Padma Bhushan: News

04 Feb 2023


Veteran singer, Padma Bhushan awardee Vani Jairam dies at 78

Veteran singer and Padma Bhushan awardee, Vani Jairam, was found dead at her residence in Chennai on Saturday (February 4), said media reports.

25 Jan 2023

Central Government

Padma Awards: ORS pioneer Mahalanabis, Mulayam Singh get Padma Vibhushan

The central government on Wednesday released a list of 106 Padma awards including six Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan, and 91 Padma Shri.

03 Dec 2022

Sundar Pichai

Google CEO Sundar Pichai conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has been conferred the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award, in the Trade and Industry category.

26 Jan 2022

Kapil Sibal

'Ironic Congress doesn't need him': Sibal on Azad's Padma Bhushan

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday took a jibe at his own party after veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was conferred with the Padma Bhushan award.

26 Jan 2022

West Bengal

Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee refuses to accept Padma Bhushan

Former West Bengal Chief Minister and veteran leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday refused to accept the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award.

25 Jan 2022

Bipin Rawat

Padma Awards 2022: CDS Bipin Rawat gets Padma Vibhushan

The central government on Tuesday announced Padma Awards a day ahead of the 73rd Republic Day.

25 Jan 2021

Republic Day

Padma Awards, other honors, announced: Check list of awardees here

On the eve of India's 72nd Republic Day on Monday, the Union Home Ministry announced a list of honors to police officers, defense personnel, among others.

Dharampal Gulati, face and owner of MDH Spices, passes away

In a tragic piece of news, Dharampal Gulati, the owner of MDH Spices, passed away this morning at the age of 97.

26 Jan 2020

Padma Shri

11 business personalities who won Padma awards this year

The Indian government on Saturday announced the names of this year's recipients of the Padma awards.

17 Oct 2019

Indian Army

A look at the career-defining moments of Major Dhyan Chand

When it comes to Indian hockey, the only player that can come to one's mind at the first glance is none other than Major Dhyan Chand, who played a revolutionary role in the nation's success.

19 Aug 2019

Dilip Kumar

Veteran music composer Khayyam passes away due to lung infection

Renowned music composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam, who is known for his work in Kabhi Kabhie, Umrao Jaan etc., passed away today in Mumbai. He was 92.

09 Aug 2019


Veteran music composer Khayyam in ICU, suffering from lung infection

Padma Bhushan recipient and renowned music composer Khayyam was rushed to a Mumbai hospital few days back following a lung infection.

26 Jul 2019


Five Chartered Accountants who pursued their dreams and passions

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

13 Jul 2019


Five of the most well-known and successful alumni of IIM-Bangalore

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the most sought-after business schools in the country that provide quality management education and IIM-Bangalore (IIM-B) is considered one of the best ones.

10 Jun 2019

Padma Shri

Noted actor Girish Karnad passes away at 81, tributes follow

On Monday, noted actor and accomplished playwright Girish Karnad passed away. He was 81.

08 Jun 2019


Five top lawyers in India you should know about

Pursuing a career in the field of law has always been a popular choice in India.

06 Jun 2019


Wipro Founder Azim Premji will retire next month, confirms company

Wipro founder and business tycoon Azim Premji will retire from the company on July 30, 2019.

18 May 2019


Five doctors who have changed the face of Indian healthcare

Becoming a doctor is the dream of many students and it is one of the most sought-after professions in the country too.

26 Feb 2019

Padma Shri

Statue of Unity sculptor contributed in War Memorial's design

The National War Memorial was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday in New Delhi.

04 Feb 2019

Arvind Kejriwal

Fasting Anna Hazare says BJP 'used him' in 2014

Activist Anna Hazare, whose fast entered the sixth day on Monday, said the Bharatiya Janata Party 'used him' in 2014 and his agitation helped the saffron party come to power.

04 Feb 2019

Uddhav Thackeray

Anna to return Padma Bhushan if Lokpal demands aren't met

Days after he launched a hunger strike demanding implementation of the The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, social crusader Anna Hazare has now said that he will return his Padma Bhushan if his demands aren't met by February 8.

27 Jan 2019

Pakistan News

MDH Dadaji, highest-earning CEO in FMCG sector, gets Padma Bhushan

Among the 112 distinguished people who were conferred with Padma awards on Friday, was the man whom we have seen a million times on our TV screens.

01 Dec 2018


Tyeb Mehta's painting 'Durga' fetches Rs. 20cr at Sotheby's auction

Indian painter, sculptor, film maker and Padma Bhushan recipient Tyeb Mehta's painting Durga Mahisasura Mardini was sold for $2.9 million (Rs. 20.49 crore) at Boundless India, Sotheby's inaugural auction in Mumbai yesterday evening.

04 Nov 2018


There shouldn't be objection to Ayodhya Ram Mandir: American-Hindu teacher

Temples are meant to promote harmony and there shouldn't be any objection to Ram Mandir at Ayodhya which is the Lord's birthplace, American Hindu teacher and author David Frawley said.

16 Oct 2018


Nandita Das' father Padma Bhushan Jatin Das accused of sexual-harassment

With its ascend in India, #MeToo has exposed what life is for women in the country, and now another renowned personality has found his name in the wall of shame.

13 Oct 2018

Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Naidu releases biography of late engineer Anumolu Ramakrishna

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu yesterday released a biography of late Anumolu Ramakrishna, a pioneer in the application of innovative systems and construction techniques in the Indian construction sector.

13 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Legendary Hindustani classical musician Annapurna Devi Passes away at 92

Annapurna Devi, the doyenne of classical Hindustani music, died at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai early Saturday.

12 Oct 2018


Padma Awards 2019: Nominations spike; elitism rooted out?

On Thursday, the Union government announced that close to 50,000 nominations for the Padma Awards 2019 had been received by the September 15 deadline, marking almost a 40% increase from the number of nominations received in 2017.

18 Sep 2018


Independent India's first woman IAS officer Anna Malhotra passes away

India's first woman IAS officer post-Independence, Anna Rajam Malhotra, died at her residence in suburban Andheri in Mumbai yesterday, her family sources said. She was 91.

12 Sep 2018


Padma Bhushan economist VS Vyas passes away at 87

Padma Bhushan awardee and noted agricultural economist Vijay Shankar Vyas passed away on Wednesday in Jaipur after a brief illness. He was 87.

17 Aug 2018

Padma Shri

Vajpayee was fan of Pandit Jasraj; called him 'Rasraj': Budhiraja

The late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a connoisseur of poetry and music, was a fan of the 88-year-old Hindustani classical-vocalist Pandit Jasraj and called him '"Rasraj" (King of Rasas).

15 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

New book brings together Khushwant Singh's best writings on Punjab

Four years after the death of the legendary Khushwant Singh, a new book brings together some of his finest writings on his native land Punjab.

13 Aug 2018


ISRO plans to launch its TV channel for Indian kids

In a bid to promote a scientific mindset and temper among young Indians, ISRO is set to launch its own TV channel.

Days before death, eminent poet Gopal Das sought mercy killing

Noted Hindi poet Gopal Das 'Neeraj', who passed away on July 19, had sought mercy killing, a letter sent to Aligarh district magistrate reveals.

07 Jun 2018


IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award-2018 to be awarded to Anupam Kher

Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement honor at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Bangkok.

20 May 2018

Delhi High Court

Former Air India woman officer moves Delhi-HC over retirement-benefit suspension

Rohita Jaidka, former woman executive director of Air India, who was accused of stealing a painting by renowned artist Jatin Das, has moved the Delhi HC challenging AI's decision to suspend her post-retirement benefits.

15 May 2018


#SemiFinals2019: Looking back at leaders' gaffes during Karnataka campaign

Before Karnataka went to vote on May 12, the state was home to political heavyweights like Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, and Rahul Gandhi. Even Sonia Gandhi came to Karnataka streets to connect with citizens, for the first time after two years.

11 May 2018


Google Doodle honors dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai on her 100th birthday

The 100th birth anniversary of legendary classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai was celebrated today by search engine giant Google with a colourful doodle on its India homepage.

02 Apr 2018


Former skipper Dhoni to receive Padma Bhushan from President today

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is set to receive the Padma Bhushan award from the President of India on Monday in the capital.

26 Feb 2018


Architect Hafeez offers to design 19 Railway Stations for free

Noted architect Hafeez Contractor has reportedly offered to design 19 stations across the country, including several in Mumbai free of charge, as part of a redevelopment project being rolled out by the Railways.

02 Feb 2018


Remembering Khushwant Singh on his 103rd birth anniversary

How does one eulogize a writer who penned his own obituary and epitaph in his prime?

04 Dec 2017


Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away today at the age of 79. He is survived by his three children Karan, Kunal and Sanjana Kapoor.

25 Oct 2017


Thumri Queen Girija Devi, 'pride of Banaras Gharana', dead

Eminent classical singer Girija Devi, the 'Queen of Thumri', passed away in Kolkata yesterday after a cardiac arrest. She was 88.

24 Jul 2017


Ex-ISRO chief UR Rao passes away

The man behind Aryabhatta, the internationally-renowned space scientist UR Rao passed away in the wee hours of Monday morning.

19 May 2017


Ruskin Bond's 83rd birthday- Know the beloved writer

Ruskin Bond, the well loved Indian-born British author of popular short-stories and fiction turned 83 today.

31 Mar 2017

Virat Kohli

Padma awards 2017: Virat Kohli among 39 who receive awards

The Padma awards, announced earlier this year, were handed out to 39 of total 89 awardees, at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

30 Mar 2017

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli receives the Padma Shri award

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was presented with the Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

18 Mar 2017

Arjuna Award

Abhinav Bindra opens up about his neurological medical condition

Olympic shooter Abhinav Bindra opened up about a serious neurological-medical condition he suffered from in 2014.

28 Dec 2016

Navi Mumbai

Mumbai: a city for outsiders, an emotion for Mumbaikars!

Seizure of new currency notes continues to make headlines as police seized Rs.45 lakh in Rs.2000 currency notes from Thane, on Tuesday.

13 Sep 2016


AM Naik names SN Subrahmanyan as his successor at L&T

Ending all the speculation around his succession, L&T's Chairman AM Naik said that SN Subrahmanyan, the Dy. Managing Director and President of the company would take over after him.

12 Sep 2016


Nandan Nilekani's impetus to a dozen startups

Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys, has invested $50 million in 11 start-ups in a little more than a year and has committed to investing $25 million more.

07 Sep 2016

Arjuna Award

Padma Bhushan for Sushil Kumar?

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has recommended two time Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar's name for this year's Padma Bhushan Award.

22 Aug 2016


Bhutan's royalty calls allegations "malicious"

Bhutan's Queen grandmother Ashi Kesang Wangchuck denied the claims made in Rasgotra's book, and termed them as "false and malicious".

08 Aug 2016

Indian Government

Bindra placed 4th, misses on medal

Abhinav Bindra lost out on clinching a medal and was placed fourth in the final of 10m air rifle shooting event.