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  • The leader of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the group that won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, on 11Dec urged nuclear nations to adopt a UN treaty banning atomic weapons in order to prevent “the end of us”.
  • ICAN is a coalition of 468 grassroots non-governmental groups that campaigned for a UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted by 122 nations in July. The treaty is not signed by and would not apply to any of the states that already have nuclear arms.
  • Beatrice Fihn, ICAN’s Executive Director, urged them to sign the agreement. “The United States, choose freedom over fear. Russia, choose disarmament over destruction. Britain, choose the rule of law over oppression,” she added, before urging France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel to do the same.
  • Ms. Fihn delivered the lecture together with Setsuko Thurlow, 85, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing and now an ICAN campaigner, who recalled some of her memories of the attack.
  • The Nobel prizes in literature, physics, chemistry, medicine and economics were awarded later on 10 Dec at a separate ceremony in Stockholm.

  • Two young men from the city will receive awards for conserving and improving the understanding of wildlife from the Sanctuary Nature Foundation on 8 dec night.
  • Hailing from the western suburbs, both Shashank Dalvi (34) and Nikit Surve (25) grew up exploring the wilderness of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). While both went on to become wildlife biologists, Dalvi was captivated by the diversity of birds in the country and Surve followed the trail of SGNP's urban leopards.
  • While collecting data on the elevational distribution of birds in Himalayas, Shashank Dalvi was the first to spot a bird new to science. He was part of the team that described the bird in 2016.
  • Acknowledging the legacy of the venerable 'Birdman of India' Dr Salim Ali, Dalvi named it Zoothera salimalii. Now commonly known as the Himalayan Forest Thrush, the bird is only the fourth new avifauna species to be described from India since independence.
  • In 2012, Dalvi was a member of the team that discovered and documented the mass massacre of Amur Falcons in Nagaland. "About 12000-14000 birds were killed per day.
  • The most difficult thing I have done in my life is filming the massacre of these birds," he said. His documentation of the killings led to one of the most successful conservation movements in the country led by local conservationist Bano Haralu. "Since 2013, not a single Amur Falcon has been killed in that landscape," he said.

  • Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon eased some of his World Cup heartache by winning the Serie A Best Player of the Year award at the Gran Gala del Calcio Awards in Milan.
  • "The failure to participate in the World is the biggest disappointment in my career together with some (lost) Champions league finals," said the 39-year-old Juventus goalkeeper at Monday night's ceremony.
  • "I'm happy and proud. I never thought I'd get this kind of trophy, and I'll hold on tight to it because I've never won best youngster!"Napoli's Maurizio Sarri was named the best coach in the Italian football awards.
  • Buffon quit international football last month as four-time champions Italy sensationally missed out on their first World Cup finals in 60 years after a playoff defeat to Sweden on 27 Nov.
  • "Italy-Sweden was the biggest disappointment of my life," he told Sky Sports Italia."But we need to move on, the season must end in the best way and with Juventus there are so many goals to be achieved."
  • Buffon won a tenth Serie A title with Juventus, as well as a third Italian Cup title as well as helping the Turin side reach the Champions League final for the second time in three years.And he left the door open on a future return for the national side.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind 27 Nov conferred the third Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) distinguished Indologist Award on Professor Hiroshi Marui of Japan at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • Addressing the gathering, Kovind said Indian culture and its many attributes have evolved over centuries.
  • He said the depth of time has given it a unique strength and character and it is integral, holistic, synthetic and accommodating.
  • That is why it could survive the onslaughts of time and transcend the limits of space, he said."Indianness is characterised by inclusive pluralism; it is rooted in the principle of Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitah that is dharma or the virtuous order, which when protected, protects all without exclusion," he said.
  • Kovind said it was a matter of great satisfaction that the third distinguished Indology Award has been conferred on a scholar from Japan, a country with which India has had cross- flow of ideas, art, literature and religious philosophy for ages.
  • "These have led to deep spiritual affinity and cultural understanding between the two peoples," he said.He said with Okakura Tenshin and his association with Swami Vivekananda and Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, a new chapter unfolded in the Indo-Japanese understanding.

  • Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 at the 67th edition of Miss World 2017 pageant held on 18 November 2017 in Sanya China.She is the 6th Indian to win the coveted crown. India last won the crown in 2000 when Priyanka Chopra was crowned the by Yukta Mookhey.
  • Manushi succeeds Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico. At the same event, England was was adjudged first runner up and Mexico was adjudged second runner up. The grand finale of the most prestigious pageant was hosted by former Miss World 2013 Megan Young.
  • The show began with a grand opening number where the contestants vying for the Miss World crown entertained the audience with an enchanting dance number. Later, the winners before the audience, who took the stage as confirmed quarter finalists of the evening.
  • Thereafter, the quarter finalists were trimmed down to Top 10 semi-finalists which included Indonesia, Russia, England, Korea, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, India, Kenya and France who then gave a short interview to the host of the evening, Megan Young. Subsequently, the contestants were further narrowed down to Top 5 finalists wherein England, France, India, Kenya, and Mexico made the final cut.
  • Manushi Chhillar clinched the coveted crown after defeating 130 contestants from around the globe. This year at the Miss World pageant Multimedia Award was won by Mongolia. Beauty with a Purpose was won by South Africa, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, and Philippines and Talent Round was won by the gorgeous Miss Malta. The audience witnessed a scintillating performance from Hong Kong's very own Celina Tam.

  • A UK special forces dog was on Saturday awarded a medal equivalent of the country's highest military honour for his role in saving hundreds of troops during his tour of duty in Afghanistan
  • Mali, a Belgian Malinois, has been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal - the equivalent of the human Victoria Cross - for his heroic actions in sniffing out Taliban booby traps during a highly sensitive military operation in 2012.
  • The eight-year-old dog was instrumental is assisting troops to clear militants from a Kabul tower block despite suffering serious shrapnel injuries.
  • He is credited with saving British and Afghan lives as he took part in the Special Boat Service (SBS) assault.
  • "Despite sustaining quite horrendous injuries, he absolutely stayed by his handler's side and forged forward with them to help them carry out their duty. It's that gallantry and devotion to duty that we are recognising," said Jan McLoughlin, director-general of the veterinary charity, People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA).
  • Mali was part of a mission aimed at ending a major siege by an armed suicide squad holed up in the tower block in Kabul and securing a key Taliban stronghold during the operation.
  • He stayed by the side of his military handler, who cannot be named, as he was sent through direct fire on two separate occasions to conduct searches for explosives.
  • He successfully indicated the presence of insurgents numerous times, giving the UK assault force vital seconds to engage the enemy in close quarter combat.
  • Mali was seriously injured by three grenade blasts, with the first two explosions causing injuries to his chest, front and rear legs.

  • A 7-year-old from Dadar was among the 16 children who were conferred with the National Child Awards 2017 on November 14 at the hands of the Ram Nath Kovind, president of India.
  • Jaisal Shah, a chess enthusiast has won several tournaments in the past two years and was the only one from Maharashtra to win the award this year.
  • The awards are given to celebrate the exceptional achievements of children and to individuals and institutions who work for child welfare on the occasion of Children's Day. Jaisal, along with 14 others from across the country received the silver medal, cash prize of Rs 10,000 and a certificate at a ceremony in New Delhi.
  • A class II student, Jaisal picked up the passion for chess by watching videos of Vishwanath Anand's games. "He stumbled upon some posters and videos of chess champions. He continued to watch many more videos and started to practice the games.
  • When we realized his keen interest in the game, we enrolled him for a chess class and he started participating in various tournaments," said his mother Kinjal Shah.
  • It was during one such tournament in July that state government officials saw Jaisal play and nominated him for the award. "We thought Jaisal was being interviewed for some media coverage but in fact it they considered him for the award.
  • He is not even among the top chess players in the state but they identified his talent," said Kinjal. Recently, the little one also was the captain of the interschool team chess championship

  • Renowned Hindi litterateur Krishna Sobti has been chosen for this year's Jnanpith Award, the Jnanpith Selection Board announced on 3 Nov.
  • "The Jnanpith Selection Board has announced the recipient of the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the year 2017 on 4 Nov. in a meeting. It went to eminent Hindi Litterateur Krishna Sobti," the board said in a statement.
  • Born in 1925 in Gujarat, now in Pakistan, Sobti, 92, is known for experimenting with new writing styles and creating "bold" and "daring" characters in her stories who were ready to accept all challenges.
  • Her language is highly influenced by the intermingling of Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi cultures."Sobti is a path breaking novelist. She has immensely enriched Hindi literature," the statement by the board chaired by noted scholar, writer and critic Namwar Singh, said.
  • Others on the decision making body included Girishwar Misra, Shamim Hanfi, Harish Trivedi, Suranjan Das, Ramakant Rath, Chandrakant Patil, Alok Rai, C Radhakrishnan, Madhishudhan Anand and Leeladhar Mandloi.

  • American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo," - a fictional account of US President Abraham Lincoln burying his young son.
  • In his acceptance speech, Saunders, 58, noted that "we live in a strange time," adding he saw the key question of the era being whether society responded to events with "exclusion and negative projection and violence," or "with love/." Saunders was the second consecutive American writer to win the prize, after the rules were changed in 2014 to allow authors of any book written in English and published in the U.K. to compete.
  • His novel, set in 1862, a year into the American Civil war, is a blend of historical accounts and imaginative fiction, which sees Lincoln's son Willie, who died in the White House at age 11, in "Bardo" - a Tibetan form of purgatory.
  • The judging panel, led by author and member of Britain's House of Lords Lola Young, praised the "deeply moving" book, saying it was "utterly original".
  • Saunders was presented with his award by the Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Britain's Prince William.

  • US economist Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for his contributions in the field of behavioural economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on 9oct.
  • "In total, Richard Thaler's contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making," the award-giving body said on announcing the 9 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million) prize.
  • "His empirical findings and theoretical insights have been instrumental in creating the new and rapidly expanding field of behavioural economics, which has had a profound impact on many areas of economic research and policy."
  • The economics prize, officially called the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, was established in 1968.

  • Scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics for decisive contributions in the observation of gravitational waves, the award-giving body said on 3 oct.
  • "This is something completely new and different, opening up unseen worlds," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement on awarding the 9 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million)prize.
  • "A wealth of discoveries awaits those who succeed in capturing the waves and interpreting their message."
  • Physics is the second of this year's crop of Nobel Prizes and comes after Americans Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on 2 oct.

  • Consequent upon announcement made by former Prime Minister, Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, while dedicating Vizag Steel Plant to the nation on 1.8.1992, Government have decided to present an award known as Prime Minister’s Trophy and a cash award of Rs. 1 crore each year to the best performing integrated steel Plant(s) to generate a sense of competition and for improvement of performance of the integrated steel plants.
  • The objective of instituting the award for the integrated steel plants is to give recognition to outstanding performance in this vital sector of the national economy, which draws heavily on resources of capital and skilled manpower.
  • The award is intended to spur these major producers to achieve international standards of efficiency, quality and economy in their operations.
  • Ministry of Steel has since decided to increase the Award money of PM’s Trophy to Rs 2 crore and also a Runners Up to the PM’s Trophy (called the Steel Minister’s Trophy) has been launched with effect from FY 2006-07 with cash award of Rs 1 crore.

  • An IPS officer from India, Mahesh Bhagwat, who serves as Rachakonda police commissioner, Telangana State has won recognition as a hero for his efforts in combating trafficking.
  • The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U S Department of State, has listed him in the 2017 TIP Report Heroes released on June 27.
  • Recognising the efforts of the 1995 batch IPS officer, the report described Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat as one who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the fight against human trafficking for the last 13 years.
  • He has participated in anti-trafficking operations that have removed hundreds of victims from situations of trafficking and, with the help of other government departments and civil society organizations, has ensured their placement in support programs.

  • Pune's RamamaniIyenger Memorial Yoga Institute has been selected as the first recepient of the Prime Minister's Award for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of Yoga, government said on 20 june.
  • "The selection was done from among 85 nominations received and 15 more recommended by the screening committee," the government said in a statement.
  • On June 21, last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in Chandigarh announced awards for the promotion and development of yoga. And following which the Ministry of AYUSH developed the guidelines for the awards.
  • "Two committees were consituted viz screening committee (for preliminary evaluation)and evaluation committee (jury), so that a transparent process is followed in finanizing the awards. Nomination for the awards were invited through open advertisement," the statement said.

  • ‘Project Jal Sanchay’ has been selected for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee programme (MGNREGP), by the union ministry of rural development.
  • A model of water conservation adopted successfully by the authorities in Nalanda district of south central Bihar, has been selected for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee programme (MGNREGP), by the ministry of rural development.
  • The award for excellence will be conferred on ‘Project Jal Sanchay’, the water conservation model developed in chief minister Nitish Kumar’s native district, at a function to be organised at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on June 19.
  • Nalanda deputy development commissioner (DDC) Kundan Kumar said he water conservation programme began just as an administrative initiative, but soon turned into a people’s movement.

  • RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement goes to veteran journalist Vinod Dua The RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism for 2017 will be bestowed upon veteran journalist Vinod Dua.
  • The award, a part of the National RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism, and instituted by the Mumbai Press Club, will be given to Dua by Maharashtra Chief Minister DevendraFadnavis on Wednesday, 7th June, in Mumbai.
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Dua’s extensive and versatile contribution in different formats and subjects. He was among the country’s first psephologists, co-anchoring election analysis programmes alongside Dr.Prannoy Roy on Doordarshan.

  • G.D.Birla Award was instituted in 1991 by the K.K.Birla Foundation
  • The twenty-fifth G. D. Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2015
  • Prof. Sanjay Mittal from the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Significant contributions in the area of Bluff Body Flows
  • Instrumental in establishing the High Performance Computing (HPC) facility at IIT Kanpur
  • Heads the National Wind Tunnel Facility
  • Works in the area of sports aerodynamics
  • Was able to bring out the aerodynamic difference between a duck-feather and synthetic shuttle cock and have also been looking at the aerodynamics of the swing and reverse-swing of a cricket ball

Bharat Ratna

  • C. Rajagopalachari(1954): An Indian independence activist, statesman, and lawyer, Rajagopalachari was the only Indian and last Governor-General of independent India. He was Chief Minister of Madras Presidency (1937–39) and Madras State (1952–54); and founder of Indian political party Swatantra Party.
  • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan(1954): Philosopher Radhakrishnan served as India's first Vice-President (1952–62) and second President (1962–67).Since 1962, his birthday on 5 September is observed as "Teachers' Day" in India.
  • C. V. Raman(1954): Widely known for his work on the scattering of light and the discovery of the effect, better known as "Raman scattering", Raman mainly worked in the field of atomic physics and electromagnetism and was presented Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.
  • Bhagwan Das(1955): Independence activist, philosopher, and educationist, Das is a co-founder of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith and worked with Madan Mohan Malaviya for the foundation of Banaras Hindu University.
  • M. Visvesvaraya(1955): Civil engineer, statesman, and Diwan of Mysore (1912–18), Visvesvaraya was a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire. His birthday, 15 September, is observed as "Engineer's Day" in India.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru(1955): Independence activist and author, Nehru is the first and the longest-serving Prime Minister of India (1947–64)
  • Govind Ballabh Pant(1957): Independence activist Pant was premier of United Provinces (1937–39, 1946–50) and first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (1950–54). He served as Union Home Minister from 1955–61.
  • Dhondo Keshav Karve(1958): Social reformer and educator, Karve is widely known for his works related to woman education and remarriage of Hindu widows. He established the Widow Marriage Association (1983), Hindu Widows Home (1896), and started Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University in 1916.
  • Bidhan Chandra Roy(1961): A physician, political leader, philanthropist, educationist, and social worker, Roy is often considered as "Maker of Modern West Bengal".He was second Chief Minister of West Bengal (1948–62) and his birthday on 1 July is observed as National Doctors' Day in India.
  • Purushottam Das Tandon(1961): Often titled as "Rajarshi", Tandon was an independence activist and served as speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (1937–50). He was actively involved in a campaign to get official language status to Hindi.
  • Rajendra Prasad(1962): Independence activist, lawyer, statesman, and scholar,Prasad was closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi in the non-cooperation movement for Indian independence.He was later elected as the first President of India (1950–62).
  • Zakir Husain(1963): Independence activist and education philosopher, Husain served as a Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (1948–56) and the Governor of Bihar (1957–62).Later, he was elected as second Vice-President of India (1962–67) and went on to become the third President of India (1967–69).
  • Pandurang Vaman Kane(1963): Indologist and Sanskrit scholar,Kane is best known for his five volume literary work, History of Dharmaśāstra: Ancient and Medieval Religious and Civil Law in India; the "monumental" work that extends over nearly 6,500 pages and being published from 1930 to 1962.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri(1966): Known for his slogan "Jai Jawan Jai Kisan" ("Hail the Soldier, Hail the Farmer"),Independence activist Shastri served as second Prime Minister of India (1964–66) and led the country during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
  • Indira Gandhi(1971): Known as the "Iron Lady of India",Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India during 1966–77 and 1980–84.During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, her government supported Bangladesh Liberation War which led to the formation of a new country, Bangladesh.
  • V. V. Giri(1975): While studying at the University College Dublin, Giri was involvement in the Irish Sinn Féin movement. Returning to India, he organized labour unions and brought them to take active participation in Indian freedom struggle. He was elected as the first President of All India Trade Union Congress in 1926. Post-independence, Giri held positions of Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Mysore and various other cabinet ministries. He became the first acting President and was eventually elected as the fourth President of India (1969–74).
  • K. Kamaraj(1976): Independence activist and statesman Kamaraj was a former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for three terms; 1954–57, 1957–62, and 1962–63.
  • Mother Teresa(1980): "Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta" was a catholic nun and the founder of the Missionaries of Charity. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work in 1979 and was beatified on 19 October 2003 by Pope John Paul II.
  • Vinoba Bhave(1983): Independence activist, social reformer, and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhave is best known for his Bhoodan movement, "Land-Gift Movement".[88] He was given the honorific title "Acharya" ("teacher") and was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1958) for his humanitarian work.
  • Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan(1987): Widely known as "Frontier Gandhi", independence activist and Pashtun leader Khan was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. He joined Khilafat Movement in 1920 and founded Khudai Khidmatgar ("Red Shirt movement") in 1929.
  • M. G. Ramachandran(1988): Actor turned politician Ramachandran served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for three terms; 1977–80, 1980–84, 1985–87.
  • B. R. Ambedkar(1990): Social reformer and leader of the Dalits ("Untouchables"),Ambedkar was the Chief architect of the Indian Constitution and also served as the first Law Minister of India.Ambedkar predominantly campaigned against the social discrimination with Dalits, the Hindu varna system.He was associated with the Dalit Buddhist movement and accepted Buddhism as a religion along with his close to half a million followers on 14 October 1956.
  • Nelson Mandela(1990): Leader of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa, Mandela was the President of South Africa (1994–99).Often called as the "Gandhi of South Africa",[97] Mandela's African National Congress movement was influenced by Gandhian philosophy.In 1993, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Rajiv Gandhi(1991): Gandhi was the ninth Prime Minister of India serving from 1984 to 1989.
  • Vallabhbhai Patel(1991): Widely known as the "Iron Man of India",[100] Patel was an independence activist and first Deputy Prime Minister of India (1947–50). Post independence, "Sardar" ("Leader") Patel worked with V. P. Menon towards dissolving 555 princely states into the Indian union
  • Morarji Desai(1991): Often titled as "Rajarshi", Tandon was an independence activist and served as speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (1937–50). He was actively involved in a campaign to get official language status to Hindi.
  • Abul Kalam Azad(1992): Independence activist Azad was India's first Minister of Education and worked towards free primary education. He was widely known as "Maulana Azad" and his birthday on 11 November is observed as National Education Day in India.
  • J. R. D. Tata(1992): Industrialist, philanthropist, and aviation pioneer, Tata founded India's first airline Air India. He is the founder of various institutes including Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Tata Memorial Hospital, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tata Motors, TCS, National Institute of Advanced Studies, and National Centre for the Performing Arts.
  • Satyajit Ray(1992): Having debuted as a director with Pather Panchali (1955),film-maker Ray is credited with bringing world recognition to Indian cinema.In 1984, Ray was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in cinema.
  • Gulzarilal Nanda(1997): Independence activist Nanda was two times interim Prime Minister of India (1964, 1966) and two times deputy chairman of the Planning Commission.
  • Aruna Asaf Ali(1997): Independence activist Ali is better known for hoisting the Indian flag in Bombay during the Quit India Movement in 1942. Post Independence, Ali was elected as Delhi's first mayor in 1958.
  • A. P. J. Abdul Kalam(1997): Aerospace and defence scientist, Kalam was involved in the development of India's first satellite launch vehicle SLV III and was the architect of Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. He worked for Indian National Committee for Space Research, Indian Space Research Organisation, Defence Research and Development Laboratory and was appointed as the Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, Secretary to Department of Defence Research and Development and Director General of Defence Research and Development Organisation.Later, he served as the eleventh President of India from 2002 till 2007.
  • M. S. Subbulakshmi(1998): Carnatic classical vocalist Subbulakshmi, often hailed as "Queen of songs", is the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award.
  • Chidambaram Subramaniam(1998): Independence activist and former Minister of Agriculture of India (1964–66), Subramaniam is known for his contribution towards Green Revolution in India. During the late 1970s, he worked for International Rice Research Institute, Manila, and the International Maize and Wheat Research Institute, Mexico.
  • Jayaprakash Narayan(1999): Independence activist, social reformer, and commonly referred as "Lok Nayak" ("People's Hero"), Narayan is better known for "Total Revolution Movement" or "JP Movement" initiated during the mid-1970s to "overthrow the corrupt and exploitative Congress government"
  • Amartya Sen(1999): Winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1998),Sen has done research over several topics including social choice theory, ethics and political philosophy, welfare economics, decision theory, development economics, public health, and gender studies.
  • Gopinath Bordoloi(1999): Independence activist Bordoloi is the first Chief Minister of Assam (1946–50).His efforts and association with the then Minister of Home Affairs Vallabhbhai Patel were widely acknowledged while keeping a Assam united with India when parts of it were to merge with East Pakistan
  • Ravi Shankar(1999): Winner of four Grammy Awards and often considered "the world's best-known exponent of Hindustani classical music", sitar player Shankar is known for his collaborative work with Western musicians including Yehudi Menuhin and George Harrison.
  • Lata Mangeshkar(2000): Widely credited as the "nightingale of India",playback singer Mangeshkar started her career in the 1940s and has sung songs in over 36 languages.In 1989, Mangeshkar was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in cinema
  • Bismillah Khan(2000): Hindustani classical shehnai player, Khan played the instrument for more than eight decades and is credited to have bought the instrument to the centre stage of Indian music.
  • Bhimsen Joshi(2009): Hindustani classical vocalist, Joshi was a disciple of Kirana gharana, an Indian musical school. He is widely known for the Khyal genre of singing with a "mastery over rhythm and accurate notes"
  • C. N. R. Rao(2014): The recipient of Honorary Doctorates from 63 Universities including Purdue, IIT Bombay, Oxford, chemist and professor Rao has worked prominently in the fields of Solid State and Materials Chemistry, Spectroscopy and Molecular Structure. He has authored around 1600 research papers and 48 books
  • Sachin Tendulkar(2014): Having debuted in 1989, Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in a career spanned over two decades. He holds various cricket records including the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in both ODI and Test cricket.
  • Madan Mohan Malaviya(2015): Scholar and educational reformer Malaviya is a founder of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha (1906) and Banaras Hindu University and served as the university's vice-chancellor from 1919 till 1938. He was the President of Indian National Congress for four terms and was the Chairman of Hindustan Times from 1924 to 1946.
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee(2015): Parliamentarian for over four decades, Vajpayee was elected nine times to the Lok Sabha, twice to the Rajya Sabha and served as the Prime Minister of India for three terms; 1996, 1998, 1999–2004.He was Minister of External Affairs during 1977–79 and was awarded as the "Best Parliamentarian" in 1994.

भारतरत्‍न

  • डॉ. सर्वपल्ली राधाकृष्णन(१९५४): भारताचे माजी राष्ट्रपती व नामांकीत शिक्षणतज्ञ
  • चक्रवर्ती राजगोपालचारी (१९५४): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व शेवटचे गव्हर्नर जनरल
  • डॉ. चंद्रशेखर वेंकट रमण(१९५४): प्रसिद्ध भारतीय भौतिकशास्त्रज्ञ
  • डॉ. भगवान दास(१९५५): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते
  • डॉ. मोक्षगुंडम विश्वेश्वरय्या (१९५५): पहिले अभियंता 'बँक ऑफ म्हैसूर' ची स्थापना
  • जवाहरलाल नेहरू(१९५५): भारताचे पहिले पंतप्रधान व भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीत अग्रणी असलेले काँग्रेसचे लोकप्रिय नेते
  • गोविंद वल्लभ पंत(१९५७): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व उत्तर प्रदेशाचे प्रथम मुख्यमंत्री व भारताचे दुसरे गृहमंत्री
  • धोंडो केशव कर्वे(१९५८): समाजसुधारक, शिक्षणप्रसारक
  • डॉ. बिधान चंद्र रॉय(१९६१):पश्चिम बंगालचे पहिले मुख्यमंत्री व वैद्यक
  • पुरूषोत्तम दास टंडन(१९६१): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व शिक्षणप्रसारक
  • डॉ. राजेंद्र प्रसाद(१९६२): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे पहिले राष्ट्रपती
  • डॉ. झाकिर हुसेन(१९६३): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे राष्ट्रपती
  • महामहोपाध्याय पांडुरंग वामन काणे(१९६३): शिक्षणप्रसारक
  • लाल बहादूर शास्त्री (मरणोत्तर)(१९६६): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे दुसरे पंतप्रधान
  • इंदिरा गांधी(१९७१): भारताच्या पहिल्या महिला पंतप्रधान
  • वराहगिरी वेंकट गिरी(१९७५): कामगार युनियन पुढारी व भारताचे चौथे राष्ट्रपती
  • के. कामराज (मरणोत्तर)(१९७६): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते, मद्रास राज्याचे मुख्यमंत्री.
  • मदर तेरेसा(१९८०): "ख्रिश्चन मिशनरी समाजसुधारक, मिशनरीज ऑफ चॅरिटीच्या संस्थापक
  • आचार्य विनोबा भावे (मरणोत्तर)(१९८३): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व समाजसुधारक
  • खान अब्दुल गफार खान(१९८७): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील पहिले बिगर भारतीय नेते
  • एम. जी. रामचंद्रन (मरणोत्तर)(१९८८): चित्रपट अभिनेते व तमिळनाडू राज्याचे मुख्यमंत्री
  • भीमराव रामजी आंबेडकर (मरणोत्तर)(१९९०):भारतीय राज्यघटनेचे शिल्पकार, अर्थतज्‍ज्ञ, राजकीय नेते
  • नेल्सन मंडेला(१९९०): वर्णभेद विरोधी चळवळीचे प्रणेते
  • राजीव गांधी (मरणोत्तर)(१९९१): भारताचे सातवे पंतप्रधान
  • सरदार वल्लभभाई पटेल ( मरणोत्तर)((१९९१): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे पहिले गृहमंत्री
  • मोरारजी देसाई(१९९१): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे पाचवे पंतप्रधान
  • मौलाना अबुल कलाम आझाद (मरणोत्तर)(१९९२): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे पहिले शिक्षणमंत्री
  • जे.आर.डी. टाटा(१९९२): उद्योजक
  • सत्यजित रे(१९९२): बंगाली चित्रपट निर्माते
  • ए.पी.जे. अब्दुल कलाम(१९९७): भारताचे ११वे राष्ट्रपती
  • गुलझारीलाल नंदा(१९९७): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे पंतप्रधान
  • अरुणा असफ अली‎ (मरणोत्तर)(१९९७): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेत्या
  • एम.एस. सुब्बलक्ष्मी(१९९८): कर्नाटक शैलीतील गायिका
  • चिदंबरम्‌ सुब्रमण्यम्(१९९८): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे माजी कृषीमंत्री
  • जयप्रकाश नारायण (मरणोत्तर)(१९९९): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते
  • रवी शंकर(१९९९): प्रसिद्ध सितारवादक
  • अमर्त्य सेन (१९९९): प्रसिद्ध अर्थतज्ज्ञ
  • गोपीनाथ बोरदोलोई‎ (मरणोत्तर)(१९९९): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व आसामचे मुख्यमंत्री
  • लता मंगेशकर(२००१): पार्श्वगायिका
  • बिसमिल्ला खान(२००१): शहनाईवादक
  • भीमसेन जोशी(२००८): हिंदुस्थानी शास्त्रीय गायक
  • सी.एन.आर.राव(२०१४): शास्त्रज्ञ
  • सचिन तेंडुलकर(२०१४): क्रिकेटपटू
  • मदनमोहन मालवीय (मरणोत्तर)(२०१५): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्यसैनिक, बनारस हिंदू विद्यापीठाचे संस्थापक
  • अटलबिहारी वाजपेयी(२०१५): भारताचे पंतप्रधान, भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते
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