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Padma Bhushan for Nooyi, Mittal

Press Trust of India

Posted: Jan 26, 2007 at 1231 hrs IST

Noted jurist Fali Nariman, well-known litterateur Khushwant Singh and former Chief Justice P N Bhagwati were on Thursday named for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan awards while leading writer Javed Akhtar and telecom czar Sunil Bharti Mittal figure in the list of this year's Padma Bhushan awards.

Leading industrialist J J Irani, Pepsi Chief Indra Nooyi, Suzuki Motor Corporation chief O Suzuki Singh, IIM (Ahmedabad) Director Bakul Dholakia and well known American writer Amitav Ghosh are among 32 people chosen for Padma Bhushan.

The list of 79 Padma Shri awardees include noted educationist Mushirul Hassan, writer Vikram Seth, rights activist Teesta Setalvad, who had taken up the cases of Gujarat riots victims, golfer Jeev Milkha Singh and chess player K Humpy.

For the third consecutive year, there was no name selected for the highest civilian award -- Bharat Ratna.

The Padma Vibhushan awards also went to Balu Sankaran (Medicine), Centre's pointsman on Kashmir N N Vohra, career diplomat Naresh Chandra, noted economist Raja J Chelliah, Surershan E C George (Scientist) and former SAIL Chairman V Krishnamurthy. Noted litteratuer Raja Rao was selected for Padma Vibushan posthumously.

Besides Mittal, other prominent among those selected for this year's Padma Bhushan awards are noted academician Bhikhu Parekh (UK), well known vocalist brother duo Rajan and Sajan Mishra, eminent social worker V Mohini Giri and Justice K T Thomas.

Among those chosen for Padma Shri noted Bharati Natayam exponent Geeta Chandran, Nasscom Chairman Kiran Karnik, noted historian and vice chancellor of Jamia Millia university Mushirul Hassan and pop singer Remo Fernandes.

List of awardees

Padma Vibhushan

Balu Sankaran (Medicine)

Fali Sam Nariman (Public Affairs)

Khushwant Singh (Literature and Education)

NN Vohra (Civil Service)

Naresh Chandra (Civil Service)

Justice (Retd.) P N Bhagwati (Public Affairs)

Late Shri Raja Rao (Posthumous) (Literature and Education) USA

Raja Jesudoss Chelliah (Public Affairs)

Sudarshan Erinackal Chandy George (Science and Engineering) USA

Venkataraman Krishnamurthy (Civil Service).

Padma Bushan

Bhikhu Parekh, Literature and Education, UK

Late C P Saikia (Posthumous) Literature Assam

Ela Gandhi, Public Affairs, South Africa

Rev Father Gabriel, Literature and Education, Kerala

Gopaldas Neeraj, Literature and Education, Uttar Pradesh

Gurcharan Singh Kalkat Science Chandigarh

Indra Nooyi, Trade and Industry, USA

Jamshed J Irani, Trade and Industry, Maharashtra

Javed Jan Nisaar Akhtar, Literature and Education, Maharashtra

Jeffrey D Sachs, Literature and Education, USA

Justice KT Thomas, Public Affairs, Kerala

Kavalam Narayan Panikkar, Art, Kerala

Captain LZ Sailo, Literature and Education, Mizoram

Manju Sharma, Science and Engineering, Delhi

N Mahalingam, Trade and Industry, Tamil Nadu

O Suzuki, Trade and Industry, Japan

Prithipal Singh Maini, Medicine, Delhi

Pandit Rajan Misra, Art, Delhi

Ramankutty Nair, Art, Kerala.

Pandit Sajan Misra, Art, Delhi

Saroj Ghose, Science and Engineering, West Bengal

Shiv Kumar Sarin, Medicine, Delhi

Vaidya Shriram Sharma, Medicine, Maharashtra

Late Somnath Hore (Posthumous), Art, West Bengal

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Trade and Industry, Delhi

Syed Haider Raza, Art, France

Hakim Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri, Medicine, WB

TN Srinivasan, Literature and Education, USA

Tapan Ray Chaudhuri, Literature and Education, UK

Tyeb Mehta, Art, Maharashtra

V Mohini Giri, Social Work, Delhi

Vilayanur Ramachandaran, Science and Engineering, USA

A Sivasailam, Trade and Industry, Tamil Nadu

Adya Prasad Mishra (Literature) UP

Amitav Ghosh, Literature and Education, USA.

Ananda M Chakrabarty, Science and Engineering,

Ananda Shankar Jayant, Art, Andhra Pradesh

Anoop Misra, Medicine, Delhi

Ashok Kumar Hemal, Medicine, Delhi

Astad Aderbad Deboo, Art, Maharashtra

Atul Kumar, Medicine, Delhi

B Paul Thaliath, Medicine, Uttar Pradesh

Bakul Harshadrai Dholakia (Education) Gujarat

Balbir Singh, Medicine, Delhi

Baldev Raj, Science and Engineering, Tamil Nadu

Bharath Balachandra Menon, Art, Kerala

Late Devindra Rahinwal (Posthumous), Social Work

Dilip K. Biswas, Science and Engineering

Gajendra Narayan Singh, Art, Bihar

Geeta Chandran, Art, Delhi

Giriraj Kishore, Literature and Education, UP

Rajmata Goverdan Kumari, Art, Gujarat

Harpinder Singh Chawla, Medicine, Chandigarh

Jeev Milkha Singh, Sports, Punjab

KR Palaniswamy, Medicine, Tamil Nadu

Khalid Zaheer, Social Work, Uttaranchal

Kharak Singh Valdiya, Engineering Karnataka

Kiran Karnik, Science and Engineering, Delhi

Koneru Humpy, Sports, Andhra Pradesh

Lalit Pande, Environment Protection, Uttaranchal

Louis Remo Fernandes, Art, Goa

M Mohan Babu, Art, Andhra Pradesh

Mahadev Prasad Pandey, Literature and Education

Mahipal S Sachdev, Medicine, Delhi

Manjunath Cholenahally Nanjappa, Medicine, Karnataka

Mayilvahanan Natarajan, Medicine, Tamil Nadu

Meenakshi Gopinath, Literature and Education, Delhi

Miriam L'vovna Salganik, Literature and Education

Mohsin Wali, Medicine, Delhi

Mujtaba Hussain, Literature and Education, AP

Mushirul Hassan, Literature and Education, Delhi

Naina Lal Kidwai, Trade and Industry, Maharashtra

Narmada Prasad Gupta, Medicine, Delhi

Neelamani Devi, Art, Manipur

P Gopinathan, Art, Kerala

PR Thilagam, Art, Tamil Nadu

Pannuru Sripathy, Art, Andhra Pradesh

Perumalsamy Namperumalsamy, Medicine, Tamil Nadu

Pratibha Ray, Literature and Education, Orissa

Pushpa Hans, Art, Delhi

Rabinder Gokaldas Ahuja, Sea Cadet Corps Management

Rajinder Gupta, Trade and Industry, Punjab

Ravi Narayan Bastia, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra

Late Ravindra Dayal, Literature & Education, Delhi

Rostislav Borisovich Rybakov, Literature and Education

Runa Banerjee, Social Work, Uttar Pradesh

S Dhakshinamurthy Pillai, Art, Tamil Nadu

Sister SM Cyril, Social Work, Ireland

Shanti Hiranand, Art, Delhi

Shashikala Jawalkar, Art, Maharashtra

Shekhar Pathak, Literature and Education

Sheo Bhagwan Tibrewal, Medicine, United Kingdom

Sonam Skalzang, Art, Jammu & Kashmir

Sonam Tshering Lepcha, Art, Sikkim

Sudhir Kumar Sopory, Science and Engineering

Sukumar Azhikode, Literature and Education, Kerala

Sushil Gupta, Social Work, Delhi

Syeda Saiyidain Hameed, Public Affairs, Delhi

TS Rangarajan Literature and Education, Tamil Nadu

Tarla Dalal, Cookery, Maharashtra

Teesta Setalvad, Public Affairs, Maharashtra

Temsula Ao, Literature and Education, Assam

Thanu Padmanabhan, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra

T Kochandy Alex, Science and Engineering, Karnataka

Thingbaijam Babu Singh, Art, Manipur

Lama Thupten Phuntsok, Social Work, Arunachal Pradesh

Valayapatti AR Subramaniam, Art, Tamil Nadu

Vijaydan Detha, Literature and Education, Rajasthan

Vikram Seth, Literature and Education, United Kingdom

Waman Thakre, Art, Madhya Pradesh and

Yusufkhan M Pathan, Literature and Education

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