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Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan medal suspended from its riband
TypeNational Civilian
Presented by
State Emblem of India
Government of India
RibbonPadma Bhushan riband
ObverseA centrally located lotus flower is embossed and the text "Padma" written in Devanagari script is placed above and the text "Bhushan" is placed below the lotus.
ReverseA platinum State Emblem of India placed in the centre with the national motto of India, "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth alone triumphs) in Devanagari Script
First awarded1954
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Next (higher)Padma Vibhushan riband Padma Vibhushan
Next (lower)Padma Shri riband Padma Shri
← Padma Vibhushan "Dusra Varg" (Class II)

The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award of the Republic of India.[1] Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for "distinguished service of a high order", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.[2] The recipients receive a Sanad, a certificate signed by the President of India and a circular-shaped medallion with no monetary association. The recipients are announced every year on Republic Day (26 January) and registered in The Gazette of India—a publication used for official government notices and released weekly by the Department of Publication, under the Ministry of Urban Development.[3] The conferral of the award is not considered official without its publication in the Gazette. The names of recipients whose awards have been revoked or restored, both of which processes require the authority of the president, are archived and they are required to surrender their medal when their name is struck from the register;[4] none of the conferments of Padma Bhushan during 2000–2009 have been revoked or restored. The recommendations are received from all the state and the union territory governments, as well as from Ministries of the Government of India, the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan awardees, the Institutes of Excellence, the Ministers, the Chief Ministers and the Governors of State, and the Members of Parliament including private individuals.[3]

When instituted in 1954, the Padma Bhushan was classified as "Dusra Varg" (Class II) under the three-tier Padma Vibhushan awards, which were preceded by the Bharat Ratna in hierarchy. On 15 January 1955, the Padma Vibhushan was reclassified into three different awards as the Padma Vibhushan, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri.[3] The criteria included "distinguished service of a high order in any field including service rendered by Government servants", but excluded those working with the public sector undertakings with the exception of doctors and scientists. The 1954 statutes did not allow posthumous awards; this was subsequently modified in the January 1955 statute.[4] The design was also changed to the form that is currently in use; it portrays a circular-shaped toned bronze medallion 1+34 inches (44 mm) in diameter and 18 inch (3.2 mm) thick. The centrally placed pattern made of outer lines of a square of 1+316 inches (30 mm) side is embossed with a knob carved within each of the outer angles of the pattern. A raised circular space of diameter 1+116 inches (27 mm) is placed at the centre of the decoration. A centrally located lotus flower is embossed on the obverse side of the medal and the text "Padma" is placed above and the text "Bhushan" is placed below the lotus written in Devanagari script. The State Emblem of India is displayed in the centre of the reverse side, together with the national motto of India, "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth alone triumphs) in Devanagari script, which is inscribed on the lower edge. The rim, the edges and all embossing on either side is of standard gold with the text "Padma Bhushan" of gold gilt. The medal is suspended by a pink riband 1+14 inches (32 mm) in width with a broad white stripe in the middle.[3][4] It is ranked fifth in the order of precedence of wearing of medals and decorations of the Indian civilian and military awards.[a]

A total of 291 awards were presented in the 2000s – twenty awards were presented in 2000, followed by thirty-two in 2001, twenty-five in 2002, thirty-two in 2003, nineteen in 2004, thirty in 2005, thirty-seven in 2006, thirty-two in 2007, thirty-five in 2008, and thirty-one in 2009. The Padma Bhushan in the 2000s was also conferred upon 37 foreign recipients – eighteen from the United States, five each from Russia and the United Kingdom, three from Japan, two from France, and one each from China, the Czech Republic, Germany, and South Africa. Individuals from ten different fields were awarded, which includes sixty-nine artists, sixty from literature and education, forty-three from science and engineering, twenty-seven from trade and industry, twenty-six from medicine, twenty-two from public affairs, eighteen from social work, twelve from civil services, ten from other fields, and four sportspersons.[6]

In 2003, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteer Dattopant Thengadi refused to accept the award until RSS founder K. B. Hedgewar RSS ideologue M. S. Golwalkar had been offered the Bharat Ratna.[7] Historian Romila Thapar, who had earlier refused the award in 1992, did so again in 2005.[7] In a letter she wrote to the then President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, she mentioned that she had refused the award when the Ministry of Human Resource Development contacted her. However, she stated she was surprised to see her name in the list of awardees.[8] Civil servant S. R. Sankaran also refused to accept the award in 2005 without citing any reason.[9]


Close-up of Wahiduddin Khan.
Wahiduddin Khan (awarded in 2000) is an Islamic scholar and peace activist. He founded the Centre for Peace and Spirituality in 2001.[10]
An image of L. Subramaniam.
L. Subramaniam (awarded in 2001) is considered the first among Indians to introduce the concept of Jugalbandi between Hindustani classical and Carnatic music.[11]
An image of Yamini Krishnamurthy.
Yamini Krishnamurthy (awarded in 2001) is an Indian classica dancer of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi style. She is also the recipient of Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri.[12]
Close up of Raj Reddy.
Raj Reddy (awarded in 2001) is an Indian-American computer scientist and is the recipient of the Turing Award (1994) for his work in the field of Artificial Intelligence and computer science.[13]
A man speaking in a conference with hand gestures.
Naresh Trehan (awarded in 2001) is a cardiovascular-cardiothoracic surgeon and the founder of Medanta Institute.[14]
Zakir Hussain playing tabla.
Zakir Hussain (awarded in 2002) is a tabla player in Hindustani classical music. He is also the recipient of Padma Shri, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the National Heritage Fellowship given by the United States.[15]
An image of Mario Miranda
Mario Miranda (awarded in 2002) was a cartoonist and painter.[16]
An image of Sitakant Mahapatra.
Sitakant Mahapatra (awarded in 2003) is a poet, literary critic, and ex-IAS officer. He is also the recipient of the Jnanpith Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award, and the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship.[17]
An image of Padma Subramanyam.
Padma Subramanyam (awarded in 2003) is a Bharatanatyam dancer and has also received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1983) and is elected Fellow of Sangeet Natak Akademi for her contribution to Indian dance.[18]
An image of Govindarajan Padmanaban.
A recipient of the Padma Shri and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, Govindarajan Padmanaban (awarded in 2003) is an biochemist, biotechnologist and former director of Indian Institute of Science.[19]
An image of Sardara Singh Johl.
Sardara Singh Johl (awarded in 2004) is an agricultural economist and chancellor of Central University of Punjab. He also served as consultant to Food and Agriculture Organization, World Bank and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.[20]
An image of Kiran Shaw.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (awarded in 2005) is the chairperson of Biocon and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. She has frequently appeared in Forbes list of most powerful women.[21]
An image of Madhav Gadgil.
Madhav Gadgil (awarded in 2006) is an ecologist academic, writer, and the founder of the research forum, Centre for Ecological Sciences.[22]
An image of Azim Premji.
Often called as "the czar of the Indian IT Industry", Azim Premji (awarded in 2006) is the chairperson of Wipro Limited.[23]
An image of Devaki Jain.
Devaki Jain (awarded in 2006) is an Indian economist and writer, who has worked mainly in the field of feminist economics. She has written several books and papers on gender rights, development and feminist reflections.[24]
An image of Kavalam Narayana Panicker
Kavalam Narayana Panicker (awarded in 2007) has written 26 Malayalam plays and is a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the fellowship of the Sangeet Natak Akademi.[25]
An image of Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Once described as "the Marco Polo of neuroscience", the Neuroscientist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran (awarded in 2007) is best known for developing a therapy for Phantom limb pain.[26]
An image of Kaushik Basu
Kaushik Basu (awarded in 2008) is the former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank. He also served as the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India.[27]
An image of S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (awarded in 2008) is an Abel Prize-winner mathematician primarily known for his fundamental contributions to probability theory.[28]
An image of Dhananjayans
The Bharatanatyam exponents Shanta Dhananjayan (left) and Vannadil Pudiyaveettil Dhananjayan (right), better known as "Dhananjayans" (awarded in 2009), are founder of "Bharata Kalanjali", a dance institute located at Chennai.[29]
Award recipients by year[6]
Year Number of recipients
Award recipients by field[6]
Field Number of recipients
Civil Service
Literature & Education
Public Affairs
Science & Engineering
Social Work
Trade & Industry
   # Indicates a posthumous honour
List of Padma Bhushan award recipients, showing the year, field, and state/country[6]
Year Recipient Field State
2000 Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre Science & Engineering Delhi
2000 Anil Kumar Agarwal Others Delhi
2000 Ram Narain Agarwal Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
2000 Sharan Rani Backliwal Arts Delhi
2000 Kalyan Dev Social Work Uttar Pradesh
2000 Veerendra Heggade Social Work Karnataka
2000 Pavaguda V. Indiresan Science & Engineering Delhi
2000 Wahiduddin Khan Public Affairs Delhi
2000 B. B. Lal Science & Engineering Delhi
2000 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar Science & Engineering Delhi
2000 H. Y. Sharada Prasad Literature & Education Delhi
2000 Rajinikanth Arts Tamil Nadu
2000 Begum Aizaz Rasul Social Work Uttar Pradesh
2000 Radha Reddy Arts Delhi
2000 Raja Reddy Arts Delhi
2000 Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan Science & Engineering Karnataka
2000 Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya[i]# Social Work Maharashtra
2000 S. Srinivasan[ii]# Science & Engineering Kerala
2000 Ratan Tata Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2000 Harbans Singh Wasir Medicine Haryana
2001 Dev Anand Arts Maharashtra
2001 Viswanathan Anand Sports Tamil Nadu
2001 Amitabh Bachchan Arts Maharashtra
2001 Rahul Bajaj Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2001 B. R. Barwale Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2001 Balasaheb Bharde Social Work Maharashtra
2001 Boyi Bhimanna Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
2001 Swadesh Chatterjee Public Affairs [A]
2001 Baldev Raj Chopra Arts Maharashtra
2001 Ashok Desai Public Affairs Delhi
2001 Karimpumannil Mathai George Literature & Education Kerala
2001 Bhupen Hazarika Arts Assam
2001 Lalgudi Jayaraman Arts Tamil Nadu
2001 Yamini Krishnamurthy Arts Delhi
2001 Shiv K. Kumar Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
2001 Raghunath Mohapatra Arts Odisha
2001 Arun Netravali Science & Engineering [A]
2001 Mohan Singh Oberoi Trade & Industry Delhi
2001 Rajendra K. Pachauri Others Delhi
2001 Abdul Karim Parekh Social Work Maharashtra
2001 Amrita Patel Trade & Industry Gujarat
2001 Pran Arts Maharashtra
2001 Aroon Purie Literature & Education Delhi
2001 Bhupathiraju Vissam Raju Trade & Industry Andhra Pradesh
2001 Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Arts Tamil Nadu
2001 Sundaram Ramakrishnan Social Work Maharashtra
2001 Chitranjan Singh Ranawat Medicine [A]
2001 Palle Rama Rao Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
2001 Raj Reddy Science & Engineering [A]
2001 Kum Uma Sharma Arts Delhi
2001 L. Subramaniam Arts Karnataka
2001 Naresh Kumar Trehan Medicine Delhi
2002 Gary Ackerman Public Affairs [A]
2002 H. P. S. Ahluwalia Social Work Delhi
2002 Prabha Atre Arts Maharashtra
2002 Sushantha Kumar Bhattacharyya Public Affairs [B]
2002 Chandu Borde Sports Maharashtra
2002 Eugene Chelyshev Literature & Education [C]
2002 Pravinchandra Varjivan Gandhi Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2002 Shobha Gurtu Arts Maharashtra
2002 Henning Holck-Larsen Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2002 Zakir Hussain Arts Maharashtra
2002 B. K. S. Iyengar Literature & Education Maharashtra
2002 Faquir Chand Kohli Science & Engineering Maharashtra
2002 V. C. Kulandaiswamy Science & Engineering Tamil Nadu
2002 Gury Marchuk Science & Engineering [C]
2002 Jagat Singh Mehta Civil Service Rajasthan
2002 Ismail Merchant Arts Maharashtra
2002 Mario Miranda Literature & Education Goa
2002 Frank Pallone Public Affairs [A]
2002 Ramanujam Varatharaja Perumal Science & Engineering Kerala
2002 Natesan Rangabashyam Medicine Tamil Nadu
2002 Maharaja Krishna Rasgotra Civil Service Delhi
2002 Habib Tanvir Arts Madhya Pradesh
2002 Kottayan Katankot Venugopal Public Affairs Delhi
2002 Nirmal Verma Literature & Education Delhi
2002 K. J. Yesudas Arts Kerala
2003 Teejan Bai Arts Chhattisgarh
2003 Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Arts Kerala
2003 Prabhu Chawla Others Delhi
2003 Herbert Fischer Public Affairs [D]
2003 Jamshyd Godrej Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2003 Coluthur Gopalan Medicine Delhi
2003 Parasaran Kesava Iyengar Public Affairs Delhi
2003 B. Rajam Iyer Arts Tamil Nadu
2003 Shri Krishna Joshi Science & Engineering Haryana
2003 Madurai N. Krishnan Arts Tamil Nadu
2003 Rajinder Kumar Science & Engineering Karnataka
2003 Ramesh Kumar Medicine Delhi
2003 Purshotam Lal Medicine Uttar Pradesh
2003 Sitakant Mahapatra Literature & Education Odisha
2003 Bagicha Singh Minhas Science & Engineering Delhi
2003 Subhash Mukhopadhyay Literature & Education West Bengal
2003 P. S. Narayanaswamy Arts Tamil Nadu
2003 Arcot Ramachandran Science & Engineering Karnataka
2003 Trichur V. Ramachandran Arts Tamil Nadu
2003 Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti Medicine Maharashtra
2003 T. V. Sankaranarayanan Arts Tamil Nadu
2003 Naseeruddin Shah Arts Maharashtra
2003 T. V. R. Shenoy Others Delhi
2003 Jagjit Singh Arts Maharashtra
2003 Ram Badan Singh Science & Engineering Delhi
2003 Hari Shankar Singhania Trade & Industry Delhi
2003 Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman Arts Tamil Nadu
2003 Narayanan Srinivasan Science & Engineering Tamil Nadu
2003 Padma Subrahmanyam Arts Tamil Nadu
2003 Swapna Sundari Arts Delhi
2003 O. V. Vijayan Literature & Education Kerala
2003 Herbert Alexandrovich Yefremov Science & Engineering [C]
2004 Soumitra Chatterjee Arts West Bengal
2004 Chandrashekhar Shankar Dharmadhikari Public Affairs Maharashtra
2004 Gulzar Arts Maharashtra
2004 Sardara Singh Johl Science & Engineering Punjab
2004 Madhav Vittal Kamath Literature & Education Maharashtra
2004 Komal Kothari Arts Rajasthan
2004 Thoppil Varghese Antony Civil service Tamil Nadu
2004 Yoshiro Mori Public Affairs [E]
2004 Gopi Chand Narang Literature & Education Delhi
2004 Govindarajan Padmanaban Science & Engineering Karnataka
2004 Poornima Arvind Pakvasa Social Work Gujarat
2004 Vishnu Prabhakar Literature & Education Delhi
2004 N. Rajam Arts Uttar Pradesh
2004 Chennamaneni Hanumantha Rao Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
2004 Thiruvengadam Lakshman Sankar Civil Service Andhra Pradesh
2004 T. N. Seshagopalan Arts Tamil Nadu
2004 Bijoy Nandan Shahi Medicine Delhi
2004 Krishna Srinivas Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
2004 Alarmel Valli Arts Tamil Nadu
2005 Sardar Anjum Literature & Education Haryana
2005 Andre Beteille Literature & Education Delhi
2005 Chandi Prasad Bhatt Others Uttarakhand
2005 Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri Literature & Education Delhi
2005 Yash Chopra Arts Maharashtra
2005 Manna Dey Arts Karnataka
2005 Irfan Habib Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
2005 Yusuf Hamied Medicine Maharashtra
2005 Qurratulain Hyder Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
2005 Tarlochan Singh Kler Medicine Delhi
2005 Anil Kohli Medicine Delhi
2005 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Science & Engineering Karnataka
2005 Mrinal Miri Literature & Education Meghalaya
2005 Hari Mohan Medicine Delhi
2005 Brijmohan Lall Munjal Trade & Industry Delhi
2005 M. T. Vasudevan Nair Literature & Education Kerala
2005 Azim Premji Trade & Industry Karnataka
2005 Balraj Puri Literature & Education Jammu & Kashmir
2005 Syed Mir Qasim[iii]# Public Affairs Delhi
2005 A. Ramachandran Arts Delhi
2005 G. V. Iyer Ramakrishna Civil Service Tamil Nadu
2005 V. S. Ramamurthy Science & Engineering Delhi
2005 K. I. Varaprasad Reddy Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
2005 K. Srinath Reddy Medicine Delhi
2005 Tumkur Ramaiya Satishchandran Civil Service Karnataka
2005 Girish Chandra Saxena Civil Service Delhi
2005 Narasimhiah Seshagiri Science & Engineering Karnataka
2005 William Mark Tully Literature & Education Delhi
2006 Jaiveer Agarwal Medicine Tamil Nadu
2006 P. S. Appu Civil Service Karnataka
2006 Shashi Bhushan Public Affairs Delhi
2006 Ganga Prasad Birla Social Work West Bengal
2006 Grigory Bongard-Levin Literature & Education [C]
2006 Lokesh Chandra Literature & Education Delhi
2006 Chiranjeevi Arts Andhra Pradesh
2006 Dinesh Nandini Dalmia Literature & Education Delhi
2006 Tarun Das Trade & Industry Haryana
2006 Madhav Gadgil Science & Engineering Maharashtra
2006 A. K. Hangal Arts Maharashtra
2006 Devaki Jain Social Work Karnataka
2006 Kamleshwar Literature & Education Haryana
2006 Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan Arts Maharashtra
2006 Sabri Khan Arts Delhi
2006 Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Arts Maharashtra
2006 Shanno Khurana Arts Delhi
2006 Gunter Kruger[iv]# Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2006 P. Leela[v]# Arts Tamil Nadu
2006 K. P. P. Nambiar Science & Engineering Karnataka
2006 Nandan Nilekani Science & Engineering Karnataka
2006 Sai Paranjpye Arts Maharashtra
2006 Deepak Parekh Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2006 M. V. Pylee Literature & Education Kerala
2006 Subramaniam Ramadorai Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2006 N. S. Ramaswamy Social Work Karnataka
2006 Pavani Parameswara Rao Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh
2006 Ramakanta Rath Literature & Education Odisha
2006 V. Shanta Medicine Tamil Nadu
2006 Hira Lall Sibal Public Affairs Chandigarh
2006 Billy Arjan Singh Others Uttar Pradesh
2006 Jasjit Singh Others Haryana
2006 Vijaypat Singhania Sports Maharashtra
2006 K. G. Subramanyan Arts Gujarat
2006 K. K. Talwar Medicine Chandigarh
2006 Vijay Shankar Vyas Literature & Education Rajasthan
2006 Dušan Zbavitel Literature & Education [F]
2007 Javed Akhtar Literature & Education Maharashtra
2007 Gabriel Chiramel Literature & Education Kerala
2007 Ela Gandhi Public Affairs [G]
2007 Saroj Ghose Science & Engineering West Bengal
2007 V. Mohini Giri Social Work Delhi
2007 Somnath Hore[vi]# Arts West Bengal
2007 Jamshed Jiji Irani Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2007 Gurcharan Singh Kalkat Science & Engineering Chandigarh
2007 N. Mahalingam Trade & Industry Tamil Nadu
2007 Prithipal Singh Maini Medicine Delhi
2007 Tyeb Mehta Arts Maharashtra
2007 Rajan Misra Arts Delhi
2007 Sajan Misra Arts Delhi
2007 Sunil Mittal Trade & Industry Delhi
2007 Ramankutty Nair Arts Kerala
2007 Gopaldas Neeraj Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
2007 Indra Nooyi Trade & Industry [A]
2007 Kavalam Narayana Panicker Arts Kerala
2007 Bhikhu Parekh Literature & Education [B]
2007 Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri Medicine West Bengal
2007 Vilayanur S. Ramachandran Science & Engineering [A]
2007 Tapan Raychaudhuri Literature & Education [B]
2007 Syed Haider Raza Arts [H]
2007 Jeffrey Sachs Literature & Education [A]
2007 Chandra Prasad Saikia[vii]# Literature & Education Assam
2007 L. Z. Sailo Literature & Education Mizoram
2007 Shiv Kumar Sarin Medicine Delhi
2007 Shriram Sharma Medicine Maharashtra
2007 Manju Sharma Science & Engineering Delhi
2007 T. N. Srinivasan Literature & Education [A]
2007 Osamu Suzuki Trade & Industry [E]
2007 K. T. Thomas Public Affairs Kerala
2008 Mian Bashir Ahmed Public Affairs Jammu & Kashmir
2008 Kaushik Basu Literature & Education [A]
2008 Shayama Chona Literature & Education Delhi
2008 Jagjit Singh Chopra Medicine Chandigarh
2008 Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar Arts Delhi
2008 Chandrashekhar Dasgupta Civil Service Delhi
2008 Asis Datta Science & Engineering Delhi
2008 Meghnad Desai Public Affairs [B]
2008 Padma Desai Literature & Education [A]
2008 Sukh Dev Science & Engineering Delhi
2008 Nirmal Kumar Ganguly Medicine Delhi
2008 B. N. Goswamy Literature & Education Chandigarh
2008 Vasant Gowarikar Science & Engineering Maharashtra
2008 Baba Kalyani Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2008 K. V. Kamath Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2008 Inderjit Kaur Social Work Punjab
2008 Ravindra Kelekar Literature & Education Goa
2008 Asad Ali Khan Arts Delhi
2008 Dominique Lapierre Social Work [H]
2008 D. R. Mehta Social Work Rajasthan
2008 Shiv Nadar Trade & Industry Tamil Nadu
2008 Suresh Kumar Neotia Trade & Industry Delhi
2008 T. K. Oommen Literature & Education Haryana
2008 K. Padmanabhaiah Civil Service Delhi
2008 Vikram Pandit Trade & Industry [A]
2008 V. Ramachandran Civil Service Kerala
2008 Sushil Kumar Saxena Arts Delhi
2008 Amarnath Sehgal[viii]# Arts Delhi
2008 Jasdev Singh Others Delhi
2008 Sri Lal Sukla Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
2008 P. Susheela Arts Tamil Nadu
2008 S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan Literature & Education [A]
2008 Yuli Vorontsov[ix]# Public Affairs [C]
2008 Sunita Williams Others [A]
2008 Ji Xianlin Literature & Education [I]
2009 Isher Judge Ahluwalia Literature & Education Delhi
2009 Inderjit Kaur Barthakur Public Affairs Meghalaya
2009 Shamshad Begum Arts Maharashtra
2009 Abhinav Bindra Sports Punjab
2009 Shanta Dhananjayan Arts Tamil Nadu
2009 V. P. Dhananjayan Arts Tamil Nadu
2009 Ramachandra Guha Literature & Education Karnataka
2009 Shekhar Gupta Literature & Education Delhi
2009 Khalid Hameed Medicine [B]
2009 Minoru Hara Literature & Education [E]
2009 Jayakanthan Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
2009 Thomas Kailath Science & Engineering [A]
2009 Sarvagya Singh Katiyar Science & Engineering Uttar Pradesh
2009 G. Krishna Arts Andhra Pradesh
2009 R. C. Mehta Arts Gujarat
2009 A. Sreedhara Menon Literature & Education Kerala
2009 S. K. Misra Civil Service Haryana
2009 A. M. Naik Trade & Industry Maharashtra
2009 Satish Nambiar Others Delhi
2009 Kunwar Narayan Literature & Education Delhi
2009 Nagnath Naikwadi Social Work Maharashtra
2009 Kirit Parikh Public Affairs Delhi
2009 Sam Pitroda Science & Engineering Delhi
2009 C. K. Prahalad Literature & Education [A]
2009 Gurdip Singh Randhawa Science & Engineering Delhi
2009 Brijendra Kumar Rao Medicine Delhi
2009 Bhakta B. Rath Science & Engineering [A]
2009 C. S. Seshadri Science & Engineering Tamil Nadu
2009 V. Ganapati Sthapati Arts Tamil Nadu
2009 Devendra Triguna Medicine Delhi
2009 Sarojini Varadappan Social Work Tamil Nadu

Explanatory notes

  1. ^ The order of precedence is: Bharat Ratna, Param Vir Chakra, Ashoka Chakra, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan.[5]
Non-citizen recipients
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Indicates a citizen of the United States
  2. ^ a b c d e Indicates a citizen of the United Kingdom
  3. ^ a b c d e Indicates a citizen of Russia
  4. ^ Indicates a citizen of Germany
  5. ^ a b c Indicates a citizen of Japan
  6. ^ Indicates a citizen of Czech Republic
  7. ^ Indicates a citizen of South Africa
  8. ^ a b Indicates a citizen of France
  9. ^ Indicates a citizen of China
Posthumous recipients
  1. ^ Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya died on 9 May 1999, at the age of 96.[30]
  2. ^ S. Srinivasan died on 1 September 1999, at the age of 58.[31]
  3. ^ Syed Mir Qasim died on 14 December 2004, at the age of 83.[32]
  4. ^ Gunter Kruger died on 26 February 2005, at the age of 68.[33]
  5. ^ P. Leela died on 31 October 2005, at the age of 75.[34]
  6. ^ Somnath Hore died on 1 October 2006, at the age of 85.[35]
  7. ^ Chandra Prasad Saikia died on 9 August 2006, at the age of 80.[36]
  8. ^ Amarnath Sehgal died on 28 December 2007, at the age of 85.[37]
  9. ^ Yuli Vorontsov died on 12 December 2007, at the age of 78.[38]


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List of Padma Bhushan award recipients (2000–2009)
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