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Padma Awards 2021 | Shinzo Abe, SP Balasubramaniam among seven Padma Vibhushan awardees; check full list here

IAS officer Nripendra Misra and former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi are among Padma Bhushan awardees. Promoter of Mrs Bector Food Specialities Rajini Bector has been awarded Padma Shri.

January 26, 2021 / 07:15 AM IST

Seven eminent personalities including former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and musical maestro SP Balasubramaniam have been honoured with Padma Vibhushan this year. The recipients of the Padma Awards were announced on January 25.

The Padma, the fourth highest civilian award in India, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. These awards are given for disciplines or fields of activities such as art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports and civil service.

SP Balasubramaniam and Tarun Gogoi have been given the award posthumously.

Shinzo Abe awarded Padma Vibhushan

The ex-Prime Minister of Japan was awarded the Padma Vibhushab. Abe during his term as Prime Minister has been pivotal in growing and transforming India's relation with Japan.

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In his second stint as PM, he visited India thrice, the most visits by any Japanese PM. He was also the first Japanese PM to be a chief guest at the Republic Day Parade of 2014.

In August 2007, when Abe visited India for the first time as PM, he delivered the now-famous “Confluence of the Two Seas” speech — laying the foundation for his concept of Indo-Pacific. This concept has now become mainstream and one of the main pillars of India-Japan ties. During his second term, Abe helped build the relationship further.

SP Balasubramaniam posthumously awarded Padma Vibhushan

Legendary singer SP Balasubramaniam passed away on 25 September 2020 and will be posthumously awarded the Padma Vibhushan. The singer had an illustrious career that spanned over more than 40,000 songs.

A versatile singer, languages were no barrier for him. He commanded a fan following across 16 languages, especially in all four southern languages besides Hindi, where he made a mark for himself in the 1980s and 1990s - starting with the songs in “Ek Duje Ke Liye” which also marked the start of his tryst with the national award for playback singing.

The Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service. This year, seven personalities have received the honour.

Take a look at the full list here:

1. Shinzo Abe
2. S P Balasubramaniam (Posthumous)
3. Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde
4. Narinder Singh Kapany
5. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
6. Shri B. B. Lal

7. Shri Sudarshan Sahoo

Padma Bhushan

8. Krishnan Nair Shantakumari
Chithra
9.  Tarun Gogoi (Posthumous)
10. Shri Chandrashekhar Kambara
11. Ms. Sumitra Mahajan
12. Shri Nripendra Misra
13. Shri Ram Vilas Paswan (Posthumous)
14. Shri Keshubhai Patel (Posthumous)
15. Shri Kalbe Sadiq (Posthumous)
16. Shri Rajnikant Devidas Shroff

17. Shri Tarlochan Singh

Padma Shri

18. Shri Gulfam Ahmed
19. Ms. P. Anitha
20. Shri Rama Swamy Annavarapu
21. Shri Subbu Arumugam
22. Shri Prakasarao Asavadi
23. Ms. Bhuri Bai
24. Shri Radhe Shyam Barle
25. Shri Dharma Narayan Barma
26. Ms. Lakhimi Baruah
27. Shri Biren Kumar Basak
28. Ms. Rajni Bector
29. Shri Peter Brook
30. Ms. Sangkhumi Bualchhuak
31. Shri Gopiram Bargayn
Burabhakat
32. Ms. Bijoya Chakravarty
33. Shri Sujit Chattopadhyay
34. Shri Jagdish Chaudhary
(Posthumous)
35. Shri Tsultrim Chonjor
36. Ms. Mouma Das
37. Shri Srikant Datar
38. Shri Narayan Debnath
39. Ms. Chutni Devi

40. Ms. Dulari Devi

41. Ms. Radhe Devi
42. Ms. Shanti Devi
43. Shri Wayan Dibia
44. Shri Dadudan Gadhavi
45. Shri Parshuram Atmaram
Gangavane
46. Shri Jai Bhagwan Goyal
47. Shri Jagadish Chandra Halder
48. Shri Mangal Singh Hazowary
49. Ms. Anshu Jamsenpa
50. Ms. Purnamasi Jani
51. Matha B. Manjamma Jogati
52. Shri Damodaran Kaithapram
53. Shri Namdeo C Kamble
54. Shri Maheshbhai & Shri Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo) *
(Posthumous)
55. Shri Rajat Kumar Kar
56. Shri Rangasami
Lakshminarayana Kashyap
57. Ms. Prakash Kaur
58. Shri Nicholas Kazanas
59. Shri K Kesavasamy
60. Shri Ghulam Rasool Khan
61. Shri Lakha Khan
62. Ms. Sanjida Khatun
63. Shri Vinayak Vishnu Khedekar
64. Ms. Niru Kumar
65. Ms. Lajwanti
66. Shri Rattan Lal
67. Shri Ali Manikfan

68. Shri Ramachandra Manjhi

69. Shri Dulal Manki
70. Shri Nanadro B Marak
71. Shri Rewben Mashangva
72. Shri Chandrakant Mehta
73. Dr. Rattan Lal Mittal
74. Shri Madhavan Nambiar
75. Shri Shyam Sundar Paliwal
76. Dr. Chandrakant Sambhaji
Pandav
77. Dr. J N Pande
(Posthumous)
78. Shri Solomon Pappaiah
79. Ms. Pappammal
80. Dr. Krishna Mohan Pathi
81. Ms. Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat
82. Shri Girish Prabhune
83. Shri Nanda Prusty
84. Shri K K Ramachandra Pulavar
85. Shri Balan Putheri
86. Ms. Birubala Rabha
87. Shri Kanaka Raju
88. Ms. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath
89. Shri Satyaram Reang
90. Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar
Sagdeo
91. Shri Ashok Kumar Sahu
92. Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh
Sanjay
93. Ms. Sindhutai Sapkal
94. Shri Chaman Lal Sapru
(Posthumous)
95. Shri Roman Sarmah
96. Shri Imran Shah

97. Shri Prem Chand Sharma

98. Shri Arjun Singh Shekhawat
99. Shri Ram Yatna Shukla
100. Shri Jitender Singh Shunty
101. Shri Kartar Paras Ram Singh
102. Shri Kartar Singh
103. Dr. Dilip Kumar Singh
104. Shri Chandra Shekhar Singh
105. Ms. Sudha Hari Narayan Singh
106. Shri Virender Singh
107. Ms. Mridula Sinha
(Posthumous)
108. Shri K C Sivasankar
(Posthumous)
109. Guru Maa Kamali Soren
110. Shri Marachi Subburaman
111. Shri P Subramanian
(Posthumous)
112. Ms. Nidumolu Sumathi
113. Shri Kapil Tiwari
114. Father Vallés
(Posthumous)
115. Dr. Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan
(Posthumous)
116. Shri Sridhar Vembu
117. Shri K Y Venkatesh
118. Ms. Usha Yadav

119. Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir

The awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March or April every year.
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first published: Jan 25, 2021 09:12 pm

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