Padma Awards

  • Maharashtra government forms committee for 2015 Padma Awards July 23, 2014

    Thane: The Maharashtra government has constituted a 11-member committee to scrutinise and recommend names from the state for Padma Awards 2015, according to a government resolution (GR). The committee, comprising ministers and bureaucrats, will be headed by Minister of Health Suresh Shetty, the GR issued early this month, stated. The members...
  • President gives away Padma awards to 56 personalities April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday presented Padma awards to 56 distinguished personalities including actor Paresh Rawal, ace tennis player Leander Paes and author Ruskin Bond. Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, eminent writer Anita Desai and noted painter Sunil Das could not make it to the ceremony. Speaking after the ceremony, actor Paresh...
  • e Lounge: Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan recieve Padma Awards 2014 April 1, 2014

    The names of the recipients of the prestigious Padma Awards for the year 2014 were announced on Monday. The list featured some faces from the film world as well. Bollywood actors Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan were among the Padma Award 2014 winners. ...
  • Kamal Haasan pledges commitment to the country April 1, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil cinema star Kamal Haasan, who had last year threatened to leave India in the light of controversies surrounding his film 'Vishwaroopam,' today pledged his "commitment" to the country and expressed hope he would not leave it. Hours after arriving here after receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan award in...
  • Allahabad HC reserves order on PIL challenging Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar November 26, 2013

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday reserved its order on a PIL challenging the award of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The petition filed by IPS official Amitabh Thakur and social activist Nutan Thakur contended that the award had no provisions or...
  • My sister deserves the Padma award having sung for 50 years: Lata November 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Playback legend Lata Mangeshkar has defended her recommendation of Padma awards to her sister Usha Mangeshkar. In her justification Lata said that she has recommended several people over the years several times. The veteran singer also said her sister deserves the award having sung for over 50 years now....
  • Politicians, celebrities flout norms, name relatives for Padma awards November 9, 2013

    An RTI query has revealed that Padma awards recommendations are not always done on the basis of merit with politicians and celebrities flouting norms to often pitch for their friends and relatives. The RTI revealed that Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan has recommended both his sons Ayaan and Amaan for...
  • Did not nominate only relatives for Padma awards, says Congress MP November 9, 2013

    Congress leader T Subbarami Reddy on Saturday rebuffed accusations of recommending only friends and relatives for the prestigious 2013 Padma awards. He stressed that the awards are based on merit and they recommend people, but there is a panel which will choose on merit and discard other recommendations. ...
  • VIPs nominated relatives, friends for Padma awards 2013: RTI query November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: There is a controversy brewing over the 2013 Padma awards. An RTI application filed reveals that VIPs nominated family members and colleagues in sheer disregard to conflict of interest. The RTI reveals that some recommended as many as 25 nominees for the Padma awards. Congress treasurer Motilal Vora,...
  • Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and legendary actor Pran passes away July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and legendary actor Pran passed away in Mumbai on Friday evening. Pran, who was 93 years old, received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to cinema in May this year. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, who had presented the Dadasaheb Phalke award to Pran,...
  • Snapshot: Dimple Kapadia receives Padma Bhushan on behalf of late Rajesh Khanna April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran actress Dimple Kapadia recently received Padma Bhushan from President Pranab Mukherjee on behalf of her late husband Rajesh Khanna. ...
  • 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: President Pranab honours awardees April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: At a glitzy ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday honoured the 108 Padma Award winners. This year's winners include DRDO chief Dr Vijay Saraswat, cricketer Rahul Dravid, Olympic medallist boxer Mary Kom, actress Sharmila Tagore and Sridevi. Actor Rajesh Khanna...
  • President to felicitate Padma Award winners today April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will on Friday felicitate the Padma Award winners at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The 108 personalities, who were selected from different fields, include DRDO chief Dr Vijay Saraswat, cricketer Rahul Dravid, Olympic medallist boxer Mary Kom, actress Sharmila Tagore amongst others. Here is the list of...
  • Bolly Buzz: 'Vishwaroopam' suffers loss of nearly Rs 25 crore January 29, 2013

    The future of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' continues to be uncertain with the Madras High Court deferring the verdict on its release till Tuesday. ...
  • No north-south bias in Padma Awards: Narayanasamy January 28, 2013

    Tirunelveli: Government on Sunday rejected noted playback singer S Janaki's claim that artistes from south were generally neglected in Padma awards. "There is no bias towards any state in selecting the awardees. But she had stated she was not interested in receiving the award because south Indians were neglected. It...
  • Padma Award: Isn't it too late for Rajesh Khanna? January 28, 2013

    Mumbai: That Rajesh Khanna is being honoured with a Padma Bhushan is a good thing. That he is being honoured after his death is not such a good thing. Why wait for the legends to die before honouring them? Why honour him with a Padma award a good 35 years...
  • Veteran singer S Janaki refuses to accept Padma Awards January 27, 2013

    Veteran South Indian singer S Janaki has refused to accept the Padma Bhushan saying it has come too late and that artistes from the South are not given their due recognition. In 1960, MG Ramachandran had also rejected the Padma Shri because it was written only in Devanagari script. ...
  • Akshay Kumar hails Padma award for Rajesh Khanna January 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar is delighted that his father-in-law, the late actor Rajesh Khanna, has been posthumously honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour. "I am really very happy. I am obliged that the government has recognised my father-in-law's work. I am extremely happy," said Akshay, who is...
  • Singer S Janaki refuses to accept Padma Bhushan January 26, 2013

    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. Janki has sung over 15,000 songs in a career spanning five decades across all southern languages and in Hindi. ...
  • Singer S Janaki refuses to accept Padma Bhushan January 26, 2013

    Chennai: Expressing dissatisfaction over the number of people from South India figuring in the Padma awards list for 2013, playback singer Sreeramamurthy Janaki on Friday refused to accept Padma Bhushan award announced for her on the eve of 64th Republic Day. "I'm saddened by the fact that north India has been...
  • Rahul Dravid to be awarded Padma Bhushan January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid will be awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award after the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan - the government of India announced on Friday. Dravid, who retired from cricket last year, scored close to 25,000 international runs. The prolific Indian batsman...
  • 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...
  • Mary Kom, Rahul Dravid to get Padma Bhushan: Sources January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India cricketer Rahul Dravid and London Olympics bronze medalist boxer MC Mary Kom are being considered for the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award after the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, according to CNN-IBN sources on Friday. Rahul Dravid retired last year after playing 164 Tests...
  • 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...
  • Centre will follow my advice one day: Jaya August 30, 2012

    Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday expressed hope that a time would come when her government’s views would be taken seriously by the Centre. She made the remark while speaking at a mega event to mark the 14th anniversary of Jaya TV wherein music maestros of Tamil film industry,...
  • Centre will follow my advice one day: Jayalalithaa August 30, 2012

    Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday expressed hope that a time would come when her government’s views would be taken seriously by the Centre. She made the remark while speaking at a mega event to mark the 14th anniversary of Jaya TV wherein music maestros of Tamil film industry,...
  • President confers Padma awards April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Late cartoonist Mario Miranda, actors Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi, top mathematician MS Raghunathan, former Chief Vigilance Commissioner N Vittal and industry leader B Muthuraman were among those conferred the Padma awards by President Pratibha Patil IN New Delhi on Wednesday. Miranda's son Rahul received the Padma Vibhushan from Patil...