Padma Bhushan

  • Padma Bhushan awarded to tennis star Leander Paes April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace tennis player Leander Paes was awarded India's third highest civilian honour - the Padma Bhushan - by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Saturday. Paes was ecstatic at receiving the award and posted several photos on Twitter. He put up two photographs...
  • My writings reflect my lonely childhood: Ruskin Bond April 9, 2014

    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 have always...
  • Good show by AAP to change political landscape: Rudolphs March 31, 2014

    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 March 7, 2014

    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, Mehta...
  • Justice JS Verma's family refuses Padma Bhushan, says no official word given January 31, 2014

    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 January 28, 2014

    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 by...
  • Padma Bhushan is an impetus to do more good work: Kamal Haasan January 26, 2014

    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 don't consider...
  • List of Padma Awardees for the year 2014 January 25, 2014

    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 Sheikh, Art...
  • Actor Kamal Haasan, 25 others awarded Padma Bhushan for year 2014 January 26, 2014

    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 far starred...
  • Scientist R Mashelkar, yoga guru BKS Iyengar get Padma Vibushan January 25, 2014

    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 January 25, 2014

    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 (Kabaddi),...
  • Telugu cinema legend Akkineni Nageshwara Rao dies aged 91 January 22, 2014

    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 last...
  • Tennis ace Leander Paes recommended for Padma Bhushan: report November 20, 2013

    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 August...
  • Dilip Kumar still in ICU, under observation September 18, 2013

    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 in...
  • MS Subbulakshmi's 97th birth anniversary: 10 unknown facts about the music legend September 16, 2013

    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 April 23, 2013

    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 Bhushan conferred...
  • Veteran violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman passes away April 22, 2013

    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 violinists....
  • 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. ...
  • Rahul Dravid receives Padma Bhushan April 5, 2013

    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 was...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Mary Kom delighted with Padma Bhushan award January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Her personal high of being awarded the Padma Bhushan has coincided with turbulent times for Indian boxing, leaving Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom with "mixed feelings" about getting country's third highest civilian honour. "Obviously, it is a great honour to be considered worthy for this award but at...
  • Singer S J anaki 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, southern playback singer Sreeramamurthy Janaki 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...
  • Grandfather's win motivates Rana Daggubati January 26, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actor Rana Daggubati, grandson of producer D Rama Naidu, is extremely happy about his grandfather being awarded the Padma Bhushan, saying it is a motivation for him too. "It is a great moment for all of us in the family. He has been a guiding force for all of...
  • 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...
  • Dravid, Mary Kom to be awarded Padma Bhushan January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Former captain of the Indian cricket team Rahul Dravid and London Olympics bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom 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 last...
  • 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...