The President has approved the awards for 85 individuals, which includes 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri. Fourteen of the awardees are women and 3 persons have been awarded posthumously. In sports personalities, former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and multiple world champion cueist Pankaj Advani have been conferred with the third-highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan. The 2017 World Weightlifting Champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and former Asian Games gold medallist tennis player Somdev Devvarman have been conferred with the Padma Shri. The awards are announced on the eve of the Republic Day every year.

Padma Vibhushan (2nd highest civilian award):

S. No.WinnerCategory
1.IlayarajaArt (Music)
2.Ghulam Mustafa KhanArt (Music)
3.Parameswaran ParameswaranLiterature & Education

Padma Bhushan (3rd highest civilian award):

S. No.WinnerCategory
1.Pankaj Advani(Billiards/Snooker)
2.Mahendra Singh DhoniSports (Cricket)
3.Alexander Kadakin (Foreigner/Posthumous)Public Affairs
4.Ved Prakash NandaLiterature and Education
5.Laxman Pai ArtArt (Painting)
6.Arvind Parikh ArtArt (Painting)
7.Sharda Sinha ArtArt (Painting)
8.Philipose Mar ChrysostomOthers (Spiritualism)
9.Ramachandran NagaswamyOthers (Archaeology)

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