The award is given for exceptional and distinguished services in any field including service rendered by government servants.
It has same design as "Padma Vibhushan".On its obverse ,the word "Padma" appears above and the word "Bhushan" below the lotus flower.
The inscription " Padma Bhushan" on the obverse, the geometrical pattern on either side and the border arround periphery are in burnished bronze. All embossing on either side of decoration is in standard gold.
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