Award Winners

Padma Vibhushan Winners List

Reference
11.6k views 124 items
List of Padma Vibhushan winners from every year the award has been given out. All Padma Vibhushan winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Padma Vibhushan award are listed along with photos for every Padma Vibhushan winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Padma Vibhushan award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Padma Vibhushan are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Padma Vibhushan winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Padma Vibhushan winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Padma Vibhushan winners of all time. Anybody who won the Padma Vibhushan usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Padma Vibhushan-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Padma Vibhushan, so most of the famous Padma Vibhushan winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Padma Vibhushan?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may copy this fact-based list to make your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share with your friends. A list made up of items like Ashok Sekhar Ganguly and Hariprasad Chaurasia. (124 items)
1
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam ( (listen); 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an aerospace scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in ...more
2
Adarsh Sein Anand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Adarsh Sein Anand
Adarsh Sein Anand (1 November 1936 – 1 December 2017) was the 29th Chief Justice of India, serving from 10 October 1998 to 31 October 2001.
3
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is an Indian film director, script writer, and producer. and is regarded as one of the most notable filmmakers in India. With the release of his first feature film ...more
4
Amjad Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Amjad Ali Khan Bangash (born 9 October 1945) is an Indian classical sarod player, best known for his clear and fast ekhara taans. Khan was born into a classical musical family and has performed ...more
5
Amrita Pritam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Amrita Pritam (Gurmukhi: ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ) listen (31 August 1919 – 31 October 2005) was an Indian novelist, essayist and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi. She is considered the first ...more
6
Anil Kakodkar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Anil Kakodkar (born 11 November 1943) is an Indian nuclear physicist and mechanical engineer. He was the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and the Secretary to the Government of ...more
7
Aruna Asaf Ali is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Aruna Asaf Ali (née Aruna Ganguly; 16 July 1909 – 29 July 1996) was an Indian independence activist. She is widely remembered for hoisting the Indian National flag at the Gowalia Tank ...more
8
Asha Bhosle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Asha Bhosle (born 8 September 1933), is an Indian playback singer. She is best known for her playback singing in Hindi cinema, although she has a wider repertoire. Bhosle's career started in ...more
9
Ashok Sekhar Ganguly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Ashok Sekhar Ganguly
Dr Ashok Shekar Ganguly noted industry expert and former chairman of Hindustan Lever, was a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha. His term ended on 17 November 2015.
10
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Hindustani pronunciation: [əʈəl bɪhaːɾiː ʋaːdʒpai]; 25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018) was an Indian politician, statesman and a poet who served three terms as the Prime ...more
11
B. K. Goyal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
B. K. Goyal
Bal Krishna Goyal (19 November 1935 – 20 February 2018) was a cardiologist and medical educationist from India. He was an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist to the Texas Heart Institute at ...more
12
Bal Ram Nanda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Bal Ram Nanda
Bal Ram Nanda (1917 – 30 May 2010) was a writer from New Delhi, India. He was the preeminent Indian biographer of Mahatma Gandhi.
13
Balu Sankaran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Balu Sankaran
Balu Sankaran was a professor, scientist and recipient of the Padma Shri and Padma Vibushan awards. He helped establish an artificial limbs manufacturing corporation and a rehabilitation
14
Benjamin A. Gilman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Benjamin Arthur Gilman (December 6, 1922 – December 17, 2016) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Middletown, New York, from January 3, 1973, to January 3,
15
Bhairab Dutt Pande is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Bhairab Dutt Pande
Bhairav Dutt Pande (born 17 March 1917; died 4 April 2009) was a member of the Indian Civil Service and Union Cabinet Secretary of the Government of India under Indira Gandhi. He served as the ...more
16
Bhimsen Joshi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi (pronunciation ; 4 February 1922 – 24 January 2011) was an Indian vocalist from Karnataka (later settled in Maharashtra) in the Hindustani classical tradition. He is ...more
17
Braj Kumar Nehru is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Sir Braj Kumar Nehru MBE, ICS (4 September 1909 – 31 October 2001) was an Indian diplomat and Ambassador of India to the United States (1961–1968). He was the son of Brijlal Nehru and Rameshwari ...more
18
Brihaspati Dev Triguna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Brihaspati Dev Triguna
Brihaspati Dev Triguna (1920 - 2013) was a Vaidya or ayurvedic doctor and an expert in nadivigyan, the ayurvedic technique of pulse diagnosis. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1992, followed ...more
19
C. R. Krishnaswamy Rao is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
C. R. Krishnaswamy Rao
C.R. Krishnaswamy Rao was a distinguished administrator and civil servant. He also served as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Charan Singh and then becoming the Cabinet Secretary when ...more
20
C. R. Rao is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, FRS known as C R Rao (born 10 September 1920) is an Indian-American mathematician and statistician. He is currently professor emeritus at Pennsylvania State ...more
21
C. Rangarajan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
C. Rangarajan or Chakravarthi Rangarajan (born 1932) is an Indian economist, a former Member of Parliament and 19th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He is the former Chairman of the Prime ...more
22
Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan
Chakravarthi Vijayaraghava Narasimhan MBE, ICS (21 May 1915, Madras, India - 2 November 2003, Chennai, India) was an Indian Civil Service officer and a former Under Secretary-General of the ...more
23
Chandrika Prasad Srivastava is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Chandrika Prasad Srivastava
Chandrika Prasad Srivastava KCMG, ComIH, IAS (Retd.) (8 July 1920 – 22 July 2013) was a retired Indian civil servant, international administrator and diplomat.
24
Charles Correa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Charles Correa is a noted Indian architect, urban planner and activist. An influential architect credited for the creation of modern architecture in post-Independence India. He is noted for his ...more
25
D K Pattammal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Damal Krishnaswamy Pattammal (pronunciation ; 19 March 1919 – 16 July 2009) was an Indian Carnatic musician and a playback singer for film songs in Tamil. She along with her contemporaries M. S. ...more