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Mashelkar (71) is well known globally for his path breaking research in polymer science and engineering. He has chaired 12 high powered national level committees to look into diverse issues of higher education, national auto fuel policy and measures to deal with the menace of spurious drugs.

Anumolu Ramakrishna, who pioneered the use of precast concrete technology, was conferred the Padma Bhushan posthumously. He passed away last year at the age of 73.

Kaul (69), known for his voluntary services for the blind, had lost his eyesight due to smallpox at the age of five. The President climbed down from the podium to confer the Padma Shri on him.

Awards and Honours News 2015 LIST OF IMPORTANT AWARDS ARE

1. Man Booker Prize 2013 -Eleanor Catton (for The Luminaries)

2. Man Booker International Prize -Lydia Davis

3. Asia Pacific International Award -Dr. Mujeeb Athar

4. Cecil B Demile Award -Woody Allen

5. Champion for Global Change Award 2013 -Malala Yousafzai

6. First Mahathir Award for Global Peace -Nelson Mandela

7. German Whistleblower Prize 2013 -Edward Snowden

8. Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival-Sacro GRA (Italy)

9. Grand Prize at Cuba's International Radio and TelivisionFestival - Baraksat (Lebanese Documentary)

10. IMPAC Dublin Literary Award -Kevin Barry

11. INDEX Design Award -Kavitha Shukla

12. ISRO Young Scientist Award -Jenita Mary

13. Jnanpith Award 2012 -Ravuri Bharadhwaja

14. Knighthood, which is the highest honour of Britain -Anish Kapoor (sculptor).

15. Lata Mangeshkar Samman Alankaran -Hariharan

16. 'Legend of Planet' award -Bindeshwar Pathak (Sulabh movement founder)

17. Library of Congress Gershwin Award -Carole King (first woman)

18. National Literacy Award -Chattisgarh

19. NSS Wernher von Braun MemorialAward -Abdul Kalam

20. NTR National Literary Award -Manoj Das

21. Sree Narayan Guru Global Secular & Peace Award 2013 -Shashi Tharoor

22. Presidential medal of freedom -
Dr. Sally Ride

23. Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2013 -
Adam Johnson (for the novel “The Orphan Master’s son”)

24. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -Ranjan Sodhi

25. Saraswati Samman (2013) –Sugathakumari

26. Skoch Group Award -Jharkhand

27. Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony -Zubin Mehta

28. Tagore Peace Prize -Shihab Ghanem (first Arab)

29. The Simón Bolívar National Award of Journalism 2013 -Hugo Chavez (late Venezuelan President )

30. U. N. Champions of the Earth Award -V. Ramanathan

31. UEFA Best Player in Europe Award-Franck Ribéry

32. UN’s Public Service Award -Omen Chandi (Kerala CM)

33. Unique Female Leader Award -Madeleine Albrite (former US Secratary)

34. United Nation's Public Service Award -Oommen Chandy (Chief Minister of Kerala).

35. US "woman of courage" award -Nirbhaya (Dehli gang rape victim)

36. Vyas Samman (2012) –Narendra Kohli

37. Whitley award (Green Oscar) -Dr. Aparajita Datta

38. Women’s Prize for Fiction -AM Homes (for her book, May We Be Forgiven)

39. Youngest Indian to scale the Mount Everest -Raghav Joneja

40. Parliamentarian Awards - 2012 -Sharad Yadav