List of Civilian Awards in India – GK for Competitive Exams

List of Civilian Awards of India 2019
List of Civilian Awards of India 2019

An award is a symbol of honor consequently given to someone who has earned it by virtue of their achievements. Civilian Awards are the most respected awards in India. It is the highest honor that is received by citizens of India for their excellence in respective fields. Here is the list of few important Civilian Awards below

  1. Bharat Ratna
  2. Padma Vibhushan
  3. Padma Bhushan
  4. Padma Shri

Civilian Awards are given for the exemplary work done by individuals in their respective fields. These are awards are distributed every year in the month of March at Rashtrapathi Bhavan. We have explained these four civilian awards below and also the award winners in 2019.

1.Bharat Ratna

This award is the highest civilian award of India and it is presented for achievements in the fields of:

  • Science
  • Literature
  • Arts
  • Public Services
  • Sports

Here is the list of Bharat Ratna awardees for the year 2019

Name Field
Bhupen Hazarika Playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet and film maker from Assam
Nanaji Deshmukh Social Activist, Contributed a lot for education, health, and rural self-reliance
Pranab Mukherjee 13th president of India (2012-2017)

2.Padma Vibhushan

This is the second highest civilian award after Bharat Ratna. This is award is given to citizens for their exceptional and distinguished service in any field including service rendered by the government employees. You can check the table below for the Padma Vibhushan award awardees of 2019.

Name Field
Ms. Teejan Bai Art-Vocals-Folk
Shri Ismail Omar Guelleh (Foreigner) Public Affairs
Shri Anilkumar Manibhai Naik Trade & Industry-Infrastructure
Shri Balwant Moreshwar Purandare Art-Acting-Theatre

3.Padma Bhushan

The Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian awards of India. Similar to Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan is also conferred to individuals for distinguished services of high order. Here is the list of Padma Bhushan awardees of 2019.

Name Field
Shri John Chambers Trade & Industry-Technology
Shri Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa Public Affairs
Shri Pravin Gordhan (Foreigner) Public Affairs
Shri Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati Trade & Industry-Food Processing
Shri Darshan Lal Jain Social Work
Shri Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade Medicine-Affordable Healthcare
Shri Kariya Munda Public Affairs
Shri Budhaditya Mukherjee Art-Music-Sitar
Shri Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair Art-Acting-Film
Shri S Nambi Narayan Science & Engineering-Space
Shri Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous) Literature & Education (Journalism)
Ms. Bachendri Pal Sports-Mountaineering
Shri V K Shunglu Civil Service
Shri Hukumdev Narayan Yadav Public Affairs

4.Padma Shri

The Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award after the Padma Bhushan awards. Here is the table below consisting of list of Padma Shri awardees for the year 2019.

Name Field
Shri Rajeshwar Acharya Art-Vocal-Hindustani
Shri Bangaru Adigalar Others-Spiritualism
Shri Illias Ali Medicine-Surgery
Shri Manoj Bajpayee Art-Acting-Films
Shri Uddhab Kumar Bharali Science & Engineering-Grassroots Innovation
Shri Omesh Kumar Bharti Medicine-Rabies
Shri Pritam Bhartwan Art-Vocals-Folk
Shri Jyoti Bhatt Art-Painting
Shri Dilip Chakravarty Others-Archaeology
Shri Mammen Chandy Medicine-Hematology
Shri Swapan Chaudhuri Art-Music-Tabla
Shri Kanwal Singh Chauhan Agriculture
Shri Sunil Chhetri Sports-Football
Shri Dinyar Contractor Art-Acting-Theatre
Ms. Muktaben Pankajkumar Dagli Social Work-Divyang Welfare
Shri Babulal Dahiya Others-Agriculture
Shri Thanga Darlong Art-Music-Flute
Shri Prabhu Deva Art-Dance
Ms. Rajkumari Devi Others-Agriculture
Ms. Bhagirathi Devi Public Affairs
Shri Baldev Singh Dhillon Science & Engineering-Agriculture
Ms. Harika Dronavalli Sports-Chess
Ms. Godawari Dutta Art-Painting
Shri Gautam Gambhir Sports-Cricket
Ms. Draupadi Ghimiray Social Work-Divyang Welfare
Ms. Rohini Godbole Science & Engineering-Nuclear
Shri Sandeep Guleria Medicine-Surgery
Shri Pratap Singh Hardia Medicine- Ophthmology
Shri Bulu Imam Social Work-Culture
Ms. Friederike Irina (Foreigner) Social Work-Animal Welfare
Shri Joravarsinh Jadav Art-Dance Folk
Shri S Jaishankar Civil Service
Shri Narsingh Dev Jamwal Literature & Education
Shri Fayaz Ahmad Jan Art-Craft-Papier Mache
Shri K G Jayan Art-Music-Bhakti
Shri Subhash Kak (Foreigner) Science & Engineering-Technology
Shri Sharath Kamal Sports-Table Tennis
Shri Rajani Kant Social Work
Shri Sudam Kate Medicine-Sickle Cell
Shri Waman Kendre Art-Acting-Theatre
Shri Kader Khan (Posthumous-Foreigner) Art-Acting-Films
Shri Abdul Gafur Khatri Art-Painting
Shri Ravindra Kolhe and Ms. Smita Kolhe Medicine-Affordable Healthcare
Ms. Bombayla Devi Laishram Sports-Archery
Shri Kailash Madbaiya Literature & Education
Shri Ramesh Babaji Maharaj Social Work-Animal Welfare
Shri Vallabhbhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya Others-Agriculture
Ms. Gita Mehta (Foreigner) Literature & Education
Shri Shadab Mohammad Medicine-Dentistry
Shri K K Muhammed Others-Archaeology
Shri Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Medicine-Affordable Healthcare
Shri Daitari Naik Social Work
Shri Shankar Mahadevan Narayan Art-Vocals-Films
Shri Shantanu Narayen (Foreigner) Trade & Industry-Technology
Nartaki Natraj Art-Dance-Bharatnatyam
Shri Tsering Norboo Medicine-Surgery
Shri Anup Ranjan Pandey Art-Music
Shri Jagdish Prasad Parikh Others-Agriculture
Shri Ganpatbhai Patel (Foreigner) Literature & Education
Shri Bimal Patel Others-Architecture
Shri Hukumchand Patidar Others-Agriculture
Shri Harvinder Singh Phoolka Public Affairs
Ms. Madurai Chinna Pillai Social Work-Microfinance
Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch (Foreigner) Others-Yoga
Ms. Kamala Pujhari Others-Agriculture
Shri Bajrang Punia Sports-Wrestling
Shri Jagat Ram Medicine-Ophthalmology
Shri R V Ramani Medicine-Ophthalmology
Shri Devarapalli Prakash Rao Social Work-Affordable Education
Shri Anup Sah Art-Photography
Ms. Milena Salvini (Foreigner) Art-Dance-Kathakali
Shri Nagindas Sanghavi Literature & Education-Journalism
Shri Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry Art-Lyrics
Shri Shabbir Sayyad Social Work-Animal Welfare
Shri Mahesh Sharma Social Work-Tribal Welfare
Shri Mohammad Hanif Khan Shastri Literature & Education
Shri Brijesh Kumar Shukla Literature & Education
Shri Narendra Singh Others-Animal Husbandry
Ms. Prashanti Singh Sports-Basketball
Shri Sultan Singh Others-Animal Husbandry
Shri Jyoti Kumar Sinha Social Work-Affordable Education
Shri Anandan Sivamani Art-Music
Ms. Sharada Srinivasan Others-Archaeology
Shri Devendra Swarup (Posthumous) Literature & Education-Journalism
Shri Ajay Thakur Sports-Kabaddi
Shri Rajeev Tharanath Art-Music-Sarod
Ms. Saalumarada Thimmakka Social Work-Environment
Ms. Jamuna Tudu Social Work-Environment
Shri Bharat Bhushan Tyagi Others-Agriculture
Shri Ramaswami Venkataswami Medicine-Surgery
Shri Ram Saran Verma Others-Agriculture
Shri Swami Vishudhananda Others-Spiritualism
Shri Hiralal Yadav Art-Vocals-Folk
Shri Venkateswara Rao Yadlapalli Others-Agriculture

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