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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)

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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, ...more

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Adarsh Sein Anand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Adarsh Sein Anand Adarsh Sein Anand was the 29th Chief Justice of India, serving from 10 October 1998 to 31 October 2001. Anand completed his studies in Jammu, Lucknow University, and University College London, ...more

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Adoor Gopalakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Adoor Gopalakrishnan Moutatthu Gopalakrishnan Unnithan, commonly known as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, is an Indian film director, script writer, and producer. Adoor Gopalakrishnan had a major role in revolutionizing ...more

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Amjad Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Amjad Ali Khan Amjad Ali Khan is an Indian classical musician who plays the Sarod. Khan was born into a musical family and has performed internationally since the 1960s. He was awarded India's second highest ...more

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Amrita Pritam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Amrita Pritam Amrita Pritam was an Indian writer and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi. She is considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist, and the leading 20th-century poet ...more

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Anil Kakodkar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Anil Kakodkar Anil Kakodkar is an Indian nuclear scientist and mechanical engineer. He was the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and the Secretary to the Government of India, he was the ...more

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Aruna Asaf Ali is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Aruna Asaf Ali Aruna Asaf Ali, born Aruna Ganguly, was an Indian independence activist. She is widely remembered for hoisting the Indian National Congress flag at the Gowalia Tank maidan in Bombay during the ...more

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Asha Bhosle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Asha Bhosle Asha Bhosle, commonly referred to as Ashaji, is an Indian singer. She is best known as a playback singer in Hindi cinema, although she has a wider repertoire. Bhosle's career started in 1943 and ...more

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Ashok Sekhar Ganguly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Ashok Sekhar Ganguly Ashok Shekar Ganguly CBE noted industry expert and former chairman of Hindustan Lever, is a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha. His term ends on 17 November 2015.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an Indian statesman who was the eleventh Prime Minister of India, first for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004. A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he is the ...more

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B. K. Goyal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
B. K. Goyal Dr. B. K. Goyal is a cardiologist and medical educationist from India. He is the only cardiologist outside the United States to have been appointed as Honorary Consultant Cardiologist to the ...more

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Bal Ram Nanda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Bal Ram Nanda Bal Ram Nanda was a writer from New Delhi, India. He was the preeminent Indian biographer of Mahatma Gandhi, and most known as the author of Mahatma Gandhi: A biography, which was translated ...more

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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

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Benjamin A. Gilman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Benjamin A. Gilman Benjamin Arthur "Ben" Gilman is a former Republican United States Representative from New York. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Gilman graduated from Middletown High School in ...more

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Bhairab Dutt Pande is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Bhairab Dutt Pande Bhairab Dutt Pande was the Governor of West Bengal, and Punjab, and the Administrator of Chandigarh for a brief period. Earlier he was cabinet secretary in Government of India. He was awarded ...more

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Bhimsen Joshi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Bhimsen Joshi Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi; 4 February 1922 – 24 January 2011 was an Indian vocalist in the Hindustani classical tradition. He is known for the khayal form of singing, as well as for his popular ...more

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Braj Kumar Nehru is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Braj Kumar Nehru Braj Kumar Nehru MBE, ICS was an Indian diplomat and Ambassador of India to the United States. He was the son of Brijlal and Rameshwari Nehru and a nephew of India's first prime minister ...more

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Brihaspati Dev Triguna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Brihaspati Dev Triguna Brihaspati Dev Triguna 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 by the Indian ...more

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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

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C. R. Rao is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
C. R. Rao Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, FRS known as C R Rao is an Indian-born, naturalized American, mathematician and statistician. He is currently professor emeritus at Penn State University and ...more

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C. Rangarajan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
C. Rangarajan C. Rangarajan or Chakravarthi Rangarajan is an Indian economist and a distinguished former Member of Parliament and Ex-Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He is the former Chairman of the ...more

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Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan was a former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving twenty-two years in the UN. He was appointed to the United Nations in 1956, as Executive Secretary ...more

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Chandrika Prasad Srivastava is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Chandrika Prasad Srivastava Chandrika Prasad Srivastava KCMG, ComIH, IAS was a retired Indian civil servant, international administrator and diplomat.

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Charles Correa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Charles Correa 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

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D K Pattammal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
D K Pattammal Damal Krishnaswamy Pattammal was a prominent Carnatic musician and a playback singer for film songs in many Indian languages. She along with her contemporaries M. S. Subbulakshmi and M. L. ...more

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D. P. Chattopadhyaya is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
D. P. Chattopadhyaya Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya is the Founder/Chairman of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Centre for Studies in Civilizations, and ...more

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Dharma Vira is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Dharma Vira Padma Vibhushan Dharma Vira, OBE, ICS was a former governor of Punjab, West Bengal and Karnataka and a former Cabinet Secretary of the Government of India.

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E. C. George Sudarshan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
E. C. George Sudarshan Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan is an Indian theoretical physicist and a professor at the University of Texas. Sudarshan has been credited with numerous contributions to the field of ...more

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E. Sreedharan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
E. Sreedharan Elattuvalapil Sreedharan is a retired Indian Engineering Service officer popularly known as the "Metro Man". He is credited for changing the face of public transport in India by his ...more

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Ebrahim Alkazi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Ebrahim Alkazi Ebrahim Alkazi is one of the most influential Indian theatre directors and Drama teachers in 20th-century Indian theatre. Alkazi was a strict disciplinarian who did rigorous research before ...more

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Edmund Hillary is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Edmund Hillary Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Indian Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first ...more

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Fali Sam Nariman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Fali Sam Nariman Fali Sam Nariman is a distinguished Indian Constitutional jurist and senior advocate to the Supreme Court of India since 1971 and has remained the President of the Bar Association of India since ...more

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G. Madhavan Nair is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
G. Madhavan Nair G. Madhavan Nair is the former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation and Secretary to the Department of Space, Government of India since September 2003 and was also the Chairman, Space ...more

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Gangubai Hangal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Gangubai Hangal Gangubai Hangal was an Indian singer of the khyal genre of Hindustani classical music, who was known for her deep and powerful voice. Hangal belonged to the Kirana gharana.

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Govind Narain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Govind Narain Govind Narain was a member of the Imperial Civil Service and at the time of his death, among its last living Indian members. He previously served as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Home ...more

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Govinddas Shroff is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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Hans Raj Khanna is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Hans Raj Khanna Hans Raj Khanna was a legendary judge of the Supreme Court of India. Two of his judgements form the basis of modern constitutional law, decades after they were delivered. In the Habeas Corpus ...more

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Har Gobind Khorana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Har Gobind Khorana Har Gobind Khorana also known as Hargobind Khorana was an Indian-American biochemist who shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley ...more

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Hariprasad Chaurasia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Hariprasad Chaurasia Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is an Indian classical flautist. He plays in the North Indian tradition.

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Hosei Norota is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Hosei Norota Hosei Norota is a Japanese politician of the People's New Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet. A native of Noshiro, Akita and graduate of Chuo University he joined the ...more

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Hrishikesh Mukherjee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Hrishikesh Mukherjee Hrishikesh Mukherjee was a famous Indian film director known for a number of films, including Satyakam, Chupke Chupke, Anupama, Anand, Abhimaan, Guddi, Gol Maal, Aashirwad, Bawarchi, Kissi Se Na ...more

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Jagdish Bhagwati is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Jagdish Bhagwati Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati is an India-born, naturalized American economist. He is a professor of economics and law at Columbia University. Bhagwati is notable for his researches in ...more

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Jasbir Singh Bajaj is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Jasbir Singh Bajaj Jasbir Singh Bajaj is a noted Indian physician specializing in the treatment of diabetes.

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Jayant Narlikar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Jayant Narlikar Jayant Vishnu Narlikar is an Indian astrophysicist. Narlikar is a proponent of steady state cosmology. He developed with Sir Fred Hoyle the conformal gravity theory, commonly known as ...more

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John Kenneth Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
John Kenneth Galbraith John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on ...more

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Jyotindra Nath Dixit is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Jyotindra Nath Dixit Jyotindra Nath Dixit was an Indian diplomat, who as served as Foreign Secretary, the top bureaucrat in the Ministry of External Affairs. At the time of his death he was the National Security ...more

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K. B. Lall is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
K. B. Lall K.B. Lall was an eminent and highly respected civil servant of India and a member of ICS. He was Principal Defence Secretary of India in Indo-Pak war in 1971. Earlier, he served as Commerce ...more

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K. N. Raj is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
K. N. Raj Kakkadan Nandanath Raj was born in Thrissur District of Kerala. He is popularly known as K. N. Raj, an Indian economist who played an important role in India's planned development, drafting ...more

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Kaloji Narayana Rao is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Kaloji Narayana Rao Kaloji Narayana Rao more popularly known as Kaloji or Kalanna was an Indian poet, freedom fighter, Anti-fascist and political activist of Telangana. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1992.

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Karan Singh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
Karan Singh Karan Singh is a member of India's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha. He is a senior member of the Indian National Congress Party who served successively as Sadr-i-Riyasat and Governor ...more