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Padma Awards 2018 announced

Newdelhi:25/1/18;Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, 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; ‘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.

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. This year the President of India has approved conferment of 85 Padma Awards including two duo cases (in a duo case, the award is counted as one) as per list below. The list comprises 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri Awards. 14 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 16 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 3 Posthumous awardees.


Padma Vibhushan


Sl. No Name Field State
1. Shri Illaiyaraja Art-Music Tamil Nadu
2. Shri Ghulam Mustafa Khan Art-Music Maharashtra
3. Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran Literature and Education Kerala


Padma Bhushan


Sl. No Name Field State
4. Shri Pankaj Advani Sports- Billiards/Snooker Karnataka
5. Shri Philipose Mar Chrysostom Others-Spiritualism Kerala
6. Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sports-Cricket Jharkhand
7. Shri Alexander Kadakin


Public Affairs Russia


8. Shri Ramachandran Nagaswamy Others-Archaeology Tamil Nadu
9. Shri Ved Prakash Nanda


Literature and Education USA
10. Shri Laxman Pai Art-Painting Goa
11. Shri Arvind Parikh Art-Music Maharashtra
12. Ms. Sharda Sinha Art-Music Bihar


Padma Shri


Sl. No Name Field State  
13. Shri Abhay Bang (Duo) Medicine Maharashtra  
Ms. Rani Bang (Duo) Medicine Maharashtra  
14. Shri Damodar Ganesh Bapat Social Work Chhattisgarh  
15. Shri Prafulla Govinda Baruah Literature and Education-Journalism Assam  
16. Shri Mohan Swaroop Bhatia Art-Folk Music Uttar Pradesh  
17. Shri Sudhanshu Biswas Social Work West Bengal  
18. Ms. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Sports-Weightlifting Manipur  
19. Shri Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi Literature and Education-Journalism Chhattisgarh  
20. Shri Jose Ma Joey Concepcion III (Foreigner) Trade & Industry Philippines  
21. Ms. Langpoklakpam Subadani Devi Art-Weaving Manipur  
22. Shri Somdev Devvarman Sports-Tennis Tripura  
23. Shri Yeshi Dhoden Medicine Himachal Pradesh  
24. Shri Arup Kumar Dutta Literature and Education Assam  
25. Shri Doddarange Gowda Art-Lyrics Karnataka  
26. Shri Arvind Gupta Literature and Education Maharashtra  
27. Shri Digamber Hansda Literature and Education Jharkhand  
28. Shri Ramli Bin Ibrahim


Art-Dance Malaysia  
29. Shri Anwar Jalalpuri


Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh  
30. Shri Piyong Temjen Jamir Literature and Education Nagaland  
31. Ms. Sitavva Joddati Social Work Karnataka  
32. Ms. Malti Joshi Literature and Madhya Pradesh
33. Shri Manoj Joshi Art-Acting Maharashtra
34. Shri Rameshwarlal Kabra Trade & Industry Maharashtra
35. Shri Pran Kishore Kaul Art Jammu and
36. Shri Bounlap Keokangna Others-Architecture Laos
37. Shri Vijay Kichlu Art-Music West Bengal
38. Shri Tommy Koh Public Affairs Singapore
39. Ms. Lakshmikutty Medicine-Traditional Kerala
40. Ms. Joyshree Goswami Literature and Assam
  Mahanta Education  
41. Shri Narayan Das Maharaj Others-Spiritualism Rajasthan
42. Shri Pravakara Maharana Art-Sculpture Odisha
43. Shri Hun Many Public Affairs Cambodia
44. Ms. Nouf Marwaai Others- Yoga Saudi Arabia
45. Shri Zaverilal Mehta Literature and Gujarat
46. Shri Krishna Bihari Mishra Literature and West Bengal
47. Shri Sisir Purushottam Art-Cinema Maharashtra
48. Ms. Subhasini Mistry Social Work West Bengal
49. Shri Tomio Mizokami Literature and Japan
  (Foreigner) Education  
50. Shri Somdet Phra Maha Others-Spiritualism Thailand
51. Shri Keshav Rao Literature and Madhya Pradesh
  Musalgaonkar Education  
52. Dr Thant Myint – U Public Affairs Myanmar
53. Ms. V Nanammal Others-Yoga Tamil Nadu
54. Ms. Sulagitti Narasamma Social Work Karnataka
55. Ms. Vijayalakshmi Art-Folk Music Tamil Nadu
56. Shri I Nyoman Nuarta Art- Sculpture Indonesia
57. Shri Malai Haji Abdullah Social Work Brunei
  Bin Malai Haji Othman   Darussalam
58. Shri Gobaradhan Panika Art-Weaving Odisha
59. Shri Bhabani Charan Public Affairs Odisha
60. Shri Murlikant Petkar Sports-Swimming Maharashtra
61. Shri Habibullo Rajabov Literature and Tajikistan  
  (Foreigner) Education    
62. Shri M R Rajagopal Medicine-Palliative Kerala  
63. Shri Sampat Ramteke Social Work Maharashtra  
64. Shri Chandra Sekhar Rath Literature and Odisha  
65. Shri S S Rathore Civil Service Gujarat  
66. Shri Amitava Roy Science and West Bengal  
67. Shri Sanduk Ruit Medicine- Nepal  
  (Foreigner) Ophthalmology    
68. Shri R Sathyanarayana Art-Music Karnataka  
69. Shri Pankaj M Shah Medicine-Oncology Gujarat  
70. Shri Bhajju Shyam Art-Painting Madhya Pradesh  
71. Shri Maharao Raghuveer Literature and Rajasthan  
  Singh Education    
72. Shri Kidambi Srikanth Sports-Badminton Andhra Pradesh  
73. Shri Ibrahim Sutar Art-Music Karnataka  
74. Shri Siddeshwara Swamiji Others-Spiritualism Karnataka  
75. Ms. Lentina Ao Thakkar Social Work Nagaland  
76. Shri Vikram Chandra Science and Uttarakhand  
  Thakur Engineering    
77. Shri Rudrapatnam Art-Music Karnataka  
  Tharanathan (Duo)      
  Shri Rudrapatnam Art-Music Karnataka  
  Thyagarajan (Duo)      
78. Shri Nguyen Tien Thien Others-Spiritualism Vietnam  
79. Shri Bhagirath Prasad Literature and Uttar Pradesh  
  Tripathi Education    
80. Shri Rajagopalan Vasudevan Science and Tamil Nadu  
81. Shri Manas Bihari Verma Science and Bihar  
82. Shri Panatawane Gangadhar Literature and Maharashtra  
  Vithobaji Education    
83. Shri Romulus Whitaker Others-Wildlife Tamil Nadu  
84. Shri Baba Yogendra Art Madhya Pradesh  
85. Shri A Zakia Literature and Mizoram  

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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