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Azim Premji, Chanda Kochhar win Padma Award

The Government of India announced the Padma awards, which is the highest civilian honour bestowed by the government every year on eminent personalities from all walks of life such as social work, sports, film, politics, academics, science, business, art and culture.


The Government of India announced the Padma awards, which is the highest civilian honour bestowed by the government every year on eminent personalities from all walks of life such as social work, sports, film, politics, academics, science, business, art and culture. 


President Pratibha Patil approved the conferment of 128 Padma Awards 2010 including one duo case (counted as one) and 12 in the category of foreigners/ NRIs/ PIOs/ posthumous. These comprise 13 Padma Vibhushan, 31 Padma Bhushan and 84 Padma Shri awards. 


The highest among them is Padma Vibhushan, followed by Padma Bhushan and then Padma Shri.


Here are those from the business and economy who won the awards.


Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro - Padma Vibhushan


Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission - Padma Vibhushan


Yogi Deveshwar, CEO, ITC Ltd - Padma Bhushan


Chanda Kochar, CEO, ICICI Bank - Padma Bhushan


Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO, Infosys Technologies - Padma Bhushan


K. Anji Reddy, Chairman, Reddy labs - Padma Bhushan


Analjit Singh, Max India - Padma Bhushan - Padma Bhushan


Rajendra Singh Pawar, Chairman, NIIT - Padma Bhushan


Dr. Gunapati Venkata Krishna Reddy, GVK Group - Padma Bhushan


Ajai Chowdhary, CEO, HCL Infosystems - Padma Bhushan


Mecca Rafeeque Ahmed, Fareeda Group- Padma Shri


K Raghavendra Rao, MD, Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd - Padma Shri 

By: Sahad P V

First Published on Jan 25, 2011 10:14 pm
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