Indian Captain Virat Kohli has made it to the list of Padma Shri Awardees for his consistently good performance. Olympian Sakshi Malik, Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Hockey player P.R. Sreejesh as well as Vikas Gowda are the other sportspersons who will be awarded the fourth highest civilian honour.

Legendary singer K.J. Yesudas along with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar and senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi will also be accorded the second highest civilian honor.

Padma Shri awards

Other than these names, late Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, late Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Sunder Lal Patwa and late Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma have also made it to the list of Padma awardees. They will be accorded the Padma Vibhushan.

Pioneering AIDS researcher Dr Suniti Solomon, Anuradha Koirala from Nepal for social work and surbahar artist Imrat Khan are also some of the names in the list of Awardees this year.

Bhavna Somaiya who is a film critic and singer Anuradha Paudwal will be awarded the Padma Shri.

Mohanveena” maestro Vishwa Mohan Bhat will be awarded the Padma Bhushan.

Where there are many names to the list of Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, the rumors are that the Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian honor, will not be awarded this year.

Here Is The List Of Names OF Padma Vibhushan Awardees:

  • Sharad Pawar
  • Murli Manohar Joshi
  • K.J.Yesudas
  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
  • P.A. Sangma
  • Sunder Lal Patwa
  • Vishwa Mohan Bhat

Here Are The Names Of Padma Bhushan Awardees:

  • Thailand’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
  • Cho Ramaswamy (posthumous)
  • Vishwa Mohan Bhat

Here Are The Names Of Padma Shri Awardees:

  • Basanti Visht
  • Chemanchari K. Nair
  • Sadhu Meher
  • K. Murthy
  • Emrat Khan
  • Birender Kumar Singh
  • Baoa Devi
  • Tilak Gitai
  • Kailash Kher
  • Mukund Naik
  • Sukri Bommagowda
  • Anuradha Podwal
  • Wareppa Naba Nil
  • K. Vishwanathanan
  • Kanwal Sibal
  • Venkata Subbaiah
  • Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
  • Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla
  • Eli Ahmed
  • Bhavna Somaya
  • Kashinath Pandit
  • Harkishan Singh
  • Dr Mukut Minz
  • Sanjeev Kapoor
  • Ashok Kumar Bhattacharya
  • R. Shah
  • Anuradha Koirala
  • Dr Mapuskar-
  • Karimul Haq
  • Virat Kohli
  • Sakshi Malik
  • Dipa Karmakar
  • Vikas Gowda
  • Srijesh
  • Thanghavelu

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25 January 2017
Avni S. Singh

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