Padma Bhushan

  • My writings reflect my lonely childhood: Ruskin Bond 09-04-2014 03:59 PM

    Children are the recurrent theme in Ruskin Bond's books and the author reveals that his lonely childhood has a lot to do with the theme of his stories. Ruskin was just four-year-old when his British parents, Edith Clerke and Aubrey Bond separated and he was raised by his grandmother. "I...
  • Good show by AAP to change political landscape: Rudolphs 31-03-2014 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: Academicians Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph, who were on Monday presented with Padma Bhushan award, predict significant changes in Indian politics if Aam Aadmi Party performs well in the Lok Sabha elections. The Rudolph couple, who are professors at the University of Chicago and have researched on Indian democracy...
  • 92-year-old ex-Foreign Secy and Padma Bhushan awardee Jagat Singh Mehta dies 07-03-2014 12:40 PM

    Former Foreign Secretary Jagat Singh Mehta died following age-related ailments. 92-year-old Mehta was ailing for sometime and passed away at his residence on Thursday. He served as foreign secretary between 1976 and 1979. Born in 1922 to Mohan Singh Mehta, a member of the Constituent Assembly of India in 1947,...
  • Justice JS Verma's family refuses Padma Bhushan, says no official word given 31-01-2014 08:54 AM

    New Delhi: The family of late Justice JS Verma has refused to accept the Padma Bhushan award on his behalf and have written to the President that he never hankered or lobbied for any acclaim, reward or favour. The family has indicated that they were upset about no official confirmation...
  • Kamal Haasan on receiving Padma Bhushan: There are thousands who are more deserving than me 28-01-2014 12:26 PM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has been named for a Padma Bhushan, says it is a "good fortune" that he has been chosen for India's third highest civilian honour, but the artiste in him will only be satisfied when he takes Indian cinema to the international arena. "I think it's...
  • Padma Bhushan is an impetus to do more good work: Kamal Haasan 26-01-2014 07:24 AM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was conferred with the Padma Bhushan award on Saturday, said it was his "good fortune" to get chosen for the award. The 59-year-old actor said he doesn't consider it an honour for his work, but as a driving force to continue doing good work. "I...
  • List of Padma Awardees for the year 2014 25-01-2014 10:54 PM

    Ahead of the 65th Republic Day, the government on Saturday announced the recipients of the prestigious Padma Awards for year 2014. Here is the list of awardees: Padma Vibhushan 1. Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra 2. Shri B.K.S. Iyengar, Others-Yoga, Maharashtra Padma Bhushan 1. Prof. Gulam Mohammed...
  • Actor Kamal Haasan, 25 others awarded Padma Bhushan for year 2014 25-01-2014 10:31 PM

    Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, known for his work across all southern languages, was on Saturday named for the Padma Bhushan award on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day. Haasan will get the award for his contribution to Indian cinema over the last five decades. The 59-year old, who has so...
  • Scientist R Mashelkar, yoga guru BKS Iyengar get Padma Vibushan 25-01-2014 09:07 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 65th Republic Day, the government on Saturday announced the recipients of the prestigious Padma Awards. Renowned scientist RA Mashelkar and Yoga guru Shri BKS Iyengar have been awarded the Padma Vibhusan. Late Justice JS Verma, who spearheaded landmark changes to India's anti-rape law has been...
  • Paes, Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Yuvraj Padma Shri 25-01-2014 08:43 PM

    New Delhi: Tennis star Leander Paes and badminton player-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand were on Saturday selected for the prestigious Padma Bhushan awards while cricketer Yuvraj Singh was among the seven sportspersons chosen for this year's Padma Shri award. Squash player Dipika Pallikal, former Indian women's cricket captain Anjum Chopra, Sunil Dabas...
  • Telugu cinema legend Akkineni Nageshwara Rao dies aged 91 22-01-2014 07:59 AM

    Hyderabad: Legendary Telugu film actor and Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, passed away early on Wednesday morning. ANR, as he is fondly called, was suffering from cancer. His condition worsened at around 2.10 am on Wednesday following which he was taken to Care hospital, where he breathed his...
  • Tennis ace Leander Paes recommended for Padma Bhushan: report 20-11-2013 10:39 AM

    Indian tennis legend and world renowned doubles player Leander Paes has been recommended by the Sports Ministry for this year's Padma Bhushan - the only sportsperson named for the prestigious honour, Times of India reported on Wednesday. Paes, partnering Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek, won the US Open doubles title in...
  • Dilip Kumar still in ICU, under observation 18-09-2013 01:23 PM

    Veteran actor Dilip Kumar is recovering but continues to remain in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Mumbai as he is still under observation. He was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. "He (Dilip Kumar) is recovering. He is still...
  • MS Subbulakshmi's 97th birth anniversary: 10 unknown facts about the music legend 16-09-2013 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: MS Subbulakshmi is an undisputed exponent of Carnatic music. The legendary Carnatic vocalist, who was fondly called 'MS' by her fans and supporters Subbulakshmi, started her Carnatic classical music training under mother Shanmugavadivu and her first recording was released when she was barely 10. On her 97th birth...
  • Veteran singer S Janaki celebrates her 75th birthday today 23-04-2013 06:35 PM

    Veteran playback singer S Janaki, who is also known as 'The Nightingale of the South', celebrates her 75th birthday today. She has enthralled the South and Bollywood audience all through her career spanning over 56 years, with many memorable songs. She has been recently in news for rejecting the Padma...
  • Veteran violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman passes away 22-04-2013 09:34 PM

    Chennai: Celebrated violinist and composer Lalgudi Jayaraman, who carved out a niche for himself in the world of Carnatic music with his unique style, died today at the age of 82 after his brief illness. He is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter, both of whom are...
  • Snapshot: Dimple Kapadia receives Padma Bhushan on behalf of late Rajesh Khanna 21-04-2013 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: Veteran actress Dimple Kapadia recently received Padma Bhushan from President Pranab Mukherjee on behalf of her late husband Rajesh Khanna. ...
  • Rahul Dravid receives Padma Bhushan 05-04-2013 05:59 PM

    New Delhi: Batting great Rahul Dravid received India's third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, from President Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan's Darbar Hall on Friday. Former boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh and rower Bajrang Lal Takhar received the country's fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri. "It...
  • Veteran singer S Janaki refuses to accept Padma Awards 27-01-2013 09:12 AM

    In 1960, MG Ramachandran had also rejected the Padma Shri because it was written only in Devanagari script. ...
  • Singer S Janaki refuses to accept Padma Bhushan 26-01-2013 04:07 PM

    The 74-year-old veteran refused to accept the award saying artistes from South India have long been neglected for the country's top-most civilian honour. ...
  • Padma Awards: List of awardees 25-01-2013 09:50 PM

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