Padma Award winners from Tamilnadu




  • Ilayaraja was born on July 2, 1943. One of India’s best film musicians.
  • He was awarded the Padma Bhushan Award for the third highest civilian award at the Indian Government in 2010.
  • Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award for Ilayaraja, was announced by the Government of India on 25 January 2018.
    Fourth National Award for Best Music Composer

Ramachandran Nagasamy

  • Ramachandran Nagasamy was born on 10 August 1930.
  • Indian history, archeology and inscription is a scholar.
  • He was the first director of Archeology Department of Tamil Nadu Government
  • He was nominated for the Padma Bhushan award in 2018

  V. Nanammal

  • V. Nanammal is a 97-year-old woman from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
  • Even at her advanced age, Nanammal practices the art of yoga, and what’s more, also teaches it to other enthusiasts
  • Possibly the oldest yoga instructor in India, Nanammal teaches yoga to more than 100 students on a daily basis, and her students include people from all age groups.
  • She was nominated for the Padma Shri in 2018

 V. Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan

  • Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan born on 27 January 1946 He is a Tamil folklore, rural musician and professor.
  • He was involved in the attempt to revive Tamil folk songs.
  • Vijayalakshmi’s birthplace is Rajanpalayam near Chinnasurukkayampatti
  • She was nominated for the Padma Shri in 2018

 Rajagopalan Vasudevan

  • Rajagopalan Vasudevan, is an Indian scientist who has worked mainly in waste management.
  • He is currently a professor in Thiagarajar College of Engineering.
  • He developed an innovative method to reuse plastic waste to construct better, more durable and very cost-effective roads.
  • He was nominated for the Padma Shri in 2018

   Romulus Whitaker

  • Romulus Whitaker, India’s premier reptilian researcher.
  • He is the founder of the Life Snake Farm, Andaman and Nicobar Environment, the founder of life insurance institutions like the Madras Crocodile Foundation
  • He was nominated for the Padma Shri in 2018