The Indian government announced its prestigious Padma Awards for 2017 on the eve of the 68th Republic Day i.e. January 25, 2017. Total 89 personalities from different fields have been chosen for India’s coveted civilian honours by the President. The list of the Padma awardees comprises seven Padma Vibhushan and seven Padma Bhushan winners. Rest of 75 winners got Padma Shri honours.

Veteran political leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, Shared Pawar, former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, carnatic music icon K.J. Yesudas and spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev won the Padma Vibhushan honour, India’s second most prestigious award after Bharat Ratna.

Nineteen of the Padma awardees are women and five winners are foreigners. Six awards will be given posthumously.

Padma Vibhushan Award 2017 Winners

  • K.J. Yesudas (Art-Music)
  • Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (Others-Spiritualism)
  • Shared Pawar (Public Affairs)
  • Murli Manohar Joshi (Public Affairs)
  • Prof. Udipi Rama Chandra Rao (Science & Engineering)
  • Late Sunder Lal Patwa* (Public Affairs)
  • Late P.A. Sangma* (Public Affairs)

Padma Bhushan Award 2017 Winners

  • Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Art-Music)
  • Devi Prasad Dwivedi (Lit & Edu)
  • Tehemton Udwadia (Medicine)
  • Ratna Sundar Maharaja (Spiritualism)
  • Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati (Yoga)
  • HRM Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner) (Lit & Edu)
  • Late Cho Rama-swamy* (Lit & Edu-journalism)

Padma Shri Award 2017 Winners

  • Basanti Bisht (Art-Music)
  • Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair (Art-Dance)
  • Aruna Mohanty (Art-Dance)
  • Bharathi Vishnuvardhan (Art-Cinema)
  • Sadhu Mehar (Art-Cinema)
  • T.K. Murthy (Art-Music)
  • Laishram Birendrakumar Singh (Art-Music)
  • Krishna Ram Chaudhary (At-Music)
  • Baoa Devi (Art-Painting)
  • Tilak Gital (Art-Painting)
  • Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao (Art-Sculpture)
  • Jitendra Haripal (Art-Music)
  • Kailash Kher (Art-Music)
  • Parassala B. Ponnammal (Art-Music)
  • Sukri Bommagowda (Art-Music)
  • Mukund Nayak (Art-Music)
  • Purushottam Upadhyay (Art-Music)
  • Anuradha Paudwal (Art-Music)
  • Wareppa Naba Nil (Art-Theatre)
  • Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary (Civil Service)
  • T.K. Viswanathan (Civil Service)
  • Kanwal Sibal (Civil Service)
  • Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla (Lit & Edu)
  • Eli Ahmed (Lit & Edu)
  • Dr. Narendra Kohli (Lit & Edu)
  • Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah (Lit & Edu)
  • Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri (Lit & Edu)
  • Kashi Nath Pandita (Lit & Edu)
  • Chamu Krishna Shastry (Lit & Edu)
  • Harihar Kripalu Tripathi (Lit & Edu)
  • Michel Dannio (Lit & Edu), Punam Suri (Lit & Edu)
  • V.G. Patel (Lit & Edu)
  • V. Koteswaramma (Lit & Edu)
  • Balbir Dutt (Lit & Edu Journalism)
  • Bhawana Somaaya (Lit & Edu Journalism)
  • Vishnu Pandya (Lit & Edu Journalism)
  • Dr. Subroto Das (Medicine)
  • Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav (Medicine)
  • Dr. Mohammad Abdul Waheed (Medicine)
  • Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole (Medicine)
  • Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel (Medicine)
  • Prof. Harkishan Singh (Medicine)
  • Dr. Mukut Minz (Medicine)
  • Arun Kumar Sharma (Archaeology)
  • Sanjeev Kapoor (Culinary)
  • Meenakshi Amma (Martial Art)
  • Genabhai Dargabhai Patel (Agriculture)
  • Chandrakant Pithawa (Science & Engg)
  • Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray (Science & Engg)
  • Chintakindi Mallesham (Science & Engg)
  • Jitendra Nath Goswami (Science & Engg)
  • Daripalli Ramaiah (Social work)
  • Girish Bhardwaj (Social work)
  • Karimul Hak (Social work)
  • Bipin Ganatra (Social work)
  • Nivedita Raghunath Bhide (Social work)
  • Appasaheb Dharma-dhikari (Social work)
  • Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal (Social work)
  • Virat Kohli (Sports: Cricket)
  • Shekar Naik (Sports: Cricket)
  • Vikasa Gowda (Sports-Discus Throw)
  • Deepa Malik (Sports-Athletics)
  • Mariyappan Thangavelu (Sports-Athletics)
  • Dipa Karmakar (Sports-Gymnastics)
  • P.R. Shreejesh (Sports-Hockey)
  • Sakshi Malik (Sports Wrestling)
  • Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu (Trade & Industry)
  • Imrat Khan (NRI/PIO) (Art-Music)
  • Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO) (Lit & Edu)
  • H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO) (Lit. & Edu-journalism)
  • Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon (Medicine)
  • Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Archaeology)
  • Dr. Mapuskar (Social Work)
  • Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner) (Social Work)