PADMA VIBHUSHAN

  • Sonal Mansingh: Hope the Parliamentarians take a cue from PM Modi's respect for art forms and artists 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The 'XII Jivan Pani Memorial Festival, 2015: Abhilasha' was themed along the lines of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by PM Modi. We talked to its founding president Padma Vibhushan Awardee Dr. Sonal Mansingh about the condition of classical art forms in India and their future seeing the...
  • Amitabh Bachchan proud of Padma record set by his family March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is proud that the title of Padma Vibhushan, which he is set to receive from President Pranab Mukherjee next month, will take his family's Padma tally to six. The 72-year-old actor has previously been honoured with the title of Padma Shri and Padma...
  • Padma awards announced: Amitabh Bachchan, LK Advani among other recipients January 26, 2015

    LK Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, thespian Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday were chosen for this year's Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour, as government gave a saffron touch honouring eminent people of various fields in 2015's list of Padma awardees. ...
  • LK Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar get Padma Vibhushan January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: LK Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, thespian Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday were chosen for this year's Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour, as government gave a saffron touch honouring eminent people of various fields in 2015's list of Padma awardees. Eminent lawyer KK...
  • Full list: Padma Awards 2015 January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, were announced on Sunday. The awards are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz art, social work, public affairs, science and...
  • LK Advani, Ramdev, Amitabh Bachchan likely to be honoured with Padma award: Sources January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani is likely to be on the list of people to be honoured with Padma awards this year. Yoga guru Ramdev, who campaigned excessively for the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, is also likely to be awarded. Among the actors, sources...
  • Indian Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 96 in Pune August 20, 2014

    Pune: One of India's best known Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar died on Wednesday in Pune. He was 96 years old. Iyengar was diagnosed with heart pumping failure and had suffered two heart attacks in 1998 and 2000. The founder of the school of Iyengar Yoga and considered to be the...
  • Remembering Zohra Sehgal, the grand old lady of Indian cinema July 11, 2014

    Zohra Sehgal passed away on Thursday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest. The legendary bollywood actress was 102 years old. Her last rites will take place on Friday. Sehgal was a part of the Indian film industry for nearly 8 decades. She was awarded the Padma Vibhushan for her outstanding...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Eminent scientist RA Mashelkar was on Monday conferred the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, while acclaimed artiste Kamal Haasan and ace shuttler P Gopichand were among the 12 personalities conferred the Padma Bhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi. Award winning actor Vidya Balan,...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Prof C N R Rao to be conferred with Bharat Ratna today February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof C N R Rao will be conferred with the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function in New Delhi on Tuesday. Master batsman Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16 last year, will...
  • Viswanathan Anand steals the show at nephew's marriage December 6, 2013

    Fivetime world chess champion Viswanathan Anand became the centre of attraction at his nephew's marriage at Refinery Nagar in Mathura. The nephew was tying the knot with the Madhu, daughter of Brajbihari Ojha, a foreman with Mathura Refinery. As the guests at the marriage saw the Padma Vibhushan player there on...
  • Give Bharat Ratna to Salim Ali, demands AMU professor November 26, 2013

    An academic from Aligarh has urged the government to confer Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, to Salim Ali the "birdman of India" as he was widely known. HSA Yahya of the department of Wildlife Sciences at the Aligarh Muslim University made the demand during a keynote address at...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday conferred the Padma awards on several eminent personalities including industrialist Adi Godrej, Olympic medal winners Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar, actor Nana Patekar and designer Ritu Kumar. Professor Roddam Narasimha, a internationally renowned expert on fluid dynamics and famous painter Sayed Haider Raza...
  • Padma Awards: List of awardees January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: 108 personalities from various fields have been selected for the Padma Awards this year. Following is the list of the recipients: Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra, Art S Haider Raza, Art Prof Yash Pal, Science and Engineering Prof Roddam Narasimha, Science and Engineering Padma Bhushan Dr Ramanaidu Daggubati, Art Sreeramamurthy Janaki, Art Dr (Smt) Kanak Rele, Art Sharmila...
  • Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore to get Padma Awards January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Late actor Rajesh Khanna and late satirist Jaspal Bhatti are among Padma Bhushan recipients this year. Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, will also be given to actor Sharmila Tagore, boxing champion Mary Kom, cricketer Rahul Dravid. Rajesh Khanna and Jaspal Bhatti, who died in 2012, will...
  • Rajesh Khanna's name recommended for Padma award November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna, who was not considered for Padma awards during his lifetime, could get one posthumously. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is understood to have recommended Khanna's name for Padma Vibhushan under the arts category to the Home Ministry. Names of filmmaker Ramesh Sippy and...
  • Mahasweta Devi in film based on her own story June 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Magsaysay award winning writer Mahasweta Devi, many of whose stories have been made into memorable movies, will herself now appear in one being adapted for celluloid. The movie 'Ullas' consists of three stories, all written by the writer, one of which is 'Dour' (run) in which the prominent tribal...
  • Defence Min, Army Chief pay tributes to Manekshaw April 3, 2012

    Udhagamandalam: Defence Minister AK Antony and Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Tuesday paid tributes and aid wreaths at the new gravestone of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw on his 98th birth anniversary. Paying tributes to him, Antony said he will be an inspiration to generations of armed forces. The Defence Minister said...
  • Govt announces names of Padma award winners January 25, 2012

    However, PMO sources have made it clear that no Bharat Ratna will be awarded this year. ...
  • Graphical analysis of the Padma Awards 2012 January 25, 2012

    On the eve of the Republic Day, the Government of India announced the list of 2012 Padma awardees. We did a little number crunching and plotted the data on charts to reveal hidden dimensions that might not be obvious in the long list of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma...
  • Full list: 2012 Padma Awards January 25, 2012

    The President of India has approved the conferment of Padma Awards2012. This year the President has approved 109 awards including one duo case (counted as one) and 14 in the category of Foreigners/ NRIs/ PIOs/ Posthumous. These comprise five Padma Vibhushan, 27 Padma Bhushan and 77 Padma Shri Awards. There...
  • 128 people conferred with Padma awards January 25, 2011

    New Delhi: A list of 128 names13 Padma Vibhushans, 31 Padma Bhushans and 84 Padma Shri awards, was announced on Tuesday. There are 31 women in the list. Former national security advisor Brajesh Mishra and Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia were amongst the 13 people awarded the Padma Vibhushan,...
  • President gives away Padma Bhushan, Vibhushan awards April 15, 2009

    New Delhi: At the investiture ceremony of Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian honour, the President set a precedent of sorts. At the function held in the national capital for awarding the recipients, President Pratibha Tai Patil took a break from protocol and made a gesture that went down...
  • The procedure of selecting a Padma awardee January 29, 2009

    New Delhi: How does one decide who is good enough to be given a Padma award? How does the entire selection process work? The initial selection is made by a committee, headed by the Cabinet Secretary. Also included in the Committee are the Secretary to the President, the Union Home Secretary,...
  • Padma Vibhushan for Bindra | Akshay, Bhajji honoured January 26, 2009

    Actor Akshay Kumar was overcome with joy and pride to be nominated for the Padma Shri awards on Republic Day. ...
  • ISRO chief, Aishwarya, Dhoni among Padma winners January 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Following is the list of winners for Padma Awards 2009: Padma Vibhushan Dr Chandrika Prasad Srivastava, Civil Service (Maharashtra) Sunderlal Bahuguna, Environment Conservation (Uttarakhand) Prof D P Chattopadhyaya, Literature & Education (West Bengal) Prof Jasbir Singh Bajaj, Medicine (Punjab) Dr Purshotam Lal, Medicine (Uttar Pradesh) Govind Narain, Public Affairs (Uttar...
  • Anand finds IPL cheerleading funny May 9, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) craze seems to reaching fever pitch in India and the latest convert to it is Viswanathan Anand. Interestingly, there is more than just the onfield action that seems to be attracting him to the IPL. His fondness for the onfield action is not limited...
  • Asha Bhosle speaks on winning the Padma Vibhushan May 7, 2008

    Mumbai: Singer Asha Bhosle is one septuagenarian who is no stranger to winning awards, she's won nine Filmfare Awards, two National Awards but she is every bit excited about receiving the latest honour the Padma Vibhushan. Varsha Pillai: How special are these awards to you, do they still make...
  • National wipes: What made news today February 4, 2008

    Patan: Here's what made news in the rest of the country. A girl student, at a primary teachers training college in Patan district of Gujarat, has alleged that she was repeatedly raped by some teachers of the college. The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking prosecution of Infosys promoter and Padma...