List of Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards recipients from Nagaland



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List of Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards
recipients from Nagaland till date


Bharat Ratna Award is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India, followed by Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri Awards. A brief account of various Padma awards and list of Padma Award recipients from Nagaland are listed below for reference.

Bharat Ratna

The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of 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.

The award was originally limited to achievements in the arts, literature, science, and public services, but the government expanded the criteria to include “any field of human endeavour” in December 2011

Recipients of Bharat Ratna Award from Nagaland: NIL

Padma Vibhushan

The Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for “exceptional and distinguished service“, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.



Recipients of Padma Vibhushan Award from Nagaland: NIL

Padma Bhushan

The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for “distinguished service of a high order…without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex.”  The award criteria include “service in any field including service rendered by Government servants” including doctors and scientists, but exclude those working with the public sector undertakings.

Recipients of Padma Bhushan Award from Nagaland:

  1. Ms. Rani Gaidinliu | Year: 1982 | Field: Social Work | State: Nagaland
  2. Shri S. C. Jamir | Year: 2020 | Field: Public Affairs | State: Nagaland

Padma Shri

Padma Shri, also spelt Padma Shree, is the fourth-highest civilian award in the Republic of India. Padma Awards were instituted in 1954 to be awarded to citizens of India in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the arts, education, industry, literature, science, sports, medicine, social service and public affairs. It has also been awarded to some distinguished individuals who were not citizens of India but did contribute in various ways to India.

Recipients of Padma Shri Award from Nagaland:

  1. *Shri Thepfoorya Haralu | Year: 1964 | Field: Civil Service | State: Andra Pradesh
  2. Rev. L. Kijungluba Ao | Year: 1976| Field: Social Work | State: Nagaland
  3. Smt. Chubalemla Ao | Year: 1981 | Field: Social Work | State: Nagaland
  4. Shri Mayangnokcha Ao | Year: 1984 | Field: Literature and Education | State: Nagaland
  5. Shri Natwarbhai Thakkar | Year: 1999 | Field: Social Work | State: Nagaland
  6. Ms. Neidonuo Angami | Year: 2000 | Field: Social Work | State: Nagaland
  7. Shri. Nokdenlemba | Year: 2003 | Field: Literature and Education | State: Nagaland
  8. Shri Melhupra Vero | Year: 2006 | Field: Social Work | State: Nagaland
  9. **Prof.(Ms.) Temsula Ao  | Year: 2007 | Field: Literature and Education | State: Assam
  10. Smt. Sentila T. Yanger | Year: 2008 | Field: Art | State: Nagaland
  11. Shri K. Asungba Sangtam | Year: 2009 | Field: Public Affairs | State: Nagaland
  12. Shri Tokheho H. Sema | Year: 2016 | Field: Public Affairs | State: Nagaland
  13. Shri M. Piyongtemjen Jamir | Year: 2018 | Field: Literature and Education | State: Nagaland
  14. Smt. Lentina Ao Thakkar | Year: 2018 | Field: Social Work | State: Nagaland
    (Married to Shri Natwarbhai Thakkar, also a recipient in the year 1999. S.No. 5 above).
  15. Shri T Senka Ao | Year: 2022 | Field: Literature and Education | State: Nagaland

NOTE:

  • * Shri.Thepfürüya Haralu (T Haralu) listed at S.No. 1 above was a Padma Shri recipient in the field of ‘Civil Service’ way back in 1964. He is listed under Andhra Pradesh in the MHA’s Padma Award dashboard , and not under Nagaland. This makes, Shri.Thepfürüya Haralu the first Padma Award recipient from Nagaland.

Summary:

  • Total Padma Award recipients from Nagaland: 17
  • Total Padma Bhushan Award recipients from Nagaland: 2
  • Total Padma Shri Award recipients from Nagaland: 15

Total Padma Award recipients from Nagaland in various categories:

  1. Social Work: 7
  2. Literature and Education: 5
  3. Public Affairs: 3
  4. Art : 1
  5. Civil Service: 1

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