Padma Bhushan

The Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, but comes before the Padma Shri. It is announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year. It is conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan sometime around March/ April.
v  Type                     Civilian
v  Category              National
v  Instituted             1954
v  First awarded      1954
v  Last awarded       2014
v  Total awarded     1229
v  Awarded by         President of India

List Of The Recipients Of The Padma Bhushan In 2015
Name
Field
Country
Ambrish Mithal
Medicine
India
Ashok Seth
Medicine
India
Bill Gates
Social Work
USA
David Frawley (Vamadeva)
Others
USA
Gokulotsavji Maharaj
Art
India
Harish Salve
Public Affairs
India
Jahnu Baruah
Art
India
Kharag Singh Valdiya
Science and Engineering
India
Manjul Bhargava
Science and Engineering
USA
Melinda Gates
Social Work
USA
N. Gopalaswami
Civil Service
India
Rajat Sharma
Literature and Education
India
Saichiro Misumi
Others
Japan
Satpal Singh
Sports
India
Satyamitranand Giri
Others
India
Shivakumara Swami
Others
India
Subhash C. Kashyap
Public Affairs
India
Sudha Ragunathan
Art
India
Swapan Dasgupta
Literature and Education
India
Vijay Bhatkar
Science and Engineering
India


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