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List of Padma Bhushan award recipients (1960–1969)

Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan medal suspended from its riband
Awarded by
State Emblem of India
Government of India
Country India
Type National Civilian
Ribbon Padma Bhushan riband
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 State Emblem of India placed in the centre with the national motto of India, "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth alone triumphs) in Devanagari Script
Established 1954
Previous name(s) Padma Vibhushan "Dusra Warg" (Class II)
First awarded 1954
Total awarded 200
Next (higher) Padma Vibhushan riband Padma Vibhushan
Next (lower) Padma Shri riband Padma Shri

The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award of the Republic of India.[1] Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for "distinguished service of a high order", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.[2] The recipients receive a Sanad, a certificate signed by the President of India and a circular-shaped medallion with no monetary association. The recipients are announced every year on Republic Day (26 January) and registered in The Gazette of India—a publication used for official government notices and released weekly by the Department of Publication, under the Ministry of Urban Development.[3] The conferral of the award is not considered official without its publication in the Gazette. The name of recipient, whose award have been revoked or restored, both of which require the authority of the President, is archived and they are required to surrender their medal when their name is struck from the register;[4] none of the conferments of Padma Bhushan during 1960–1969 have been revoked or restored. The recommendations are received from all the state and the union territory governments, as well as from Ministries of the Government of India, the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan awardees, the Institutes of Excellence, the Ministers, the Chief Ministers and the Governors of State, and the Members of Parliament including private individuals.[3]

When instituted in 1954, the Padma Bhushan was classified as "Dusra Warg" (Class II) 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 Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri.[3] The criteria included "distinguished service of a high order in any field including service rendered by Government servants", but excluded those working with the public sector undertakings with the exception of doctors and scientists. The 1954 statutes did not allow posthumous awards; this was subsequently modified in the January 1955 statute.[4] The design was also changed to the form that is currently in use; it portrays a circular-shaped toned bronze medallion 1 34 inches (44 mm) in diameter and 18 inch (3.2 mm) thick. The centrally placed pattern made of outer lines of a square of 1 316 inches (30 mm) side is embossed with a knob carved within each of the outer angles of the pattern. A raised circular space of diameter 1 116 inches (27 mm) is placed at the centre of the decoration. A centrally located lotus flower is embossed on the obverse side of the medal and the text "Padma" is placed above and the text "Bhushan" is placed below the lotus written in Devanagari script. The State Emblem of India is displayed in the centre of the reverse side, together with the national motto of India, "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth alone triumphs) in Devanagari script, which is inscribed on the lower edge. The rim, the edges and all embossing on either side is of standard gold with the text "Padma Bhushan" of gold gilt. The medal is suspended by a pink riband 1 14 inches (32 mm) in width with a broad white stripe in the middle.[3][4] It is ranked fifth in the order of precedence of wearing of medals and decorations of the Indian civilian and military awards.[a]

A total of 200 awards were presented in the 1960s – ten in 1960, followed by thirteen in 1961, twenty-seven in 1962, twelve in 1963, eighteen in 1964, twenty-five in 1965, fourteen in 1966, twenty-four in 1967, twenty-eight in 1968, and twenty-nine in 1969. The Padma Bhushan in the 1960s was also conferred upon five foreign recipients – two from the United States and one each from Canada, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Individuals from nine different fields were awarded, which includes sixty-nine from literature and education, thirty-two from medicine, twenty-two from civil services, seventeen artists, sixteen from public affairs, fifteen from science and engineering, fourteen from social work, ten from trade and industry, and five sportspersons. Journalist Manikonda Chalapathi Rau and Kannada writer K. Shivaram Karanth returned their 1968 awards, while Sitar player Vilayat Khan refused to accept it, with him stating that "the selection committees were incompetent to judge [his] music".[6][b]


Portrait of an old man sitting in a chair.
Considered as one of the "distinguished figure[s] in the Oriya world of letters", Nilakantha Das (awarded in 1960) was a poet, essayist, critic, educationist, and linguist.[8]:541
Black and white photograph of a man playing a flute
Kazi Nazrul Islam (awarded in 1960) is the national poet of Bangladesh.[9] Nazrul's activism for political and social justice earned him the title of "Rebel Poet" (Bidrohi Kobi).[10]
Colour portrait of a man with beard.
Russian artist Svetoslav Roerich (awarded in 1961), is known for his paintings of Himalayan valleys and portraits. He is the only artist whose three portraits of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan are displayed at the Central Hall of Parliament.[11]
Black and white photograph of a man sitting in a chair.
Asaf Ali Asghar Fyzee (awarded in 1962), an Indian jurist, educator and scholar is known for his literary works on Ismaili studies and introduced the Ismaili school of jurisprudence. He was the Principal of the Government Law College, Mumbai (1938–47) and Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu and Kashmir (1957–60).[12]
Black and white photograph of a man
Hindustani classical vocalist hailing from the Patiala gharana, Khyal singer Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (awarded in 1962) received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Vocal Music in 1962 and was elected the Fellow of the Akademi "[f]or his eminence in and service to the cause of music" in 1967.[13]
 Black and white closeup photograph of a young man.
Physicist and academic Sisir Kumar Mitra (awarded in 1962) is considered as pioneer of radio research in India. Apart from holding various teaching positions he was administrator of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education for six years.[14]
Black and white photograph of a woman in nine-yard saree.
Narayan Shripad Rajhans alias Bal Gandharva (awarded in 1964), is best known for his Indian classical singing and performing female roles in Marathi Sangeet Nataks (musical dramas) drawing mass appeal from middle class women of his era.[15]
 Close up of a smiling bald man.
Astrophysicist Jayant Narlikar (awarded in 1965) is known for advocating the Steady State theory, an alternative to the prevalent Big Bang model.[16]
Closeup of an old man smiling at the camera.
Zubin Mehta (awarded in 1966) is a musician and conductor associated with various international orchestras like New York Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Bavarian State Opera and has been honoured with American Kennedy Center Honors (2006) and Japanese Praemium Imperiale (2008).[17]
Black and white photograph of a young woman.
M. L. Vasanthakumari (awarded in 1967) was a Carnatic classical singer and playback singer of various popular Tamil films along with recording songs in Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada languages.[18]
Photograph of an old man playing Sarod
Ali Akbar Khan (awarded in 1967) was a Hindustani classical musician, best known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod. Khan was the first Indian musician to receive the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1991 and was nominated for the Grammy Award five time between 1970 to 1998.[19]
An old bald man.
C. R. Rao (awarded in 1968) is one of the pioneers of modern statistics. He received the National Medal of Science from the President of the United States in 2002.[20]
Black and white photograph of a man in suit and hat.
Textile industrialist Kasturbhai Lalbhai (awarded in 1969) was a prominent name in pre-independent India's business circle and his group of businesses was the tenth largest cotton consumer of India in 1930 and the seventh largest in 1939.[21]
Black and white photograph of a man
Considered the "Pitamaha" (the grand sire) among Carnatic musicians,[22] Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer (awarded in 1969) was a Carnatic vocalist and was awarded the Sangeetha Kalanidhi awarded by the Madras Music Academy in 1947.[23]
Award recipients by year[24]
Year Number of recipients
Award recipients by field[24]
Field Number of recipients
Civil Service
Literature & Education
Public Affairs
Science & Engineering
Social Work
Trade & Industry
List of Padma Bhushan award recipients, showing the year, field, and state/country[24]
Year Recipient Field State
1960 Bagish, Haridas SiddhantaHaridas Siddhanta Bagish Literature & Education West Bengal
1960 Chaudhuri, Rabindra NathRabindra Nath Chaudhuri Medicine West Bengal
1960 Das, NilakanthaNilakantha Das Public Affairs Orissa
1960 Dravid, Rajeshwar ShastriRajeshwar Shastri Dravid Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1960 Islam, Kazi NazrulKazi Nazrul Islam Literature & Education West Bengal[A]
1960 Khan, Hafiz AliHafiz Ali Khan Arts Madhya Pradesh
1960 Naveen, Bal Krishna SharmaBal Krishna Sharma Naveen Literature & Education Delhi
1960 Rao, Ayyadevara KaleswaraAyyadevara Kaleswara Rao Public Affairs Andhra Pradesh
1960 Sahay, Acharya ShivpujanAcharya Shivpujan Sahay Literature & Education Bihar
1960 Shirodkar, Vithal NageshVithal Nagesh Shirodkar Medicine Maharashtra
1961 Banerjee, Tridib NathTridib Nath Banerjee Medicine West Bengal
1961 Billimoria, Rustomji BomanjiRustomji Bomanji Billimoria Medicine Maharashtra
1961 Das, Seth GovindSeth Govind Das Literature & Education Madhya Pradesh
1961 Elwin, VerrierVerrier Elwin Science & Engineering [B]
1961 Gulhati, Niranjan DasNiranjan Das Gulhati Civil Service Delhi
1961 Iyer, L. VenkatakrishnaL. Venkatakrishna Iyer Civil Service Tamil Nadu
1961 Krishnadas, RaiRai Krishnadas Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1961 Pant, SumitranandanSumitranandan Pant Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1961 Roerich, SvetoslavSvetoslav Roerich Arts [C]
1961 Sahay, BhagwanBhagwan Sahay Civil Service Uttar Pradesh
1961 Verma, Bindeshwari PrasadBindeshwari Prasad Verma Public Affairs Bihar
1961 Venkataraman, K.K. Venkataraman Trade & Industry Maharashtra
1961 Wadia, Ardeshir RuttonjiArdeshir Ruttonji Wadia Literature & Education Maharashtra
1962 Ayyar, Ramaswamy DuraiswamyRamaswamy Duraiswamy Ayyar Medicine Delhi
1962 Chatterjee, Gyanesh ChandraGyanesh Chandra Chatterjee Literature & Education Delhi
1962 Dandekar, Ramchandra NarayanRamchandra Narayan Dandekar Literature & Education Maharashtra
1962 Dhanda, Prem ChandraPrem Chandra Dhanda Medicine Punjab
1962 Fyzee, Asaf Ali AsgharAsaf Ali Asghar Fyzee Literature & Education Jammu & Kashmir
1962 Khan, Bade Ghulam AliBade Ghulam Ali Khan Arts Maharashtra
1962 Khan, Jafar AliJafar Ali Khan Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1962 Kothari, Daulat SinghDaulat Singh Kothari Civil Service Delhi
1962 Lam, Mithan JamshedMithan Jamshed Lam Public Affairs Maharashtra
1962 Maitra, Sudhansu SobhanSudhansu Sobhan Maitra Medicine West Bengal
1962 Mitra, Sisir KumarSisir Kumar Mitra Literature & Education West Bengal
1962 Modak, TarabaiTarabai Modak Social Work Maharashtra
1962 Mukerjee, RadhakamalRadhakamal Mukerjee Science & Engineering Uttar Pradesh
1962 Mukerjee, Sudhindra NathSudhindra Nath Mukerjee Public Affairs West Bengal
1962 Fatehpuri, NiazNiaz Fatehpuri Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1962 Patel, Jal R.Jal R. Patel Medicine Maharashtra
1962 Phadke, Narayan SitaramNarayan Sitaram Phadke Literature & Education Maharashtra
1962 Raghavan, V.V. Raghavan Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
1962 Ram, DukhanDukhan Ram Medicine Bihar
1962 Soundram, T. S.T. S. Soundram Social Work Tamil Nadu
1962 Rao, Mahankali SeetharamaMahankali Seetharama Rao Medicine Andhra Pradesh
1962 Saran, RaghunathRaghunath Saran Medicine Bihar
1962 Satyanarayana, MoturiMoturi Satyanarayana Public Affairs Tamil Nadu
1962 Seksaria, SitaramSitaram Seksaria Social Work Assam
1962 Sen, Santosh KumarSantosh Kumar Sen Medicine West Bengal
1962 Singh, TarlokTarlok Singh Civil Service Punjab
1962 Sinha, Raja Radhika RamanRaja Radhika Raman Sinha Literature & Education Bihar
1963 Bery, Narendra NathNarendra Nath Bery Medicine Punjab
1963 Chaturvedi, MakhanlalMakhanlal Chaturvedi Literature & Education Madhya Pradesh
1963 Das, Omeo KumarOmeo Kumar Das Social Work Assam
1963 Laharry, Nitish ChandraNitish Chandra Laharry Social Work West Bengal
1963 Prasad, Badri NathBadri Nath Prasad Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1963 Rao, Kanuri LakshmanaKanuri Lakshmana Rao Civil Service Delhi
1963 Sankrityayan, RahulRahul Sankrityayan Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1963 Saraiya, Ramanlal GokaldasRamanlal Gokaldas Saraiya Public Affairs Maharashtra
1963 Seshadri, T. R.T. R. Seshadri Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
1963 Singh, Sardar HarnarainSardar Harnarain Singh Civil Service Punjab
1963 Soni, M. L.M. L. Soni Medicine Delhi
1963 Verma, RamkumarRamkumar Verma Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1964 Abdullah, SheikhSheikh Abdullah Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1964 Ahmed, NuruddinNuruddin Ahmed Public Affairs Delhi
1964 Ahmed, RafiuddinRafiuddin Ahmed Medicine West Bengal
1964 Chandy, JacobJacob Chandy Medicine Kerala
1964 Dubey, Kunji LalKunji Lal Dubey Public Affairs Madhya Pradesh
1964 Ghosh, Tushar KantiTushar Kanti Ghosh Literature & Education West Bengal
1964 Guha, Anil BandhuAnil Bandhu Guha Civil Service West Bengal
1964 Hai, Mohd. AbdulMohd. Abdul Hai Medicine Bihar
1964 Khurody, Dara NusserwanjiDara Nusserwanji Khurody Trade & Industry Madhya Pradesh
1964 Mukherjee, Anukul ChandraAnukul Chandra Mukherjee Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1964 Mukherjee, Jnanendra NathJnanendra Nath Mukherjee Science & Engineering West Bengal
1964 Mullik, Bhole NathBhole Nath Mullik Civil Service Delhi
1964 Narayan, R. K.R. K. Narayan Literature & Education Karnataka
1964 Pandit, Chintaman GovindChintaman Govind Pandit Medicine Maharashtra
1964 Patel, Tribhuvandas KishibhaiTribhuvandas Kishibhai Patel Social Work Gujarat
1964 Rajhans (Bal Gandharva), N. S.N. S. Rajhans (Bal Gandharva) Arts Maharashtra
1964 Ramachandran, T. NarayanayajwaT. Narayanayajwa Ramachandran Science & Engineering Tamil Nadu
1964 Wig, Khushwant LalKhushwant Lal Wig Medicine Punjab
1965 Iyer, Krishnaswami BalasubramaniaKrishnaswami Balasubramania Iyer Public Affairs Tamil Nadu
1965 Banerjee, Jogesh ChandraJogesh Chandra Banerjee Medicine West Bengal
1965 Dhillon, Joginder SinghJoginder Singh Dhillon Civil Service Punjab
1965 Patwardhan, AppasahebAppasaheb Patwardhan Public Affairs Maharashtra
1965 Dikshit, Bhalchandra BabajiBhalchandra Babaji Dikshit Medicine Maharashtra
1965 Dunn, P. O.P. O. Dunn Civil Service Maharashtra
1965 Godbole, Narasinh NarayanNarasinh Narayan Godbole Literature & Education Maharashtra
1965 Gombu, NawangNawang Gombu Sports West Bengal
1965 Gyatso, SonamSonam Gyatso Sports Sikkim
1965 Katoch, Kashmir SinghKashmir Singh Katoch Civil Service Punjab
1965 Khan, Akbar AliAkbar Ali Khan Public Affairs Andhra Pradesh
1965 Kirloskar, Shantanu LakshmanShantanu Lakshman Kirloskar Trade & Industry Maharashtra
1965 Kohli, Mohan SinghMohan Singh Kohli Sports Delhi
1965 Lal, Pratap ChandraPratap Chandra Lal Civil Service Punjab
1965 Mujeeb, MohammadMohammad Mujeeb Literature & Education Delhi
1965 Narlikar, JayantJayant Narlikar Science & Engineering Maharashtra
1965 Rajaram, RamaswamyRamaswamy Rajaram Civil Service Tamil Nadu
1965 Ramanathan, K. R.K. R. Ramanathan Science & Engineering Tamil Nadu
1965 Ray, SatyajitSatyajit Ray Arts West Bengal
1965 Sen, TrigunaTriguna Sen Literature & Education West Bengal
1965 Shahaney, Santu JouharmalSantu Jouharmal Shahaney Civil Service West Bengal
1965 Sharma, ShivShiv Sharma Medicine Uttar Pradesh
1965 Singh, HarbakshHarbaksh Singh Civil Service Delhi
1965 Verma, Vrindavan LalVrindavan Lal Verma Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1965 Verma, Manikya LalManikya Lal Verma Social Work Rajasthan
1966 Aiyer, T. S. RamaswamiT. S. Ramaswami Aiyer Public Affairs Tamil Nadu
1966 Chinai, Babubhai ManeklalBabubhai Maneklal Chinai Trade & Industry Maharashtra
1966 Duraiswami, Puliyur KrishnaswamyPuliyur Krishnaswamy Duraiswami Medicine Delhi
1966 Kurien, VergheseVerghese Kurien Trade & Industry Gujarat
1966 Mehta, ZubinZubin Mehta Arts [D]
1966 Menon, K. P. KesavaK. P. Kesava Menon Public Affairs Kerala
1966 Mukharji, Bhabani CharanBhabani Charan Mukharji Civil Service West Bengal
1966 Pillai, Mannathu PadmanabhaMannathu Padmanabha Pillai Social Work Kerala
1966 Pillai, K. ShankarK. Shankar Pillai Arts Delhi
1966 Sarabhai, VikramVikram Sarabhai Science & Engineering Gujarat
1966 Sarwate, Vinayak SitaramVinayak Sitaram Sarwate Literature & Education Madhya Pradesh
1966 Sethna, HomiHomi Sethna Civil Service Maharashtra
1966 Singh, JodhJodh Singh Literature & Education Punjab
1966 Upadhyaya, HaribhauHaribhau Upadhyaya Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1967 Anand, Mulk RajMulk Raj Anand Literature & Education Maharashtra
1967 Cherian, TaraTara Cherian Social Work Tamil Nadu
1967 Chopra, Mulk RajMulk Raj Chopra Civil Service Uttarakhand
1967 Das, TulsiTulsi Das Medicine Punjab
1967 Handique, Krishna KantaKrishna Kanta Handique Literature & Education Assam
1967 Jain, Akshay KumarAkshay Kumar Jain Literature & Education Delhi
1967 Jayakar, PupulPupul Jayakar Social Work Delhi
1967 Khan, Ali AkbarAli Akbar Khan Arts West Bengal
1967 Kohli, D. P.D. P. Kohli Civil Service Punjab
1967 Krishnan, RamanathanRamanathan Krishnan Sports Tamil Nadu
1967 Lakshmanan, C. KottiethC. Kottieth Lakshmanan Medicine Tamil Nadu
1967 Mahadevan, T. M. PonnambalamT. M. Ponnambalam Mahadevan Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
1967 Mehta, Kalyanji VithalbhaiKalyanji Vithalbhai Mehta Literature & Education Gujarat
1967 Padmavati, S. I.S. I. Padmavati Medicine Delhi
1967 Patil, Vasantrao BandojiVasantrao Bandoji Patil Trade & Industry Maharashtra
1967 Pavate, D. C.D. C. Pavate Literature & Education Karnataka
1967 Potdar, Datto VamanDatto Vaman Potdar Literature & Education Maharashtra
1967 Rao, B. ShivaB. Shiva Rao Literature & Education Delhi
1967 Saiyidain, Khwaja GhulamKhwaja Ghulam Saiyidain Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1967 Sarkar, Ashok KumarAshok Kumar Sarkar Literature & Education West Bengal
1967 Sen, MihirMihir Sen Sports West Bengal
1967 Shankar, RaviRavi Shankar Arts Uttar Pradesh
1967 Shroff, Kaikhushru RuttonjiKaikhushru Ruttonji Shroff Public Affairs Maharashtra
1967 Vasanthakumari, M. L.M. L. Vasanthakumari Arts Andhra Pradesh
1968 Bandhu, Acharya VishvaAcharya Vishva Bandhu Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1968 Bhatnagar, Prabhu LalPrabhu Lal Bhatnagar Science & Engineering Karnataka
1968 Sengupta, Sudhir RanjanSudhir Ranjan Sengupta Literature & Education West Bengal
1968 Jadhav, Mary ClubwalaMary Clubwala Jadhav Social Work Maharashtra
1968 Karanth, K. ShivaramK. Shivaram Karanth[c] Literature & Education Karnataka
1968 Khan, BismillahBismillah Khan Arts Uttar Pradesh
1968 Khandekar, Vishnu SakharamVishnu Sakharam Khandekar Literature & Education Maharashtra
1968 Manekshaw, SamSam Manekshaw Civil Service Maharashtra
1968 Master, Mansukhlal AtmaramMansukhlal Atmaram Master Public Affairs Maharashtra
1968 Menon, M. G. K.M. G. K. Menon Medicine Delhi
1968 Metre, Waman BapujiWaman Bapuji Metre Science & Engineering Maharashtra
1968 Modi, GujarmalGujarmal Modi Trade & Industry Uttar Pradesh
1968 Modi, Murugappa ChannaveerappaMurugappa Channaveerappa Modi Medicine Karnataka
1968 Narasimhan, GopalanGopalan Narasimhan Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
1968 Pal, Benjamin PearyBenjamin Peary Pal Science & Engineering Punjab
1968 Prakash, BrahmBrahm Prakash Science & Engineering Punjab
1968 Rau, Manikonda ChalapathiManikonda Chalapathi Rau[d] Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
1968 Rao, C. R.C. R. Rao Science & Engineering Delhi[E]
1968 Rath, RadhanathRadhanath Rath Literature & Education Odisha
1968 Ray, Jyotish ChandraJyotish Chandra Ray Medicine West Bengal
1968 Ruthnaswamy, MariadasMariadas Ruthnaswamy Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
1968 Sahay, RaghupatiRaghupati Sahay Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1968 Satwalekar, Shripad DamodarShripad Damodar Satwalekar Literature & Education Maharashtra
1968 Kurup, G. SankaraG. Sankara Kurup Literature & Education Kerala
1968 Thooran, PeriyasaamyPeriyasaamy Thooran Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
1968 Varma, Sarda PrasadSarda Prasad Varma Civil Service Bihar
1968 Vasavada, Shamaprasad RupshankerShamaprasad Rupshanker Vasavada Social Work Gujarat
1968 Venkatarangayya, MamidipudiMamidipudi Venkatarangayya Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
1969 Bandyopadhyay, TarasankarTarasankar Bandyopadhyay Literature & Education West Bengal
1969 Chandar, KrishnaKrishna Chandar Literature & Education Maharashtra
1969 Dagar, Rahim-ud-in KhanRahim-ud-in Khan Dagar Arts Delhi
1969 Dantwala, Mohanlal LallubhaiMohanlal Lallubhai Dantwala Science & Engineering Maharashtra
1969 Datey, Keshavrao KrishnaraoKeshavrao Krishnarao Datey Medicine Maharashtra
1969 Goenka, Keshav PrasadKeshav Prasad Goenka Trade & Industry West Bengal
1969 Iyer, Semmangudi SrinivasaSemmangudi Srinivasa Iyer Arts Tamil Nadu
1969 Jhaveri, VithalbhaiVithalbhai Jhaveri Literature & Education Maharashtra
1969 Kapoor, PrithvirajPrithviraj Kapoor Arts Punjab
1969 Kerkar, KesarbaiKesarbai Kerkar Arts Maharashtra
1969 Kriplani, Krishna RamchandKrishna Ramchand Kriplani Literature & Education Delhi
1969 Lahiri, AdinathAdinath Lahiri Science & Engineering West Bengal
1969 Lal, Gobind BehariGobind Behari Lal Literature & Education [F]
1969 Lalbhai, KasturbhaiKasturbhai Lalbhai Trade & Industry Gujarat
1969 Mangeshkar, LataLata Mangeshkar Arts Maharashtra
1969 Menon, V. K. NarayanaV. K. Narayana Menon Science & Engineering Kerala
1969 Nair, Raman MadhavanRaman Madhavan Nair Literature & Education Chandigarh
1969 Nizami, Samad Yar Khan SagharSamad Yar Khan Saghar Nizami Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
1969 Parulekar, NanasahebNanasaheb Parulekar Literature & Education Maharashtra
1969 Pendharkar, Yashwant DinkarYashwant Dinkar Pendharkar Literature & Education Maharashtra
1969 Phadke, Vitthal LaxmanVitthal Laxman Phadke Social Work Gujarat
1969 Rao, RajaRaja Rao Literature & Education [F]
1969 Ray, NiharranjanNiharranjan Ray Literature & Education West Bengal
1969 Sen, Prafulla KumarPrafulla Kumar Sen Medicine Maharashtra
1969 Shah, Vallabhadas VithaldasVallabhadas Vithaldas Shah Medicine Maharashtra
1969 Sherwani, Haroon KhanHaroon Khan Sherwani Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
1969 Sreenivasan, KasturiswamiKasturiswami Sreenivasan Trade & Industry Tamil Nadu
1969 Tata, NavalNaval Tata Social Work Maharashtra
1969 Vasan, S. S.S. S. Vasan Arts Tamil Nadu

Explanatory notes

  1. ^ The order of precedence is: Bharat Ratna, Param Vir Chakra, Ashoka Chakra, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan.[5]
  2. ^ Vilayat Khan had earlier refused Padma Shri (1964) and later also refused Padma Vibhushan (2000).[7]
  3. ^ K. Shivaram Karanth returned the award to protest against the Emergency declared in the country in 1975.[26]
  4. ^ Manikonda Chalapathi Rau returned the award.[6]
Non-citizen recipients
  1. ^ Kazi Nazrul Islam was accorded the citizenship of Bangladesh in January 1976.[25]
  2. ^ Indicates a citizen of the United Kingdom
  3. ^ Indicates a citizen of Russia
  4. ^ Indicates a citizen of Canada
  5. ^ C. R. Rao was accorded the citizenship of the United States in 1995.[20]
  6. ^ a b Indicates a citizen of the United States


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