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One of the highest civilian awards of the country, Padma honors are conferred in three categories - 

Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. 

The awards are given in various disciplines and fields of activities like art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering. 
  1. 'Padma Vibhushan' is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service.
  2. 'Padma Bhushan' for distinguished service of high order.
  3. 'Padma Shri' for distinguished service in any field. 
The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year. 
This year, the Padma Awards list features only 87 names, making it the shortest list in years. The list comprises of 
  • 7 Padma Vibhushan, 
  • 7 Padma Bhushan
  • 75 Padma Shri Awardees.  
19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 Posthumous awardees.

Below is the Complete  list of Padma Awardees of 2017:

Padma Vibhushan

AWARDEE
FIELD OF PROMINENCE
Sharad Pawar
Public Affairs
Murli Manohar Joshi
Public Affairs
P.A. Sangma (posthumous)
Public Affairs
Sunder Lal Patwah (posthumous)
Public Affairs
K.J.Yesudas
Art - Music
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Others - Spiritualism
Udipi Ramachandra Rao
Science & Engineering

Padma Bhushan

AWARDEE
FIELD OF PROMINENCE
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Art - Music
Devi Prasad Dwivedi
Literature & Education
Tehemton Udwadia
Medicine
Ratna Sundar Maharaj
Others-Spiritualism
Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati
Others-Yoga
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner)
Literature & Education
Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous)
Literature & Education –Journalism

Padma Shri

AWARDEE
FIELD OF PROMINENCE
Basanti Bisht
Art-Music
Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair
Art-Dance
Aruna Mohanty
Art-Dance
Bharathi Vishnuvardhan
Art-Cinema
Sadhu Meher
Art-Cinema
T K Murthy
Art-Music
Laishram Birendrakumar Singh
Art-Music
Krishna Ram Chaudhary
Art-Music
Baoa Devi
Art-Painting
Tilak Gitai
Art-Painting
Aekka Yadagiri Rao
Art-Sculpture
Jitendra Haripal
Art-Music
Kailash Kher
Art-Music
Parassala B Ponnammal
Art-Music
Sukri Bommagowda
Art-Music
Mukund Nayak
Art-Music
Purushottam Upadhyay
Art-Music
Anuradha Paudwal
Art-Music
Wareppa Naba Nil
Art-Theatre
Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary
Civil Service
T.K. Viswanathan
Civil Service
Kanwal Sibal
Civil Service
Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla
Literature & Education
Eli Ahmed
Literature & Education
Narendra Kohli
Literature & Education
G. Venkatasubbiah
Literature & Education 
Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri
Literature & Education
Kashi Nath Pandita
Literature & Education
Chamu Krishna Shastry
Literature & Education
Harihar Kripalu Tripathi
Literature & Education
Michel Danino
Literature & Education
Punam Suri
Literature & Education
VG Patel
Literature & Education
V Koteswaramma
Literature & Education
Balbir Dutt
Literature & Education-Journalism
Bhawana Somaaya
Literature & Education-Journalism
Vishnu Pandya
Literature & Education-Journalism
Subroto Das
Medicine
Bhakti Yadav
Medicine
Mohammed Abdul Waheed
Medicine
Madan Madhav Godbole
Medicine
Devendra Dayabhai Patel
Medicine
Harkishan Singh
Medicine
Mukut Minz
Medicine
Arun Kumar Sharma
Others-Archaeology
Sanjeev Kapoor
Others-Culinary
Meenakshi Amma
Others-Martial Art
Genabhai Dargabhai Patel
Others-Agriculture
Chandrakant Pithawa
Science & Engineering
Ajoy Kumar Ray
Science & Engineering
Chintakindi Mallesham
Science & Engineering
Jitendra Nath Goswami
Science & Engineering
Daripalli Ramaiah
Social Work
Girish Bhardwaj
Social Work
Karimul Hak
Social Work
Bipin Ganatra
Social Work
Nivedita Raghunath Bhide
Social work
Appasaheb Dharmadhikari
Social Work
Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal
Social Work
Virat Kohli
Sports-Cricket
Shekar Naik
Sports-Cricket
Vikasa Gowda
Sports-Discus Throw
Deepa Malik
Sports-Athletics
Mariyappan Thangavelu
Sports-Athletics
Dipa Karmakar
Sports-Gymnastics
P. R. Shreejesh
Sports-Hockey
Sakshi Malik
Sports-Wrestling
Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu
Trade & Industry
Imrat Khan  (NRI/PIO)
Art-Music
Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO)
Literature & Education
H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO)
Literature & Education-Journalism
Suniti Solomon (Posthumous)
Medicine
Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous)
Others-Archaeology
Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous)
Social Work
Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner)
Social Work

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