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The President has approved awards of 368 Gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others on the eve of the 65th Republic Day Celebrations.  This includes 03 Kirti Chakra, 10 Shaurya Chakra, 1 Bar Sena Medal (Gallantry), 48 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 02 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 1 Bar to Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry), 14 Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry), 28 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 05 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 07 Bar to Ati Vishisht  Seva Medal, 45 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal,  19 Yudh Seva Medal, 05 Bar to Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 35 Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 08 Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 15 Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 10 Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal and 112 Vishisht Seva Medal.
In addition a total of 25 Mention-In-Despatches have also been announced for participating in Operation Rakshak.

KIRTI CHAKRA

  1. JC-618131L NAIB SUBEDAR BHUPAL SINGH CHHANTEL MAGAR, 5/5TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES (FRONTIER FORCE)
  2. WING COMMANDER DARRYL CASTELINO (25107) FLYING (PILOT) (POSTHUMOUS)
  3. SHRI BHRIGU NANDAN CHOUDHARY CONSTABLE/GD, 205 COBRA BN. (POSTHUMOUS)

SHAURYA CHAKRA

  1. IC-58543X LIEUTENANT COLONEL BIKRAM JIT SINGH ARMOURED CORPS / 16TH LIGHT CAVALRY (POSTHUMOUS)
  2. IC-61469M MAJOR MANDEEP SINGH GHUMMAN REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / 1ST  ASSAM RIFLES
  3. IC-62853A MAJOR GAURAV THAKUR THE BIHAR REGIMENT / 24 RASHTRIYA RIFLES
  4. IC-70847F CAPTAIN SANDEEP BHARTIYA 17TH  BATTALION THE JAT REGIMENT (MASHKOH)
  5. IC-72419F CAPTAIN MAHABIR SINGH 9TH  BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
  6. 15223301M GUNNER LALLAWMZUALA REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / 18TH  BATTALION THE  RASHTRIYA RIFLES
  7. 5457286F RIFLEMAN RAN BAHADUR GURUNG 5/5TH  BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES (FRONTIER FORCE) (POSTHUMOUS)
  8. WING COMMANDER ADITYA PRAKASH SINGH (23172-B) FLYING (PILOT)
  9. WING COMMANDER NIKHIL NAIDU (23986) FLYING (PILOT)
  10. FLIGHT LIEUTENANT KRISHNAMOORTHY PRAVEEN (30394) FLYING (PILOT) (POSTHUMOUS)

Well I have just listed out the list of major gallantry awards. For the complete list of awards that were declared please click here.


On the 65th Republic day celebrations the Padma Awards will be given to several Indians for their contribution towards the country. President Shri Pranab Mukherjee has approved the conferment of Padma Awards-2014 today. This year the he has approved 127 awards which comprises of 2 Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan, and 101 Padma Shri Awardees apart from the 2 Bharat Ratnas that were announced earlier.

Bharat Ratna

  1. C. N. R. Rao – Scientist
  2. Sachin Tendulkar – Cricketer – Sports

Padma Vibhushan

  1. Dr Raghunath A Mashelkar – Science and Engineering
  2. B K S Iyengar – Yoga
  1. Padma Bhushan
  2. Gulam Mohammed Sheikh – Art-Painting
  3. Begum Parveen Sultana – Art-Classical Singing
  4. T H Vinayakram – Art-Ghatam Artist
  5. Kamala Haasan – Art-Cinema
  6. Justice Dalveer Bhandari – Public Affairs
  7. Prof Padmanabhan Balaram – Science and Engineering
  8. Prof Jyeshtharaj Joshi – Science and Engineering
  9. Dr Madappa Mahadevappa – Science and Engineering
  10. Dr Thirumalachari Ramasami – Science and Engineering
  11. Dr Vinod Prakash Sharma – Science and Engineering
  12. Dr Radhakrishnan Koppillil – Science and Engineering
  13. Dr Mrityunjay Athreya – Literature and Education
  14. Anita Desai – Literature and Education
  15. Dr Dhirubhai Thaker – Literature and Education
  16. Vairamuthu Ramasamy Thevar – Literature and Education
  17. Ruskin Bond – Literature and Education
  18. Pullela Gopichand – Sports-Badminton
  19. Leander Paes – Sports-Tennis
  20. Vijayendra Nath Kaul – Civil Service
  21. Late Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma – Public Affairs
  22. Late Dr Anumolu Ramakrishna – Science and Engineering
  23. Prof Anisuzzaman – Literature and Education
  24. Prof Lloyd I Rudolph and Prof Susanne H Rudolph – Literature and Education
  25. Dr (Smt) Neelam Kler – Medicine- Neonatology

Padma Shri

  1. Mohammad Ali Baig – Art-Theatre
  2. Nayana Apte Joshi – Art
  3. Musafir Ram Bhardwaj – Art-Instrumental Music- Pauna Manjha
  4. Sabitri Chatterjee – Art-Film
  5. Prof Biman Bihari Das – Art-Sculptor
  6. Sunil Das – Art-Painting
  7. Elam Endira Devi – Art-Manipuri Dance
  8. Vijay Ghate – Art-Instrumental Music- Tabla
  9. Rani Karnaa – Art-Kathak
  10. Bansi Kaul – Art-Theatre
  11. Ustad Moinuddin Khan – Art-Instrumental Music-Sarangi Player
  12. Geeta Mahalik – Art-Odishi Dance
  13. Paresh Maity – Art-Painting
  14. Ram Mohan – Art-Film Animation
  15. Sudarsan Pattnaik – Art-Sand artist
  16. Paresh Rawal – Art-Cinema and Theatre
  17. Wendell Augustine Rodricks – Art-Fashion Designing
  18. Prof Kalamandalam Sathyabhama – Art-Mohini Attam
  19. Shri Anuj (Ramanuj) Sharma – Art-Performing Art
  20. Santosh Sivan – Art- Film
  21. Supriya Dev – Art-Bengali Cinema
  22. Sooni Taraporevala – Art- Script Writing
  23. Vidya Balan – Art-Cinema
  24. Durga Jain – Social Work
  25. Dr Rama Rao Anumolu – Social Work
  26. Dr Brahm Dutt – Social Work
  27. Mukul Chandra Goswami – Social Work
  28. J L Kaul – Social Work
  29. Mathurbhai Madhabhai Savani – Social Work
  30. Tashi Tondup – Public Affairs
  31. Dr Hasmukh Chamanlal Shah – Public Affairs
  32. Sekhar Basu – Science and Engineering
  33. Madhavan Chandradathan – Science and Engineering
  34. Sushanta Kumar Dattagupta – Science and Engineering
  35. Dr Ravi Bhushan Grover – Science and Engineering
  36. Prof Eluvathingal Devassy Jemmis – Science and Engineering
  37. Ramkrishna V HosuR – Science and Engineering
  38. Dr Ajay Kumar Parida – Science and Engineering
  39. Dr Malapaka Yajneswara Satyanarayana Prasad – Science and Engineering
  40. Kiran Kumar Alur Seelin – Science and Engineering
  41. Dr Brahma Singh – Science and Engineering
  42. Prof Vinod Kumar Singh – Science and Engineering
  43. Dr Govindan Sundararajan – Science and Engineering
  44. Ramaswamy R Iyer – Science and Engineering
  45. Dr Jayanta Kumar Ghosh – Science and Engineering
  46. Ravi Kumar NarrA – Trade and Industry
  47. Rajesh Saraiya – Trade and Industry
  48. Mallika Srinivasan – Trade and Industry
  49. Pratap Govindrao Pawar – Trade and Industry
  50. Dr Kiritkumar Mansukhlal Acharya – Medicine- Dermatology
  51. Dr Balram Bhargava – Medicine- Cardiology
  52. Prof (Dr) Indra Chakravarty – Medicine- Health and Hygiene
  53. Dr Ramakant Krishnaji Deshpande – Medicine- Oncology
  54. Prof (Dr) Pawan Raj Goyal – Medicine- Chest Disease
  55. Prof Amod Gupta – Medicine- Opthalmology
  56. Prof (Dr) Daya Kishore Hazra – Medicine
  57. Prof (Dr) Thenumgal Poulose Jacob – Medicine- Vascular Surgery
  58. Prof (Dr) Shashank R Joshi – Medicine- Endocrinology
  59. Prof Hakim Syed Khaleefathullah – Medicine- Unani Medicine
  60. Dr Milind Vasant Kirtane – Medicine- ENT Surgery
  61. Dr Lalit Kumar – Medicine- Oncology
  62. Dr Mohan Mishra – Medicine
  63. Dr M Subhadra Nair – Medicine- Gyneacology
  64. Dr Ashok Panagariya – Medicine- Neurology
  65. Dr Narendra Kumar Pandey – Medicine- Surgery
  66. Dr Sunil Pradhan – Medicine- Neurology
  67. Dr Ashok Rajgopal – Medicine- Orthopaedics
  68. Dr Kamini A Rao – Medicine- Reproductive Medicine
  69. Dr Sarbeswar Sahariah – Medicine- Surgery
  70. Prof Om Prakash Upadhyaya – Medicine
  71. Prof (Dr) Mahesh Verma – Medicine- Dental Science
  72. Dr J S Titiyal – Medicine-Opthalmology
  73. Dr Nitish Naik – Medicine- Cardiology
  74. Dr Surbrat Kumar Acharya – Medicine-Gastroentrology
  75. Dr Rajesh Kumar Grover – Medicine-Oncology
  76. Dr Naheed Abidi – Literature and Education
  77. Prof Ashok Chakradhar – Literature and Education
  78. Chhakchhuak Chhuanvawra – Literature and Education
  79. Keki N Daruwalla – Literature and Education
  80. Prof Ganesh Narayandas Devi – Literature and Education
  81. Prof Kolakaluri Enoch – Literature and Education
  82. Prof (Dr) Ved Kumari Ghai – Literature and Education
  83. Smt Manorama Jafa – Literature and Education
  84. Prof Rehana Khatoon – Literature and Education
  85. Dr Waikhom Gojen Meeitei – Literature and Education
  86. Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri – Literature and Education
  87. Prof Dinesh Singh – Literature and Education
  88. Dr (Mrs) P Kilemsungla – Literature and Education – Nagaland
  89. Anjum Chopra – Sports- Cricket
  90. Sunil Dabas – Sports- Kabbadi
  91. Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu – Sports- Mountaineering
  92. Dipika Rebecca Pallikal – Sports- Squash
  93. H Boniface Prabhu – Sports- Wheelchair Tennis
  94. Yuvraj Singh – Sports- Cricket
  95. Mamta Sodha – Sports- Mountaineering
  96. Parveen Talha – Civil Service
  97. Late Dr Narendra Achyut Dabholkar – Social Work
  98. Ashok Kumar Mago – Trade and Industry
  99. Siddharth Mukherjee – Medicine-Oncology
  100. Dr Vamsi Mootha – Medicine- Biomedical Research
  101. Dr Sengaku Mayeda – Literature and Education.

For the complete and Original list click here.


On the 67th Independence Day celebrations the President approved awards of 43 gallantry awards to Armed Forces, Paramillitary, and Police personnels. This includes 01 Ashoka Chakra, 02 Kirti Chakra, 10 Shaurya Chakra, 02 Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 21 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 01 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry).

The list of the recipients of gallantry awards to Armed Forces personnel and others is as follows:-

ASHOKA CHAKRA:

  1. KLVSSHNV Prasad Babu, Sub-Inspector, Andhra Pradesh Police

KIRTI CHAKRA:

  1. Major Mahesh Kumar, Sena Medal, Punjab Regiment
  2. Lt CDR Abhilash Tomy, Navy Inspector Lohit Sonowal, Assam government

SHAURYA CHAKRA:

  1. Major Sanjeev Kumar, Armoured Corps
  2. Major Swagat Kumar Das, 9th Battalion, Sikh Light Infantry
  3. Major Amarjeet Singh, Mechanized Infantry
  4. Major Mohan Chandra, 4th Battalion, the Kumaon Regiment
  5. Captain Rampreet Singh, the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles
  6. Naik Balwinder Singh, Punjab Regiment
  7. Aadesh Kumar sea i cd iii (Navy)
  8. Aircraftsman Murali Kannan (posthumous)
  9. Je (civil) Manish (Posthumous), BRO
  10. PR Mishra, Dy Commandant, Central Reserve Police Force

Well I am just listing out the list of major gallantry awards. For the complete list of awards that were declared please click here.


On the 64th Republic day celebrations the President has approved awards of 359 gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others.  This includes 01 Kirti Chakra, 11 Shaurya Chakra, 56 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 01 Bar to Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 03 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 03 Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry), 28 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 03 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 06 Bar to Ati Vishisht  Seva Medal, 44 Ati Vishisht  Seva Medal,  12 Yudh Seva Medal, 02 Bar to Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 37 Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 01 Bar to Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 07 Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 14 Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 04 Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal and 116 Vishisht Seva Medal.

In addition a total of ten Mention-In-Despatches have also been announced for participating in Operation Rakshak and Operation Rhino.

The full list of the recipients of gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others is as follows:

KIRTI CHAKRA:

IC-67270F MAJOR Anup Joseph Manjali BIHAR ReGIMENT / 24TH BATTAlION THE Rashtriya Rifles

SHAURYA CHAKRA:

  1. IC-65554M MAJOR SANDEEP KUMAR 13TH BATTALION THE SIKH REGIMENT
  2. IC-65672A MAJOR MANISH PUNJ THE RAJPUT REGIMENT / 10TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
  3. IC-68806Y CAPTAIN A RAHUL RAMESH CORPS OF ENGINEERS / 72ND ROAD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY (POSTHUMOUS)
  4. IC-72070P CAPTAIN Dinesh Kumar 9TH BATTALION THE MADRAS REGIMENT
  5. IC-74882F Lieutenant Manish Singh 9th Battalion THE Parachute Regiment (Special Forces)
  6. JC-559638M Subedar Pradeep Beck BIHAR ReGIMENT / 24TH BATTALION THE Rashtriya Rifles
  7. 3398295W HAVILDAR VIR SINGH 13TH BATTALION THE SIKH REGIMENT
  8. 2486356P Naik Rajeshver Singh 16TH BATTALION THE PUNJAB REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS)
  9. 2486445N Naik Anil Kumar 16TH BATTALION THE PUNJAB REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS)
  10. 13698975M Naik Krishan Kumar BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS/13TH Sikh Light Infantry Battalion Group (POSTHUMOUS)
  11. Lt Cdr Inderjeet Singh, 05871-T

Well I have just listed out the list of major gallantry awards. For the complete list of awards that were declared please click here.


On the 64th Republic day celebrations the Padma Awards will be given to several Indians for their contribution towards the country. President Shri Pranab Mukherjee has approved the conferment of Padma Awards-2013 today. This year the he has approved 108 awards which includes 11 awards in the category of foreigners/ non-resident Indians/ Persons of Indian Origin/Posthumous. The list comprises of 4 Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan, and 80 Padma Shri Awardees.

Padma Vibhushans:

  1. Shri Raghunath Mohapatra – Art
  2. Shri S. Haider Raza – Art
  3. Prof. Yash Pal – Science and Engineering
  4. Prof. Roddam Narasimha – Science and Engineering

Padma Bhushans:

  1. Dr. Ramanaidu Daggubati – Art
  2. Smt. Sreeramamurthy Janaki – Art
  3. Dr. (Smt.) Kanak Rele – Art
  4. Smt. Sharmila Tagore – Art
  5. Dr. (Smt.) Saroja Vaidyanathan – Art
  6. Shri Abdul Rashid Khan – Art
  7. Late Rajesh Khanna – Art
  8. Late Jaspal Singh Bhatti – Art
  9. Shri Shivajirao Girdhar Patil – Public Affairs
  10. Dr. Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai – Science and Engineering
  11. Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat – Science and Engineering
  12. Dr. Ashoke Sen – Science and Engineering
  13. Dr. B.N. Suresh – Science and Engineering
  14. Prof. Satya N. Atluri – Science and Engineering
  15. Prof. Jogesh Chandra Pati – Science and Engineering
  16. Shri Ramamurthy Thyagarajan – Trade and Industry
  17. Shri Adi Burjor Godrej – Trade and Industry
  18. Dr. Nandkishore Shamrao Laud – Medicine
  19. Shri Mangesh Padgaonkar – Literature & Education
  20. Prof. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak – Literature & Education
  21. Shri Hemendra Singh Panwar – Civil Service
  22. Dr. Maharaj Kishan Bhan – Civil Service
  23. Shri Rahul Dravid – Sports
  24. Ms. H. Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom – Sports

Padmashree :

  1. Shri Gajam Anjaiah – Art
  2. Swami G.C.D. Bharti alias Bharati Bandhu – Art
  3. Ms. B. Jayashree – Art
  4. Smt. Sridevi Kapoor – Art
  5. Shri Kailash Chandra Meher – Art
  6. Shri Brahmdeo Ram Pandit – Art
  7. Shri Vishwanath Dinkar Patekar alias Nana Patekar – Art
  8. Shri Rekandar Nageswara Rao alias Surabhi Babji – Art
  9. Shri Lakshmi Narayana Sathiraju – Art
  10. Smt. Jaymala Shiledar – Art
  11. Shri Suresh Dattatray Talwalkar – Art
  12. Shri P. Madhavan Nair alias Madhu -Art
  13. Shri Apurba Kishore Bir – Art
  14. Shri Ghanakanta Bora Borbayan – Art
  15. Smt. Hilda Mit Lepcha – Art
  16. Smt. Sudha Malhotra – Art
  17. Shri Ghulam Mohammad Saznawaz – Art
  18. Shri Ramesh Gopaldas Sippy – Art
  19. Ms. Mahrukh Tarapor – Art
  20. Shri Balwant Thakur – Art
  21. Shri Puran Das Baul – Art
  22. Shri Rajendra Tikku – Art
  23. Shri Pablo Bartholomew – Art
  24. Shri S. Shakir Ali – Art
  25. Sh. S.K.M Maeilanandhan – Social Work
  26. Ms. Nileema Mishra – Social Work
  27. Ms. Reema Nanavati – Social Work
  28. Ms. Jharna Dhara Chowdhury – Social Work
  29. Late Dr. Ram Krishan – Social Work
  30. Late Manju Bharat Ram – Social Work
  31. Prof. Mustansir Barma – Science and Engineering
  32. Shri Avinash Chander – Science and Engineering
  33. Prof. Sanjay Govind Dhande – Science and Engineering
  34. Prof. (Dr.) Sankar Kumar Pal – Science and Engineering
  35. Prof. Deepak B. Phatak – Science and Engineering
  36. Dr. Mudundi Ramakrishna Raju – Science and Engineering
  37. Prof. Ajay K. Sood – Science and Engineering
  38. Prof. Krishnaswamy Vijayraghavan – Science and Engineering
  39. Dr. Manindra Agrawal – Science and Engineering
  40. Dr. Jayaraman Gowrishankar – Science and Engineering
  41. Prof. Sharad Pandurang Kale – Science and Engineering
  42. Smt. Vandana Luthra – Trade and Industry
  43. Ms. Rajshree Pathy – Trade and Industry
  44. Shri Hemendra Prasad Barooah – Trade and Industry
  45. Shri Milind Kamble – Trade and Industry
  46. Ms. Kalpana Saroj – Trade and Industry
  47. Dr. Sudarshan K. Aggarwal – Medicine
  48. Dr. C. Venkata S. Ram alias Chitta Venkata Sundara Ram – Medicine
  49. Dr. Rajendra Achyut Badwe – Medicine
  50. Dr. Taraprasad Das – Medicine
  51. Prof. (Dr.) T.V. Devarajan – Medicine
  52. Prof. (Dr.) Saroj Chooramani Gopal – Medicine
  53. Dr. Pramod Kumar Julka – Medicine
  54. Dr. Gulshan Rai Khatri – Medicine
  55. Dr. Ganesh Kumar Mani – Medicine
  56. Dr. Amit Prabhakar Maydeo – Medicine
  57. Dr. Sundaram Natarajan – Medicine
  58. Prof. Krishna Chandra Chunekar – Medicine
  59. Dr. Vishwa Kumar Gupta – Medicine
  60. Prof. (Capt.) Dr. Mohammad Sharaf-e-Alam – Literature & Education
  61. Dr. Radhika Herzberger – Literature & Education
  62. Shri J. Malsawma – Literature & Education
  63. Shri Devendra Patel – Literature & Education
  64. Dr. Rama Kant Shukla – Literature & Education
  65. Prof. Akhtarul Wasey – Literature & Education
  66. Prof. Anvita Abbi – Literature & Education
  67. Shri Nida Fazli – Literature & Education
  68. Shri Surender Kumar Sharma – Literature & Education
  69. Dr. Jagdish Prasad Singh – Literature & Education
  70. Late Shaukat Riaz Kapoor Alias Salik Lakhnawi – Literature & Education
  71. Prof. Noboru Karashima – Literature & Education
  72. Shri Christopher Pinney – Literature & Education
  73. Smt. Premlata Agrawal – Sports
  74. Shri Yogeshwar Dutt – Sports
  75. Shri Hosanagara Nagarajegowda Girisha – Sports
  76. Subedar Major Vijay Kumar – Sports
  77. Shri Ngangom Dingko Singh – Sports
  78. Naib Subedar Bajrang Lal Takhar – Sports
  79. Ms. Ritu Kumar – Fashion Designing
  80. Dr. Ravindra Singh Bisht – Archaeology

For the complete and Original list click here.


On the 66th Independence Day celebrations the President approved awards of 62 gallantry awards to Armed Forces, Paramillitary, and Police personnels.  This includes 15 Shaurya Chakra, 01 Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 42 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 03 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 01 Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry).

The list of the recipients of gallantry awards to Armed Forces personnel and others is as follows:-

SHAURYA CHAKRA:

  1. IC-56887X LIEUTENANT COLONEL DHRUVJYOTI CHANDA, 13TH BATTALION THE SIKH REGIMENT
  2. IC-58687A MAJOR AMIT MOHINDRA, 666 Army Aviation Squadron (Reconnaissance and Observation)
  3. IC-59849M MAJOR TN UNNIKRISHNAN, 15TH BATTALION THE DOGRA REGIMENT
  4. IC-60369P MAJOR HIMANSHU PANWAR, 26TH MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY BATTALION
  5. IC-61591H MAJOR CHANDRA SHEKHAR SINGH, 666 Army Aviation Squadron (Reconnaissance and Observation) (POSTHUMOUS)
  6. IC-66537Y Major Vijayendra Singh Yadav, BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS / 21ST BATTALION THE  Rashtriya Rifles
  7. IC-67215L Major Saurabh Suyal, BAR to SENA MEDAL, ARMOURED CORPS / 22ND BATTALION THE Rashtriya Rifles
  8. SS-40921H Major Pradeep Mishra, JAT regiment / 5th BATTALION the RASHTRIYA RIFLES
  9. IC-72377A Lieutenant Satya Jeet Ahlawat, ARMY ORDONANCE CORPS / 9th Battalion The Sikh Light Infantry
  10. 15126119H Havildar Charanjit Singh, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY /30TH BATTALION THE Rashtriya Rifles
  11. WING COMMANDER VATSAL KUMAR SINGH (24223), FLYING (PILOT)
  12. SQUADRON LEADER AJIT BHASKAR VASANE  (27697),  FLYING (PILOT)
  13. SQUADRON LEADER GUNADNYA RAMESH KHARCHE (29037), FLYING (PILOT)
  14. SHRI NAGENDRA SINGH, ASSISTANT COMMANDANT, OFFICE OF THE COMMANDANT-207, CoBRA at GC, CRPF, DURGAPUR-14(WB)
  15. SHRI  VINOJ P. JOSEPH, ASSISTANT COMMANDANT, OFFICE OF THE COMMANDANT-207, CoBRA at GC, CRPF, DURGAPUR-14(WB) 
     

BAR TO SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY):

  1. 15614636W Lance Naik Patey Tassuk, SENA MEDAL BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS / 21ST BATTALION THE Rashtriya Rifles (POSTHUMOUS) 

Well I am just listing out the list of major gallantry awards. For the complete list of awards that were declared please click here.


On the 63rd Republic day celebrations the President has approved awards of 368 gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others.  This includes 01 Ashoka Chakra, 03 Kirti Chakra, 16 Shaurya Chakra, 03 Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 73 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 03 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 02 Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry), 28 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 01 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 06 Bar to Ati Vishisht  Seva Medal, 45 Ati Vishisht  Seva Medal,  04 Yudh Seva Medal, 03 Bar to Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 37 Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 08 Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 14 Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 06 Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal and 115 Vishisht Seva Medal.

On January 26, 2012 the President will confer the Ashok Chakra Award on Lt. Navdeep Singh (posthumous), before the start of the parade at the Rajpath.

The full list of the recipients of gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others is as follows:-

ASHOKA CHAKRA:

1. SS-44448A LIEUTENANT NAVDEEP SINGH, ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS / 15TH BATTALION THE MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY (POSTHUMOUS)

KIRTI CHAKRA:

1. IC-57076Y LIEUTENANT COLONEL KAMALDEEP SINGH, RAJPUTANA RIFLES / 18TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
2. IC-71548P CAPTAIN ASHUTOSH KUMAR, 5TH BATTALION THE RAJPUTANA RIFLES
3. SS-43842Y LIEUTENANT SUSHIL KHAJURIA, ARMY SERVICE CORPS / 18TH BATTALION THE GRENADIERS (POSTHUMOUS)

SHAURYA CHAKRA:

1. IC-60963W MAJOR RAVINDRA KUMAR GURANG, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / 33RD FIELD REGIMENT
2. IC-67407H MAJOR SHALENDER, 4TH BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
3. JC-413091F SUBEDAR MANJEET SINGH, 4TH BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
4. JC-460294W NAIB SUBEDAR MENGARE SHANKAR GANPATI, 15TH BATTALION THE MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY
5. JC-470388F NAIB SUBEDAR LAL SINGH KHICHI, SENA MEDAL, RAJPUTANA RIFLES / 57TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
6. 14433512W NAIK SUMER SINGH, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / 18TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
7. 15143280N NAIK SANKAR TARAFDAR, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / 33RD FIELD REGIMENT
8. 4192242N LANCE NAIK BRIJ KISHORE DHAMI, 19TH BATTALION THE KUMAON REGIMENT
9. 5048550P RIFLEMAN TEJ BAHADUR GURUNG, 1ST GORKHA RIFLES / 15TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
10. LIEUTENANT COMMANDER ROHITH MOHANDAS NAMBIAR (05622-A)
11. WING COMMANDER FELIX PATRICK PINTO (23569), FLYING PILOT
12. NO. EX GS-184959F OEM SAMSHER SINGH, BORDER ROADS ORGANISATION (POSTHUMOUS)
13. GS – 166845N OEM-2 KANHAYA PRASAD, BORDER ROADS ORGANISATION (POSTHUMOUS)
14. SHRI RAVINDRA KUMAR SINGH, ASSISTANT COMMANDANT, CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE FORCE
15. CAPTAIN SHAKUL TYAGI, PAWAN HANS HELICOPTER LIMITED
16. SHRI BARKET ALI, SPO, VILLAGE-GOURI BINOLA, TEHSIL-THATHRI, DISTRICT-DODA, JAMMU AND KASHMIR (POSTHUMOUS)

Well I have just listed out the list of major gallantry awards. For the complete list of awards that were declared please click here.


On the 63rd Republic day celebrations the Padma Awards will be given to several Indians for their contribution towards the country. President Smt. Pratibha Patil has approved the conferment of Padma Awards-2012 today. This year the she has approved 109 awards including one duo case (counted as one) which includes 14 awards in the category of foreigners/ non-resident Indians/ Persons of Indian Origin/Posthumous. The list comprises of 5 Padma Vibhushan, 27 Padma Bhushan, and 77 Padma Shri Awardees. 

Padma Vibhushans:

  1. Shri K G Subrantinvan (Art-Painting & Sculpture)
  2. Late Shri Mario De Miranda (Art-Cartoonist)
  3. Late (Dr.)Bhupen Ilazarika (Art- Vocal Music)
  4. Dr. Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti (Medicine – Orthopedics)
  5. Shri T V Rajeswar (Civil Service)

Padma Bhushans:

  1. Smt Shabana Azmi (Art)
  2. Shri Khakd Choudhuiy (Art – Theatre)
  3. Shri Jatin Das (Art – Painting) 
  4. Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta (Art – Instrumental Music – Sarod)
  5. Shri Dharmendra Singh Deol alias Dharmendra (Art – Cinema)
  6. Dr. Trppunithwra Viswanathan GopaLkrishnan (Art – Classical vocal and instrumental music)
  7. Ms. Mira Nair (Art – Cinema)
  8. Shri MS. Gopalakrishnan (Art – Instrumental Music-Violin)
  9. Shri Anish Kapoor (Art – Sculpture)
  10. Shri Satya Narayan Goenka (Social Work)
  11. Dr. (Judge) Pati,andla Chandrasekhar Rao (Public Affairs)
  12. Shri George Yong-Boon Yeo (Public Affairs)
  13. Prof Shashikuntar Chitre (Science and Engineering)
  14. Dr. M S Ragiunathan (Science and Engineering)
  15. Shri Subbiah Murugappa Velbyan (Trade and Industry) 
  16. Shri Balasubraniinian Muthuraman (Trade and Industry)
  17. Dr. Suresh H. Ad’vani (Medicine – Oncology)
  18. Dr. Noshir H Wadia (Medicine-Neurology)
  19. Dr. Devi Prasad Shettv (Medicine-Cardiology)
  20. Prof (Dr.) Shantaram Baiwant Mujurndar (Literature and Education)
  21. Prof Vidya Dehejia (Literature and Education)
  22. Prof Arvind Panagariya (Literature and Education)
  23. Dr. Jose Pereira (Literature and Education)
  24. Dr. Ilorni K. Bhabha (Literature and Education)
  25. Shri N Vinal (Civil Service) 
  26. Shri Mata Prasad (CMI Service)
  27. Shri Ronen Sen (Civil Service)

Padmashree :

  1. Shri Vanraj Bhatia (Art – Music)
  2. Shri Zia Fariduddin Dagar (Art – Music – vocal)
  3. Smt. Nameirakpam Ibemni Devi (Art – Music- Khongjom Parba)
  4. Shri Ramachandra Subraya Hegde Chittani (Art – Yakshagana dance drama)
  5. Shri Moti Lal Kemmu (Art – Playwright) 
  6. Shri Shahid Parvez Khan (Art – Instrumental Music-Sitar)
  7. Shri Mohan Lal Kumhar (Art – Terracotta) 
  8. Shri Sakar Khan Manganiar (Art – Folk Music) 
  9. Smt. Joy Michael (Art – Theatre)
  10. Dr. Minati Mishra (Art – Indian Classical Dance-Odissi)
  11. Shri Natesan Muthuswamy (Art – Theatre)
  12. Smt. R. Nagarathnamma (Art – Theatre)
  13. Shri Kalamandalm Sivan Nambootiri (Art – Indian Classical Dance- Kutiyattam)
  14. Smt. Yamunabai Waikar (Art – Indian Folk Music-Lavani)
  15. Shri Satish Alekar (Art – Playwright)
  16. Pandit Gopal Prasad Dubey (Art – Dance and Choreography)
  17. Shri Ramakant Gundecha and Shri Umakant Gundecha (Art – Indian Classical Music- Vocal)
  18. Shri Anup Jalota (Art-Indian Classical Music- Vocal)
  19. Shri Soman Nair Priyadarsan (Art – Cinema- Direction)
  20. Shri Sunil Janah (Art-Photography)
  21. Ms. Laila Tyebji (Art-Handicrafts)
  22. Shri Vijay Sharma (Art-Painting)
  23. Smt. Shamshad Begum (Social Work)
  24. Smt. Reeta Devi (Social Work)
  25. Dr. P.K. Gopal (Social Work)
  26. Smt. Phoolbasan Bai Yadav (Social Work)
  27. Dr. G. Muniratnam (Social Work)
  28. Shri Niranjan Pranshankar Pandya (Social Work)
  29. Dr. Uma Tuli (Social Work)
  30. Shri Sat Paul Varma (Social Work)
  31. Smt.Binny Yanga (Social Work)
  32. Shri Yezdi Hirji Malegam (Public Affairs)
  33. Shri Pravin H. Parekh (Pubic Affairs)
  34. Dr. V. Adimurthy (Science and Engineering)
  35. Dr. Krishna Lal Chadha (Science and Engineering – Agriculture)
  36. Prof. Virander Singh Chauhan (Science and Engineering)
  37. Prof. Rameshwar Nath Koul Bamezai (Science and Engineering)
  38. Dr. Vijaypal Singh (Science and Engineering – Agricultural Research)
  39. Dr. Lokesh Kumar Singhal (Science and Engineering)
  40. Dr. Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan (Science and Engineering)
  41. Prof. Jagadish Shukla (Science and Engineering)
  42. Ms. Priya Paul (Trade and Industry)
  43. Shri Shoji Shiba (Trade and Industry)
  44. Shri Gopinath Pillai (Trade and Industry)
  45. Shri Arun Hastimal Firodia (Trade and Industry)
  46. Dr. Swati A. Piramal (Trade and Industry)
  47. Prof. Mahdi Hasan (Medicine-Anatomy)
  48. Dr. Viswanathan Mohan (Medicine – Diabetology)
  49. Dr. J. Hareendran Nair (Medicine – Ayurveda)
  50. Dr. Vallalarpuram Sennimalai Natarajan (Medicine – Geriatrics)
  51. Dr. Jitendra Kumar Singh (Medicine – Oncology)
  52. Dr. Shrinivas S. Vaishya (Medicine-Healthcare)
  53. Dr. Nitya Anand (Medicine – Drugs Research)
  54. Late Dr. Jugal Kishore (Medicine – Homoeopathy)
  55. Dr. Mukesh Batra (Medicine-Homeopathy)
  56. Dr. Eberhard Fischer (Literature and Education)
  57. Shri Kedar Gurung (Literature and Education)
  58. Shri Surjit Singh Patar (Literature and Education – Poetry)
  59. Shri Vijay Dutt Shridhar (Literature and Education – Journalism)
  60. Shri Irwin Allan Sealy (Literature and Education) 
  61. Ms. Geeta Dharmarajan (Literature and Education)
  62. Prof. Sachchidanand Sahai (Literature and Education)
  63. Smt. Pepita Seth (Literature and Education) 
  64. Dr. Ralte L. Thanmawia (Literature and Education) 
  65. Shri Ajeet Bajaj (Sports – Skiing)
  66. Smt. Jhulan Goswami (Sports – Women’s Cricket)
  67. Shri Zafar Iqbal (Sports-Hockey)
  68. Shri Devendra Jhajrija (Sports – Athletics- Paralympics)
  69. Shri Limba Ram (Sports – Archery)
  70. Shri Syed Mohammed Arif (Sports – Badminton)
  71. Prof. Ravi Chaturvedi (Sports- Commentary)
  72. Shri Prabhakar Vaidya (Sports-Physical Education)
  73. Shri T. Venkatapathi Reddiar (Others-Horticulture)
  74. Dr. K. (Kota) Ullas Karanth (Others-Wildlife Conservation and Environment Protection)
  75. Shri K Paddayya (Others-Archaeology)
  76. Shri Swapan Guha (Others-Ceramics)
  77. Dr. Kartikeya V. Sarabhai (Others – Environmental Education)

For the complete and Original list click here.

I have an Einstein number as well!

Posted: September 9, 2011 by Shishir Gupta in Awards, Just For Fun
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Einstein number is something I was not really aware till long back. However, having your name to get associated with Albert Einstein is something any budding science student, for the matter of fact any student in the world would aspire to have. And I am no exception to this. Well having got to know that I now have an Einstein number has elated me more than ever, though honestly I did not know of this concept till a long time back.

As I had written earlier, Erdős number is something that I have always have dreamt of having. The concept of Einstein number is similar to Erdős number, with the difference being that Erdős number is the collaborative distance between the person and Paul Erdős, and similarly Einstein number is the collaborative distance between the person and Albert Einstein.

I got to know of this concept, when one of my school friends got to know of this informed me that I probably have an Einstein number of 3. That got me little curios, and when I researched over the internet, I got to know of the concept of Einstein number. But after calculating a lot of permutations and combinations the lowest I could achieve is an Einstein number 4. This can be calculated as follows:

Albert Einstein had an Erdős number of 2, which automatically gives Paul Erdős an Einstein number of 2 (since the concept behind the two is the same).

Now I have an Erdős number of two, so with the above link I automatically attain an Einstein number of 4 (2+2).

Now another path, the one that was calculated by my friend, is through Marcos Moshinsky. My college guide, in his college days (studying PhD) had worked with him. And since I also have a paper published in collaboration with my guide, this gives me a collaboration distance of 2 units from Marcos Sir. Now the confusion I have is with the Einstein number of Marcos Moshinsky, of whether he has an Einstein number if 1 or 2. There is no proof of his exact number; also I could not find much of the details of people having an Einstein number.

But yes one thing is true, that I do have an Einstein number of at least 4 and that too by 2 paths. Having my name associated with “Albert Einstein” is already a huge achievement for me. As with a good Erdős and Einstein numbers, make me feel I very much closer to Physics and Mathematics….


On the 65th Independence Day celebrations the President approved awards of 137 gallantry awards to Armed Forces, Paramillitary, and Police personnels.  This includes 14 Shaurya Chakra, 03 Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 114 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 03 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 03 Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry).

The list of the recipients of gallantry awards to Armed Forces personnel and others is as follows:-

SHAURYA CHAKRA:

  1. IC-66865 MAJOR ABHISHEK CHAKRABARTY, ARMY AIR DEFENCE / 23 RASHTRIYA RIFLES
  2. IC-67860 MAJOR S KARTIK RAJA, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / 21 ASSAM RIFLES
  3. SS-41822 MAJOR DUSHYANT SINGH SHEKHAWAT, 8TH BATTALION THE DOGRA REGIMENT
  4. IC-69025 captain saurabh dhamija, 3RD BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
  5. IC-69766 CAPTAIN TAPAS KUMAR DEKA, 21st battalion the PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
  6. IC-72578 LIEUTENANT ABHINAV TRIPATHI, 15TH BATTALION THE DOGRA REGIMENT
  7. 13619947 HAVILDAR PANCHU GOPAL ROY, PARACHUTE REGIMENT / 31 RASHTRIYA RIFLES
  8. 13620144 naik rajesh kumar, 3RD BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
  9. 4190732 LANCE NAIK CHANDAN SINGH, 17TH BATTALION THE KUMAON REGIMENT
  10. G/5004672 RIFLEMAN ANIRUDDH YADAV, 3 ASSAM RIFLES
  11. 15347880 SAPPER AMARJIT SINGH, CORPS OF ENGINEERS / 42 RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
  12. 13626415 PARATROOPER PADAM BAHADUR POUDEL, 21st battalion the PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
  13. LIEUTENANT COMMANDER FIRDAUS DARABSHAH MOGAL, (04730-Z) (POSTHUMOUS) (NAVY)
  14. SHRI ASHISH KUMAR TIWARY, CONSTABLE (GENERAL DUTY), CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE FORCE (POSTHUMOUS) (MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS)

BAR TO SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY):

  1. IC-63389 MAJOR PRANAY PADMAKAR PAWAR, SENA MEDAL, 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment (Special Forces)
  2. IC-63398 MAJOR RAJ ABHINAV, SENA MEDAL, RAJPUTANA RIFLES / 21 ASSAM RIFLES
  3. IC-68881 CAPTAIN PAWAN KUMAR SACHAN, SENA MEDAL, CORPS OF SIGNALS / 8 ASSAM RIFLES

Well I am just listing out the list of major gallantry awards. For the complete list of awards that were declared please click here.

New Achievement- Erdős Number

Posted: July 5, 2011 by Shishir Gupta in Awards, Just For Fun
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Erdős number is something that as a high school student I have always aspired to have. In fact why me, it is something any science student must have dreamt of, especially a mathematics or a physics student, since these are the two fields one is likely to get a lower Erdős number (lower the better). To be honest, I never believed I could ever achieve an Erdős number of 1 or 2. In fact during my engineering days, I had managed to achieve an Erdős number of 5 which is very good and an achievement in every respect. But a few months back when one of my recent papers got selected to be published, I realized that when it does get officially published I will attain an Erdős number of 2. This will happen since for this paper I got an opportunity to work with Endre Szemerédi sir who has an Erdős number 1, thus automatically giving me a number 2.

Once this paper gets published, and once I officially attain my Erdős number of 2, every co-author of mine will attain the Erdős number of 3.

Let me explain a little about what is Erdős number.  According to Wikipedia –

“The Erdős number describes the “collaborative distance” between a person and mathematician Paul Erdős, as measured by authorship of mathematical papers. Paul Erdős was an influential and itinerant mathematician, who spent a large portion of his later life living out of a suitcase and writing papers with those of his colleagues willing to give him room and board. He published more papers during his life (at least 1525) than any other mathematician in history.

To be assigned an Erdős number, an author must co-write a research paper with an author with a finite Erdős number. Paul Erdős has an Erdős number of zero. Anybody else’s Erdős number is k + 1 where k is the lowest Erdős number of any coauthor. Erdős wrote around 1,500 mathematical articles in his lifetime, mostly co-written. He had 511 direct collaborators; these are the people with Erdős number 1. The people who have collaborated with them (but not with Erdős himself) have an Erdős number of 2 (8,162 people as of 2007), those who have collaborated with people who have an Erdős number of 2 (but not with Erdős or anyone with an Erdős number of 1) have an Erdős number of 3, and so forth. A person with no such co-authorship chain connecting to Erdős has an Erdős number of infinity (or an undefined one).”

Now with Paul Erdős not alive, my Erdős number cannot improve further. So with this being the highest I can ever achieve, and the fact that I have achieved it, the feeling is nothing less than great.  Also, I am very happy since one of my role models Richard Feynman has an Erdős number of 3, and I have surpassed that.

I do not know how much this achievement will help me in my current work scenario, but maybe it can act as a catalyst to help me get my life back on the path that I have always dreamt of.


The President has approved awards of 440 gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others on the eve of the 62nd  Republic Day Celebrations.  This includes 05 Kirti Chakra, 21 Shaurya Chakra, 05 Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 135 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 02 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 03 Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry), 28 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 04 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 51 Ati Vishisht  Seva Medal,  04 Yudh Seva Medal, 02 Bar to Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 38 Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 08 Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 14 Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 02 Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal and 118 Vishisht Seva Medal. In addition a total of five Mention-In-Despatches have also been announced for participating in Operation Rakshak.

Today, January 26, 2011 the President will confer the Ashok Chakra Award on Major Laishram Jyotin Singh (posthumous), announced earlier on Independence Day, August 15, 2010, before the start of the parade at the Rajpath.

The full list of the recipients of gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others is as follows:-

KIRTI CHAKRA:

1. IC-67257 MAJOR RAHUL GURUNG, CORPS OF ENGINEERS / 12 ASSAM RIFLES
2. SS-42132 CAPTAIN DEEPAK SHARMA, CORPS OF SIGNALS / 42 RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
3. IC-70886 LIEUTENANT VIKAS SHARMA, 6TH BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT
4. IC-70971 LIEUTENANT VIKRANT AJIT DESHMUKH, 8TH BATTALION THE MADRAS REGIMEN
5. 2894796 NAIK RAJINDER SINGH, 2ND BATTALION THE RAJPUTANA RIFLES

SHAURYA CHAKRA:

1. IC-51655 COLONEL NEERAJ SOOD, RAJPUTANA RIFLES / 18 RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
2. IC-56111 MAJOR SANJEEV HARYAL, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / 315 FIELD REGIMENT
3. IC-64696 MAJOR RAKESH RAWAT, JAMMU AND KASHMIR RIFLES / 52 RASHTRIYA RIFLES
4. IC-67498 MAJOR MANISH BARAL, MAHAR REGIMENT / 30 RASHTRIYA RIFLES
5. IC-70065 CAPTAIN MANENDRA PRATAP SINGH, ARMY SERVICE CORPS / 8TH BATTALION THE MAHAR REGIMENT
6. IC-72002 LIEUTENANT VIKRAM BAHADUR SINGH, ARMY SERVICE CORPS / 3RD BATTALION THE MADRAS REGIMENT
7. 4076512 HAVILDAR DAYAL SINGH, 8TH BATTALION THE GARHWAL RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
8. 3190786 NAIK VIJAY PAL, 16TH BATTALION THE JAT REGIMENT
9. 12914550 LANCE NAIK MOHAMMAD SHAFFI, 156 INFANTRY BATTALION (TERRITORIAL ARMY) (HOME AND HEARTH)  PUNJAB / 58 RASHTRIYA RIFLES
10. 13762552 LANCE NAIK PRAVEEN THAKUR, 12TH BATTALION THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR RIFLES
11. 14438439 LANCE NAIK ANOOP KUMAR SHARMA, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / 30 RASHTRIYA RIFLES(POSTHUMOUS)
12. 14703933 LANCE NAIK KS KHARWUNG, 1ST BATTALION THE NAGA REGIMENT
13. 2607215 SEPOY CHANNALLI BASAVARAJ, 19TH BATTALION THE MADRAS REGIMENT
14. 3194985 SEPOY RAVINDER SINGH, 16TH BATTALION THE JAT REGIMENT
15. 4282393 SEPOY SHAILESH KUMAR SINGH, BIHAR REGIMENT / 63 RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
16. 4579271 SEPOY SANGAT SINGH, MAHAR REGIMENT / 30 RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
17. 14704137 SEPOY VIJAY SINGH BOHARA, NAGA REGIMENT / 60 RASHTRIYA RIFLES
18. 16014589 RIFLEMAN UDHAY SINGH, 2ND BATTALION THE RAJPUTANA RIFLES
19. G/3101841 RIFLEMAN MILAP SINGH, 31 ASSAM RIFLES
20. 2497584 PARATROOPER KAPIL DEV, 1ST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
21.  FLIGHT LIEUTENANT MANISH ARORA (28462), FLYING (PILOT)

Well I am just listing out the list of major gallantry awards. For the complete list of awards that were declared please click here.


On the 62nd Republic day celebrations the Padma Awards were given to several Indians for their contribution towards the country. Overall 13 Padma Vibhushans, 31 Padma Bhushans and  85 Padmashree were awarded.

Padma Vibhushans:

1. Kapila Vatsyayan (Art )
2. Homai Vyarawalla (Art )
3. Nageswara Rao (Art )
4. Parasaran Kesava Iyengar (Public Affairs )
5. Akhlaq-ur-Rehman Kidwai (Public Affairs )
6. Vijay Kelkar (Public Affairs )
7. Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Public Affairs )
8. Palle Rama Rao (Science and Engineering )
9. Azim Premji (Trade and Industry )
10. Brajesh Mishra (Civil Services )
11. Ottaplakkal N.V. Kurup (Literature and Education )
12. Sitakant Mahapatra (Literature and Education )
13. late L. C. Jain (Public Affairs)

Padma Bhushans:

1. Satyadev Dubey (Art )
2. M. Zahur Khayyam H alias Khayyam (Music )
3. Shashi Kapoor (Cinema )
4. Krishen Khanna (Painting )
5. Madavur Vasudevan Nair (Dance )
6. Waheeda Rehman (Cinema )
7. Rudrapatna Krishna S Srikantan (Music )
8. Arpita Singh (Painting )
9. S.P. Balasubrahmanyam (Playback Singing )
10. C.V. Chandrasekhar (Classical Dance )
11. Dwijen Mukherjee (Art )
12. Rajashree Birla (Social Work )
13. Shobhana Ranade (Social Work )
14. Suryanarayanan Ramachandran ) Science and Engineering )
15. S. (Kris) Gopalakrishnan (Trade and Industry )
16. Yogesh Chander Deveshwar (Trade and Industry )
17. Chanda Kochhar (Trade and Industry )
18. K. Anji Reddy (Trade and Industry )
19. Analjit Singh (Trade and Industry )
20. Rajendra Singh Pawar (Trade and Industry )
21. Gunapati V. Krishna Reddy (Trade and Industry )
22. Ajai Chowdhary (Trade and Industry )
23. Surendra Singh (Civil Services )
24. M.N. Buch (Civil Services )
25. Shyam Saran (Civil Services )
26. Thayil Jacob Sony George (Literature )
27. Ramdas Madhava Pai (Literature )
28. Sankha Ghosh (Literature )
29. late K. Raghavan Thirumulpad (Medicine-Ayurveda )
30. late Dr. Keki Byramjee Grant (Medicine )
31. late Dashrath Patel (Art) 

Padmashree :

1. Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry (Art )
2. Makar Dhwaja Darogha (Art )
3. Shaji Neelakantan Karun (Art )
4. Girish Kasaravalli (Art )
5. Tabassum H. Khan alias Tabu (Cinema )
6. Jivya Soma Mase (Art )
7. Guru (Ms) M.K. Saroja (Dance )
8. Jayaram Subramaniam (Cinema )
9. Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty (Music )
10. Mahasundari Devi (Art )
11. Gajam Govardhana (Art )
12. Sunayana Hazarilal (Dance )
13. S.R. Janakiraman (Carnatic Vocal Music )
14. Peruvanam Kuttan Marar (Art )
15. Kalamandalam K. Pavithran (Dance )
16. Dadi Dorab Pudumjee (Art )
17. Khangembam Mangi Singh (Traditional Music )
18. Prahlad Singh Tipaniya (Folk Music )
19. Usha Uthup (Music )
20. Kajol (Cinema )
21. Irfan Khan (Cinema )
22. Mamraj Agrawal (Social Work )
23. Jockin Arputham (Social Work )
24. Nomita Chandy (Social Work )
25. Sheela Patel (Social Work )
26. Anita Reddy (Social Work )
27. Kanubhai Hasmukhbhai Tailor (Social Work )
28. Anant Darshan Shankar (Public Affairs )
29. Prof M. Annamalai (Science and Engineering )
30. Mahesh Haribhai Mehta (Science and Engineering )
31. C. Narayana Rao Raghavendran (Science and Engineering )
32. Suman Sahai (Science and Engineering )
33. Prof E.A. Siddiq (Science and Engineering )
34. Gopalan Nair Shankar (Architecture )
35. Mecca Rafeeque Ahmed (Trade and Industry )
36. Kailasam Raghavendra Rao (Trade and Industry )
37. Narayan Singh Bhati (Civil Services )
38. P.K. Sen (Civil Services )
39. Shital Mahajan (Sports )
40. Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi (Sports )
41. Sushil Kumar (Sports )
42. V.V.S. Laxman (Sports )
43. Gagan Narang (Sports )
44. Krishna Poonia (Sports )
45. Harbhajan Singh (Sports-Mountaineering )
46. Pukhraj Bafna (Medicine )
47. Mansoor Hasan (Medicine )
48. Shyama Prasad Mandal (Medicine )
49. Sivapatham Vittal (Medicine )
50. Madanur Ahmed Ali (Medicine )
51. Indira Hinduja (Medicine )
52. Jose Chacko Periappuram (Medicine )
53. Marthanda Pillai (Medicine )
54. Mahim Bora (Literature )
55. Pullella Srirama Chandrudu (Literature )
56. Pravin Darji (Literature )
57. Chandra Prakash Deval (Literature )
58. Balraj Komal (Literature )
59. Rajni Kumar (Literature )
60. Devanooru Mahadeva (Literature )
61. Barun Mazumder (Literature )
62. Avvai Natarajan (Literature )
63. Bhalchandra Nemade (Literature )
64. Riyaz (Punjabi Literature )
65. Koneru Ramakrishna Rao (Literature )
66. Buangi Sailo (Literature )
67. Devi Dutt Sharma (Literature )
68. Nilamber Dev Sharma (Literature )
69. Urvashi Butalia (Literature )
70. Ritu Menon (Literature )
71. Krishna Kumar (Literature )
72. Deviprasad Dwivedi (Literature )
73. Mamang Dai (Literature )
74. Om Prakash Agrawal Heritage (Conservation )
75. Madhukar Keshav Dhavalikar (Archaeology )
76. Shanti Teresa Lakra (Nursing )
77. Gulshan Nanda (Handicrafts Promotion )
78. Azad Moopen (Social Work (UAE) )
79. Upendra Baxi (Public Affairs (U.K.) )
80. Mani Lal Bhaumik (Science and Engineeriung (U.S.) )
81. Subra Suresh (Science and Engineering (U.S.) )
82. Karl Harrington Potter (Literature (U.S.) )
83. Martha Chen (Social Work (U.S.) )
84. Satpal Khattar (Trade (Singapore) )
85. Granville Austin (Literature (U.S.))

For the complete and Original list click here.


Sachin Tendulkar today won his first ever ICC award bagging the cricketer of the year award (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy). I must say he has added yet another feather in his cap. His form in the past year has been outstanding and has also achieved great heights in cricket history in the past year. If we talk about these awards Sachin won the award but missed out in the other two categories where he was nominated. The best ODI player of the year and the best Test player of the year. These awards went to AB Devillers of South Africa and Virender Sehwag of India respectively. Also MS Dhoni was named as the captain of the ICC team of the year. I must say that this year the Indians have been on the top of the list. Here is the complete article from cricinfo:

“Sachin Tendulkar has won his first ICC award, the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, by being named the Cricketer of the Year during the 2010 ICC Award ceremony in Bangalore. Tendulkar, however, lost out in the other major categories he was nominated in, with Virender Sehwag winning the Test Cricketer of the Year award and AB de Villiers claiming the ODI prize.

“This last season has been really special for the entire team,” Tendulkar, who also received the People’s Choice Award, said. “I think right from the start of the season, when we won in Sri Lanka and I scored a hundred in the finals, and from there on the season took off for us. We became No. 1 in the Test rankings, something we all wanted to achieve, and we’ve been able to maintain our performances in the last ten months.”

Tendulkar fought off competition from Sehwag, Hashim Amla and Graeme Swann, the other nominees in the Cricketer of the Year category. Previous winners of the Cricketer of the Year award include Rahul Dravid, Andrew Flintoff, Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Mitchell Johnson.

During the period under consideration for the award – August 24, 2009 to August 10, 2010 – Tendulkar scored 1064 runs at an average of 81.84 in ten Tests. He made 914 runs in 17 ODIs at 65.28, and also scored the format’s first double-century against South Africa in Gwalior. Tendulkar is presently third on the ICC’s rankings for Test batsmen, and tenth in ODIs.

MS Dhoni was named captain of the Test team of the year, which included Sehwag, Kumar Sangakkara, Swann, Tendulkar, Amla, Simon Katich, Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis, James Anderson and Doug Bollinger.

Ricky Ponting was captain of the ODI team of the year, leading a side comprising Tendulkar, Shane Watson, Michael Hussey, de Villiers, Paul Collingwood, Dhoni, Daniel Vettori, Stuart Broad, Bollinger and Ryan Harris.

Brendon McCullum, the New Zealand batsman, won the award for the best Twenty20 Performance of the Year for his 116 not out against Australia in Christchurch in February. McCullum edged out Hussey, Mahela Jayawardene and Ryan McLaren, the others nominated for the Twenty20 award.

Netherlands allrounder Ryan ten Doeschate won the Associate Player of the Year award. ten Doeschate’s performances during the English domestic season has made him a sought-after player in international Twenty20 competitions. He has been signed by Tasmania for the Big Bash and by Canterbury for New Zealand’s domestic tournament.

Steven Finn, the England fast bowler, won the award for Emerging Player of the Year. Finn, 21, made his Test debut against Bangladesh in March and has since taken 32 wickets in eight matches.

New Zealand won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award for the second time in row and the third time overall. Aleem Dar, the Pakistani umpire, also won the Umpire of the Year Award for the second time in a row.

Rachel Heyhoe-Flint, the former England women’s captain, was the first woman cricketer inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame, while Shelley Nitschke, the Australian allrounder, was the Woman Cricketer of the Year.”


On the 64th Independence day celebrations the President has approved awards of 144 gallantry awards to Armed Forces, Paramilitary and police personnel. This includes one Ashoka Chakratwo Kirti Chakras, two Bar to Shaurya Chakras19 Shaurya Chakras, two Bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry), 80 Sena Medals (Gallantry), three Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry), and five Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).

ASHOKA CHAKRA:

1. MR-08609 MAJOR LAISHRAM JYOTIN SINGH ARMY MEDICAL CORPS / EMBASSY OF INDIA, KABUL (POSTHUMOUS)

KIRTI CHAKRA:

1. IC-70151 CAPTAIN DAVINDER SINGH JASS 1ST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES) (POSTHUMOUS)
2. SHRI VINOD KUMAR CHOUBEY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, RAJNANDGAON  CHHATTISGARH POLICE (POSTHUMOUS)

BAR TO SHAURYA CHAKRA:

1. IC-58637 MAJOR THONGAM JOTEN SINGH, SHAURYA CHAKRA, 21ST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
2. SS-39651 MAJOR AJAY SINGH, SHAURYA CHAKRA 11TH BATTALION THE MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY

SHAURYA CHAKRA:

1. IC-55217 LIEUTENANT COLONEL ADITYA NEGI, SENA MEDAL 3 GORKHA RIFLES / 32 RASHTRIYA RIFLES 
2. IC-61307 MAJOR DEEPAK YADAV ARMY EDUCATION CORPS / EMBASSY OF INDIA, KABUL(POSTHUMOUS)
3. IC-61324 MAJOR NITESH ROY ARMY EDUCATION CORPS / EMBASSY OF INDIA, KABUL(POSTHUMOUS)
4. IC-66201 CAPTAIN SUNIL YADAV PUNJAB REGIMENT / 37 RASHTRIYA RIFLES
5. IC-68043 CAPTAIN AMIT KUMAR SINGH, SENA MEDAL 2ND BATTALION THE BIHAR REGIMENT
6. IC-69150 CAPTAIN SUNIL NARANG 4TH BATTALION THE SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY
7. SS-42657 LIEUTENANT NAVIN NIROLA 4TH BATTALION THE KUMAON REGIMENT
8. JC-413360 NAIB SUBEDAR INDER KUMAR 1ST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
9. JC-560161 NAIB SUBEDAR SHIV PUJAN SHARMA 2ND BATTALION THE BIHAR REGIMENT
10. JC-2300474 NAIB SUBEDAR RANG BAHADUR YADAV 23 ASSAM RIFLES
11. 13621161 LANCE HAVILDAR RAJAN 1ST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
12. 2602065 NAIK BAIJU B 7TH BATTALION THE MADRAS REGIMENT
13. 4366857 LANCE NAIK NENGMAITHEM RAJESH SINGH 21ST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
14. 4001514 SEPOY RAVI KANT DOGRA REGIMENT / 11 RASHTRIYA RIFLES(POSTHUMOUS)
15. 4002995 SEPOY SURENDER KUMAR DOGRA REGIMENT / 62 RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
16. 13627069 PARATROOPER MAKUNG SARANG HUCHONG 21ST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
17. 15619321 GUARDSMAN KRISHAN KUMAR BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS / 21 RASHTRIYA RIFLES(POSTHUMOUS)
18. COMMANDER DILIP DONDE, (03593-T)
19. COMMANDER NITEEN ANANDRAO YADAV, (03965-K)

Well I have just listed out the list of major gallantry awards. For the complete list of awards that were declared please click here.