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Padma Shri Award: Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik Honoured With India’s Fourth Highest Award

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President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Padma Shri awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday.

Rio Olympic Bronze medal winner Sakshi Malik and gymnast Dipa Karmakar received the award from the President. Also, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu were conferred with this award.

The others who were honoured with this prestigious award were Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, space scientist Jitendra Nath Goswami, musician Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Vadodara-based doctor Subroto Das.

The fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, Padma Shri after Bharat Ratna, Padma vibhushan and Padma Bhushan is given for the work in the field of art, science, literature, education, sports, trade, medicine, industry, civil service, social works and public affairs.

The 23-year-old Tripura girl, Dipa Karmakar created a milestone in the history of Indian sports after she became the first Indian gymnast to enter the final on her debut at the quadrennial multi-discipline games after finishing eighth in the qualifying round. She is the first Indian woman gymnast who qualified for the Olympics. She ranked fourth in the women’s vault finals in Rio Olympics.

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Sakshi Malik became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal and became the fourth Indian woman athlete to grab a medal after Karnam Malleshwari, Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal. She won the Bronze medal in the 58 kg category at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu also won a gold medal at the Rio Paralympics.

The President earlier in this month approved a list of 89 people for some exceptional work in different fields.

The complete list of Padma Shri awardees

 Sl. No  Name  Field State
1. Smt. Basanti Bisht Art-Music Uttarakhand
2. Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair Art-Dance Kerala
3. Smt. Aruna Mohanty Art-Dance Odisha
4. Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan Art-Cinema Karnataka
5. Shri Sadhu Meher Art-Cinema Odisha
6. Shri T K Murthy Art-Music Tamil Nadu
7. Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh Art-Music Manipur
8. Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary Art-Music Uttar Pradesh
9. Smt. Baoa Devi Art-Painting Bihar
10. Shri Tilak Gitai Art-Painting Rajasthan
11. Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao Art-Sculpture Telangana
12. Shri Jitendra Haripal Art-Music Odisha
13. Shri Kailash Kher Art-Music Maharashtra
14. Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal Art-Music Kerala
15. Smt. Sukri Bommagowda Art-Music Karnataka
16. Shri Mukund Nayak Art-Music Jharkhand
17. Shri Purushottam Upadhyay Art-Music Gujarat
18. Smt. Anuradha Paudwal Art-Music Maharashtra
19. Shri Wareppa Naba Nil Art-Theatre Manipur
20. Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary Civil Service Telangana
21. Shri T.K. Viswanathan Civil Service Haryana
22. Shri Kanwal Sibal Civil Service Delhi
23. Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla Literature & Education Sikkim
24. Smt. Eli Ahmed Literature & Education Assam
25. Dr. Narendra Kohli Literature & Education Delhi
26. Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah Literature & Education Karnataka
27. Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri Literature & Education Kerala
28. Shri Kashi Nath Pandita Literature & Education Jammu & Kashmir
29. Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry Literature & Education Delhi
30. Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
31. Shri Michel Danino Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
32. Shri Punam Suri Literature & Education Delhi
33. Shri VG Patel Literature & Education Gujarat
34. Smt. V Koteswaramma Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
35. Shri Balbir Dutt Literature & Education-Journalism Jharkhand
36. Smt. Bhawana Somaaya Literature & Education-Journalism Maharashtra
37. Shri Vishnu Pandya Literature & Education-Journalism Gujarat
38. Dr. Subroto Das Medicine Gujarat
39. Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav Medicine Madhya Pradesh
40. Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed Medicine Telangana
41. Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole Medicine Uttar Pradesh
42. Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel Medicine Gujarat
43. Prof. Harkishan Singh Medicine Chandigarh
44. Dr. Mukut Minz Medicine Chandigarh
45. Shri Arun Kumar Sharma Others-Archaeology Chhattisgarh
46. Shri Sanjeev Kapoor Others-Culinary Maharashtra
47. Smt. Meenakshi Amma Others-Martial Art Kerala
48. Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel Others-Agriculture Gujarat
49. Shri Chandrakant Pithawa Science & Engineering Telangana
50. Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray Science & Engineering West Bengal
51. Shri Chintakindi Mallesham Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
52. Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami Science & Engineering Assam
53. Shri Daripalli Ramaiah Social Work Telangana
54. Shri Girish Bhardwaj Social Work Karnataka
55. Shri Karimul Hak Social Work West Bengal
56. Shri Bipin Ganatra Social Work West Bengal
57. Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide Social work Tamil Nadu
58. Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari Social Work Maharashtra
59. Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Social Work Punjab
60. Shri Virat Kohli Sports-Cricket Delhi
61. Shri Shekar Naik Sports-Cricket Karnataka
62. Shri Vikasa Gowda Sports-Discus Throw Karnataka
63. Smt. Deepa Malik Sports-Athletics Haryana
64. Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu Sports-Athletics Tamil Nadu
65. Smt. Dipa Karmakar Sports-Gymnastics Tripura
66. Shri P R Shreejesh Sports-Hockey Kerala
67. Smt. Sakshi Malik Sports-Wrestling Haryana
68. Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu Trade & Industry Telangana
69. Shri Imrat Khan

(NRI/PIO)

Art-Music USA
70. Shri Anant Agarwal

(NRI/PIO)

Literature & Education USA
71. Shri H.R. Shah

(NRI/PIO)

Literature & Education-Journalism USA
72. Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon

(Posthumous)

Medicine Tamil Nadu
73. Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya

(Posthumous)

Others-Archaeology West Bengal
74. Dr. Mapuskar

(Posthumous)

Social Work Maharashtra
75. Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner) Social Work Nepal
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