|Awarded by||President of India|
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.
The award was established on 2 January 1954 by the president of India. It is awarded to recognize distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any field. As of December 2014, 1229 people have thus far received the award. In 2013 the veteran playback singer Mrs.S. Janaki rejected the award, stating that the honour came to her too late and that the artists of South India were not duly recognised.
List of Awardees
- Padma Bhushan Awards (1954–1959)
- Padma Bhushan Awards (1960–1969)
- Padma Bhushan Awards (1970–1979)
- Padma Bhushan Awards (1980–1989)
- Padma Bhushan Awards (1990–1999)
- Padma Bhushan Awards (2000–2009)
- Padma Bhushan Awards (2010–19)
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- "Veteran singer S Janaki refuses to accept Padma Awards". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
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