List of Awards in India - Highest Civilian Award, Gallantry Awards & Other National Awards (2022)

Awards are the token of respect and honour conferred to the people with noteworthy achievements. The list of awards in India is vast as people have been marking great achievements in various fields.

The major categories of Awards in India are:

  1. Civilian Awards
  2. Gallantry Awards

This article is about the list of awards in India for various fields of achievements. This is an important topic for aspirants appearing for UPSC and other government exams.

Table of Contents:
  1. Civilian Awards
  2. Gallantry Awards

Civilian Awards

Civilian Awards are conferred to people with outstanding achievements in their field of work. These awards are presented to the respective recipients by the President of India on Republic Day. The inception year of these Civilian awards is 1954.

Civilian Awards are categorized according to the degree of honour.

The Civilian awards conferred are:

  1. Bharat Ratna- 1st degree of honour
  2. Padma Vibhushan- 2nd degree of honour
  3. Padma Bhushan- 3rd degree of honour
  4. Padma Shri- 4th degree of honour

Bharat Ratna

Bharat Ratna is the highest Civilian Award in India. This award is conferred for achievements in the field of Science, Literature, Arts and Public Services. In 2013, sports were also included in this award category.

The award has the shape of a peepal leaf and is bronze-toned. The award has the emblem of Sun in the middle, and the words “Bharat Ratna” are inscribed below the emblem in Devanagari Script. On the reverse side, it has the State Emblem and State Motto.

Padma Vibhushan

Padma Vibushan is the second-highest civilian award in India. This is conferred to people with distinguished achievements in the field of Arts, Literature, Science, Public Services.

This award has a circular shape with a geometric pattern superimposed on the circle and is toned bronze. In the centre of the circle, a lotus flower is embossed. The word “Padma” and “Vibushan” are inscribed above and below the lotus flower in Devnagri Script. On the reverse side, it has the State Emblem and State Motto.

Padma Bhushan

This is the third-highest civilian award in India and is conferred to people with achievements for service in any field including service rendered by Government servants including doctors and scientists, but exclude those working with the public sector undertakings.

This award has a similar design to the Padma Vibhushan. All the embossing is done in gold.

Padma Shri

In the order of rank, Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award. This award is conferred to people for achievements in any field including the service rendered by the Government employees.

The shape of the award is the superimposition of a geometric pattern on the circle.

The words “Padma” and “Shri” are embossed above and below the lotus flower in the centre.

All the embossing is done in stainless steel and the periphery is furnished in bronze.

List of Civilian Awards and Awardees 2021

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Candidates should note that no Bharat Ratna was conferred in 2021. The Padma Awards 2021 were conferred by the Indian President, and these are listed below:

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List of Civilian Awards & Awardees 2019

Civilian Awards

Recipients

Bharat RatnaPranab Mukherjee

Nanaji Deshmukh (Posthumously)

Bhupen Hazarika (Posthumously)

Padma VibhushanMs. Teejan Bai

Shri Ismail Omar Guelleh (Foreigner)

Shri Anilkumar Manibhai Naik

Shri Balwant Moreshwar Purandare

Padma BhushanShri John Chambers (Foreigner)

Shri Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa

Shri Pravin Gordhan (Foreigner)

Shri Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati

Shri Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade

Shri Kariya Munda

Shri Budhaditya Mukherjee

Shri Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair

Shri S Nambi Narayan

Shri Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous)

Ms. Bachendri Pal

Shri V K Shunglu

Shri Hukumdev Narayan Yadav

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Padma ShriRajeshwar Acharya – Art-Vocal-Hindustani – Uttar Pradesh

Bangaru Adigalar – Spiritualism – Tamil Nadu

Illias Ali – Medicine-Surgery – Assam

Manoj Bajpayee – Art-Acting-Films – Maharashtra

Uddhab Kumar Bharali – Science & Engineering-Grassroots Innovation – Assam

Omesh Kumar Bharti – Medicine (Rabies) – Himachal Pradesh

Pritam Bhartwan – Art-Vocals-Folk – Uttarakhand

Jyoti Bhatt – Art-Painting – Gujarat

Dilip Chakravarty – Archaeology – Delhi

Mammen Chandy – Medicine (Hematology) – West Bengal

Swapan Chaudhuri – Art-Music-Tabla – West Bengal

Kanwal Singh Chauhan – Agriculture – Haryana

Sunil Chhetri – Sports (Football) – Telangana

Dinyar Contractor – Art-Acting-Theatre – Maharashtra

Muktaben Pankajkumar Dagli – Social Work (Divyang Welfare) – Gujarat

Babulal Dahiya – Agriculture – Madhya Pradesh

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Gallantry Awards

Gallantry Awards are presented to the personnel in the forces for bravery and valour.

The Gallantry awards that are conferred in India are as follows (in the order of precedence):

  1. Param Vir Chakra
  2. Ashoka Chakra
  3. Mahavir Chakra
  4. Kirti Chakra
  5. Vir Chakra
  6. Shaurya Chakra

Major facts about the Gallantry Awards

  • The first 3 awards in this category that came into existence after independence are- Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra.
  • These awards are conferred twice a year- on Republic Day and Independence Day.
  • The other 3 gallantry awards were introduced in 1952- Ashok Chakra Class I, Ashok Chakra Class II, Ashok Chakra Class III. Later, they were named as Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra.
  • The gallantry Awards have a certain selection process for the recipients.

Selection Process for Gallantry Awards

The basic selection process for these awards are:

  1. In the case of Armed Forces, the award is initiated by the Unit.
  2. The recommended personnel name are sent to the Service Headquarters under the supervision of Commanders in the chain.
  3. The Awards Committee verifies the list and gets it approved by the Chiefs before sending the proposal to the Ministry Of Defence.

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Param Vir Chakra

Param Vir Chakra is the highest order of recognition in the Military and is conferred to personnel who have performed a distinguished act of valour at the time of war.

The name of the award is also referred to as the “Wheel of the Ultimate Brave”. The medal is a circular bronze disc. On the front, the National Emblem of India appears in the centre on a raised circle surrounded by four sets of the vajra. On the reverse, there are 2 inscribed legends separated by lotus flowers. The words “Param Vir Chakra” are written in Hindi and English.

Mahavir Chakra

The Maha Vir Chakra is the second-highest military honorary award in India, after the Param Vir Chakra, and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air. It replaced the British Distinguished Service Order (DSO).

The medal is made of silver and is circular in shape. Embossed on the front is a five-pointed star with circular centre-piece on which the state emblem of India is inscribed. The words “Mahavira Chakra” are embossed in Devanagari and English on the reverse with two lotus flowers in the middle.

Vir Chakra

Vir Chakra is the third-highest honorary gallantry award in India and is conferred to personnel for acts of gallantry in the presence of the enemy on the battlefield.

The medal is a circular silver medal. A five-pointed star, with the wheel or chakra in the centre, and, on this, the state emblem is inscribed. Around a plain centre, two legends separated by lotus flowers and “Vir Chakra” is embossed in Hindi and in English.

Ashoka Chakra

Ashok Chakra is conferred to civilians or military personnel for most conspicuous bravery or some act of daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield.

The award design is circular in shape and “Ashok Chakra” is inscribed both in Hindi and English and these 2 versions are separated by 2 lotus flowers.

This award is equivalent to the US Army’s peacetime Medal of Honour and the British George Cross.

Kirti Chakra

This award is presented to the Indian military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the field of battle and is awarded to civilians as well as military personnel.

It is the peacetime equivalent of the Maha Vir Chakra and it comes in between Ashoka Chakra and Shaurya Chakra. Before 1967, the award was known as the Ashoka Chakra, Class II.

It is circular in shape and is made of silver. On the front, a replica of Ashoka Chakra in the centre is embossed and is surrounded by a lotus ring. On its reverse the words Kirti Chakra is embossed in both in Hindi and English; the versions being separated by two lotus flowers.

Shaurya Chakra

The Shaurya Chakra is an Indian military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice while not engaged in direct action with the enemy.

The award is circular in shape and is toned bronze. In the centre, words “Ashoka Chakra” is surrounded by a lotus wreath and an ornate edge. On the reverse, the words “Ashoka Chakra” is inscribed in Hindi along the upper edge on the medal and the same name in English along the lower rim.

List of Gallantry Awards & Awardees 2021

The list of Gallantry Awardees 2021 is mentioned below:

Gallantry Awardees 2021
Maha Vir ChakraCol Bikumalla Santosh Babu (Posthumous)16th Battalion, The Bihar Regiment
Kirti ChakraSub Sanjeev Kumar (Posthumous)4th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment
Kirti ChakraShri Pintu Kumar Singh(Posthumous)CRPF
Kirti ChakraShri Shyam Narayan Singh Yadava (Posthumous)Shyam Singh
Kirti ChakraShri Vinod Kumar (Posthumous)CRPF
Kirti ChakraShri Rahul MathurCRPF
Vir ChakraNb Sub Nuduram Soren(Posthumous)16th Battalion, The Bihar Regiment
Vir ChakraHav K Palani (Posthumous)81 Field Regiment
Vir ChakraHav Tejinder Singh3 Medium Regiment
Vir ChakraNk Deepak Singh (Posthumous)16th Battalion, Bihar Regiment
Vir ChakraSep Gurtej Singh(Posthumous)3rd Battalion, Punjab Regiment
Shaurya ChakraMaj Anuj Sood (Posthumous)21st Battalion, Rashtriya Rifles
Shaurya ChakraRfn Pranab Jyoti Das6th Battalion, Assam Rifles
Shaurya ChakraPts Sonam Tshering Tamang4th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment
Shaurya ChakraShri Arshad Khan(Posthumous)Jammu and Kashmir Police
Shaurya ChakraShri Gh Mustafa Barah(Posthumous)Jammu and Kashmir Police
Shaurya ChakraShri Naseer Ahmad Kolie(Posthumous)Jammu and Kashmir Police
Shaurya ChakraShri Bilal Ahmad Magray(Posthumous)Jammu and Kashmir Police

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List of Gallantry Awards & Awardees 2019

Gallantry AwardsRecipients
Vir ChakraWing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, Flying (Pilot) – Air Force.
Ashok ChakraLance Naik Nazir Wani(posthumously)- Army
Kirti Chakra1. Sapper Prakash Jadhav, The Corps Of Engineers/First Battalion The Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous) – Army

2. Shri Harshpal Singh, Dy Commandant – CRPF.

Shaurya Chakra1. Lieutenant Colonel Ajay Singh Kushwah, The Jammu And Kashmir Rifles/3rd Battalion The Rashtriya Rifles – Army.

2. Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, The Corps Of Electronic And Mechanical Engineers/55th Battalion The Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous) – Army.

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3. Captain Maheshkumar Bhure, The Corps Of Engineers/34th Battalion The Rashtriya Rifles Army

4. Lance Naik Sandeep Singh, 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment (special Forces) (posthumous)- Army

5. Sepoy Brajesh Kumar, The Punjab Regiment/22nd Battalion The Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous) – Army.

6. Sepoy Hari Singh, The Grenadiers/55th Battalion The Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous) – Army.

7. Rifleman Ajveer Singh Chauhan, 6th Battalion The Garhwal Rifles – Army.

8. Rifleman Shive Kumar, The Jammu And Kashmir Light Infantry/31st Battalion The Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous) – Army.

9. Amit Singh Rana – Navy.

10. Shri Sable Dnyaneshwar Shriram, Constable – CRPF.

11. Shri Zaker Hussain, Constable – CRPF.

12. Shri Ashiq Hussain Malik, Special Police Official (posthumous) – MHA.

13. Shri Subash Chander, Head Constable – J&K MHA.

14. Shri Imran Hussain Tak, Sub Inspector (posthumous) – MHA.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Awards in India

Q 1. Which is the highest Civilian Award in India?

Ans. Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in India.

Q 2. What are Civilian Awards?

Ans. The Civilian Awards are presented by the President of India to the people of the country who have excelled in their field of work and have made the country proud. The inception of these Civilian Awards dates back to 1954 and are presented to the achievers on the Indian Republic Day.

Q 3. Which is the biggest award in the world?

Ans. The Nobel Prize is the biggest and the most prestigious award across the world. A person is awarded the Nobel Prize for outstanding achievements in fields like Physics, Peace, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature and Economics. Get the list of Nobel Prize Winners in the linked article.

Q 4. Who was the first woman to have won Bharat Ratna?

Ans. Former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi was the first female recipient of the Bharat Ratna in 1972. She is the only woman Prime Minister that India has had till date.

Q 5. Who was the first sportsperson to have won the highest Civilian Award in India?

Ans. Sachin Tendulkar became the first sportsperson ever to have won Bharat Ratna, the highest Indian Civilian Award in the year 2014.

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FAQs

Which is the 5 highest civilian award in India? ›

The Government of India instituted two civilian awards-Bharat Ratna & Padma Vibhushan in 1954. The latter had three classes namely Pahela Varg, Dusra Varg and Tisra Varg. These were subsequently renamed as Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri vide Presidential Notification issued on January 8, 1955.

Which is India's highest award civilian award? ›

The Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of India, was instituted in the year 1954. Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position, gender or religion is eligible for this award. It is awarded in recognition of exceptional service or performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavor.

Which is the highest civilian gallantry award? ›

Bharat Ratna is the highest Civilian Award in India. This award is conferred for achievements in the field of Science, Literature, Arts and Public Services. In 2013, sports were also included in this award category.

How many civilian awards are there in India? ›

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.

Who won all 3 Padma awards? ›

Amitabh Bachchan has received all the three Padma awards but not the Bharat Ratna. Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

Who got 4 civilian award in India? ›

Most recently on 25 January 2022, the award has been bestowed upon four recipients; Prabha Atre, Radheshyam Khemka, Bipin Rawat and Kalyan Singh.
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List of Padma Vibhushan award recipients.
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TypeNational Civilian
CountryIndia
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What are the four types of awards? ›

In India, Govt. recognized awards are mainly categorized in Civilian Awards and Gallantry Awards. Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the country. It is is followed by Padma Vibhushan, Padma bhushan and Padma Shri.

Who won the first Bharat Ratna award? ›

The Bharat Ratna Awards were distributed in 1954 first time. The first three Bharat Ratna award winners were C Rajagopalachari, CV Raman, and S Radhakrishnan. All three winners were from Tamil Nadu. C.

Which is the highest award in world? ›

1. The Nobel Prize. This prestigious trophy is named for Alfred Nobel, who created dynamite.

Who got gallantry award in 2022? ›

Naik Devendra Pratap Singh has been awarded the second highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra on Sunday, a day before India's 75th Independence Day. President Droupadi Murmu has approved 107 gallantry awards to armed forces and CAPF personnel.

How many gallantry awards are in India? ›

Order of precedence of these awards is the Param Vir Chakra, the Ashoka Chakra, the Mahavir Chakra, the Kirti Chakra, the Vir Chakra and the Shaurya Chakra.

Who is the winner of gallantry award? ›

List of Gallantry Award Winners 2022
Indian Army
Rank and NameRegiment
Havildar Anil Kumar Tomar (Posthumous)Rajput Regiment/ 44 Rashtriya Rifles
Havildar Kashiray Bammanalli (Posthumous)Corps of Engineers/ 44 Rashtriya Rifles
Havildar Pinku Kumar (Posthumous)Jat Regiment/ 34 Rashtriya Rifles
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What are the two types of national awards? ›

These awards are further divided into four types:
  • Bharat Ratna.
  • Padma Vibhushan.
  • Padma Bhushan.
  • Padma Shri.

How many award are there in India? ›

In 2021 a total of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri have been awarded to civilians. Among them, 29 are women awardees, 16 are Posthumous awardees, 10 are civilians from various categories of Foreigners/ PIO/ OCI/ NRI and 1 transgender awardee.

Who got first Padma Shri award? ›

Milka Singh is also known as the Flying Sikh, and he was the first person to receive the Padma Shri honour for his achievements in athletics.

Who won all 3 Padma awards and Bharat Ratna? ›

Along with Sachin, Viswanathan Anand and Mary Kom are the only two other sportspersons who were conferred with three awards. They both are conferred with all the three Padma Awards.

Who received the Padma Shri award in 2022? ›

Padma Awards 2022: Sonu Nigam receives Padma Shri Award, Victor Banerjee conferred with Padma Bhushan.

What is the fourth highest civilian award in India? ›

Padma Shri (IAST: padma śrī), also spelled Padma Shree, is the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.

Who got the Bharat Ratna in 2021? ›

There is no Bharat Ratna award given in 2020 and 2021. So, we have not received any Bharat Ratna 2021 winners. The first Bharat Ratna award-winner woman was Indira Gandhi.

Which is the first award in India? ›

Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is conferred in recognition of "exceptional service/performance of the highest order", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.
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Bharat Ratna
First awarded1954 C. Rajagopalachari Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan C. V. Raman
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Who got Bharat Ratna? ›

List of Bharat Ratna award winners
YearRecipients
Bharat Ratna 2014Sachin Tendulkar
Bharat Ratna 2015Madan Mohan Malaviya
Atal Bihari Bajpayee
Bharat Ratna 2019Pranab Mukherjee
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What is President award in India? ›

It is also awarded to ground naval bases and naval combat and combat and service support formations. Similar to the case of the Royal Navy, all colours share the identical design of the President's Colour, which in turn, is based on the former design of the Indian Naval Ensign.

Who got Bharat Ratna award 2022? ›

2022: Governor presented the 14th Bharat Ratna Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Awards 2022 | Raj Bhavan Maharashtra | India.

Who is the first woman got Bharat Ratna award? ›

The correct answer is Indira Gandhi. She was the first female Prime Minister of India and was conferred with the Bharat Ratna in 1971. She was elected as the president of the Congress party in 1959.

Who refused Bharat Ratna? ›

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad declined the Bharat Ratna Award. He was India's first education Minister and an independence movement leader.

Who won the Oscar award in India? ›

Resul Pookutty

Sound engineer Resul Pookutty won the award for the movie Slumdog Millionaire in the category of Best Sound Mixing at the 81st Oscars. He won the award along with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke. He dedicated the award to the country in his speech of winning.

Who has the most famous award? ›

FAMAS records

Eddie Garcia is the only individual inducted in three Hall of Fame categories: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Director. Joseph Estrada, Fernando Poe Jr., Christopher De Leon and Eddie Garcia won the award more than any actors with 5 wins.

Who has won Oscar? ›

Academy Awards

How many gallantry awards are there in India 2022? ›

President of India, Droupadi Murmu has approved 107 Gallantry awards to Armed Forces and Central Armed Police Forces personnel on the occasion of Independence Day 2022.

Who won Param Vir Chakra 2021? ›

Winners Of Param Vir Chakra Award Honoured By President Kovind. Honorary Captain Yogendra Singh Yadav: Subedar Major (Honorary Captain) Yogendra Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers (Retd). He is the youngest person to win the Param Vir Chakra award.

Who got Param Vir Chakra recently? ›

India is observing the 99th birth anniversary of Major Somnath Sharma on Monday, the first recipient of India's highest gallantry award the Param Vir Chakra.

What are the six gallantry awards? ›

Order of precedence of these awards is the Param Vir Chakra, the Ashoka Chakra, the Mahavir Chakra, the Kirti Chakra, the Vir Chakra and the Shaurya Chakra.

How many types of gallantry awards are there? ›

India has a total of six gallantry awards awarded to the bravest citizens of the country. Three gallantry awards were instituted on January 26, 1950 -- the Param Vir Chakra, the Maha Vir Chakra and the Vir Chakra. They were said to be in effect from August 15, 1947, when India got independence.

Who got first Vir Chakra? ›

4 Kumaon|Badgam, Kashmir|November 3, 1947. Major Somnath Sharma was the first person to receive the Param Vir Chakra Award.

Who won the first Kirti Chakra? ›

18161 Naik Mukhtiar Singh by his high example of personal leadership, courage and complete disregard for his personal safety averted a disaster to his section and to the Bela Position."

Who got first Ashok Chakra award? ›

Havildar Bachittar Singh, Naik Narbahadur Thapa, were the first recipient of the Ashoka Chakra.

Who was the first Dadasaheb Phalke award? ›

The first recipient of the award was actress Devika Rani, who was honoured at the 17th National Film Awards. As of 2021, there have been 51 awardees. Among those, actor Prithviraj Kapoor (1971) and actor Vinod Khanna (2017) are the only posthumous recipients.

Who started national awards? ›

However, only three names can be nominated for this award by the Prime Minister without any discrimination based on race, position, occupation, etc. It was introduced on 2 January 1954 by Rajendra Prasad, the then prime minister of India.

What national award means? ›

National Award means an award for best feature film, presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the Organization setup by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in India; Sample 1Sample 2.

What are national level awards? ›

National Awards
  • Padma Vibhushan: This is given for exceptional and distinguished service. This is the second highest civilian award in the Republic of India after the Bharat Ratna.
  • Padma Bhushan: This is handed out for distinguished service of a high order. ...
  • Padma Shri: This award is given for a distinguished service.

Who got award in 2022? ›

The Padma Awards for the year 2022 were announced on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day.
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Padma Vibhushan 2022
Ms Prabha Atre Shri Radheyshyam Khemka (Posthumous) General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous) Shri Kalyan Singh (Posthumous)Art Literature and Education Civil Service Public Affairs

Which civilian award is known as Jewel of India? ›

Bharat Ratna

This award is eligible to any person without any distinction of race, occupation, position or sex. Someone receives Bharat Ratna for the highest degrees of national service that includes literary, artistic as well as recognition of public service. It translates to Gem of India or Jewel of India.

Which award is given for sports? ›

Khel Ratna Award

The Khel Ratna is awarded for outstanding performances in sports spanning over a period of four years and winners get a medallion, a certificate and a cash prize.

Which is higher padmashree or Padma Bhushan? ›

Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, preceded by the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri. When instituted in 1954, twenty-three recipients were honoured with the Padma Bhushan.

Which is the third-highest civilian award in India? ›

The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, preceded by the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for "distinguished service of a high order...

Which is the biggest award? ›

'Bharat Ratna', the highest civilian Award of the country, was instituted in the year 1954. Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for these awards. It is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour.

Which is biggest award in world? ›

Nobel Prize is the most coveted and prestigious international award for intellectual achievement in the world. This prestigious award is available in various fields like medicine, physics, literature, peace, economics and also chemistry.

Who got first Bharat Ratna award? ›

The first recipients of the Bharat Ratna were: the last Governor-General of the Dominion of India – C. Rajagopalachari, second President and the first Vice President of India – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and Nobel Prize Laureate, Physicist C. V. Raman; who were honoured in 1954.

Who got 3 Padma awards and Bharat Ratna? ›

Bharat Ratna:
2Dr. S. Radhakrishnan1954
3Dr. C.V. Raman1954
4Dr. Bhagwan Das1955
5Dr. M. Visvesvaraya1955
6Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru1955
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Who is the first Padma Shri award winner? ›

Balbir Singh Sr.

In the year 1957, he became the first recipient of the Padma Shri award in Sports category. He made his Olympics debut at London in 1948 against Argentina where India won the match 9-1. He scored six goals including a hat-trick. In the final against Britain, India won 4-0 with Balbir scoring twice.

What is the fourth highest civilian award in India? ›

Padma Shri (IAST: padma śrī), also spelled Padma Shree, is the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.

How many types of awards are there? ›

In India, people are awarded for their excellence in various fields from film-making to service to the nation. Indian awards can be classified mainly into four types, namely, Civilian, Military, Leadership, and Literature awards. There are also other Indian awards granted for bravery, sports, etc.

Who got the Bharat Ratna in 2021? ›

There is no Bharat Ratna award given in 2020 and 2021. So, we have not received any Bharat Ratna 2021 winners. The first Bharat Ratna award-winner woman was Indira Gandhi.

Who refused Bharat Ratna? ›

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad declined the Bharat Ratna Award. He was India's first education Minister and an independence movement leader.

Which is the first award in India? ›

Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is conferred in recognition of "exceptional service/performance of the highest order", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.
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Bharat Ratna
First awarded1954 C. Rajagopalachari Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan C. V. Raman
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Who has Bharat Ratna? ›

List of Bharat Ratna award winners
YearRecipients
Bharat Ratna 2014Sachin Tendulkar
Bharat Ratna 2015Madan Mohan Malaviya
Atal Bihari Bajpayee
Bharat Ratna 2019Pranab Mukherjee
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Who won the first Nobel Prize? ›

The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901. The Peace Prize for that year was shared between the Frenchman Frédéric Passy and the Swiss Jean Henry Dunant.

Who has won Oscar? ›

Academy Awards

Who has the most famous award? ›

FAMAS records

Eddie Garcia is the only individual inducted in three Hall of Fame categories: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Director. Joseph Estrada, Fernando Poe Jr., Christopher De Leon and Eddie Garcia won the award more than any actors with 5 wins.

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