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Padma awards 2021: President Ramnath Kovind presents the Padma award in Rashtrapati Bhavan!

Actor Kangana Ranaut, filmmakers Karan Johar, and Ekta Kapoor, PV Sindhu, Rani Rampal are among the 119 Padma awardees this year. President Ramnath Kovind and Home Minister Amit Shah among others were also present at the prestigious ceremony. The official ceremony started today, November 8 and the ceremony was conducted at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. 

Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar, and Ekta Kapoor were among the 102 people who received the prestigious Padma Shri awards. Well, they were also honored with the same award last year. They were honored by this award due to the contribution they added to the field of performing arts.

Padma Shri is the fourth-highest civilian award in India after Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, and Padma Bhushan. 

Olympian PV Sindhu, women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal were among those honored with coveted Padma Awards.

Late BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, and late singer SP Balasubramaniam were also honored with the award posthumously.

Bansuri Swaraj, daughter of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj received the Padma Vibhushan award on her behalf.

Other names who have been honored with the prestigious civilian awards include producer singers Suresh Wadkar and Adnan Sami, Hindustani classical exponent Pandit Chhannulal Mishra, former head scientist at ICMR Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar, Air Marshal Dr. Padma Bandopadhyay among others.

These awards are given for their hard work and contribution to their fields of activities such as art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, and civil service.

In total, 119 Padma Awards were presented by President Kovind this year, which includes 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan, and 102 Padma Shri Awards. While 29 of the awardees are women, 16 are posthumous awardees, and 1 transgender awardee.

Here’s the complete list of the awardees: 

Padma Vibhushan:

George Fernandes 

Arun Jaitley 

Anerood Jugnauth GCSK 

 M. C. Mary Kom

Chhannulal Mishra

Sushma Swaraj

Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri Pejavara 

Adhokhaja Matha Udupi

Padma Bhushan:

M. Mumtaz Ali (Sri M) 

Syed Muazzem Ali

Muzaffar Hussain Baig 

Ajoy Chakravorty

Manoj Das

Balkrishna Doshi 

Krishnammal Jagannathan 

S. C. Jamir 

Anil Prakash Joshi

Dr. Tsering Landol 

Anand Mahindra 

Neelakanta Ramakrishna Madhava Menon 

Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar

Jagdish Sheth

 P. V. Sindhu

Venu Srinivasan

Padma Shri:

Guru Shashadhar Acharya 

Dr. Yogi Aeron 

Jai Prakash Agarwal 

Jagdish Lal Ahuja 

Kazi Masum Akhtar

Gloria Arieira

Khan Zaheerkhan Bakhtiyarkhan

Dr. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay

Dr. Sushovan Banerjee

Dr. Digambar Behera

Dr. Damayanti Beshra

Pawar Popatrao Bhaguji

Himmata Ram Bhambhu

Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Gafurbhai M. Bilakhia

Bob Blackman

Indira P. P. Bora

Madan Singh Chauhan

Usha Chaumar

Lil Bahadur Chettri

Ms. Lalitha & Ms. Saroja Chidambaram

Dr. Vajira Chitrasena

Dr. Purushottam Dadheech

Utsav Charan Das

Prof. Indra Dassanayake

M. Desai

Manohar Devadoss

Oinam Bembem Devi

Lia Diskin

P. Ganesh

Dr. Bangalore Gangadhar

Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar

Barry Gardiner

Chewang Motup Goba

Bharat Goenka

Yadla Gopalarao

Mitrabhanu Gountia

Tulasi Gowda

Sujoy K. Guha

Harekala Hajabba

Enamul Haque

Madhu Mansuri Hasmukh

Abdul Jabbar

Bimal Kumar Jain

Meenakshi Jain

Nemnath Jain

Shanti Jain

Sudhir Jain

Benichandra Jamatia

V. Sampath Kumar &  Vidushi Jayalakshmi K.S

Karan Johar

Leela Joshi

Sarita Joshi

Kamlova

Dr. Ravi Kannan R.

Ekta Kapoor

Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia

Narayan J. Joshi Karayal

Narindar Nath Khanna

Naveen Khanna

P. Kothari

K. Munusamy Krishnapakthar

K. Kunjol

Manmohan Mahapatra

Ustad Anwar Khan Mangniyar

Kattungal Subramaniam Manilal

Munna Master

Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra

Binapani Mohanty

Dr. Arunoday Mondal

Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee

Sathyanarayan Mundayoor

Manilal Nag

Chandrasekharan Nair

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura

Shiv Datt Nirmohi

Pu Lalbiakthanga Pachuau

Moozhikkal Pankajakshi

Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik

Jogendra Nath Phukan

Rahibai Soma Popere

Yogesh Praveen

Jitu Rai

Tarundeep Rai

Ramakrishnan

Rani Rampal

Kangana Ranaut

Dalavai Chalapathi Rao

Shahbuddin Rathod

Kalyan Singh Rawat

Chintala Venkat Reddy

Dr. Shanti Roy

Radhammohan & Sabarmatee

Batakrushna Sahoo

Trinity Saioo

Adnan Sami

Vijay Sankeshwar

Kushal Konwar Sarma

Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri alias Sayedbhai

Mohammed Sharif

Shyam Sunder Sharma

Dr. Gurdip Singh

Ramjee Singh

Vashishtha Narayan Singh

Daya Prakash Sinha

Dr. Sandra Desa Souza

Vijayasarathi Sribhashyam

Kalee Shabi Mahaboob & Sheik Mahaboob Subani

Javed Ahmad Tak

Pradeep Thalappil

Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi

Robert Thurman

Agus Indra Udayana

Harish Chandra Verma

Sundaram Verma

Dr. Romesh Tekchand Wadhwani

Suresh Wadkar

Prem Watsa

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