Padma Vibhushan

  • 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

    Five-time 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...
  • 128 people conferred with Padma awards January 25, 2011

    New Delhi: A list of 128 names-13 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 on-field action that seems to be attracting him to the IPL. His fondness for the on-field 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 5, 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...
  • Tendulkar family celebrates Padma Vibhushan January 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Honour is a process and not a product that one can own. It does not have one single definition. A sense of totality is wrapped up within that one little word, with a definition for every occasion. And Mumbai's Bandra West wore its best look on Saturday as...
  • Padma Vibhushan a matter of great pride: Sachin January 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar has said that he was grateful to the Union government for conferring him the Padma Vibhushan. "After having played for so many years the Government of India recognises your efforts and gives you the second highest civilian award of the country. It is very, very special. I...
  • Sportstars, industry czars get top honours January 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Star batsman Sachin Tendulkar, Grand Master Viswanathan Anand and renowned mountaineer Edmund Hillary have been chosen for Padma Vibhushan among 13 people who were named for the nation's second highest civilian award on the eve of the Republic Day. Singer Asha Bhosle, Nobel Prize winner and noted environmentalist RK...
  • Nooyi, Mittal to get Padma Bhushan June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The government has announced the list of 121 Padma awards. The awards will be conferred on Friday on the occasion of Republic Day. Noted jurist Fali S Nariman, well known writer Khushwant Singh, former Indian Ambassador to the US and former Cabinet Secretary Naresh Chandra are among the...
  • Padma Vibhushans for 10 greats June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Writer Khushwant Singh, former Indian ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra and jurist Fali Nariman are among the 10 people who have been conferred with this year’s Padma Vibhushan. Late US-based writer Raja Rao, US based physicist S E Chandy George, civil servant V Krishnamurthy, former chief justice of...