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Padma Vibhushan Awards 2017 Winners

Padma Vibhushan Awards 2017 Winners List: Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons as per the list below. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees.  19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 Posthumous awardees.
Sl. No
Name
Field
State
1.                  
Shri K J Yesudas
Art-Music
Kerala
2.                  
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Others-Spiritualism
Tamil Nadu
3.                  
Shri Sharad Pawar
Public Affairs
Maharashtra
4.                  
Shri Murli Manohar Joshi
Public Affairs
Uttar Pradesh
5.                  
Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao
Science & Engineering
Karnataka
6.                  
Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous)
Public Affairs
Madhya Pradesh
7.                  
Late Shri PA Sangma
(Posthumous)
Public Affairs
Meghalaya