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US professors say they are grateful for Padma award

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 17:17

A husband-wife duo - both professors at the University of Chicago - who were named for India`s third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan, in the foreigners category Sunday said they were "grateful for the honour".

First individual Olympic medallist Jadhav still awaiting Padma Award

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 15:51

A technicality in the government rules for posthumous Padma Awards has rendered India`s first individual Olympic medallist K D Jadhav ineligible for the coveted civilian honour and his son Ranjit is so aghast that he now wants to throw away the bronze his "forgotten" father won in 1952.

Award has come late: Bapu`s brother

Last Updated: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 16:01

Sattiraju Shankaranarayana, sibling of veteran Telugu director Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu, is happy his elder brother has been chosen for the Padma Shri honour but says it has come very late.

Nana Patekar, Ramesh Sippy and Sudha Malhotra awarded Padma Shri

Last Updated: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 15:33

Intense actor Nana Patekar, ‘Sholay’ director Ramesh Sippy and playback singer par-excellence Sudha Malhotra have all been awarded the Padma Shri on the eve of the 64th Republic Day parade.

Akshay Kumar hails Padma for Rajesh Khanna

Last Updated: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 14:41

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.

Sridevi delighted on being named for Padma Shri

Last Updated: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 13:25

Actress Sridevi, who has been named for the Padma Shri, India`s fourth highest civilian award, says she is honoured, and thanks her family, friends and fans for supporting her throughout.

Comedy`s famous sardar, Jaspal Bhatti gets Padma Bhushan

Last Updated: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 12:22

Jaspal Bhatti, the genial sardar who not just brought on a smile but also provoked introspection with his biting wit and satire, has been posthumously named Padma Bhushan honour on the eve of 64th Republic Day.

2 Ministers, a US Congmen recommended Chatwal for Padma

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 18:11

Two Union Ministers and a prominent US Congressman recommended the name of controversial NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal for the prestigious Padma awards, the Government told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Centre decided to honour Mir with Padma award: Farooq

Last Updated: Sunday, February 07, 2010, 20:38

Maintaining that he had recommended the name of Gulam Mohmmad Mir for the Padma award because of his contribution to counter insurgency in the state, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Sunday

J-K Govt distances from Padma award to Ghulam Mohd Mir

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 02, 2010, 19:51

J-K Govt on Tuesday sought to distance itself from the Padma Shri award to Ghulam Mohammed Mir, a former militant, who said he deserved the award on the basis of his anti-militancy operations.

Renowned Hindi poet Shastri to accept Padma award

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 15:52

Barely hours after refusing the Padmashri conferred on him this year, eminent poet Acharya Janaki Ballabh Shastri agreed to accept it.

New reasons for refusing info on Kalam’s Padma Award objections

Last Updated: Sunday, December 27, 2009, 15:49

The President`s Secretariat has come up with a new set of reasons for not disclosing the objections raised by former President A P J Kalam on Padma Awards in 2004.