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108/365 – Padma Vibhushan

Award Information
Type: Civilian
Category: National
Instituted: 1954
First Awarded: 1954
Last Awarded: 2011
Total Awarded: 283
Awarded by: Government of India
Previous Name: Pahela Varg
Ribbon: Medium Pink

 

The Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian award in the Republic of India. It consists of a medal and a citation and is awarded by the President of India. It was established on 2 January 1954.

It ranks behind the Bharat Ratna and comes before the Padma Bhushan. It is awarded to recognize exceptional and distinguished service to the nation in any field, including government service.

 

History
The award was established by Presidential decree on 2 January 1954. The Padma Vibhushan was originally established as the Pahela Varg (First Class) of a three-class “Padma Vibhushan” awards. However the structure was changed in 1955 and there is no record of the award being presented to recipients in the original structure.

The award was suspended between 1977 and 1980 and between 1992 and 1998. As of the end of 2011, only 283 people have thus far been awarded this honour.

 

Awardees List: http://india.gov.in/myindia/padmavibhushan_awards_list1.php

 

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padma_Vibhushan

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