Padma Shri

  • Indian Constitution scholar Granville Austin dies July 8, 2014

    Washington: Granville Austin, an eminent biographer of India's Constitution and a Padma Shri awardee, has passed away in Washington at the age of 87. Austin, author of two celebrated political histories of the Indian Constitution -- The Indian Constitution: A Cornerstone of A Nation and Working A Democratic Republic: The Indian...
  • Padma Shri recipient Rajasthani scholar, politician Laxmi Kumar Chundawat dies at the age of 98 May 24, 2014

    Renowned Rajasthani scholar and senior politician Laxmi Kumari Chundawat died here today after a prolonged illness. She was 98 years old. "She was suffering from infection in lung and age-related problems. She was admitted to a private heart and general hospital since April 4," her family member Anirudh Singh Rathore told...
  • Dilip Tirkey barred from using Padma Shri during campaigns April 8, 2014

    Dilip Tirkey, a former member of the Indian hockey team who is contesting from Sundergarh Lok Sabha constituency on a Biju Janata Dal ticket, has been barred from using the Padma Shri award as a title in his campaign, an official said on Tuesday. The district election officer at Sundergarh, about...
  • Olympian archer Limba Ram duped of Rs 5 lakh, his Padma Shri certificate by student March 27, 2014

    Olympian archer Limba Ram was allegedly duped of Rs 5 lakh by his student who also took away his Padma Shri certificate in the name of opening an archery academy in Hanumangarh. Limba, who is now sports officer in Dungarpur district, lodged an FIR against the accused Praveen Sharma with Jyoti Nagar police station in Jaipur...
  • Winning Oscars is not too far away, says Vidya Balan March 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan said here today that she hopes to win an Oscar award. "I have never thought of winning an Oscar. Rather I never thought I would get the Padma Shri. I think God has been kind to me. I think getting Oscar award is not too far away,"...
  • With Padma Shri, I'm empowered to expand my voice: Santosh Sivan January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Sivan is delighted by the government's decision to honour him with a Padma Shri, since the recommendation for the honour came from within the film industry. "I understand that it was Graftii, former students of the Pune Film Institute Of India, who recommended my name for the honour....
  • Grateful to Tamil film industry: Santosh Sivan January 27, 2014

    Chennai: Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Shivan, who was conferred with the Padma Shri on Saturday, said he felt good to have been chosen for the award and was grateful to the Tamil film industry for it. "It feels good to have been chosen for the award. I'm grateful to the Tamil film industry...
  • SC ruling on section 377 ruling hollow, shallow: Vikram Seth January 27, 2014

    Slamming the Supreme Court's ruling upholding Indian Penal Code's (IPC)section 377, criminalising gay sex, celebrated author Vikram Seth on Sunday said the judgement was "ethically hollow and intellectually shallow." "Just because a population is miniscule do you forgo their fundamental rights? Its ethically hollow and intellectually shallow," he said during a...
  • Filmmaker Santosh Sivan gets Padma Shri January 26, 2014

    Chennai: Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Sivan, known for his work in films like 'Kaalapani', 'Iruvar' and 'Dil Se', was Saturday conferred the Padma Shri on the eve of the 65th Republic Day. The 49-year old Sivan got the award for his contribution to Indian cinema over the last two decades. Starting his career as...
  • Dedicate Padma Shri honour to my family: Vidya Balan January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Named for the Padma Shri Saturday, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan found herself "running out of words" to describe her "gratitude". The National award winning talent, who is "overwhelmed", has dedicated the fourth highest civilian award to her family. "I'm thrilled. I'm overjoyed. I'm overwhelmed. I'm honoured. I'm humbled.....! I'm...
  • 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),...
  • Odisha: Padma Shri awardee Italian dance teacher booked for beating up student January 22, 2014

    An Italian dancer, who runs a school in Bhubaneswar, has been booked for beating up her student, a police official said on Wednesday. A case was registered against 55-year-old Ileana Citaristi on the basis of a complaint lodged by the student's father, Lingaraj police station chief Baidhar Baliarsingh told. The 10-year-old student's...
  • HC asks Telugu actors Mohan Babu, Brahmanandam to return Padma Shri December 24, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday asked Telugu film actors Mohan Babu and Brahmanandam to return their 'Padma Shri' awards for violation of rules accompanying them. A bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyothy Sengupta and Justice P Sanjay Kumar, while hearing a petition filed by BJP leader N Indrasena...
  • Environmentalist Sunita Narain injured in accident October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Environmentalist Sunita Narain suffered critical injuries Sunday after a speeding car hit her from behind while she was riding a bicycle here, police said. Narain, 52, the director of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and resident of South Delhi's Green Park area, was heading towards Lodhi Garden area...
  • India Positive: Stories of courage, creativity and compassion August 31, 2013

    A music scholar from Bangalore is attempting to create a national sound archive of the country. The voice of Gauhar Jaan, the prima donna of India's classical music and the first musician to record commercially for the Gramophone company back in 1902 in Calcutta, was nearly lost, until Vikram Sampath...
  • Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia: A story of grit, determination August 27, 2013

    Jaipur: Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia fought against all odds and overcame his physical challenges to win the gold in javelin at the Athletics World Championships. Jhajharia was 8-year-old when he lost his one arm after being accidentally electrocuted. Later, he was mocked by other kids in the village, who called...
  • Mumbai: Actor Manoj Kumar admitted to hospital July 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Manoj Kumar has been admitted to a suburban hospital following a pain in his gall bladder, sources said. The veteran actor has been under treatment at the Kokilaben Hospital in suburban Andheri for the past two days, sources said. The actor is doing fine and will be discharged...
  • Boney Kapoor plays peacemaker, brings Sridevi and her sister Srilatha closer April 25, 2013

    Mumbai: The legal and property disputes between Sridevi and her sister Srilatha are a thing of the past. Now they have established a comfort level with each other, thanks to Boney Kapoor's mediation. Things have improved so much that on Monday evening Srilatha and her husband threw a grand party in...
  • Media baron Padma Shri Sivanthi Adithan cremated April 21, 2013

    Chennai: Media baron and sports administrator B Sivanthi Adithan, who passed away after a brief illness, was on Saturday cremated in Chennai with scores of leaders and artistes paying their homage. The body of 76-year-old Adithan, owner of popular Tamil daily 'Dina Thanthi', was taken in a procession from his...
  • 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...
  • Writer Laxman Mane facing rape charges surrenders April 9, 2013

    Noted Marathi writer and Padma Shri awardee Laxman Mane, who had been absconding, has surrendered after being accused of sexually exploiting 6 women. 63-year-old Mane allegedly raped and molested the women employees at a charity home where he was the working president. ...
  • Padma Shri awardee Marathi author facing rape charges surrenders April 9, 2013

    Satara: After being on the run for a fortnight, noted Marathi author and Padma Shri awardee Laxman Mane, booked in half a dozen separate rape cases, on Monday surrendered before the police here in western Maharashtra. Mane, who has rejected sexual assault charges levelled against him, went to Satara tehsil...
  • 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...
  • Remembering veteran Malayalam actor Thilakan September 25, 2012

    Thilakan had starred in over 200 Malayalam films and was awarded the Padma Shri in 2009. ...
  • Gandhi auction: Giriraj Kishore to return Padma April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Gandhian writer Giriraj Kishore has said that he will return his Padma Shri to the government to protest Gandhi item auction. This came a day after a pinch of soil and blood-stained blades of grass from the place where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in 1948 sold for 10,000 pounds...