Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards – 2019

Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards 2019.

Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards 2019 complete list.

Bharat Ratna Awards 2019
  1. Pranab Mukherjee.
  2. Bhupen Hazarika
  3. Nanaji Deshmukh


Bharat Ratna Pranab mukherjee

Mukherjee is an Indian politician who served as the 13thPresident of India from 2012 until 2017. In a political career spanning five decades, Mukherjee has been a senior leader in the Indian National Congress and has occupied several ministerial portfolios in the Government of India. Prior to his election as President, he was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012.

bhupen hazarika bharat ratna

Hazarika was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet and film-maker from Assam, widely known as Sudhakantha. His songs, written and sung mainly in the Assamese language by himself, are marked by humanity and universal brotherhood and have been translated and sung in many languages, most notably in Bengali and Hindi.

Nanaji Deshmukh Bharat Ratna

Chandikadas Amritrao Deshmukh also known as Nanaji Deshmukh (11 October 1916 – 27 February 2010) was a social activist from India. He worked in the fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance. He was a leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and also a member of the Rajya Sabha.

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Padma Vibhushan – 2019

(4 People Awarded)


  1. Ms. Teejan Bai (Art-Vocals-Folk)

  2. Shri Ismail Omar Guelleh (Public Affairs)

  3. Shri Anilkumar Manibhai Naik (Trade & Industry-Infrastructure)

  4. Shri Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (Art-Acting-Theatre)


Padma Bhushan -2019

(14 People Awarded)


  1. Shri John Chambers (Trade & Industry-Technology)

  2. Shri Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (Public Affairs)

  3. Shri Pravin Gordhan (Foreigner) for Public Affairs

  4. Shri Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati (Trade & Industry-Food Processing)

  5. Shri Darshan Lal Jain (Social Work)

  6. Shri Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade (Medicine-Affordable Healthcare)

  7. Shri Kariya Munda (Public Affairs)

  8. Shri Budhaditya Mukherjee (Art-Music-Sitar)

  9. Shri Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair (Art-Acting-Film)

  10. Shri S Nambi Narayan (Science & Engineering-Space)

  11. Shri Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous) for Literature & Education (Journalism)

  12. Ms. Bachendri Pal (Sports-Mountaineering)

  13. Shri V K Shunglu (Civil Service)

  14. Shri Hukumdev Narayan Yadav (Public Affairs)
Padma Shree – 2019

(94 People Awarded)

  1. Shri Rajeshwar Acharya (Art-Vocal-Hindustani)

  2. Shri Bangaru Adigalar(Others-Spiritualism)

  3. Shri Illias Ali (Medicine-Surgery)

  4. Shri Manoj Bajpayee (Art-Acting-Films)

  5. Shri Uddhab Kumar Bharali (Science & Engineering-Grassroots Innovation)

  6. Shri Omesh Kumar Bharti (Medicine-Rabies)

  7. Shri Pritam Bhartwan (Art-Vocals-Folk)

  8. Shri Jyoti Bhatt (Art-Painting)

  9. Shri Dilip Chakravarty (Others-Archaeology)

  10. Shri Mammen Chandy (Medicine-Hematology)

  11. Shri Swapan Chaudhuri (Art-Music-Tabla)

  12. Shri Kanwal Singh Chauhan

  13. Shri Sunil Chhetri (Sports-Football)

  14. Shri Dinyar Contractor (Art-Acting-Theatre)

  15. Ms. Muktaben Pankajkumar Dagli (Social Work-Divyang Welfare)

  16. Shri Babulal Dahiya (Others-Agriculture)

  17. Shri Thanga Darlong (Art-Music-Flute)

  18. Shri Prabhu Deva (Art-Dance)

  19. Ms. Rajkumari Devi (Others-Agriculture)

  20. Ms. Bhagirathi Devi (Public Affairs)

  21. Shri Baldev Singh Dhillon (Science & Engineering-Agriculture)

  22. Ms. Harika Dronavalli (Sports-Chess)

  23. Ms. Godawari Dutta (Art-Painting)

  24. Shri Gautam Gambhir (Sports-Cricket)

  25. Ms. Draupadi Ghimiray (Social Work-Divyang Welfare)

  26. Ms. Rohini Godbole (Science & Engineering-Nuclear)

  27. Shri Sandeep Guleria (Medicine-Surgery)

  28. Shri Pratap Singh Hardia (Medicine- Ophthmology)
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  29. Shri Bulu Imam (Social Work-Culture)

  30. Ms. Friederike Irina (Foreigner) (Social Work-Animal Welfare)

  31. Shri Joravarsinh Jadav (Art-Dance Folk)

  32. Shri S Jaishankar (Civil Service)

  33. Shri Narsingh Dev Jamwal (Literature & Education)

  34. Shri Fayaz Ahmad Jan (Art-Craft-Papier Mache)

  35. Shri K G Jayan (Art-Music-Bhakti)

  36. Shri Subhash Kak (Foreigner) (Science & Engineering-Technology)

  37. Shri Sharath Kamal (Sports-Table Tennis)

  38. Shri Rajani Kant (Social Work)

  39. Shri Sudam Kate (Medicine-Sickle Cell)

  40. Shri Waman Kendre (Art-Acting-Theatre)

  41. Shri Kader Khan (Posthumous-Foreigner) (Art-Acting-Films)

  42. Shri Abdul Gafur Khatri (Art-Painting)

  43. Shri Ravindra Kolhe and Ms. Smita Kolhe (Medicine-Affordable Healthcare)

  44. Ms. Bombayla Devi Laishram (Sports-Archery)

  45. Shri Kailash Madbaiya (Literature & Education)

  46. Shri Ramesh Babaji Maharaj (Social Work-Animal Welfare)

  47. Shri Vallabhbhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya (Others-Agriculture)

  48. Ms. Gita Mehta (Foreigner) (Literature & Education)

  49. Shri Shadab Mohammad (Medicine-Dentistry)

  50. Shri K K Muhammed (Others-Archaeology)

  51. Shri Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (Medicine-Affordable Healthcare)

  52. Shri Daitari Naik (Social Work)

  53. Shri Shankar Mahadevan Narayan (Art-Vocals-Films)

  54. Shri Shantanu Narayen (Foreigner) (Trade & Industry-Technology)

  55. Nartaki Natraj (Art-Dance-Bharatnatyam)

  56. Shri Tsering Norboo (Medicine-Surgery)

  57. Shri Anup Ranjan Pandey (Art-Music)

  58. Shri Jagdish Prasad Parikh (Others-Agriculture)

  59. Shri Ganpatbhai Patel (Foreigner) (Literature & Education)
    Bharat Ratna and Padma awards 209 – Padmashree awards
  60. Shri Bimal Patel (Others-Architecture)

  61. Shri Hukumchand Patidar (Others-Agriculture)

  62. Shri Harvinder Singh Phoolka (Public Affairs)

  63. Ms. Madurai Chinna Pillai (Social Work-Microfinance)

  64. Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch (Foreigner) (Others-Yoga)

  65. Ms. Kamala Pujhari (Others-Agriculture)

  66. Shri Bajrang Punia (Sports-Wrestling)

  67. Shri Jagat Ram (Medicine-Ophthalmology)

  68. Shri R V Ramani (Medicine-Ophthalmology)

  69. Shri Devarapalli Prakash Rao (Social Work-Affordable Education)

  70. Shri Anup Sah (Art-Photography)

  71. Ms. Milena Salvini (Foreigner) (Art-Dance-Kathakali)

  72. Shri Nagindas Sanghavi (Literature & Education-Journalism)

  73. Shri Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry (Art-Lyrics)

  74. Shri Shabbir Sayyad (Social Work-Animal Welfare)

  75. Shri Mahesh Sharma (Social Work-Tribal Welfare)

  76. Shri Mohammad Hanif Khan Shastri (Literature & Education)

  77. Shri Brijesh Kumar Shukla (Literature & Education)

  78. Shri Narendra Singh (Others-Animal Husbandry)

  79. Ms. Prashanti Singh (Sports-Basketball)

  80. Shri Sultan Singh (Others-Animal Husbandry)

  81. Shri Jyoti Kumar Sinha (Social Work-Affordable Education)

  82. Shri Anandan Sivamani (Art-Music)

  83. Ms. Sharada Srinivasan (Others-Archaeology)

  84. Shri Devendra Swarup (Posthumous) (Literature & Education-Journalism)

  85. Shri Ajay Thakur (Sports-Kabaddi)

  86. Shri Rajeev Tharanath (Art-Music-Sarod)

  87. Ms. Saalumarada Thimmakka (Social Work-Environment)

  88. Ms. Jamuna Tudu (Social Work-Environment)

  89. Shri Bharat Bhushan Tyagi (Others-Agriculture)

  90. Shri Ramaswami Venkataswami (Medicine-Surgery)

  91. Shri Ram Saran Verma (Others-Agriculture)

  92. Shri Swami Vishudhananda (Others-Spiritualism)

  93. Shri Hiralal Yadav (Art-Vocals-Folk)

  94. Shri Venkateswara Rao Yadlapalli (Others-Agriculture)

Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards 2019.

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The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. The Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service). The award seeks to recognize achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.

The Padma Awards are conferred on the recommendations made by the Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister every year. The nomination process is open to the public. Even self-nomination can be made.


The Government of India instituted two civilian awards-Bharat Ratna & Padma Vibhushan in 1954. The latter had three classes namely Pahela Varg, Dusra Varg and Tisra Varg. These were subsequently renamed as Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri vide Presidential Notification issued on January 8, 1955.


Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the country. It is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour. It is treated on a different footing from Padma Award. The recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister to the President of India. No formal recommendations for Bharat Ratna are necessary. The number of Bharat Ratna Awards is restricted to a maximum of three in a particular year. Government has conferred Bharat Ratna Award on 45 persons till date.


Padma Awards, which were instituted in the year 1954, is announced every year on the occasion of Republic Day except for brief interruption(s) during the years 1978 and 1979 and 1993 to 1997.

The award is given in three categories, namely,

  • Padma Vibhushan for exceptional and distinguished service;
  • Padma Bhushan for distinguished service of a high order; and
  • Padma Shri for distinguished service.

All persons without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex are eligible for these awards. However, Government servants including those working with PSUs, except doctors and scientists, are not eligible for these Awards.

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