Government of India, India, Infographics, Padma Awards

Padma Awards to Indian Sportspersons (1954 – 2018)


From 1954 to 2018, a total of 225 civilian awards (Padma Awards & Bharat Ratna) were given to Sportspersons. Cricketers won 55 of these awards which is 25% of all the awards. The only Bharat Ratna to a sportsperson was conferred on Sachin Tendulkar. 34 awards went to Mountaineers while 25 went to Hockey players. Sachin Tendulkar & Vishwanathan Anand won three different awards each while Maharashtra has the highest number of awardees at 34. Find the detailed article here.


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