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Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan India IIe Klasse.jpg
Award Information
Type civilian
Category national
Instituted 1954
First Awarded 1954
Last Awarded 2010
Total Awarded 1111
Awarded by Government of India
Award Rank
Padma VibhushanPadma BhushanPadma Shri

The Padma Bhushan award is an Indian civilian decoration established 2 January 1954 by the President of India. It stands third in the hierarchy of civilian awards,[1] after the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, but comes before the Padma Shri. It is awarded to recognize distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any field. As of January 2010, 1111 people have thus far received the award.[2][3]

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