Monday, December 31, 2007

Padma Shri

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Padma Shri
Award Information
Type Civilian
Category General
Instituted 1954
First Awarded 1954
Last Awarded 2007
Awarded by Govt. of India
Award Rank
Bharat RatnaPadma VibhushanPadma BhushanPadma Shri → none

Padma Shri (also spelt Padma Shree, Padmashree, Padma Sree and Padma Sri) is an award given by the Government of India generally to Indian citizens to recognize their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Social Service and public life. (The word "Padma" (Sanskrit) means "Lotus".)
It stands fourth in the hierarchy of civilian awards after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan. On its obverse, the words "Padma" and "Shri", in Devanagari, appear above and below the lotus flower. The geometrical pattern on either side is in burnished bronze. All embossing is in white gold.
Some recipients of the awards
As of 2007-06-01, 2024 people have received the award.[1]

Name ↓ Field ↓ Country/State ↓
Pratibha Ray Literature and Education Orissa
Amitav Ghosh Literature and Education West Bengal
Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty Science and Engineering West Bengal
Balbir Singh Medicine Punjab
Baldev Raj Science and Engineering
Balachandra Menon Art Kerala
Jeev Milkha Singh Sports
Koneru Humpy Sports Andhra Pradesh
Louis Remo Fernandes Art Goa
S. M. Cyril Social Work Ireland
Vijaydan Detha Literature and Education Rajasthan
Lama Thupten Phuntsok Social Work India/Arunachal Pradesh (Tawang)


Name ↓ Field ↓ Country/State ↓
Pankaj Udhas Art Gujarat
Sania Mirza Sports - Tennis
Shahnaz Husain Trade and Industry
Sucheta Dalal Journalism Maharashtra
Sudha Murty Social Work Karnataka


Name ↓ Field ↓ Country/State ↓
Bhagavatula Dattaguru Science and Engineering
Amiya Kumar Bagchi Literature and Education West Bengal
Anil Kumble Sports - Cricket Karnataka
G. Bakthavathsalam Medicine
Gladys Staines Social Work Australia
Muzaffar Ali Art Uttar Pradesh
Puran Chand Wadali Art Punjab
Shah Rukh Khan Art - Cinema
Shobhana Bhartia Journalism
Shobana Chandrakumar Art


Name ↓ Field ↓ Country/State ↓
Anupam Kherr Cinema
Bal Samant Literature and Education
Syed Shah Mohammed Hussaini Literature and Education
Rahul Dravid sports
Sourav Ganguly sports



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