Padma Awards 2023: List of Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan, and Padma Bhushan Winners

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 14th, 2023

Padma Awards 2023 have been awarded by President Draupadi Murmu to 106 recipients for which the list was declared on Republic Day’s eve. These are one of the largest civilian honors in India, announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. Padma Awards 2023 are given in three categories which are Padma Vibhshan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri Awards. This year, the President has approved the conferment of 106 Padma Awards including 3 duo cases. The list comprises,

  • 91 Padma Shri Awards
  • 9 Padma Bhushan
  • 6 Padma Vibhushan

Last year, President Ram Nath Kovind presented the awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan for a total of 128 awardees. The complete information about the list of Padma Award Winners 2023 is shared in this article which is important for aspirants of UPSC and other competitive exams.

Padma Awards 2023

The three-tier Padma Awards (namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri) and Bharat Ratna awards were instituted by the Indian Government in 1954 as two premier civilian awards. These are given to people who have done something extraordinary in their respective fields. Earlier, the names of Padma Awards were pehla varg, dusra varg, and teesra varg, which were later transformed into Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri respectively.

Latest Updates on Padma Awards 2023

  • The list of award winners was out in January 2023, and the awards were given to the recipients in March/April 2023.
  • Actress Raveena Tandon is honored with the Padma Shri, the 4th highest civilian award by President Droupadi Murmu.
  • The six recipients of Padma Vibhushan 2023 are Sh. Zakir Hussain, S M Krishna, Balkrishna Doshi, Srinivas Varadhan, Dilip Mahalanabis, and Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Types of Padma Awards

There are 3 types of Padma Awards 2023 depending on the individual’s contribution in a particular domain. These include

  • Padma Shri – “for distinguished services.” It is the Fourth Highest Civilian Award.
  • Padma Bhushan – “for distinguished service of higher-order.” It is the Third Highest Civilian Award.
  • Padma Vibhushan – “for exceptional and distinguished services.” It is the Second Highest Civilian Award.

Padma Awards 2023 PDF

Note: Among the 2023 Padma awardees, 19 are women, 2 awardees from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, and 7 are Posthumous awardees. Bharat Ratana is the biggest civilian award in the country.

  • Padma Awards were first instituted in 1954 by the Government of India, but later, there were two brief intervals in which Padma Awards were not allocated. One was from 1977 to 1980 second was from 1993 to 1997.
  • Initially, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri were classed as Pahela Varg, Dusra Varg, and Tisra Varg, renamed Presidential Notification Issued on January 8, 1955.

Padma Award Winners 2023 List

Padma Award is granted yearly on the occasion of Republic Day. It does not add to a label and cannot be utilized as a suffix or prefix to the recipient’s name. Listed are the names of people who received the Padma Awards 2023 recently.

Padma Vibhushan 2023

Sh. Balkrishna Doshi (Posthumous) Others – Architecture
Sh. Zakir Hussain Art
Sh. S M Krishna Public Affairs
Sh. Dilip Mahalanabis (Posthumous) Medicine
Sh. Srinivas Varadhan (USA) Science & Engineering
Sh. Mulayam Singh Yadav (Posthumous) Public Affairs

Padma Bhushan 2023

1. S L Bhyrappa Literature & Education
2. Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla Trade & Industry
3. Shri Deepak Dhar Science & Engineering
4. Ms Vani Jairam Art
5. Swami Chinna Jeeyar Others – Spiritualism
6. Ms. Suman Kalyanpur Art
7. Shri Kapil Kapoor Literature & Education
8. Ms. Sudha Murty Social Work
9. Shri Kamlesh D Patel Others – Spiritualism

Padma Shri Award List 2023

1. Dr. Sukama Acharya Others – Spiritualism
2. Ms Jodhaiyabai Baiga Art
3. Shri Premjit Baria Art
4. Ms Usha Barle Art
5. Shri Munishwar Chanddawar Medicine
6. Shri Hemant Chauhan Art
7. Shri Bhanubhai Chitara Art
8. Ms. Hemoprova Chutia Art
9. Shri Narendra Chandra Debbarma (Posthumous) Public Affairs
10. Ms. Subhadra Devi Art
11. Shri Khadar Valli Dudekula Science & Engineering
12. Shri Hem Chandra Goswami Art
13. Ms. Pritikana Goswami Art
14. Shri Radha Charan Gupta Literature & Education
15. Shri Modadugu Vijay Gupta Science & Engineering
16. Shri Ahmed Hussain & Shri Mohd Hussain (Duo) Art
17. Shri Dilshad Hussain Art
18. Shri Bhiku Ramji Idate Social Work
19. Shri C I Issac Literature & Education
20. Shri Rattan Singh Jaggi Literature & Education
21. Shri Bikram Bahadur Jamatia Social Work
22. Shri Ramkuiwangbe Jene Social Work
23. Shri Rakesh Radheshyam Jhunjhunwala (Posthumous) Trade & Industry
24. Shri Ratan Chandra Kar Medicine
25. Shri Mahipat Kavi Art
26. Shri M M Keeravaani Art
27. Shri Areez Khambatta (Posthumous) Trade & Industry
28. Shri Parshuram Komaji Khune Art
29. Shri Ganesh Nagappa Krishnarajanagara Science & Engineering
30. Shri Maguni Charan Kuanr Art
31. Shri Anand Kumar Literature & Education
32. Shri Arvind Kumar Science & Engineering
33. Shri Domar Singh Kunvar Art
34. Shri Risingbor Kurkalang Art
35. Ms. Hirabai Lobi Social Work
36. Shri Moolchand Lodha Social Work
37. Ms. Rani Machaiah Art
38. Shri Ajay Kumar Mandavi Art
39. Shri Prabhakar Bhanudas Mande Literature & Education
40. Shri Gajanan Jagannath Mane Social Work
41. Shri Antaryami Mishra Literature & Education
42. Shri Nadoja Pindipapanahalli Munivenkatappa Art
43. Prof. Mahendra Pal Science & Engineering
44. Shri Uma Shankar Pandey Social Work
45. Shri Ramesh Parmar & Ms. Shanti Parmar (Duo) Art
46. Dr. Nalini Parthasarathi Medicine
47. Shri Hanumantha Rao Pasupuleti Medicine
48. Shri Ramesh Patange Literature & Education
49. Ms. Krishna Patel Art
50. Shri K Kalyanasundaram Pillai Art
51. Shri V P Appukuttan Poduval Social Work
52. Shri Kapil Dev Prasad Art
53. Shri S R D Prasad Sports
54. Shri Shah Rasheed Ahmed Quadri Art
55. Shri C V Raju Art
56. Shri Bakshi Ram Science & Engineering
57. Shri Cheruvayal K Raman Others – Agriculture
58. Ms. Sujatha Ramdorai (Canada) Science & Engineering
59. Shri Abbareddy Nageswara Rao Science & Engineering
60. Shri Pareshbhai Rathwa Art
61. Shri B Ramakrishna Reddy Literature & Education
62. Shri Mangala Kanti Roy Art
63. Ms. K C Runremsangi Art
64. Shri Vadivel Gopal & Shri Masi Sadaiyan (Duo) Social Work
65. Shri Manoranjan Sahu Medicine
66. Shri Patayat Sahu Others – Agriculture
67. Shri Ritwik Sanyal Art
68. Shri Kota Satchidananda Sastry Art
69. Shri Sankurathri Chandra Sekhar Social Work
70. Shri K Shanathoiba Sharma Sports
71. Shri Nekram Sharma Others – Agriculture
72. Shri Gurcharan Singh Sports
73. Shri Laxman Singh Social Work
74. Shri Mohan Singh Literature & Education
75. Shri Thounaojam Chaoba Singh Public Affairs
76. Shri Prakash Chandra Sood Literature & Education
77. Ms. Neihunuo Sorhie Art
78. Dr. Janum Singh Soy Literature & Education
79. Shri Kushok Thiksey Nawang Chamba Stanzin Others – Spiritualism
80. Shri S Subbaraman Others – Archaeology
81. Shri Moa Subong Art
82. Shri Palam Kalyana Sundaram Social Work
83. Ms. Raveena Ravi Tandon Art
84. Shri Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari Literature & Education
85. Shri Dhaniram Toto Literature & Education
86. Shri Tula Ram Upreti Others – Agriculture
87. Dr. Gopalsamy Veluchamy Medicine
88. Dr. Ishwar Chander Verma Medicine
89. Ms. Coomi Nariman Wadia Art
90. Shri Karma Wangchu (Posthumous) Social Work
91. Shri Ghulam Muhammad Zaz Art

Categories Under Padma Awards 2023

The Padma Award recognizes works of excellence and is given for outstanding accomplishments/service in all activities/fields. A definitive list of the areas is as follows:

  • Literature and Education – Teaching, Journalism, Book Writing, Education Reforms, Literature, Poetry, the upliftment of education and literacy
  • Public Affairs – Law, Politics, Public Life, etc.
  • Art – Music, Painting, Theatre, Cinema, Sculpture, Photography, etc.
  • Civil Service – Distinction in management
  • Social work – Contribution to public projects, Charitable service, Social service, etc.
  • Sports – Mountaineering, Athletics, Yoga Adventure, promotion of sports, and other Popular Sports.
  • Trade and Industry – Business, Promotion of Tourism, Economic Activities, Banking, Management, etc.
  • Engineering and Science – Space Engineering, Information Technology, Nuclear Science, Research and Development in Science and its associated subjects, etc.
  • Medicine – Specialization in Allopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Siddha, Medical research, etc.
  • Other fields may comprise Wild Life protection, conservation, Indian Culture, guarding Human Rights, etc.

Who is Eligible for the Padma Awards?

All persons without distinction of status, profession, ethnicity, or sex are qualified for Padma awards. However, the government’s servers, including PSUs (except scientists and doctors), do not qualify for Padma awards.

  • The award aspires to discover the work of excellence.
  • It is given for exceptional achievements in fields of Art, Social work, Public affairs (including public life, law, guidelines, etc.), Trade and Industry, Science and Engineering, Medicine, Civil services, Literature and Education, Sports, and others.
  • All nominations accepted for Padma Awards are put in front of the Padma Award Committee, which is constituted by Prime Ministers annually.
  • The committee is controlled by the Cabinet Secretary and contains four-six notable individuals and Home Secretary.
  • The committee’s recommendations are presented to the President and Prime Minister of India.

Padma Awards 2023 Highlights

Some highlights of Padma Awards 2023 which must be checked carefully by UPSC aspirants are shared here. Many questions about Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan winners have been asked in the UPSC previous year papers in the Prelims exam.

  • The youngest recipient of Padma Shri is Vishwanath Anand, 18.
  • Initially, the recommendations were made by ministers only, but in 2015 current BJP Government decided to end this practice; now, the requests can be made by Indian Citizens for others and themselves via the online Padma Award.
  • Padma Award usually is not conferred posthumously. However, in highly deserving cases, The Government can consider giving an award posthumously.
  • A higher category of Padma award can be granted to an individual only where at least five years have passed since the earlier Padma Award.
  • However, in the case of highly deserving candidates, relaxation can be made by the Award Committee.
  • Awards are offered by the President of India, usually in March/April.
  • If awardees desire, their names are published in the Gazette of India on the day of the Presentation Ceremony.
  • The total number of awards given in a year (excluding posthumous awards and NRI/Foreigner/OCIs) should not be more than 120.
  • The award does not amount to a title and cannot be used as a suffix or prefix to the awardee’s name.
  • Padma Award winners get a Sanad (certificate) with President’s signature and medallion.
  • Padma Awardees do not get any cash allowance or special rail/air travel concessions. Neither do they get a Diplomatic passport-like Bharat Ratana Awardee.
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