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Padma Shri
Padma Shri
(also Padma Shree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan
and the Padma Bhushan. Awarded by the Government of India, it is announced every year on India's Republic Day.[2]


1 History 2 Awards by decade 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] Padma Awards were instituted in 1954 to be awarded to citizens of India
in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social Service
Social Service
and Public Affairs. It has also been awarded to some distinguished individuals who were not citizens of India
but did contribute in various ways to India. The selection criteria have been criticized in some quarters with the claim that many highly deserving artists have been left out in order to favor certain individuals.[3][4] On its obverse, the words "Padma", meaning lotus in Sanskrit, and "Shri", a Sanskrit-derived honorific equivalent to 'Mr.' or 'Ms.' (ie., "Noble One in Blossom"), appear in Devanagari
above and below a lotus flower. The geometrical pattern on either side is in burnished bronze. All embossing is in white gold. As of 2017[update], 2840 people have received the award.[5] Awards by decade[edit]

List of Padma Shri
Padma Shri
award recipients (1954–1959) List of Padma Shri
Padma Shri
award recipients (1960–1969) List of Padma Shri
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award recipients (1970–1979) List of Padma Shri
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award recipients (1980–1989) List of Padma Shri
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award recipients (1990–1999) List of Padma Shri
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award recipients (2000–2009) List of Padma Shri
Padma Shri
award recipients (2010–2019)


^ a b "Precedence Of Medals". Website. Indian Army. Retrieved 9 September 2014.  ^ "Padma award's schema" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 2014-08-13.  ^ "Padma's Easy Slim Zone Vrinda Gopinath". Outlookindia.com. Retrieved 2013-07-10.  ^ "Advani backs Merchant on Padma awards selection criticism". The Times of India. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2017.  ^ "Previous awardees". Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Padma Shri.


Official website "Awards & Medals". Ministry of Home Affairs (India). 14 September 2015. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.  "MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (Public Section) Padma Awards Directory (1954-2017)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-06-16. 

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Padma Shri
Padma Shri

1954–1959 1960–1969 1970–1979 1980–1989 1990–1999 2000–2009 2010–2019

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