Padma awards: 2018

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The trend in 2018

Foreign Awardees Range From Yoga Guru To Indologist, January 27, 2018: The Times of India


Not-so-famous get due at Padmas

Among 85 Padma awardees this year, 16 are foreigners given the prestigious award for their work in public affairs, art and dance, yoga, spiritualism, medicine, social work, trade, literature and education.

Among the prominent names are the late Russian ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin who has been given the Padma Bhushan posthumously. He was the envoy from 2009 until his death in 2017 and played a key role in boosting Indo-Russia ties. In fact, a road was named after him in Chanakyapuri last year. V P Nanda, an OCI (overseas citizen of India), USA, has also been awarded the Padma Bhushan.

Sanduk Ruit, an eye surgeon from Nepal, got the Padma Shri. Ruit is an AIIMS-educated opthalmologist whose 1980s’ innovation led to a 90% reduction in the cost of cataract surgery. He reportedly treats 2,500 patients aweek, free for those who can’t afford, and himself trekking to those who cannot make it to Kathmandu. A Vietnamese, Nguyen Tien Thien, secretary general of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, was given the Padma Shri.

Other Padma Shri recipients include Ramli Bin Ibrahim, a Malaysian classical Odissi dancer; Bounlap Keokangna, a conservationist from Laos who played an important role in the restoration of a Shiva Temple in Laos; Saudi Arabia’s Nouf Marwaai, the first certified yoga instructor who played a critical role in legalising yoga in Saudi Arabia; and Habibullo Rajabov from Tajikistan, an Indologist known for his work in disseminating Hindi language in Tajikistan.

Some of the year’s Indian awardees

January 27, 2018: The Times of India

A BRIEF LOOK AT SOME INDIAN WINNERS


PADMA VIBHUSHAN

P PARAMESWARAN: The 91-year-old from Kerala is one of the founders of Inter-national Forum for India’s Heritage, a socio-cultural body that promotes the country’s heritage. He is known for his fight for free speech during the Emergency. A prolific writer, the R-S-S ideologue’s works include a book on Swami Vivekananda and Karl Marx, titled ‘Marx and Vivekananda’. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004

ILAIYARAAJA: The 74-yerar-old music composer, better known as ‘Isaignani’ (saint of music), has millions of fans across the globe. Hailing from a nondescript hamlet in Tamil Nadu, he shot into prominence with Tamil film ‘Annakili’ in 1976. He has composed music for more than 1,000 films and 6,000 songs in many Indian languages

GHULAM MUSTAFA KHAN: The 87-yearold is a vocalist who has trained singers since 1960s. From Manna Dey to Geeta Dutt to Asha Bhosle to Lata Mangeshkar to AR Rahman, Hariharan and Sonu Nigam, Khan believes that “music is a universal language”. Khan is from Badaun in Uttar Pradesh


PADMA BHUSHAN

SHARDA SINHA

The folk singer is known for devotional Chhat songs. For the 65-year-old singer, language is not a barrier as she sings in Maithli, Bhojpuri and Magahi. She is also known for her songs in Bollywood films, including Salman Khan-starrer Maine Pyar Kiya in 1989


PADMA SHRI

DR M R RAJAGOPAL

(Medicine-Palliative Care) Known as the father of palliative care in India, he is the director of Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences and is one of the founders of Pain and Palliative Care Society in Calicut, which was later named as Institute of Palliative Medicine. His initiative has reached about 40% of patients who need palliative care in Kerala compared to the national average of less than 1%

LAKSHMIKUTTY

(Medicine - Traditional) The 75-year-old is known for her traditional healing techniques. A tribal poet, poison healer and teacher at Kerala Folklore Academy, Lakshmikutty lives in a tribal hamlet in Thiruvananthapuram’s Kallar and has pioneered traditional remedies for several ailments

IBRAHIM SUTAR

(Art- Music) Better known as “Kannada Kabir”, the 77-year-old Sufi bhajan singer from north Karnataka’s Bagalkot is considered a mascot of Hindu-Muslim unity

SULAGITTI NARASAMMA

Working well into the twilight of her life, the 97-year-old is known for helping women deliver babies in rural Karnataka where medical facilities are almost missing. She comes from a family of farm labourers in Tumakuru district. She, as a teenager, first helped a woman deliver her baby. She does not charge money for her work

SITAVVA JODDATI: Initiated into the profession of Devadasis at the age of seven, the 60-year-old is considered the high priestess of women’s empowerment, especially Devadasis and dalits for the last three decades in Belagavi district.

As CEO of Mahila Abhivruddhi Mattu Samrakshana Samsthe, she provides legal aid and financial support to former Devadasis and Dalits

YESHI DHODEN: The 90-year-old is a Tibetan monk who was personal physician of the Dalai Lama. He is foremost expert of Sowa Rigpa, the Tibetan herbal medicine that combines ancient healing systems of India and China. People from across the globe visit his clinic in McLeodganj.

ABHAY AND RANI BANG: The Bang couple, who are in their late 60s and are recipients of several national and international awards, had formed an NGO, Society For Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH), in the tribal district of Gadchiroli. Their path-breaking research for reducing infant mortality rate has been recognised by UNICEF and WHO and adopted in several countries

SAMPAT RAMTEKE (posthumous) Sampat Ramteke, who died in November, 2017, was the president of Sickle Cell Society of India (SCSI). Ramteke was 67. He worked for the cause of the sickle cell patients for three decades. The genetic blood disorder has a high presence in the Vidarbha region

LAXMAN PAI | 92

Painter, shot to fame with 1965 series inspired by Indian ragas. Has held 100+ solo exhibitions

The awardees from ASEAN countries

Padma Shris for all Asean nations| TIMES NEWS NETWORK | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India


New Delhi: A novelty of this year's Padma awards list was Padma Shris being given to one person from [each of the] 10 Asean nations to mark 25 years of India's partnership with the southeast Asian grouping.

Malai Haji Abdullah Bin Malai Haji Othman of Brunei Darussalam got the award in the medicine category. He is the founder of the Society for Management of Autism Related Issues in Training, Education and Resources (Smarter).

Hun Many of Cambodia, the son of former PM Hun Sen, was awarded for his role in public affairs. He is Cambodias youngest parliamentarian and president of Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia.

Indonesian sculptor and one of the pioneers of the New Art movement I Nyoman Nuarta was also awarded. He is known for works like Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue, devoted to Vishnu in Bali.

Bounlap Keokangna of Laos was another on the list. He was deputy director of Vat Phou World Heritage Site and had helped in restoration of the Shiva temple of Bhadreshwara, known as Vat Phou along with ASI.

Datuk Ramli Bin Ibraham of Malaysia is a classical Odissi dancer and has been teaching dance for over 40 years.He got the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 2011 and runs Sutra Dance Theatre in Malaysia.

Among the others were Dr Thant Myint U of Myanmar, a historian and author;

Jose Ma Joey Concepcion III of the Philippines, CEO and president of RFM Corp;

Tommy Koh, ambassador in the ministry of foreign affairs, Singapore;

Somdet Phra Ariya Wongsa Khottayan, the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand who trained as a monk at the age of 10; and

Nguyen Tien Thien, secretary general of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha.

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The awardees of 2018

Source: PIB, Government of India

Padma Vibhushan

 

Sl. No

Name

Field

State

1.

Shri Illaiyaraja

Art-Music

Tamil Nadu

2.

Shri Ghulam Mustafa Khan

Art-Music

Maharashtra

3.

Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran

Literature and Education

Kerala


 

Padma Bhushan

 

Sl. No

Name

Field

State

4.

Shri Pankaj Advani

Sports- Billiards/Snooker

Karnataka

5.

Shri Philipose Mar Chrysostom

Others-Spiritualism

Kerala

6.

Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Sports-Cricket

Jharkhand

7.

Shri Alexander Kadakin (Foreigner/ Posthumous)

Public Affairs

Russia


 

8.

Shri Ramachandran Nagaswamy

Others-Archaeology

Tamil Nadu

9.

Shri Ved Prakash Nanda (OCI)

Literature and Education

USA

10.

Shri Laxman Pai

Art-Painting

Goa

11.

Shri Arvind Parikh

Art-Music

Maharashtra

12.

Ms. Sharda Sinha

Art-Music

Bihar


 

Padma Shri

 

Sl. No

Name

Field

State

 

13.

Shri Abhay Bang, Ms. Rani Bang (Duo)

Medicine

Maharashtra

 

14.

Shri Damodar Ganesh Bapat

Social Work

Chhattisgarh

 

15.

Shri Prafulla Govinda Baruah

Literature and Education-Journalism

Assam

 

16.

Shri Mohan Swaroop Bhatia

Art-Folk Music

Uttar Pradesh

 

17.

Shri Sudhanshu Biswas

Social Work

West Bengal

 

18.

Ms. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Sports-Weightlifting

Manipur

 

19.

Shri Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi

Literature and Education-Journalism

Chhattisgarh

 

20.

Shri Jose Ma Joey Concepcion III (Foreigner)

Trade & Industry

Philippines

 

21.

Ms. Langpoklakpam Subadani Devi

Art-Weaving

Manipur

 

22.

Shri Somdev Devvarman

Sports-Tennis

Tripura

 

23.

Shri Yeshi Dhoden

Medicine

Himachal Pradesh

 

24.

Shri Arup Kumar Dutta

Literature and Education

Assam

 

25.

Shri Doddarange Gowda

Art-Lyrics

Karnataka

 

26.

Shri Arvind Gupta

Literature and Education

Maharashtra

 

27.

Shri Digamber Hansda

Literature and Education

Jharkhand

 

28.

Shri Ramli Bin Ibrahim (Foreigner)

Art-Dance

Malaysia

 

29.

Shri Anwar Jalalpuri (Posthumous)

Literature and Education

Uttar Pradesh

 

30.

Shri Piyong Temjen Jamir

Literature and Education

Nagaland

 

31.

Ms. Sitavva Joddati

Social Work

Karnataka

 

32.

Ms. Malti Joshi

Literature and Education

Madhya Pradesh

33.

Shri Manoj Joshi

Art-Acting

Maharashtra

34.

Shri Rameshwarlal Kabra

Trade & Industry

Maharashtra

35.

Shri Pran Kishore Kaul

Art

Jammu and Kashmir

36.

Shri Bounlap Keokangna (Foreigner)

Others-Architecture

Laos

37.

Shri Vijay Kichlu

Art-Music

West Bengal

38.

Shri Tommy Koh (Foreigner)

Public Affairs

Singapore

39.

Ms. Lakshmikutty

Medicine-Traditional

Kerala

40.

Ms. Joyshree Goswami Mahanta

Literature and Education

Assam

41.

Shri Narayan Das Maharaj

Others-Spiritualism

Rajasthan

42.

Shri Pravakara Maharana

Art-Sculpture

Odisha

43.

Shri Hun Many (Foreigner)

Public Affairs

Cambodia

44.

Ms. Nouf Marwaai (Foreigner)

Others- Yoga

Saudi Arabia

45.

Shri Zaverilal Mehta

Literature and Education-Journalism

Gujarat

46.

Shri Krishna Bihari Mishra

Literature and Education

West Bengal

47.

Shri Sisir Purushottam Mishra

Art-Cinema

Maharashtra

48.

Ms. Subhasini Mistry

Social Work

West Bengal

49.

Shri Tomio Mizokami (Foreigner)

Literature and Education

Japan

50.

Shri Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong (Foreigner)

Others-Spiritualism

Thailand

51.

Shri Keshav Rao Musalgaonkar

Literature and Education

Madhya Pradesh

52.

Dr Thant Myint – You (Foreigner)

Public Affairs

Myanmar

53.

Ms. V Nanammal

Others-Yoga

Tamil Nadu

54.

Ms. Sulagitti Narasamma

Social Work

Karnataka

55.

Ms. Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan

Art-Folk Music

Tamil Nadu

56.

Shri I Nyoman Nuarta (Foreigner)

Art- Sculpture

Indonesia

57.

Shri Malai Haji Abdullah Bin Malai Haji Othman  (Foreigner)

Social Work

Brunei Darussalam

58.

Shri Gobaradhan Panika

Art-Weaving

Odisha

59.

Shri Bhabani Charan Pattanaik

Public Affairs

Odisha

60.

Shri Murlikant Petkar

Sports-Swimming

Maharashtra


 

61.

Shri Habibullo Rajabov (Foreigner)

Literature and Education

Tajikistan

62.

Shri M R Rajagopal

Medicine-Palliative Care

Kerala

63.

Shri Sampat Ramteke (Posthumous)

Social Work

Maharashtra

64.

Shri Chandra Sekhar Rath

Literature and Education

Odisha

65.

Shri S S Rathore

Civil Service

Gujarat

66.

Shri Amitava Roy

Science and Engineering

West Bengal

67.

Shri Sanduk Ruit (Foreigner)

Medicine- Ophthalmology

Nepal

68.

Shri R Sathyanarayana

Art-Music

Karnataka

69.

Shri Pankaj M Shah

Medicine-Oncology

Gujarat

70.

Shri Bhajju Shyam

Art-Painting

Madhya Pradesh

71.

Shri Maharao Raghuveer Singh

Literature and Education

Rajasthan

72.

Shri Kidambi Srikanth

Sports-Badminton

Andhra Pradesh

73.

Shri Ibrahim Sutar

Art-Music

Karnataka

74.

Shri Siddeshwara Swamiji

Others-Spiritualism

Karnataka

75.

Ms. Lentina Ao Thakkar

Social Work

Nagaland

76.

Shri Vikram Chandra Thakur

Science and Engineering

Uttarakhand

77.

Shri Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Tharanathan; Shri Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Thyagarajan (Duo)

Art-Music

Karnataka

78.

Shri Nguyen Tien Thien (Foreigner)

Others-Spiritualism

Vietnam

79.

Shri Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi

Literature and Education

Uttar Pradesh

80.

Shri Rajagopalan Vasudevan

Science and Engineering

Tamil Nadu

81.

Shri Manas Bihari Verma

Science and Engineering

Bihar

82.

Shri Panatawane Gangadhar Vithobaji

Literature and Education

Maharashtra

83.

Shri Romulus Whitaker

Others-Wildlife Conservation

Tamil Nadu

84.

Shri Baba Yogendra

Art

Madhya Pradesh

85.

Shri A Zakia

Literature and Education

Mizoram

 

See also

Padma awards <> Bharat Ratna <> Padma awards: 2010<> Padma awards: 2011<> Padma awards: 2012<> Padma awards: 2014<> Padma awards: 2015<> Padma awards: 2016<> Padma awards: 2017<> Padma awards: 2018<>

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