Sahu

75. Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh

76. Ms. Sindhutai Sapkal

77. Shri Chaman Lal Sapru (Posthumous)

78. Shri Roman Sarmah

79. Shri Imran Shah

80. Shri Prem Chand Sharma

81. Shri Arjun Singh Shekhawat

82. Shri Ram Yatna Shukla

83. Shri Jitender Singh Shunty

84. Shri Kartar Paras Ram Singh

85. Shri Kartar Singh

86. Dr. Dilip Kumar Singh

87. Shri Chandra Shekhar Singh

88. Ms. Sudha Hari Narayan Singh

89. Shri Virender Singh

90. Ms. Mridula Sinha (Posthumous)

91. Shri K C Sivasankar (Posthumous)

92. Guru Maa Kamali Soren

93. Shri Marachi Subburaman

94. Shri P Subramanian(Posthumous)

95. Ms. Nidumolu Sumathi

96. Shri Kapil Tiwari

97. Father Vallés

98. Dr. Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan

99. Shri Sridhar Vembu

100. Shri K Y Venkatesh

101. Ms. Usha Yadav

102. Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir

Padma Bhushan awards list

  1. Ms. Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra

2. Shri Tarun Gogoi (Posthumous)

3. Shri Chandrashekhar Kambara

4. Ms. Sumitra Mahajan

5. Shri Nripendra Misra

6. Shri Ram Vilas Paswan (Posthumous)

7. Shri Keshubhai Patel (Posthumous)

8. Shri Kalbe Sadiq (Posthumous)

9. Shri Rajnikant Devidas Shroff

10. Shri Tarlochan Singh

Padma Vibhushan awards list

  1. Shri Shinzo Abe

2. Shri S P Balasubramaniam (Posthumous)

3. Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde Medicine

4. Shri Narinder Singh Kapany (Posthumous)

5. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

6. Shri B. B. Lal

7. Shri Sudarshan Sahoo

Padma Vibhushan awards list
Padma Vibhushan awards list


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