List of Winners of Civilian Awards-2018 – GK Updates

Dear Aspirants Here we have given brief details about Highlights Civilian Awards-2018 in the exam point of view. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS / SBI / SSC / Insurance exam and all other competitive exams can use this.


Today President of India Ram Nath Govind has conferred the country’s highest Civilian Awards to the best civilians for their contribution towards the nation, whose name were announced on Republic Day.

The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India announced annually on the Republic Day. The Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. 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;
  • 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.


All nominations received for Padma Awards are placed before the Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister every year. The Padma Awards Committee is headed by the Cabinet Secretary and includes Home Secretary, Secretary to the President and four to six eminent persons as members. The recommendations of the committee are submitted to the Prime Minister and the President of India for approval.


This year 85 recipients have been selected for the prestigious awards including two duo cases. This includes 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri awards. Fourteen of the awardees are women, while 16 persons are foreigners and three are being awarded posthumous.

Music maestro Illaiyaraja and cricketer M.S. Dhoni were among this year’s 89 Padma awardees, announced by the Centre on the eve of the 69th Republic Day.  While Mr. Illaiyaraja was among the three Padma Vibhushan awardees, the former India captain is among the nine Padma Bhushan recipients. Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan are the second and third highest civilian awards of the country respectively.

Padma Vibhushan

No Name Field State
1 Illaiyaraja Art-Music Tamil Nadu
2 Ghulam Mustafa Khan Art-Music Maharashtra
3  Parameswaran Parameswaran Literature and Education Kerala

Padma Bhushan

No Name Field State
1 Pankaj Advani Sports- Billiards/Snooker Karnataka
2 Philipose Mar Chrysostom Others-Spiritualism Kerala
3 Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sports-Cricket Jharkhand
4 Alexander Kadakin (Foreigner) Public Affairs Russia
5 Ramachandran Nagaswamy Others-Archaeology Tamil Nadu
6 Ved Prakash Nanda (OCI) Literature and Education US
7 Laxman Pai Art-Painting Goa
8 Arvind Parikh Art-Music Maharashtra
9 Sharda Sinha Art-Music Bihar

Padma Shri

No Name Field State
1 Abhay Bang (Duo) Medicine Maharashtra
2 Rani Bang (Duo) Medicine Maharashtra
3 Damodar Ganesh Bapat Social Work Chhattisgarh
4 Prafulla Govinda Baruah Literature and Education-Journalism Assam
5 Mohan Swaroop Bhatia Art-Folk Music Uttar Pradesh
6 Sudhanshu Biswas Social Work West Bengal
7 Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Sports-Weightlifting Manipur
8 Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi Literature and Education-Journalism Chhattisgarh
9  Jose Ma Joey Concepcion III (Foreigner) Trade & Industry Philippines
10 Langpoklakpam Subadani Devi Art-Weaving Manipur
11 Somdev Devvarman Sports-Tennis Tripura
12 Yeshi Dhoden Medicine Himachal Pradesh
13  Arup Kumar Dutta Literature and Education Assam
14 Doddarange Gowda Art-Lyrics Karnataka
15 Arvind Gupta Literature and Education Maharashtra
16 Digamber Hansda Literature and Education Jharkhand
17 Ramli Bin Ibrahim (Foreigner) Art-Dance Malaysia
18 Anwar Jalalpuri (Posthumous) Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
19 Piyong Temjen Jamir Literature and Education Nagaland
20 Sitavva Joddati Social Work Karnataka
21 Malti Joshi Literature and Education MP
22 Manoj Joshi Art-Acting Maharashtra
23 Rameshwarlal Kabra Trade & Industry Maharashtra
24 Pran Kishore Kaul Art J&K
25 Bounlap Keokangna(Foreigner) Others-Architecture Laos
26 Vijay Kichlu Art-Music West Bengal
27 Tommy Koh(Foreigner) Public Affairs Singapore
28  Lakshmikutty Medicine-Traditional Kerala
29 Joyshree Goswami Mahanta Literature and Education Assam
30 Narayan Das Maharaj Others-Spiritualism Rajasthan
31 Pravakara Maharana Art-Sculpture Odisha
32 Hun Many (Foreigner) Public Affairs Cambodia
33 Nouf Marwaai(Foreigner) Others- Yoga Saudi Arabia
34 Zaverilal Mehta Literature and Education-Journalism Gujarat
35 Krishna Bihari Mishra Literature and Education West Bengal
36 Sisir Purushottam Misra Art-Cinema Maharashtra
37 Subhasini Mistry Social Work West Bengal
38 Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong (Foreigner) Others-Spiritualism Thailand
39 Keshav Rao Musalgaonkar Literature and Education MP
40 Dr Thant Myint – U(Foreigner) Public Affairs Myanmar
41 V Nanammal Others-Yoga Tamil Nadu
42  Sulagitti Narasamma Social Work Karnataka
43  Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan Art-Folk Music Tamil Nadu
44 I Nyoman Nuarta (Foreigner) Art- Sculpture Indonesia
45 Malai Haji Abdullah Bin Malai Haji Othman(Foreigner) Social Work Brunei
46 Gobaradhan Panika Art-Weaving Odisha
47  Bhabani Charan Pattanaik Public Affairs Odisha
48 Murlikant Petkar Sports-Swimming Maharashtra
49 Habibullo Rajabov(Foreigner) Literature and Education Tajikistan
50 M R Rajagopal Medicine-Palliative care Kerala
52 Sampat Ramteke(Posthumous) Social Work Maharashtra
53 Chandra Sekhar Rath Odisha
54 S S Rathore Civil Service Gujarat
55 Amitava Roy Science and Engineering West Bengal
56  Sanduk Ruit (Foreigner) Medicine- Ophthalmology Nepal
57  R Sathyanarayana Art-Music Karnataka
58 Pankaj M Shah Medicine- Ophthalmology Gujarat
59 Bhajju Shyam Art-Painting MP
60 Maharao Raghuveer Singh Literature and Education Rajasthan
61 Kidambi Srikanth Sports-Badminton Andhra Pradesh
62 Ibrahim Sutar Art-Music Karnataka
63 Siddeshwara Swamiji Others-Spiritualism Karnataka
64 Lentina Ao Thakkar Social Work Nagaland
65 Vikram Chandra Thakur Science and Engineering Uttarakhand
66 Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Tharanathan (Duo) Art-Music Karnataka
67 Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Thyagarajan (Duo) Art-Music Karnataka
68 Nguyen Tien Thien (Foreigner) Others-Spiritualism Vietnam
69 Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi Literature and Education UP
70 Rajagopalan Vasudevan Science and Engineering Bihar
71 Panatawane Gangadhar Vithobaji Literature and Education Maharashtra
72 Romulus Whitaker Others-Wildlife Conservation Tamil Nadu
73 Baba Yogendra Art Madhya Pradesh
74 A Zakia Literature and Education Mizoram



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