List of Padma Bhushan award recipients (2010–19)
|Awarded by Government of India|
|Obverse||A centrally located lotus flower is embossed and the text "Padma" written in Devanagari script is placed above and the text "Bhushan" is placed below the lotus.|
|Reverse||A platinum Emblem of India placed in the centre with the national motto of India, "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth alone triumphs) in Devanagari Script|
|Previous name(s)||Padma Vibhushan "Dusra Warg" (Class II)|
The Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian honour of the Republic of India, preceded by the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri. Presented by the Government of India since 1954 for "distinguished service of a high order", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex, the award consists of a certificate and a medallion and the recipient's name is registered in The Gazette of India. When instituted, the Padma Bhushan was classified as "Dusra Warg", a class-two award under the three-tier Padma Vibhushan awards, which were preceded by the Bharat Ratna in hierarchy. On 15 January 1955, the Padma Vibhushan was reclassified into three different awards as the Padma Vibhushan, the highest of the three, followed by the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri. The Padma Bhushan, along with other personal civilian honours, was briefly suspended twice since its inception; for the first time in July 1977 and the suspension was annulled on 25 January 1980 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The civilian awards were suspended again in mid-1992 for it being "titles" per an interpretation of Article 18 (1) of the Constitution of India.[a] On 25 August 1992, the Madhya Pradesh High Court issued a notice temporarily suspending all civilian awards. On 15 December 1995, the Special Division Bench restored the awards and delivered a judgment that the "Bharat Ratna and Padma awards are not titles under Article 18 of the Constitution of India".
The conferment on an Indian-American businessman Sant Singh Chatwal in 2010 created much controversy. Chatwal, who was awarded the Padma Bhushan in the field of Public Affairs, is known for his association with former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton and pled guilty to violating the Federal Election Campaign Act and witness tampering during the United States presidential election. He was also accused of lobbying for the award by leveraging "his contacts in the Prime Minister's Office and United States Congress". The Government, however, issued a press release defending the conferment. The statement mentioned Chatwal as a "tireless advocate" of the country's interest in the United States and clarified that out of five Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered cases against him between 1992 and 1994, three were closed by CBI itself and in remaining two cases, Chatwal was discharged by the Court and as per the reports that were made available to the selection committee, there was "nothing adverse on record against him". According to media reports, there were several cases filed or registered after April 2009 which includes three criminal complaints with Kerala Police and four cases in Delhi High Court and Kerala High Court. Chatwal also served summons in January 2010. However, the then Union Home Secretary Gopal Krishna Pillai said that "no probe has been ordered nor any report sought from anyone". Earlier in 2008, Chatwal was considered for the Padma Shri but the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C. declined to nominate Chatwal when asked by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Ronen Sen who was then serving as the Indian Ambassador to the United States had told PMO that the conferral would not be appropriate because of the controversy associated with Chatwal's financial dealings in two countries. Sen had also mentioned that though positive, Chatwal's contribution are much less compared to other Indian-Americans and the bestowal would not only "demoralise the others who had done much more" but also would create "the impression that India did not regard lack of transparency in financial dealings as a disqualification for its highest honours".
In 2013, playback singer S. Janaki refused to accept her award and stated that "the award has come late in her five-and-half-decade long career". The singer also mentioned that she is not against the Government and expressed happiness for the recognition but requested the Government to "show some more consideration to the artists from the southern parts of the country. In 2014, family members of J. S. Verma who served as 27th Chief Justice of India refused the posthumous conferral stating that "Verma himself would not have accepted" the honour as he "never hankered or lobbied for any acclaim, reward or favour".
As of 2017[update], a total of one hundred and ninety-five individuals have been conferred with the award in 2010s. Forty-three conferments were presented in 2010, thirty-one in 2011, twenty-eight in 2012, twenty-three in 2013, twenty-four in 2014, twenty in 2015, nineteen in 2016, and seven in 2017. These included twenty-six foreign recipients; one each from the Bangladesh, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, and Thailand, three from United Kingdom, and eighteen from the United States. Individuals from ten different fields were awarded, which includes fifty-five artists, fourteen civil servants, thirty-three from literature and education, seventeen from medicine, twelve from public affairs, twenty-three from science and engineering, seven from social work, seven sportspersons, nineteen from trade and industry, and nine from other fields. Most recently on 25 January 2017, the award has been bestowed upon seven recipients; Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Deviprasad Dwivedi, Ratnasundarsuri, Niranjanananda Saraswati, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, Tehemton Erach Udwadia, and posthumously on Cho Ramaswamy.
List of recipients
# Indicates a posthumous honour
|2010||Agarwal, Satya PaulSatya Paul Agarwal||Medicine||Delhi|
|2010||Amin, MohammadMohammad Amin||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|2010||Bandopadhyay, Sailesh KumarSailesh Kumar Bandopadhyay||Public Affairs||West Bengal|
|2010||Banga, M. S.M. S. Banga||Trade & Industry||– [A]|
|2010||Bordia, AnilAnil Bordia||Literature & Education||Rajasthan|
|2010||Chandra, BipanBipan Chandra||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|2010||Chaturvedi, B. K.B. K. Chaturvedi||Civil Service||Delhi|
|2010||Chatwal, Sant SinghSant Singh Chatwal||Public Affairs||– [B]|
|2010||Chopra, G. P.G. P. Chopra||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|2010||Chung, TanTan Chung||Literature & Education||– [B]|
|2010||Dhaky, MadhusudanMadhusudan Dhaky||Arts||Gujarat|
|2010||Dubhashi, P. R.P. R. Dubhashi||Civil Service||Maharashtra|
|2010||Gawai, PuttarajPuttaraj Gawai||Arts||Karnataka|
|2010||Hegde, Belle MonappaBelle Monappa Hegde||Medicine||Karnataka|
|2010||Ilaiyaraaja, Ilaiyaraaja||Arts||Tamil Nadu|
|2010||Kapur, Jagdish ChandraJagdish Chandra Kapur||Science & Engineering||Delhi|
|2010||Khale, ShrinivasShrinivas Khale||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2010||Khan, AamirAamir Khan||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2010||Khan, SultanSultan Khan||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2010||Kumar, RamRam Kumar||Arts||Delhi|
|2010||Lakhia, KumudiniKumudini Lakhia||Arts||Gujarat|
|2010||Marar, Kuzhur NarayanaKuzhur Narayana Marar||Arts||Kerala|
|2010||Mishra, ChhannulalChhannulal Mishra||Arts||Uttar Pradesh|
|2010||Mooss, E. T. NarayananE. T. Narayanan Mooss||Medicine||Kerala|
|2010||Nair, C. P. KrishnanC. P. Krishnan Nair||Trade & Industry||Maharashtra|
|2010||Oswal, S. P.S. P. Oswal||Trade & Industry||Punjab|
|2010||Padamsee, AkbarAkbar Padamsee||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2010||Panda, RamakantaRamakanta Panda||Medicine||Maharashtra|
|2010||Patil, Balasaheb VikheBalasaheb Vikhe Patil||Social Work||Maharashtra|
|2010||Paulraj, ArogyaswamiArogyaswami Paulraj||Science & Engineering||– [B]|
|2010||Rahman, A. R.A. R. Rahman||Arts||Tamil Nadu|
|2010||Raza, MoosaMoosa Raza||Civil Service||Delhi|
|2010||Sarabhai, MallikaMallika Sarabhai||Arts||Gujarat|
|2010||Satyanarayana, Nookala ChinnaNookala Chinna Satyanarayana||Arts||Andhra Pradesh|
|2010||Sen, AbhijitAbhijit Sen||Public Affairs||Delhi|
|2010||Shastri, Satya VratSatya Vrat Shastri||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|2010||Shroff, Noshir M.Noshir M. Shroff||Medicine||Delhi|
|2010||Singh, Kushal PalKushal Pal Singh||Trade & Industry||Delhi|
|2010||Sinha, BikashBikash Sinha||Science & Engineering||West Bengal|
|2010||Swamiji, BalagangadharanathaBalagangadharanatha Swamiji||Social Work||Karnataka|
|2010||Vaghul, NarayananNarayanan Vaghul||Trade & Industry||Tamil Nadu|
|2010||Warrier, P. K.P. K. Warrier||Medicine||Kerala|
|2010||Zakaria, FareedFareed Zakaria||Literature & Education||– [B]|
|2011||Balasubrahmanyam, S. P.S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Arts||Tamil Nadu|
|2011||Birla, RajashreeRajashree Birla||Social Work||Maharashtra|
|2011||Buch, M. N.M. N. Buch||Civil Service||Madhya Pradesh|
|2011||Chandrasekhar, C. V.C. V. Chandrasekhar||Arts||Tamil Nadu|
|2011||Chowdhry, AjaiAjai Chowdhry||Trade & Industry||Delhi|
|2011||Deveshwar, Yogesh ChanderYogesh Chander Deveshwar||Trade & Industry||West Bengal|
|2011||Dubey, SatyadevSatyadev Dubey||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2011||George, T. J. S.T. J. S. George||Literature & Education||Karnataka|
|2011||Ghosh, ShankhaShankha Ghosh||Literature & Education||West Bengal|
|2011||Gopalakrishnan, KrisKris Gopalakrishnan||Trade & Industry||Karnataka|
|2011||Grant, Keki ByramjeeKeki Byramjee Grant[i]#||Medicine||Maharashtra|
|2011||Kapoor, ShashiShashi Kapoor||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2011||Khanna, KrishenKrishen Khanna||Arts||Haryana|
|2011||Khayyam, Mohammed ZahurMohammed Zahur Khayyam||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2011||Kochhar, ChandaChanda Kochhar||Trade & Industry||Maharashtra|
|2011||Mukhopadhyay, DwijenDwijen Mukhopadhyay||Arts||West Bengal|
|2011||Nair, Madavoor VasudevanMadavoor Vasudevan Nair||Arts||Kerala|
|2011||Pai, RamdasRamdas Pai||Literature & Education||Karnataka|
|2011||Patel, DashrathDashrath Patel[ii]#||Arts||Gujarat|
|2011||Pawar, Rajendra SinghRajendra Singh Pawar||Trade & Industry||Haryana|
|2011||Ramachandran, SuryanarayananSuryanarayanan Ramachandran||Science & Engineering||Tamil Nadu|
|2011||Ranade, ShobhanaShobhana Ranade||Social Work||Maharashtra|
|2011||Reddy, Gunupati Venkata KrishnaGunupati Venkata Krishna Reddy||Trade & Industry||Andhra Pradesh|
|2011||Reddy, Kallam AnjiKallam Anji Reddy||Trade & Industry||Andhra Pradesh|
|2011||Rehman, WaheedaWaheeda Rehman||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2011||Saran, ShyamShyam Saran||Civil Service||Delhi|
|2011||Singh, AnaljitAnaljit Singh||Trade & Industry||Delhi|
|2011||Singh, ArpitaArpita Singh||Arts||Delhi|
|2011||Singh, SurendraSurendra Singh||Civil Service||Delhi|
|2011||Srikantan, R. K.R. K. Srikantan||Arts||Karnataka|
|2011||Thirumulpad, RaghavanRaghavan Thirumulpad[iii]#||Medicine||Kerala|
|2012||Advani, Suresh H.Suresh H. Advani||Medicine||Maharashtra|
|2012||Azmi, ShabanaShabana Azmi||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2012||Bhabha, Homi K.Homi K. Bhabha||Literature & Education||– [A]|
|2012||Chitre, ShashikumarShashikumar Chitre||Science & Engineering||Maharashtra|
|2012||Choudhury, KhaledKhaled Choudhury||Arts||West Bengal|
|2012||Das, JatinJatin Das||Arts||Delhi|
|2012||Dehejia, VidyaVidya Dehejia||Literature & Education||– [B]|
|2012||Goenka, S. N.S. N. Goenka||Social Work||Maharashtra|
|2012||Gopalakrishnan, M. S.M. S. Gopalakrishnan||Arts||Tamil Nadu|
|2012||Gopalakrishnan, T. V.T. V. Gopalakrishnan||Arts||Tamil Nadu|
|2012||Gupta, Buddhadev DasBuddhadev Das Gupta||Arts||West Bengal|
|2012||Janah, SunilSunil Janah||Arts||– [B]|
|2012||Kapoor, AnishAnish Kapoor||Arts||– [A]|
|2012||Mujumdar, S. B.S. B. Mujumdar||Literature & Education||Maharashtra|
|2012||Muthuraman, BalasubramanianBalasubramanian Muthuraman||Trade & Industry||Maharashtra|
|2012||Nair, MiraMira Nair||Arts||Delhi|
|2012||Panagariya, ArvindArvind Panagariya||Literature & Education||– [B]|
|2012||Pereira, JoséJosé Pereira||Literature & Education||– [B]|
|2012||Prasad, MataMata Prasad||Civil Service||Uttar Pradesh|
|2012||Raghunathan, M. S.M. S. Raghunathan||Science & Engineering||Maharashtra|
|2012||Rao, P. ChandrasekharaP. Chandrasekhara Rao||Public Affairs||– [C]|
|2012||Sen, RonenRonen Sen||Civil Service||West Bengal|
|2012||Shetty, DeviDevi Shetty||Medicine||Karnataka|
|2012||Subbiah, M. V.M. V. Subbiah||Trade & Industry||Tamil Nadu|
|2012||Vittal, N.N. Vittal||Civil Service||Kerala|
|2012||Wadia, N. H.N. H. Wadia||Medicine||Maharashtra|
|2012||Yeo, GeorgeGeorge Yeo||Public Affairs||– [D]|
|2013||Atluri, Satya N.Satya N. Atluri||Science & Engineering||– [B]|
|2013||Bhan, Maharaj KishanMaharaj Kishan Bhan||Civil Service||Delhi|
|2013||Bhatti, JaspalJaspal Bhatti[iv]#||Arts||Punjab|
|2013||Dravid, RahulRahul Dravid||Sports||Karnataka|
|2013||Godrej, AdiAdi Godrej||Trade & Industry||Maharashtra|
|2013||Khan, Abdul RashidAbdul Rashid Khan||Arts||West Bengal|
|2013||Khanna, RajeshRajesh Khanna[v]#||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2013||Kom, MaryMary Kom||Sports||Manipur|
|2013||Laud, Nandkishore ShamraoNandkishore Shamrao Laud||Medicine||Maharashtra|
|2013||Padgaonkar, MangeshMangesh Padgaonkar||Literature & Education||Maharashtra|
|2013||Panwar, Hemendra SinghHemendra Singh Panwar||Civil Service||Madhya Pradesh|
|2013||Pati, JogeshJogesh Pati||Science & Engineering||– [B]|
|2013||Patil, Shivajirao GirdharShivajirao Girdhar Patil||Public Affairs||Maharashtra|
|2013||Pillai, A. SivathanuA. Sivathanu Pillai||Science & Engineering||Delhi|
|2013||Ramanaidu, D.D. Ramanaidu||Arts||Andhra Pradesh|
|2013||Rele, KanakKanak Rele||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2013||Saraswat, V. K.V. K. Saraswat||Science & Engineering||Delhi|
|2013||Sen, AshokeAshoke Sen||Science & Engineering||Uttar Pradesh|
|2013||Spivak, Gayatri ChakravortyGayatri Chakravorty Spivak||Literature & Education||– [B]|
|2013||Suresh, B. N.B. N. Suresh||Science & Engineering||Karnataka|
|2013||Tagore, SharmilaSharmila Tagore||Arts||Delhi|
|2013||Thyagarajan, RamamurthyRamamurthy Thyagarajan||Trade & Industry||Tamil Nadu|
|2013||Vaidyanathan, SarojaSaroja Vaidyanathan||Arts||Delhi|
|2014||Anisuzzaman, Anisuzzaman||Literature & Education||– [E]|
|2014||Athreya, MrityunjayMrityunjay Athreya||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|2014||Balaram, PadmanabhanPadmanabhan Balaram||Science & Engineering||Karnataka|
|2014||Bhandari, DalveerDalveer Bhandari||Public Affairs||Delhi|
|2014||Bond, RuskinRuskin Bond||Literature & Education||Uttarakhand|
|2014||Desai, AnitaAnita Desai||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|2014||Gopichand, PullelaPullela Gopichand||Sports||Andhra Pradesh|
|2014||Haasan, KamalKamal Haasan||Arts||Tamil Nadu|
|2014||Joshi, JyeshtharajJyeshtharaj Joshi||Science & Engineering||Maharashtra|
|2014||Kaul, Vijayendra NathVijayendra Nath Kaul||Civil Service||Delhi|
|2014||Kler, NeelamNeelam Kler||Medicine||Delhi|
|2014||Mahadevappa, MadappaMadappa Mahadevappa||Science & Engineering||Karnataka|
|2014||Paes, LeanderLeander Paes||Sports||Maharashtra|
|2014||Radhakrishnan, K.K. Radhakrishnan||Science & Engineering||Karnataka|
|2014||Ramakrishna, AnumoluAnumolu Ramakrishna[vi]#||Science & Engineering||Andhra Pradesh|
|2014||Ramasami, ThirumalachariThirumalachari Ramasami||Science & Engineering||Delhi|
|2014||Rudolph, LloydLloyd Rudolph||Literature & Education||– [B]|
|2014||Rudolph, Susanne HoeberSusanne Hoeber Rudolph||Literature & Education||– [B]|
|2014||Sharma, Vinod PrakashVinod Prakash Sharma||Science & Engineering||Delhi|
|2014||Sheikh, Ghulam MohammedGhulam Mohammed Sheikh||Arts||Gujarat|
|2014||Sultana, Begum ParveenBegum Parveen Sultana||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2014||Thaker, DhirubhaiDhirubhai Thaker||Literature & Education||Gujarat|
|2014||Vairamuthu, Vairamuthu||Literature & Education||Tamil Nadu|
|2014||Verma, J. S.J. S. Verma[vii]#||Public Affairs||Uttar Pradesh|
|2014||Vinayakram, T. H.T. H. Vinayakram||Arts||Tamil Nadu|
|2015||Barua, JahnuJahnu Barua||Arts||Assam|
|2015||Bhargava, ManjulManjul Bhargava||Science & Engineering||– [B]|
|2015||Bhatkar, VijayVijay Bhatkar||Science & Engineering||Maharashtra|
|2015||Dasgupta, SwapanSwapan Dasgupta||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|2015||Frawley, DavidDavid Frawley||Others||– [B]|
|2015||Gates, BillBill Gates||Social Work||– [B]|
|2015||Gates, MelindaMelinda Gates||Social Work||– [B]|
|2015||Giri, SatyamitranandSatyamitranand Giri||Others||Uttar Pradesh|
|2015||Gopalaswami, N.N. Gopalaswami||Civil Service||Tamil Nadu|
|2015||Kashyap, Subhash C.Subhash C. Kashyap||Public Affairs||Delhi|
|2015||Maharaj, GokulotsavjiGokulotsavji Maharaj||Arts||Madhya Pradesh|
|2015||Misumi, SaichiroSaichiro Misumi||Others||Japan|
|2015||Mithal, AmbrishAmbrish Mithal||Medicine||Delhi|
|2015||Ragunathan, SudhaSudha Ragunathan||Arts||Tamil Nadu|
|2015||Salve, HarishHarish Salve||Public Affairs||Delhi|
|2015||Seth, AshokAshok Seth||Medicine||Delhi|
|2015||Sharma, RajatRajat Sharma||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|2015||Singh, SatpalSatpal Singh||Sports||Delhi|
|2015||Swami, ShivakumaraShivakumara Swami||Others||Karnataka|
|2015||Valdiya, Khadg SinghKhadg Singh Valdiya||Science & Engineering||Karnataka|
|2016||Bhargava, Ravindra ChandraRavindra Chandra Bhargava||Public Affairs||Uttar Pradesh|
|2016||Blackwill, RobertRobert Blackwill||Public Affairs||– [B]|
|2016||Contractor, HafeezHafeez Contractor||Others||Maharashtra|
|2016||Jain, InduIndu Jain||Trade & Industry||Delhi|
|2016||Kanhailal, HeisnamHeisnam Kanhailal||Arts||Manipur|
|2016||Kher, AnupamAnupam Kher||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2016||Mirza, SaniaSania Mirza||Sports||Telangana|
|2016||Mistry, PallonjiPallonji Mistry||Trade & Industry||– [F]|
|2016||Narayan, UditUdit Narayan||Arts||Maharashtra|
|2016||Nehwal, SainaSaina Nehwal||Sports||Telangana|
|2016||Prasad, Yarlagadda LakshmiYarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad||Literature & Education||Andhra Pradesh|
|2016||Rai, VinodVinod Rai||Civil Service||Kerala|
|2016||Ramanuja Tatacharya, N. S.N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya||Literature & Education||Maharashtra|
|2016||Rama Rao, A. V.A. V. Rama Rao||Science & Engineering||Andhra Pradesh|
|2016||Reddy, D. NageshwarD. Nageshwar Reddy||Medicine||Telangana|
|2016||Saraswati, DayanandaDayananda Saraswati[viii]#||Others||Uttarakhand|
|2016||Singh Hamdard, BarjinderBarjinder Singh Hamdard||Literature & Education||Punjab|
|2016||Sutar, Ram V.Ram V. Sutar||Arts||Uttar Pradesh|
|2017||Bhatt, Vishwa MohanVishwa Mohan Bhatt||Arts||Rajasthan|
|2017||Dwivedi, DeviprasadDeviprasad Dwivedi||Literature & Education||Uttar Pradesh|
|2017||Saraswati, NiranjananandaNiranjanananda Saraswati||Others||Bihar|
|2017||Ramaswamy, ChoCho Ramaswamy[ix]#||Literature & Education||Tamil Nadu|
|2017||Sirindhorn, Maha ChakriMaha Chakri Sirindhorn||Literature & Education||– [G]|
|2017||Udwadia, Tehemton ErachTehemton Erach Udwadia||Medicine||Maharashtra|
- Non-citizen recipients
- Indicates a citizen of the United Kingdom
- Indicates a citizen of the United States
- Indicates a citizen of Germany
- Indicates a citizen of Singapore
- Indicates a citizen of Bangladesh
- Indicates a citizen of Ireland
- Indicates a citizen of Thailand
- Posthumous recipients
- Keki Byramjee Grant died on 4 January 2011, at the age of 90.
- Dashrath Patel died on 2 December 2010, at the age of 83.
- Raghavan Thirumulpad died on 21 November 2010, at the age of 90.
- Jaspal Bhatti died on 25 October 2012, at the age of 90.
- Rajesh Khanna died on 18 July 2012, at the age of 69.
- Anumolu Ramakrishna died on 20 August 2013, at the age of 73.
- J. S. Verma died on 22 April 2013, at the age of 80.
- Dayananda Saraswati died on 23 September 2015, at the age of 85.
- Cho Ramaswamy died on 7 December 2016, at the age of 82.
- Lal, Shavax A. (1954). "The Gazette of India—Extraordinary—Part I" (PDF). The Gazette of India. The President's Secretariat (published 2 January 1954): 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
The President is pleased to institute an award to be designated 'Padma Vibhushan' in three classes, namely: 'Pahela Varg', 'Dusra Varg' and 'Tisra Varg'
- Ayyar, N. M. (1955). "The Gazette of India—Extraordinary—Part I" (PDF). The Gazette of India. The President's Secretariat (published 15 January 1955): 8. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
All persons upon whom the decoration of 'Padma Vibhushan' ('Dusra Varg') was conferred under the Regulations issued with Notification No. 2-Pres./54, dated the 2nd January, 1954, shall, for all purposes of these regulations, be deemed to be persons on whom the decoration of Padma Bhushan has been conferred by the President.
- "Padma Awards Scheme" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs (India). Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- Edgar, Thorpe (2011). The Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2011. Pearson Education India. p. 808. ISBN 978-81-317-5640-9.:C-105
- "The Constitution of India" (PDF). Ministry of Law and Justice (India). p. 36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 September 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
- "Balaji Raghavan S. P. Anand Vs. Union of India: Transfer Case (civil) 9 of 1994". Supreme Court of India. 4 August 1997. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
- "Padma Bhushan to Chatwal: US court sentence to rake up controversy again". Hindustan Times. Chandigarh. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- Mukul, Akshaya; Mohan, Vishwa; Dhawan, Himanshi (6 February 2010). "Chatwal fiasco: Top civilian awards losing sheen". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- "Padma award to Chatwal after due diligence: Govt". New Delhi: India Today. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- "Government defends Chatwal's Padma Bhushan". New Delhi: NDTV. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
- "Centre trying to ascertain facts in award for Chatwal case". Daily News Analysis. New Delhi. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- Varadarajan, Siddharth (1 February 2010). "Don't honour Chatwal, Indian envoy told PMO". The Hindu. New Delhi. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- "Playback singer Janaki rejects Padma Bhushan award". The Times of India. Palakkad. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- "Janaki rejects award, says she deserves Bharat Ratna". The Hindu. Palakkad. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- "J. S. Verma's family refuses Padma Bhushan". Indian Express. New Delhi. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
- "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2014)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs (India). 21 May 2014. pp. 166–193. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
- "Padma Awards: 2015" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs (India). 25 January 2015. p. 1. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Padma Awards: 2016" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs (India). 25 January 2016. p. 1. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
- "Padma Awards: 2017" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs (India). 25 January 2017. p. 1. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
- Sayyed, Nozia (4 January 2011). "Pune's Ruby Hall Clinic founder, Dr Keki Grant, passes away". Daily News Analysis. Pune. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- "Design Dada Dashrath Patel is dead". The Times of India. Ahmedabad. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- "Ayurvedic exponent Raghavan Thirumulpad dies in Kerala". Deccan Herald. Thrissur. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- Singh, I. P.; Mohan, Vibhor (25 October 2012). "Jaspal Bhatti dies in road accident". The Times of India. Jalandhar/Chandigarh. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- "Bollywood's 'first superstar' Rajesh Khanna dies aged 69". BBC. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- "DFI of India: Regional Report" (PDF). Deep Foundations Institute. January 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- "India's anti-rape law judge JS Verma dies". BBC. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- Madhavan, Karthik (24 September 2015). "Swami Dayananda Saraswati passes away". The Hindu. Coimbatore. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- Kolappan, B. (7 December 2016). "Cho Ramaswamy, editor of 'Thuglak', dies at 82". The Hindu. Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 18 February 2017.