President Pranab Mukherjee on 13 April 2017 conferred the Padma award to 44 people. The awards were conferred at a Civil Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Padma Vibhushan was conferred on three personalities including eminent Singer Yesudas, spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev were given Padma Vibhushan award. The award ceremony was held in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with other dignitaries.
List of awardees:
Spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Sunder Lal Patwa, the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh was awarded posthumously
Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Dr Devi Prasad Dwivedi
Jainacharya Vijay Ratnasundersuri Maharaja
Eminent Journalist Cho Ramaswamy was given the award posthumously