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Padma Vibhushan Winners List

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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)
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
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
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
Amjad Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
Amrita Pritam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
Anil Kakodkar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
Aruna Asaf Ali is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
Asha Bhosle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
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.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
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
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
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
Benjamin A. Gilman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
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
Bhimsen Joshi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
Braj Kumar Nehru is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
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
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
C. R. Rao is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
C. Rangarajan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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
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
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.
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
D K Pattammal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Padma Vibhushan Winners List
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