Padma Vibhushan (List of Winners 1954--2019)

Padma Vibhushan (List of Winners 1954--2018)
Padma Vibhushan (List of Winners 1954--2018)
Padma Vibhushan is the second highest state award of India following Bharat Ratna and followed by Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The award was instituted in 1954 and given for "exceptional and distinguished service", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. As of 2019, 307 eminent personalities have received this prestigious award.

In 1954 Satyendra Nath Bose, Nand Lal Bose, Zakir Hussain, Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, and VK Krishna Menon were the first recepients of the Padma Vibhushan Awards.

The recepients receives a medallion and a certificate. No monetary grant is associated with the award.

There are few personalities who refused Padma Vibhushan. PN Haksar is the first person to do so. He was offered Padma Vibhushan in 1973 for his diplomatic services. He played a crucial role in brokering the Indo-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation and the Shimla Agreement, but he declined the award by saying "accepting an award for work done somehow causes an inexplicable discomfort to me."

Vilayat Khan, EMS Namboodiripad, Swami Ranganathananda, and Manikonda Chalapathi Rau are other few who refused the award. The family members of Lakshmi Chand Jain (2011) and Sharad Anantrao Joshi (2016) declined their posthumous conferments.

1986 Padma Vibhushan recepient Baba Amte was the first person to return the prestigious award along with his Padma Shri Award (1971)  to protest against the treatment given to the tribals during the construction of Sardar Sarovar Dam.

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck was the first non-Indian to win the prestigious award.

Adityanath Jha was the first person to get this award posthumously.


YearRecepientFieldState/Region
1954Satyendra Nath BoseLiterature & EducationWest Bengal
1954Nandalal BoseArtsWest Bengal
1954Zakir HusainPublic AffairsAndhra Pradesh
1954Balasaheb Gangadhar KherPublic AffairsMaharashtra
1954V. K. Krishna MenonPublic AffairsKerala
1954Jigme Dorji WangchuckPublic AffairsBhutan
1955Dhondo Keshav KarveLiterature & EducationMaharashtra
1955J. R. D. TataTrade & IndustryMaharashtra
1956Fazal AliPublic AffairsBihar
1956Jankibai BajajSocial WorkMadhya Pradesh
1956Chandulal Madhavlal TrivediPublic AffairsMadhya Pradesh
1957Ghanshyam Das BirlaTrade & IndustryRajasthan
1957Sri PrakasaPublic AffairsAndhra Pradesh
1957M. C. SetalvadPublic AffairsMaharashtra
1959John MathaiLiterature & EducationKerala
1959Gaganvihari Lallubhai MehtaSocial WorkMaharashtra
1959Radhabinod PalPublic AffairsWest Bengal
1960Naryana Raghvan PillaiPublic AffairsTamil Nadu
1962H. V. R. IyengarCivil ServiceTamil Nadu
1962Padmaja NaiduPublic AffairsAndhra Pradesh
1962Vijaya Lakshmi PanditCivil ServiceUttar Pradesh
1963Suniti Kumar ChatterjiLiterature & EducationWest Bengal
1963A. Lakshmanaswami MudaliarMedicineTamil Nadu
1963Hari Vinayak PataskarPublic AffairsMaharashtra
1964Acharya Kakasaheb KalelkarLiterature & EducationMaharashtra
1964Gopinath KavirajLiterature & EducationUttar Pradesh
1965Jayanto Nath ChaudhuriCivil ServiceWest Bengal
1965Mehdi Nawaz JungPublic AffairsAndhra Pradesh
1965Arjan SinghCivil ServiceDelhi
1966Valerian GraciasSocial WorkMaharashtra
1967Chandra Kisan DaphtaryPublic AffairsMaharashtra
1967Hafiz Mohamad IbrahimCivil ServiceAndhra Pradesh
1967Bhola Nath JhaCivil ServiceUttar Pradesh
1967P. V. R. RaoCivil ServiceAndhra Pradesh
1968Madhav Shrihari AneyPublic AffairsMadhya Pradesh
1968Subrahmanyan ChandrasekharScience & EngineeringUnited States
1968Prasanta Chandra MahalanobisLiterature & EducationDelhi
1968Kirpal SinghCivil ServiceDelhi
1968Kalyan SundaramPublic AffairsDelhi
1969Rajeshwar DayalCivil ServiceDelhi
1969Dattatraya Shridhar JoshiCivil ServiceMaharashtra
1969Har Gobind KhoranaScience & EngineeringUnited States
1969Mohan Sinha MehtaCivil ServiceRajasthan
1969Ghananand PandeCivil ServiceUttar Pradesh
1970Tara ChandLiterature & EducationUttar Pradesh
1970Suranjan DasCivil ServiceWest Bengal
1970Anthony Lancelot DiasPublic AffairsMaharashtra
1970P. Prabhakar KumaramangalamCivil ServiceTamil Nadu
1970A. Ramasamy MudaliarCivil ServiceAndhra Pradesh
1970Binay Ranjan SenCivil ServiceWest Bengal
1970Harbaksh SinghCivil ServicePunjab
1971Bimala Prasad ChalihaCivil ServiceAssam
1971Allauddin KhanArtsWest Bengal
1971Sumati MorarjeeCivil ServiceMaharashtra
1971Uday ShankarArtsMaharashtra
1971Vithal Nagesh ShirodkarMedicineGoa
1971B. SivaramanCivil ServiceTamil Nadu
1972P. Balacharya GajendragadkarPublic AffairsMaharashtra
1972Aditya Nath JhaPublic AffairsUttar Pradesh
1972Pratap Chandra LalCivil ServicePunjab
1972Sam ManekshawCivil ServiceTamil Nadu
1972Jivraj Narayan MehtaPublic AffairsMaharashtra
1972Sardarilal Mathradas NandaCivil ServiceDelhi
1972Ghulam Mohammed SadiqPublic AffairsJammu & Kashmir
1972Vikram SarabhaiScience & EngineeringGujarat
1972Hormasji Maneckji SeervaiLiterature & EducationMaharashtra
1973Basanti DeviCivil ServiceWest Bengal
1973U. N. DhebarSocial WorkGujarat
1973Daulat Singh KothariScience & EngineeringDelhi
1973Nellie SenguptaSocial WorkWest Bengal
1973Nagendra SinghPublic AffairsRajasthan
1973Thirumalraya SwaminathanCivil ServiceTamil Nadu
1974Niren DePublic AffairsWest Bengal
1974Benode Behari MukherjeeArtsUttarakhand
1974V. K. R. V. RaoCivil ServiceKarnataka
1974Harish Chandra SarinCivil ServiceDelhi
1975C. D. DeshmukhPublic AffairsAndhra Pradesh
1975Durgabai DeshmukhSocial WorkMaharashtra
1975Mary Clubwala JadhavSocial WorkTamil Nadu
1975Basanti Dulal NagchaudhuriLiterature & EducationWest Bengal
1975Raja RamannaScience & EngineeringKarnataka
1975Homi Nusserwanji SethnaCivil ServiceMaharashtra
1975M. S. SubbulakshmiArtsTamil Nadu
1975Premlila Vithaldas ThackerseyLiterature & EducationMaharashtra
1976Salim AliScience & EngineeringUttar Pradesh
1976Giani Gurmukh Singh MusafirLiterature & EducationPunjab
1976K. Shankar PillaiArtsDelhi
1976K. R. RamanathanScience & EngineeringKerala
1976Satyajit RayArtsWest Bengal
1976Kalu Lal ShrimaliLiterature & EducationUttar Pradesh
1976Bashir Hussain ZaidiLiterature & EducationDelhi
1977T. BalasaraswatiArtsTamil Nadu
1977Ali Yavar JungPublic AffairsAndhra Pradesh
1977Ajudhia Nath KhoslaCivil ServiceDelhi
1977Om Prakash MehraCivil ServicePunjab
1977Ajoy Kumar MukherjeePublic AffairsWest Bengal
1977Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan SinghLiterature & EducationDelhi
1980Bismillah KhanArtsUttar Pradesh
1980Rai KrishnadasaCivil ServiceUttar Pradesh
1981Satish DhawanScience & EngineeringKarnataka
1981Ravi ShankarArtsUttar Pradesh
1982Mira BehnSocial WorkUnited Kingdom
1985C. N. R. RaoScience & EngineeringKarnataka
1985M. G. K. MenonCivil ServiceKerala
1986Baba AmteSocial WorkMaharashtra
1986Birju MaharajArtsDelhi
1986Autar Singh PaintalMedicineDelhi
1987Kamaladevi ChattopadhyaySocial WorkKarnataka
1987Benjamin Peary PalScience & EngineeringPunjab
1987Manmohan SinghCivil ServiceDelhi
1987Arun Shridhar VaidyaCivil ServiceMaharashtra
1988Mirza Hameedullah BegPublic AffairsDelhi
1988KuvempuLiterature & EducationKarnataka
1988Mahadevi VarmaLiterature & EducationUttar Pradesh
1989Uma Shankar DikshitPublic AffairsUttar Pradesh
1989Ali Akbar KhanArtsWest Bengal
1989M. S. SwaminathanScience & EngineeringDelhi
1990V. S. R. ArunachalamLiterature & EducationDelhi
1990Triloki Nath ChaturvediCivil ServiceKarnataka
1990Bhabatosh DattaLiterature & EducationWest Bengal
1990Kumar GandharvaArtsMadhya Pradesh
1990A. P. J. Abdul KalamScience & EngineeringTamil Nadu
1990Semmangudi Srinivasa IyerArtsTamil Nadu
1991M. BalamuralikrishnaArtsTamil Nadu
1991M. F. HusainArtsMaharashtra
1991Hirendranath MukherjeePublic AffairsWest Bengal
1991Gulzarilal NandaPublic AffairsGujarat
1991I. G. PatelScience & EngineeringGujarat
1991N. G. RangaPublic AffairsAndhra Pradesh
1991Khusro Faramurz RustamjiCivil ServiceMaharashtra
1991Rajaram ShastriLiterature & EducationUttar Pradesh
1992Aruna Asaf AliPublic AffairsDelhi
1992Lakshman Shastri JoshiLiterature & EducationMaharashtra
1992Mallikarjun MansurArtsKarnataka
1992S. I. PadmavatiMedicineDelhi
1992Kaloji Narayana RaoArtsAndhra Pradesh
1992Ravi Narayana ReddyPublic AffairsAndhra Pradesh
1992V. ShantaramArtsMaharashtra
1992Govindbhai ShroffLiterature & EducationMaharashtra
1992Swaran SinghPublic AffairsPunjab
1992Atal Bihari VajpayeePublic AffairsDelhi
1998Usha MehtaSocial WorkMaharashtra
1998Nanabhoy PalkhivalaPublic AffairsMaharashtra
1998Lakshmi SahgalPublic AffairsUttar Pradesh
1998Walter SisuluPublic AffairsSouth Africa
1999Pandurang Shastri AthavaleSocial WorkMaharashtra
1999Rajagopala ChidambaramScience & EngineeringMaharashtra
1999Nanaji DeshmukhSocial WorkDelhi
1999Sarvepalli GopalLiterature & EducationTamil Nadu
1999Satish GujralArtsDelhi
1999V. R. Krishna IyerPublic AffairsKerala
1999Bhimsen JoshiArtsMaharashtra
1999Hans Raj KhannaPublic AffairsDelhi
1999Verghese KurienScience & EngineeringGujarat
1999Lata MangeshkarArtsMaharashtra
1999Braj Kumar NehruCivil ServiceHimachal Pradesh
1999D. K. PattammalArtsTamil Nadu
1999Lallan Prasad SinghCivil ServiceDelhi
1999Dharma ViraCivil ServiceDelhi
2000Sikander BakhtPublic AffairsDelhi
2000Jagdish BhagwatiLiterature & EducationUnited States
2000Hariprasad ChaurasiaArtsMaharashtra
2000M. S. GillCivil ServiceDelhi
2000Krishnaswamy KasturiranganScience & EngineeringKarnataka
2000K. B. LallCivil ServiceDelhi
2000Kelucharan MohapatraArtsOdisha
2000Jasraj MotiramArtsMaharashtra
2000M. NarasimhamTrade & IndustryAndhra Pradesh
2000R. K. NarayanLiterature & EducationTamil Nadu
2000Bhairab Dutt PandeCivil ServiceUttarakhand
2000K. N. RajLiterature & EducationKerala
2000Tarlok SinghCivil ServiceDelhi
2001John Kenneth GalbraithLiterature & EducationUnited States
2001Benjamin A. GilmanPublic AffairsUnited States
2001Amjad Ali KhanArtsDelhi
2001Zubin MehtaArtsUnited States
2001Hrishikesh MukherjeeArtsMaharashtra
2001Kotha Satchidanda MurthyLiterature & EducationAndhra Pradesh
2001Chakravarthi V. NarasimhanCivil ServiceTamil Nadu
2001Hosei NorotaPublic AffairsJapan
2001C. R. RaoScience & EngineeringUnited States
2001Man Mohan SharmaScience & EngineeringMaharashtra
2001Shivkumar SharmaArtsMaharashtra
2002Kishori AmonkarArtsMaharashtra
2002Gangubai HangalArtsKarnataka
2002Kishan MaharajArtsUttar Pradesh
2002C. RangarajanLiterature & EducationAndhra Pradesh
2002Soli SorabjeePublic AffairsDelhi
2003Kazi Lhendup DorjeePublic AffairsWest Bengal
2003Sonal MansinghArtsDelhi
2003Bal Ram NandaLiterature & EducationDelhi
2003Brihaspati Dev TrigunaMedicineDelhi
2004Jayant NarlikarScience & EngineeringMaharashtra
2004Amrita PritamLiterature & EducationDelhi
2004M. N. VenkatachaliahPublic AffairsKarnataka
2005Milon K. BanerjiPublic AffairsDelhi
2005Mohan DhariaSocial WorkMaharashtra
2005Jyotindra Nath DixitCivil ServiceDelhi
2005B. K. GoyalMedicineMaharashtra
2005R. K. LaxmanArtsMaharashtra
2005Ram NarayanArtsMaharashtra
2005Karan SinghPublic AffairsDelhi
2005M. S. ValiathanMedicineKarnataka
2006Norman BorlaugScience & EngineeringUnited States
2006Charles CorreaScience & EngineeringMaharashtra
2006Nirmala DeshpandeSocial WorkDelhi
2006Mahasweta DeviLiterature & EducationWest Bengal
2006Adoor GopalakrishnanArtsKerala
2006V. N. KharePublic AffairsUttar Pradesh
2006C. R. Krishnaswamy RaoCivil ServiceTamil Nadu
2006Obaid SiddiqiScience & EngineeringKarnataka
2006Prakash Narain TandonMedicineDelhi
2007P. N. BhagwatiPublic AffairsDelhi
2007Naresh ChandraCivil ServiceDelhi
2007Raja ChelliahPublic AffairsTamil Nadu
2007V. KrishnamurthyCivil ServiceDelhi
2007Fali Sam NarimanPublic AffairsDelhi
2007Raja RaoLiterature & EducationUnited States
2007Balu SankaranMedicineDelhi
2007Khushwant SinghLiterature & EducationDelhi
2007George SudarshanScience & EngineeringUnited States
2007Narinder Nath VohraCivil ServiceHaryana
2008Adarsh Sein AnandPublic AffairsUttar Pradesh
2008Viswanathan AnandSportsTamil Nadu
2008Asha BhosleArtsMaharashtra
2008P. N. DharCivil ServiceDelhi
2008Edmund HillarySportsNew Zealand
2008Lakshmi MittalTrade & IndustryUnited Kingdom
2008Pranab MukherjeePublic AffairsDelhi
2008N. R. Narayana MurthyTrade & IndustryKarnataka
2008Prithvi Raj Singh OberoiTrade & IndustryDelhi
2008Rajendra K. PachauriScience & EngineeringDelhi
2008E. SreedharanScience & EngineeringDelhi
2008Ratan TataTrade & IndustryMaharashtra
2008Sachin TendulkarSportsMaharashtra
2009Sunderlal BahugunaOthersUttarakhand
2009Jasbir Singh BajajMedicinePunjab
2009D. P. ChattopadhyayaLiterature & EducationWest Bengal
2009Ashok Sekhar GangulyTrade & IndustryMaharashtra
2009Sister NirmalaSocial WorkWest Bengal
2009Anil KakodkarScience & EngineeringMaharashtra
2009Purshotam LalMedicineUttar Pradesh
2009G. Madhavan NairScience & EngineeringKarnataka
2009Govind NarainPublic AffairsUttar Pradesh
2009Chandrika Prasad SrivastavaCivil ServiceMaharashtra
2010Ebrahim AlkaziArtsDelhi
2010Venkatraman RamakrishnanScience & EngineeringUnited Kingdom
2010Prathap C. ReddyTrade & IndustryTamil Nadu
2010Y. Venugopal ReddyPublic AffairsAndhra Pradesh
2010Zohra SehgalArtsDelhi
2010Umayalpuram K. SivaramanArtsTamil Nadu
2011Montek Singh AhluwaliaPublic AffairsDelhi
2011Vijay KelkarPublic AffairsMaharashtra
2011Akhlaqur Rahman KidwaiPublic AffairsDelhi
2011O. N. V. KurupLiterature & EducationKerala
2011Sitakant MahapatraLiterature & EducationOdisha
2011Brajesh MishraCivil ServiceDelhi
2011K. ParasaranPublic AffairsDelhi
2011Azim PremjiTrade & IndustryKarnataka
2011Palle Rama RaoScience & EngineeringAndhra Pradesh
2011Akkineni Nageswara RaoArtsAndhra Pradesh
2011Kapila VatsyayanArtsDelhi
2011Homai VyarawallaArtsGujarat
2012Bhupen HazarikaArtsAssam
2012Mario MirandaArtsGoa
2012T. V. RajeswarCivil ServiceDelhi
2012Kantilal Hastimal SanchetiMedicineMaharashtra
2012K. G. SubramanyanArtsGujarat
2013Raghunath MohapatraArtsOdisha
2013Roddam NarasimhaScience & EngineeringKarnataka
2013Yash PalScience & EngineeringUttar Pradesh
2013S. H. RazaArtsDelhi
2014B. K. S. IyengarOthersMaharashtra
2014Raghunath Anant MashelkarScience & EngineeringMaharashtra
2015L. K. AdvaniPublic AffairsGujarat
2015Amitabh BachchanArtsMaharashtra
2015Parkash Singh BadalPublic AffairsPunjab
2015Veerendra HeggadeSocial WorkKarnataka
2015Dilip KumarArtsMaharashtra
2015RambhadracharyaOthersUttar Pradesh
2015M. R. SrinivasanScience & EngineeringTamil Nadu
2015Kottayan Katankot VenugopalPublic AffairsDelhi
2015Karim Al Hussaini Aga KhanTrade & IndustryUnited Kingdom/France
2016V. K. AatreScience & EngineeringKarnataka
2016Dhirubhai AmbaniTrade & IndustryMaharashtra
2016Girija DeviArtsWest Bengal
2016Avinash DixitLiterature & EducationUnited States
2016JagmohanPublic AffairsDelhi
2016Yamini KrishnamurthyArtsDelhi
2016RajinikanthArtsTamil Nadu
2016Ramoji RaoLiterature & EducationAndhra Pradesh
2016Sri Sri Ravi ShankarOthersKarnataka
2016V. ShantaMedicineTamil Nadu
2017Murli Manohar JoshiPublic AffairsUttar Pradesh
2017Sunder Lal PatwaPublic AffairsMadhya Pradesh
2017Sharad PawarPublic AffairsMaharashtra
2017Udupi Ramachandra RaoScience & EngineeringKarnataka
2017P. A. SangmaPublic AffairsMeghalaya
2017Jaggi VasudevOthersTamil Nadu
2017K. J. YesudasArtsKerala
2018IlaiyaraajaArtsTamil Nadu
2018Ghulam Mustafa KhanArtsMaharashtra
2018P. ParameswaranLiterature & EducationKerala
2019Balwant Moreshwar PurandareArtsMaharashtra
2019Anil Manibhai NaikTradeMaharashtra
2019Ismail Omar GullehPublic AffairsDijibouti
2019Teejan BaiArtsChattisgarh