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The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, preceded by the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for "distinguished service of a high order...without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex." The award criteria include "service in any field including service rendered by Government servants" including doctors and scientists, but exclude those working with the public sector undertakings. As of 2019, the award has been bestowed on 1254 individuals, including twenty-one posthumous and ninety-six non-citizen recipients.

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PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig dedicates Padma Bhushan to people of Jammu and Kashmir

Baig, a founder-member of the PDP, has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to "public affairs".
DNA - Published

Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj among 7 Padma Vibhushan awardees this year

BJP stalwarts Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj and socialist icon George Fernandes, all of whom passed away last year, have been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second highest civilian..
IndiaTimes - Published

Padma Awards 2020: Padma Vibhushan for Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj; Padma Bhushan for Manohar Parrikar; check list here

This year, the Padma Vibhushan has been awarded to seven people, the Padma Bhushan to 16 individuals and the Padma Shree to 118 people
DNA - Published

Padma awards announced; posthumous honour for Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj

The government on Saturday announced the Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country. The awards are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sports ministry sends 9 names for Padmas — all women

Six-time world champion boxer M C Mary Kom has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award. Reigning world champion, badminton star P V Sindhu, has received the ministry’s nomination..
IndiaTimes - Published

Vikram Sarabhai's 100th birth anniversary: Google Doodle remembers founder of ISRO

Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awardee Vikram Sarabhai, an Indian scientist, innovator used to believe in science and how it can lead on to the path to development.
DNA - Published

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