List Of Major National Awards In India, Civilian awards, Gallantry awards, and others

Safalta Expert Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Thu, 26 Jan 2023 07:56 AM IST


Get a list of major National Awards here with Safalta. Awards tokens of appreciation and honor. This article is about a list of prizes given out in India for various accomplishments. 

Free Demo Classes

Register here for Free Demo Classes

Please fill the name
Please enter only 10 digit mobile number
Please select course
Please fill the email
Something went wrong!
Download App & Start Learning
Looking for the list of Major National Awards in India? If yes, then you have reached the right page. Indian Government has announced a number of civilian and gallantry awards. They are meant to award the Indian citizens for their excellence in various fields. Candidates preparing for government exams should know the complete list of National Awards as questions are asked from this topic in different exams. The main award categories are military, civic, literary, and leadership.


Read this article to know the complete list of major National Awards in India. If you are preparing for competitive exams and looking for expert guidance, you can download our General Knowledge Free Ebook Download Now.

The following are the major award categories in India, which are bestowed by the Government Of India:

  • Civilian Awards
  • Gallantry Awards
Civilian honors are divided into four categories: Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri. 

People studying for bank exams or other competitive tests in India should be familiar with the awards and recipients. For the year 2022, here is a list of Major Indian awards and their recipients.

List Of National Awards in India

The major national awards in India and their details are as given below:

Bharat Ratna

On the list of Major National Awards in India, the first is Bharat Ratna. It is India's highest civilian honor, bestowed on notable individuals for achievements in fields such as science, literature, the arts, public service, and sports.

Bharat Ratna literally means "Indian Jewel" or "Indian Gem." The winners are recommended to the President by India's Prime Minister. The recipients of this award receive a certificate signed by the President as well as a medallion in the shape of a peepal leaf. Without exception, the award honors extraordinary service or accomplishment of the highest level. Sachin Tendulkar, who is 40 years old, is the youngest recipient of the Bharat Ratna Award, while Dhondo Keshav Karve, who is 100 years old, is the oldest.

The Bharat Ratna awards will not be given out in 2020 or 2021 or 2022, hence we are presenting the list of Bharat Ratna Award recipients for 2019. The list will be updated by us if the Government Releases the list of awardees.
Name of the Bharat Ratna Award Recipient- 2019 Field of the Recipient
Nanaji Deshmukh Social Activist   Member of RSS A leader of Bharatiya Jana Sangh Also, Padma Vibhushan recipient of 1999.
Bhupen Hazarika Known as Sudhakantha.   Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet and filmmaker.
Pranab Mukherjee Indian Politician, Served as 13th Indian President-2009-2012

Bharat Ratna Awards are given to a maximum of three people each year.

Also Read:

Padma Vibhushan

Padma Awards are divided into three categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri. A total of seven Padma Vibhushans, ten Padma Bhushan. For the year 2022, the  Padam Awards have been bestowed on 178 individuals from various filed. Here is the complete list of Padma Awards.
In India, recipients of the Padma Awards are often recommended by an award committee comprised of state governments, union territory administrations, central ministries, or excellence institutions, among others. The awards are handed after the Home Minister, Prime Minister, and President has given their assent to the Awards Committee's recommendations. The President of India presents these honors, and the names of the award recipients for the year 2021 are listed here. Continue reading to learn more.

Next on the list of majors National Awards, is the Padma Vibhushan  It is India's second-highest civilian honor. The award is given to persons who have made outstanding contributions in sectors such as social work, public affairs, medicine, literature, sports, and civil service, among others. Every year on Republic Day, the prize recipients are announced.

The following is a list of Padma Vibhushan recipients and the fields in which they excelled:

For the year of 2022 the list of recipients is as follows:

List Of Padma Vibhushan- (4)

Name Field State/Country
Ms. Prabha Atre Art Maharashtra
Shri Radheyshyam Khemka (Posthumous) Literature and Education U.P.
General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous) Civil Service Uttarakhand
Shri Kalyan Singh (Posthumous) Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh

For 2021 the list is as follows:
SI.No. Padma Vibhushan Recipients Field State/ Country
1 Shri Shinzo Abe Public Affairs Japan
2 Shri S P Balasubramaniam
Art Tamil Nadu
3 Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde Medicine Karnataka
4 Shri Narinder Singh Kapany
Science and Engineering USA
5 Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Others- Spiritualism Delhi
6 Shri B. B. Lal Others- Archaeology Delhi
7 Shri Sudarshan Sahoo Art Odisha

Check out the List Of Nationalized Banks In India

Padma Bhushan

Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian honor, and it, like other awards, is given to persons who have made outstanding contributions in their professions.

List Of Padma Bhushan (17)

Name Field State/Country
Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad Public Affairs Jammu and Kashmir
Shri Victor Banerjee Art West Bengal
Ms. Gurmeet Bawa (Posthumous) Art Punjab
Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Public Affairs West Bengal
Shri Natarajan Chandrasekaran Trade and Industry Maharashtra

Shri Krishna Ella and

Smt. Suchitra Ella* (Duo)

Trade and Industry Telangana
Ms. Madhur Jaffery Others-Culinary USA
Shri Devendra Jhajharia Sports Rajasthan
Shri Rashid Khan Art Uttar Pradesh
Shri Rajiv Mehrishi Civil Service Rajasthan
Shri Satya Narayana Nadella Trade and Industry USA
Shri Sundararajan Pichai Trade and Industry USA
Shri Cyrus Poonawalla Trade and Industry Maharashtra
Shri Sanjaya Rajaram (Posthumous) Sci and Engg Mexico
Ms. Pratibha Ray Literature and Education Odisha
Swami Sachidanand Literature and Education Gujarat
Shri Vashishth Tripathi Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh

Padma Shri

Padma Shri is India's fourth-highest civilian honor on the List of major national awards. People in the arts, education, sports, medicine, public affairs, social service, industry, science, and literature have received this honor.
The names of a few Padma Shri award recipients for 2022 are listed below:

List Of Padma Shri (107)
Name Field State/Country
Shri Prahlad Rai Agarwala Trade and Industry West Bengal
Prof. Najma Akhtar Literature and Education Delhi
Shri Sumit Antil Sports Haryana
Shri T Senka Ao Literature and Education Nagaland

Ms. Kamalini Asthana and

Ms. Nalini Asthana* (Duo)

Art Uttar Pradesh
Shri Subbanna Ayyappan Science and Engineering Karnataka
Shri J K Bajaj Literature and Education Delhi
Shri Sirpi Balasubramaniam Literature and Education Tamil Nadu
Srimad Baba Balia Social Work Odisha
Ms. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay Science and Engineering West Bengal
Ms. Madhuri Barthwal Art Uttarakhand
Shri Akhone Asgar Ali Basharat Literature and Education Ladakh
Dr. Himmatrao Bawaskar Medicine Maharashtra
Shri Harmohinder Singh Bedi Literature and Education Punjab
Shri Pramod Bhagat Sports Odisha
Shri S Ballesh Bhajantri Art Tamil Nadu
Shri Khandu Wangchuk Bhutia Art Sikkim
Shri Maria Christopher Byrski Literature and Education Poland
Acharya Chandanaji Social Work Bihar
Ms. Sulochana Chavan Art Maharashtra
Shri Neeraj Chopra Sports Haryana
Ms. Shakuntala Choudhary Social Work Assam
Shri Sankaranarayana Menon Chundayil Sports Kerala
Shri S Damodaran Social Work Tamil Nadu
Shri Faisal Ali Dar Sports J&K
Shri Jagjit Singh Dardi Trade and Industry Chandigarh
Dr. Prokar Dasgupta Medicine U.K.
Shri Aditya Prasad Dash Science and Engineering Odisha
Dr. Lata Desa Medicine Gujarat
Shri Malji bhai Desai Public Affairs Gujarat
Ms. Basanti Devi Social Work Uttarakhand
Ms. Lourembam Bino Devi Art Manipur
Ms. Muktamani Devi Trade and Industry Manipur
Ms. Shyamamani Devi Art Odisha
Shri Khalil Dhantejvi (Posthumous) Lit. and Education Gujarat
Shri Savaji Bhai Dholakia Social Work Gujarat
Shri Arjun Singh Dhurve Art Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre Medicine Maharashtra
Shri Chandraprakash Dwivedi Art Rajasthan
Shri Dhaneswar Engti Lit. and Education Assam
Shri Om Prakash Gandhi Social Work Haryana
Shri Narasimha Rao Garikapati Lit. and Education Andhra Pradesh
Shri Girdhari Ram Ghonju (Posthumous) Lit. and Education Jharkhand
Shri Shaibal Gupta (Posthumous) Lit. and Education Bihar
Shri Narasingha Prasad Guru Lit. and Education Odisha
Shri Gosaveedu Shaik Hassan (Posthumous) Art Andhra Pradesh
Shri Ryuko Hira Trade and Industry Japan
Ms. Sosamma Iype Animal Husbandry Kerala
Shri Avadh Kishore Jadia Lit. and Education Madhya Pradesh
Ms. Sowcar Janaki Art Tamil Nadu
Ms. Tara Jauhar Lit and Education Delhi
Ms. Vandana Kataria Sports Uttarakhand
Shri H R Keshavamurthy Art Karnataka
Shri Rutger Kortenhorst Lit and Education Ireland
Shri P Narayana Kurup Lit and Education Kerala
Ms. Avani Lekhara Sports Rajasthan
Shri Moti Lal Madan Sci and Engineering Haryana
Shri Shivnath Mishra Art Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Narendra Prasad Misra (Posthumous) Medicine Madhya Pradesh
Shri Darshanam Mogilaiah Art Telangana
Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra (Posthumous) Civil Service Delhi
Shri Thavil Kongampattu A V Murugaiyan Art Puducherry
Ms. R Muthukannammal Art Tamil Nadu
Shri Abdul Khader Nadakattin Grassroots Innovation Karnataka
Shri Amai Mahalinga Naik Agriculture Karnataka
Shri Tsering Namgyal Art Ladakh
Shri A K C Natarajan Art Tamil Nadu
Shri V L Nghaka Lit. and Education Mizoram
Shri Sonu Nigam Art Maharashtra
Shri Ram Sahay Panday Art Madhya Pradesh
Shri Chirapat Prapandavidya Lit and Education Thailand
Ms. K V Rabiya Social Work Kerala
Shri Anil Kumar Rajvanshi Sci and Engineering Maharashtra
Shri Sheesh Ram Art Uttar Pradesh
Shri Ramachandraiah Art Telangana
Dr. Sunkara Venkata Adinarayana Rao Medicine Andhra Pradesh
Ms. Gamit Ramilaben Raysingbhai Social Work Gujarat
Ms. Padmaja Reddy Art Telangana
Guru Tulku Rinpoche Spiritualism Arunachal Pradesh
Shri Brahmanand Sankhwalkar Sports Goa
Shri Vidyanand Sarek Lit and Education Himachal Pradesh
Shri Kali Pada Saren Lit. and Education West Bengal
Dr. Veeraswamy Seshiah Medicine Tamil Nadu
Ms. Prabhaben Shah Social Work Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
Shri Dilip Shahani Lit and Education Delhi
Shri Ram Dayal Sharma Art Rajasthan
Shri Vishwamurti Shastri Lit. and Education J&K
Ms. Tatiana Lvovna Shaumyan Lit. and Education Russia
Shri Siddhalingaiah (Posthumous) Lit. and Education Karnataka
Shri Kaajee Singh Art West Bengal
Shri Konsam Ibomcha Singh Art Manipur
Shri Prem Singh Social Work Punjab
Shri Seth Pal Singh Agriculture Uttar Pradesh
Ms. Vidya Vindu Singh Lit. and Education Uttar Pradesh
Baba Iqbal Singh Ji Social Work Punjab
Dr. Bhimsen Singhal Medicine Maharashtra
Shri Sivananda Yoga Uttar Pradesh
Shri Ajay Kumar Sonkar Sci and Engineering Uttar Pradesh
Ms. Ajita Srivastava Art Uttar Pradesh
Sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya Swami Spiritualism Goa
Dr. Balaji Tambe (Posthumous) Medicine Maharashtra
Shri Raghuvendra Tanwar Lit and Education Haryana
Dr. Kamlakar Tripathi Medicine Uttar Pradesh
Ms. Lalita Vakil Art Himachal Pradesh
Ms. Durga Bai Vyam Art Madhya Pradesh
Shri Jyantkumar Maganlal Vyas Sci and Engineering Gujarat
Ms. Badaplin War Lit and Education Meghalaya


Military Awards in India

  • The highest award for military service is the Param Veer Chakra, which is given to the highest level of bravery and exceptional courage on the face of the enemy during wartime. This honor has only been given to 20 army troops and one air force man thus far.
  • Maha Veer Chakra: The Maha Veer Chakra is the second-highest military honor given for bravery in battle.
  • The Veer Chakra is given out for valor on the battlefield. It is the third-highest honor bestowed on military personnel.
  • One of the peacetime decorations, the Ashok Chakra, is given for valor, bravery, or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield. Second on the list is Kirti Chakra, followed by Shaurya Chakra.


Read More

How to prepare for Government Jobs?

If you want to prepare for Government Jobs, you can get an expert’s guidance with the help of Safalta’s Free Courses: Subscribe NowSafalta will guide you to prepare for exams like SSC GD, NDA & NA, UP Lekhpal, SSC MTS, etc. Moreover, the aspirants can check E-BooksMock-Tests, and Current Affairs for free.

Which is the highest Civilian Award in India?

 Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in India.

How are Bharat Ratna Awards decided?

The recommendations for the Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister to the President, with a maximum of three nominees being awarded per year.

In which areas Bharat Ratna is awarded?

Bharat Ratna is awarded in recognition of exceptional work service of the highest order in any field of human endeavour as art social work Public Affairs Science Engineering Sports and Trade Industry etc It is worth mentioning that no formal recommendations for Bharat Ratna are necessary The recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister to the President of India

Who got the first Bharat Ratna recipient?

Bharat Ratna was first awarded in 1964 to Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Dr. CV Raman, and Chakravarti Rajagopalachari.

Who is the latest recipent of Bharat Ratna?

The latest recipient of  Bharat Ratna is Nanaji Deshmukh (Posthumous) Bhupen Hazarika (Posthumous) Pranab Mukherjee.

Free Demo Classes

Register here for Free Demo Classes

Trending Courses

Professional Certification Programme in Digital Marketing (Batch-6)
Professional Certification Programme in Digital Marketing (Batch-6)

Now at just ₹ 49999 ₹ 9999950% off

Master Certification in Digital Marketing  Programme (Batch-12)
Master Certification in Digital Marketing Programme (Batch-12)

Now at just ₹ 64999 ₹ 12500048% off

Advanced Certification in Digital Marketing Online Programme (Batch-23)
Advanced Certification in Digital Marketing Online Programme (Batch-23)

Now at just ₹ 24999 ₹ 3599931% off

Advance Graphic Designing Course (Batch-9) : 90 Hours of Learning
Advance Graphic Designing Course (Batch-9) : 90 Hours of Learning

Now at just ₹ 19999 ₹ 3599944% off

Flipkart Hot Selling Course in 2024
Flipkart Hot Selling Course in 2024

Now at just ₹ 10000 ₹ 3000067% off

Advanced Certification in Digital Marketing Classroom Programme (Batch-3)
Advanced Certification in Digital Marketing Classroom Programme (Batch-3)

Now at just ₹ 29999 ₹ 9999970% off

Basic Digital Marketing Course (Batch-24): 50 Hours Live+ Recorded Classes!
Basic Digital Marketing Course (Batch-24): 50 Hours Live+ Recorded Classes!

Now at just ₹ 1499 ₹ 999985% off

WhatsApp Business Marketing Course
WhatsApp Business Marketing Course

Now at just ₹ 599 ₹ 159963% off

Advance Excel Course
Advance Excel Course

Now at just ₹ 2499 ₹ 800069% off