Padma Awards 2009 announced


On the eve of the Republic Day Padma Awards (the civilan awards of the Government of India) were officially announced (PIB Note of 530 PM)
Of the scientific community,

  • ISRO Chairman Dr Madhavan Nair,
  • Atomic Energy Chairman Anil Kakodkar and
  • the veteran Dr AS Ganguly

get Padma Vibhushan (the highest Padma award); the activist Sunderlal Bhauguna too gets Padma Vibhushan.

Professors

  • CK Prahald of UMich
  • Tom Kailath of Stanford
  • CS Seshadri of Chennai, and,
  • SS Katiyar of IITK

get Padma Bhushan Award.

The famous historian (and writer) Ramachandra Guha, telecom guru Sam Pitroda and the Sportman who made India proud at Beijing Olympics Anhinav Bindra too get Padma Bhushan Award.

  • Professor Kiran Seth (of IITD of SPICMACAY fame),
  • Mathoor Krishnamoorthy of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, and,
  • Dr Utpal Banerjee (Computer Education in Schools)

 

 

Sam Pitroda, Ramachandra Guha
Prof CK Prahalad of UMich, Tom Kailath of Stanford and IITD Kiran Seth


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