A Nobel, 2 Oscars, Chatwal, Swamiji in Padma Honours

Six Padma Vibhushans: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Pratap Reddy, Y V Reddy, Zohra Segal, Ebrahim Alkazi and Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman; 43 Padma Bhushans and 81 Padma Shris

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A Nobel, 2 Oscars, Chatwal, Swamiji in Padma Honours
A Nobel, 2 Oscars, Chatwal, Swamiji in Padma Honours
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NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal, who until recently was facing trial for alleged bank fraud, and had also been arrested briefly.  made it to the list of Padma awardees -- and that too a Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award-- announced on the eve of Republic Day. 

Another award that raised some eye-brow was yet another Padma Bhushan, this time for "social work" to Sri Balagangadharanath Swamiji of the Adichunchunagiri Mutt in Karnataka.

After the Bharat Ratna -- none announced this year -- the country’s highest civilian awards, the Padmas, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’, the one conferred on Chatwal, is awarded for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field.  

There were a total of130 awards including 13 in the category of Foreigners/ NRIs/ PIOs. These comprise 6 Padma Vibhushan, 43 Padma Bhushan and 81 Padma Shri awards. There are 17 ladies among the awardees.

Nobel laureate of Indian origin Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Apollo hospital chief Pratap Reddy and former RBI Governor Y V Reddy were chosen for the second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan while Oscar winning music maestro A R Rahman and Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan have been named for Padma Bhushan.

Eminent theatre personalities Zohra Segal and Ebrahim Alkazi and noted 'mridangam' Carnatic artist Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman are the other three chosen for Padma Vibhushan award.

Cricketer Virendra Sehwag, Hockey national Ignace Tirkey, Formula 1 driver Narain Kartikeyan, Badminton star Saina Nehwal, Boxer Vijender Singh and Sachin Tendulkar's 'guru' Ramakant Achrekar have been selected for Padma Shri awards in sports category.

Apart from Chatwal, among the Padma Bhushan awardees this year are eminent neurosurgeon Satya Paul Agarwal and  cardiac surgeon Ramakant Panda, who performed the 'beating heart' surgery on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last year.
 
Tamil film music composer Ilaiyaraaja, who set music for Hindi films like 'Cheeni Kum' and 'Paa', Hindustan classical vocalist Pandit Chhannulal Mishra, dancer Mallika Sarabhai, former Cabinet Secretary and now now Member in the Planning Commission B K Chaturvedi have been chosen for Padma Bhushan along with former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Moosa Raza and former Vice Chancellor of Goa University P R Dubhashi for civil service.

Noted US-based journalist Farid Zakaria gets Padma Bhushan in joyrnalism category while Prof Tan Chung and Prof A J Paulraj get the award in literature and education and science and engineering respectively. Both are also from the US.

In the art category, Akbar Padamsee, Kumudini Lakhia, Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, Puttaraj Gavai, Ram Kumar, Shrinivas Vinayak Khale and Ustad Sultan Khan are being conferred with the Padma Bhushan awards.

Another Planning Commission member Abhijit Sen and S K Bandyopadhyay have been named in the public affairs category of Padma Bhushan.

Among the Padma Shri award winners are Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan, Oscar award winner in sound technician category Resul Pookutty, Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar, Nemai Ghosh, who had done camera work for Satyajit Ray, Arundhati Nag and Shobha Raju from the field of art.

Former CBI Director D R Karthikeyan, who headed the Special Investigation Team that probed the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and environment activist Ranjit Bhargava have been chosen for Padma Shri awards.

In the trade and industry category Venu Srinivasan of the TVS Group, Alluri Venkata Satyanarayana Raju, B Raveendran Pillai, Deepak Puri, Irshad Mirza and Kapil Mohan have been selected for Padma Shri awards.

Padma Shri is also being awarded to Anu Aga, Ayekpam Tomba Meetei, J R Ganga Ramani, Deep Joshi, Baba Sewa Singh, Sudha Kaul and Kranti Shah for their social work.

Former Union Minister Balasaheb Vikhe Patil gets Padma Bhushan for social work while Ghulam Mohammad Mir and Arun Sarma get Padma Shri in public service and literature and education category.

Full list of this year's awardees:

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Padma Vibhushan

1. Shri Ebrahim Alkazi Art Delhi
2. Shri Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman Art Tamil Nadu
3. Smt. Zohra Segal Art Delhi
4. Dr. Yaga Venugopal Reddy Pub Affrs AP
5. Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan Sc& Eng UK *
6. Dr. Prathap Chandra Reddy Tr & Ind Tamil Nadu

Padma Bhushan

1. Shri Ilaiyaraaja Art Tamil Nadu
2. Shri Aamir Khan Art Maharashtra
3. Shri Akbar Padamsee Art Maharashtra
4. Shri Allah Rakha Rahman Art Tamil Nadu
5. Pandit Chhannulal Mishra Art UP
6. Smt. Kumudini Lakhia Art Gujarat
7. Shri Kuzhur Narayana Marar Art Kerala
8. Prof. Madhusudan Amilal Dhaky Art Gujarat
9. Ms. Mallika Sarabhai Art Gujarat
10. Prof. (Dr.) Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana Art AP
11. Pandit (Dr.) Puttaraj Gavai Art Karnataka
12. Shri Ram Kumar Art Delhi
13. Shri Shrinivas Vinayak Khale Art Maharashtra
14. Ustad Sultan Khan Art Maharashtra
15. Shri B.K. Chaturvedi Civ Ser Delhi
16. Shri Moosa Raza Civ Ser Delhi
17. Dr. P.R. Dubhashi Civ Ser Maharashtra
18. Shri Fareed Zakaria Journalism USA *
19. Shri Anil Bordia Lit & Edu Rajasthan
20. Prof. Bipan Chandra Lit & Edu Delhi
21. Shri G.P. Chopra Lit & Edu Delhi
22. Prof. Mohammad Amin Lit & Edu Delhi
23. Prof. Satya Vrat Shastri Lit & Edu Delhi
24. Prof. Tan Chung Lit & Edu USA *
25. Prof. Belle Monappa Hegde Medicine Karnataka
26. Shri E.T. Narayanan Mooss Medicine Kerala
27. Dr. Noshir M. Shroff Medicine Delhi
28. Dr. Panniyampilly Krishna Warrier Medicine Kerala
29. Dr. Ramakant Madanmohan Panda Medicine Maharashtra
30. Prof.(Dr.) Satya Paul Agarwal Medicine Delhi
31. Prof. Abhijit Sen Pub Aff Delhi
32. Shri Sailesh Kumar Bandyopadhyay Pub Aff WB
33. Shri Sant Singh Chatwal Pub Aff USA *
34. Prof. Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj Sc & Eng USA *
35. Prof. Bikash Chandra Sinha Sc & Eng WB
36. Shri Jagdish Chandra Kapur Sc & Eng Delhi
37. Dr. Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Soc Work Karnataka
38. Shri Eknath Rao alias Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Soc Work Maharashtra
39. Capt. C.P. Krishnan Nair Tr & Ind Maharashtra
40. Dr. Kushal Pal Singh Tr & Ind Delhi
41. Shri Manvinder Singh Banga alias Vindi Banga Tr & Ind UK *
42. Shri Narayanan Vaghul Tr & Ind Tamil Nadu
43. Shri S.P. Oswal Tr & Ind Punjab

Padma Shri

1. Shri Gulam Mohammed Mir Pub Ser J&K
2. Ms. Rekha Art Maharashtra
3. Shri Arjun Prajapati Art Rajasthan
4. Ms. Arundhati Nag Art Karnataka
5. Ms. Carmel Berkson Art Maharashtra
6. Ustad F. Wasifuddin Dagar Art Delhi
7. Smt. Gul Bardhan Art MP
8. Smt. Haobam Ongbi Ngangbi Devi Art Manipur
9. Shri Hari Uppal Art Bihar
10. Shri K. Raghavan Art Kerala
11. Guru Mayadhar Raut Art Delhi
12. Shri Mukund Lath Art Rajasthan
13. Shri Nemai Ghosh Art WB
14. Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi Art Orissa
15. Shri Rajkumar Achouba Singh Art Manipur
16. Dr. Ram Dayal Munda Art Jharkhand
17. Shri Resul Pokutty Art Kerala
18. Shri Saif Ali Khan Art Maharashtra
19. Dr. (Smt.) Shobha Raju Art AP
20. Ms. Sumitra Guha Art Delhi
21. Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar Art WB
22. Shri D.R. Karthikeyan Civ Ser Delhi
23. Dr. Ranjit Bhargava Environment Uttarakhand
24. Shri Arun Sarma Lit & Edu Assam
25. Prof. Arvind Kumar Lit & Edu Maharashtra
26. Ms. Bertha Gyndykes Dkhar Lit & Edu Meghalaya
27 Prof. Govind Chandra Pande Lit & Edu MP
28. Prof. Hamidi Kashmiri Lit & Edu J&K
29. Prof. (Dr.) Hermann Kulke Lit & Edu Germany *
30. Shri Janaki Ballav Shastri Lit & Edu Bihar
31. Dr. Jitendra Udhampuri Lit & Edu J&K
32. Dr. Lal Bahadur Singh Chauhan Lit & Edu UP
33. Shri Lalzuia Colney Lit & Edu Mizoram
34. Ms. Maria Aurora Couto Lit & Edu Goa
35. Dr.(Smt.) Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy alias Y.G. Parthasarathy Lit & Edu Tamil Nadu
36. Prof. Ramaranjan Mukherji Lit & Edu WB
37. Dr. Ranganathan Parthasarathy Lit & Edu Tamil Nadu
38. Fr. Romuald D’Souza Lit & Edu Goa
39. Prof. Sadiq - Ur - Rahman Kidwai Lit & Edu Delhi
40. Mr. Sheldon Pollock Lit & Edu USA *
41. Dr. Surendra Dubey Lit & Edu Chhattisgarh
42. Dr. Anil Kumar Bhalla Medicine Delhi
43. Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin Medicine UP
44. Dr. B. Ramana Rao Medicine Karnataka
45. Dr. Jalakantapuram Ramaswamy Krishnamoorthy Medicine Tamil Nadu
46. Dr. K.K. Aggarwal Medicine Delhi
47. Prof. Kodaganur S. Gopinath Medicine Karnataka
48. Dr. Laxmi Chand Gupta Medicine Delhi
49. Dr. Philip Augustine Medicine Kerala
50. Dr. Rabindra Narain Singh Medicine Bihar
51. Dr. Vikas Mahatme Medicine Maharashtra
52. Dr. Rafael Iruzubieta Fernandez Pub Aff Spain *
53. Prof. M.R. Satyanarayana Rao Sc & Eng Karnataka
54. Prof. (Dr.) Palpu Pushpangadan Sc & Eng Kerala
55. Prof. Ponisseril Somasundaran Sc & Eng USA *
56. Prof. Pucadyil Ittoop John Sc & Eng Gujarat
57. Dr. Vijay Prasad Dimri Sc & Eng AP
58. Dr.(Ms.) Vijaylakshmi Ravindranath Sc & Eng Karnataka
59. Ms. Anu Aga Soc Work Maharashtra
60. Shri Ayekpam Tomba Meetei Soc Work Manipur
61. Shri Deep Joshi Soc Work Delhi
62. Dr. J.R. Gangaramani Soc Work UAE *
63. Shri Kranti Shah Soc Work Maharashtra
64. Dr. Kurian John Melamparambil Soc Work Kerala
65. Baba Sewa Singh Soc Work Punjab
66. Ms. Sudha Kaul Soc Work WB
67. Dr. Sudhir M. Parikh Soc Work USA *
68. Shri Ignace Tirkey Sports Orissa
69. Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan Sports Tamil Nadu
70. Shri Ramakant Vithal Achrekar Sports Maharashtra
71. Ms. Saina Nehwal Sports AP
72. Shri Vijender Singh Sports Haryana
73. Shri Virendra Sehwag Sports Delhi
74. Dr. Alluri Venkata Satyanarayana Raju Tr & Ind AP
75. Dr. B. Raveendran Pillai Tr & Ind Bahrain *
76. Shri Deepak Puri Tr & Ind Delhi
77. Shri Irshad Mirza Tr & Ind UP
78. Brig. Dr. Kapil Mohan Tr & Ind HP
79. Dr. Karsanbhai Khodidas Patel Tr & Ind Gujarat
80. Shri T.N. Manoharan Tr & Ind Tamil Nadu
81. Shri Venu Srinivasan Tr & Ind Tamil Nadu

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