Important facts and information about Padma Vibhushan award

padma vibhushan award
Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian award of India. The people who gives exceptional and distinguished service to the nation are awarded by this honour.
  • This award was first started on 2 January, 1954. This award ranks after the bharat ratna award and ranks higher than padma bhushan and padma shri.
  • Padma Vibhushan award is awarded by president of India.
  • The first recipitants of this award were Satyendranath Bose, Nandlal Bose, Zakir Hussain, Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, V. K. Krishna Menon.
  • Padma Vibhushan consists a medal and a citation. The medal has a lotus flower in the centre and "Padma vibhushan" written below the flower.
  • Till 2012, 288 people were awarded by this honour.