New Delhi, Jan 25: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has been rewarded for his consistent performance as he has been conferred with Padma Shri on Wednesday. Olympic hero Sakshi Malik, singer Kailash Kher, singer Anuradha Paudwal have also been rewarded for their contributions in their respective fields. Also Read - Meet Padmashree 2017 award winner Meenakshi Amma: This granny with a sword will inspire you to stay active

NCP leader Sharad Pawar, BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, classical singer KJ Yesudas, former MP CM SL Patwa have been awarded Padma Vibhushan. In total, 89 people have got the Padma awards this year. Here is the complete list of Padma awardees. Also Read - Padma Awards: 7 facts about the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri awards given on Republic Day

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1. Shri K J Yesudas Art-Music Kerala
2. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Spiritualism, Tamil Nadu
3. Shri Sharad Pawar, Public Affairs, Maharashtra
4. Shri Murli Manohar Joshi, Public Affairs, Uttar Pradesh
5. Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao Science & Engineering Karnataka
6. Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa, (Posthumous), Public Affairs Madhya Pradesh
7. Late Shri PA Sangma, (Posthumous), Public Affairs Meghalaya

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8. Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Art-Music Rajasthan
9. Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi, Lit, rature & Education, Uttar Pradesh
10. Shri Tehemton Udwadia Medicine, Maharashtra
11. Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj Others-Spiritualism, Gujarat
12. Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati, Yoga, Bihar
13. H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner), Literature & Education, Thailand

14. Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous) Literature & Education – Journalism Tamil Nadu

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15. Smt. Basanti Bisht, Art-Music, Uttarakhand
16. Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair, Art-Dance, Kerala
17. Smt. Aruna Mohanty Art-Dance, Odisha
18. Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan Art-Cinema Karnataka
19. Shri Sadhu Meher Art-Cinema Odisha
20. Shri T K Murthy Art-Music Tamil Nadu
21. Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh Art-Music, Manipur
22. Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary Art-Music, Uttar Pradesh
23. Smt. Baoa Devi Art-Painting, Bihar
24. Shri Tilak Gitai Art-Painting, Rajasthan
25. Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao Art-Sculpture, Telangana
26. Shri Jitendra Haripal Art-Music, Odisha
27. Shri Kailash Kher Art-Music, Maharashtra
28. Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal Art-Music, Kerala
29. Smt. Sukri Bommagowda Art-Music, Karnataka
30. Shri Mukund Nayak Art-Music, Jharkhand
31. Shri Purushottam Upadhyay Art-Music, Gujarat
32. Smt. Anuradha Paudwal Art-Music, Maharashtra
33. Shri Wareppa Naba Nil Art-Theatre, Manipur
34. Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary Civil Service, Telangana
35. Shri T.K. Viswanathan Civil Service, Haryana
36. Shri Kanwal Sibal Civil Service, Delhi
37. Shri Birkha Bahadur LimbooMuringla, Literature & Education, Sikkim
38. Smt. Eli Ahmed Literature & Education Assam
39. Dr. Narendra Kohli Literature & Education Delhi
40. Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah Literature & Education Karnataka
41. Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri Literature & Education Kerala
42. Shri Kashi Nath Pandita Literature & Education Jammu &Kashmir
43. Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry Literature & Education Delhi
44. Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
45. Shri Michel Danino Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
46. Shri Punam Suri Literature & Education Delhi
47. Shri VG Patel Literature & Education Gujarat
48. Smt. V Koteswaramma Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
49. Shri Balbir Dutt Literature & EducationJournalismJharkhand
50. Smt. Bhawana Somaaya Literature & EducationJournalism Maharashtra
51. Shri Vishnu Pandya Literature & EducationJournalism Gujarat
52. Dr. Subroto Das Medicine Gujarat
53. Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav Medicine Madhya Pradesh
54. Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed Medicine Telangana
55. Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole Medicine Uttar Pradesh
56. Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel Medicine Gujarat
57. Prof. Harkishan Singh Medicine Chandigarh
58. Dr. Mukut Minz Medicine Chandigarh
59. Shri Arun Kumar Sharma Others-Archaeology Chhattisgarh
60. Shri Sanjeev Kapoor Others-Culinary Maharashtra
61. Smt. Meenakshi Amma Others-Martial Art Kerala
62. Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel Others-Agriculture Gujarat
63. Shri Chandrakant Pithawa Science & Engineering Telangana
64. Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray Science & Engineering West Bengal
65. Shri Chintakindi Mallesham Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
66. Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami Science & Engineering Assam
67. Shri Daripalli Ramaiah Social Work Telangana
68. Shri Girish Bhardwaj Social Work Karnataka
69. Shri Karimul Hak Social Work West Bengal
70. Shri Bipin Ganatra Social Work West Bengal
71. Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide Social work Tamil Nadu
72. Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari Social Work Maharashtra
73. Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Social Work Punjab
74. Shri Virat Kohli Sports-Cricket Delhi
75. Shri Shekar Naik Sports-Cricket Karnataka
76. Shri Vikasa Gowda Sports-Discus Throw Karnataka
77. Smt. Deepa Malik Sports-Athletics Haryana
78. Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu Sports-Athletics Tamil Nadu
79. Smt. Dipa Karmakar Sports-Gymnastics Tripura
80. Shri P R Shreejesh Sports-Hockey Kerala
81. Smt. Sakshi Malik Sports-Wrestling Haryana

82. Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu Trade & Industry Telangana
83. Shri Imrat Khan
84. Shri Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO) Literature & Education USA
85. Shri H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO) Literature & EducationJournalism
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86. Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon (Posthumous) Medicine Tamil Nadu
87. Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous) Others-Archaeology West Bengal
88. Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous) Social Work Maharashtra
89. Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner) Social Work Nepal

Captain of Indian cricket team of blind Shekhar Naik and Paralympian MariyappanThangavelu got Padma Shri. Dipa Karmakar also got Padma Shri.

History of Padma Awards

Padma Awards were first instituted in 1954. The government only instituted two awards–Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan. The Bharat Ratna was to be the highest civilian award of the country. The Padma Vibhushan was to have three categories–Pahela Varg, Dusra Varg and Tisra Varg. In 1955, there three categories were rechristened Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri respectively.

Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian award

Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian award

Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award

45 people have received the Bharat Ratna so far. The latest recipient of the award was late social reformer Madan Mohan Malviya. He was awarded with Bharat Ratna posthumously in 2014. Before him, iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had received the awards.

Padma Awards are awarded every year to people who do well in the field of politics, arts, sports and social work. The list of Padma awardees cannot exceed more than 120 names. Except for the years 1978 and 1979 and 1993 to 1997, the awards have been announced every year since their inception.