Padma Ratna

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Padma Ratna
Awarded by
Friends Society Emblem (Gold).png
President of Friends Society
TypeNational civilian
Established2015
EligibilityCivilians
Awarded forexceptional and distinguished services to the State and the people
StatusNo longer conferred
Statistics
First induction2015
Tanishkaa Patranabish
Last induction2019
Abhiraj Kar
Total inductees7
Precedence
Next (higher)Friends Society Ratna
Next (lower)Bhushan Ratna

Ribbon bar of the Padma Ratna

The Padma Ratna was the second highest civilian award of Friends Society, after the Friends Society Ratna. Instituted on 15 April 2015, the award is given for "exceptional and distinguished service", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. The award criteria include "service in any field including service rendered by Government servants". The award has been conferred upon seven individuals.

History

The Padma Ratna was constituted on 15 April 2015 by then President Sarala Baishya on the advice of Dhrubajyoti Roy. It was named as the Padma Vibhushan at time of its constitution, based on the second highest civilian award of India, the Padma Vibhushan. It was renamed to as Padma Ratna in 2016.

The award was first conferred on 15 April 2015 upon then Prime Minister Tanishkaa Patranabish and has been conferred upon seven individuals for their outstanding contributions. It was for the last time conferred in 2019 upon Abhiraj Kar. It was declared to be a dormant award following the creation of the Order of the Commonwealth as no other inductions were made after its creation. It was dissolved on the eve of the transition to a monarchy on 8 June 2020.

Recipients

Year Name of the recipient
2015 Tanishkaa Patranabish
2016 Sarala Baishya
2017 Dhrubajyoti Roy
Anoushkaa Patranabish
2018 Arnab Sil
Asmi Patranabis
2019 Abhiraj Kar