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Padma Shri
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Awarded by
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Government of India
Country India
Type National Civilian distinguishment
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Established 1954
First awarded 1954
Last awarded 2019
Total awarded 2840
Next (higher) Padma Bhushan
Next (lower) Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak

Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian awrd of India after Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan awards. These civilian awards are awarded by the Government of India on 26 January, the Republic Day of India each year.

Padma Shri award was first given in the year 1954. This award is awarded to citizens of India in recognition of their contribution in various activities such as the arts, education, literature, industry, cinema, sports, medicine, social service, public affairs, and others.

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