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Awards and Honours 2015 – Full List (Individual Awards)

Name of the Award

Award Winner

Key Points

Business Person of the YearLarry PageGiven by Fortune Magazine
State Pre-Eminent Science and Technology AwardYu Min – Nuclear ScientistGiven by Chinese President Xi Jinping
2015 Space Pioneer AwardISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) TeamGiven by National Space Society
Asian Tour’s Players Player of the YearAnirban LahiriHe is a Golfer
Ballon d’Or 2014 AwardCristiano RonaldoWins for II consecutive time
Governor of the YearRaghuram RajanGiven by Central Banking Awards
National e-Governance AwardJammu and KashmirGiven for the best District Level Initiative in India
Vyas Samman Award 2014Kamal Kishore GoyankaFor his book ‘Premchand Kee Kahaniyo Kaa Kaalkramanusar’. Given by KK Birla Foundation
National Tiger Conservation Authority AwardPeriyar Tiger ReserveGiven for encouraging local public in managing reserve
Vikram Sarabhai Memorial AwardMYS PrasadGiven by Indian Science Congress Association
Sahitya Akademi AwardPrabhu Nath DwivediGiven for his work called ‘Kanakalochanaha’
NSC Award for Best Electoral PracticesCV AnandGiven by Election Commission of India
Social Media Person of the year 2015Amitabh BachchanGiven by Internet and Mobile Association of India
Giraffe Hero AwardSubash Chandra AgarwalHe is RTI Activist
Best Indian Language Website in IndiaNavbharattimes.comGiven by Internet and Mobile Association of India
Hindu Literary Prize 2014Ashok SrinivasanGiven for his book “Book of Common Signs”
Martin Luther King AwardFrank IslamGiven for his contribution in international service and civil engagement.
DSC Prize for South Asian FictionJhumpa LahiriGiven for her novel “The Lowland”
Kushwant Singh Memorial PrizeArundhathi SubramaniyamGiven for her work “When God is a Traveller”
Sanjay Chopra AwardDevesh KumarGiven by PM Modi Ji
Bapu Gaidani AwardMonika, Rumoh Meto, and Riya ChaudharyGiven by PM Modi Ji
Geeta Chopra AwardGunjan SharmGiven by PM Modi Ji
Bharat Award (These 4 are National Bravery Awards)Resham FatmaGiven by PM Modi Ji
Bharat Gaurav AwardNasrin EjnerGiven by Indian International Friendship Society
Yash Bharti AwardVinod Mehta (Journalist)Given by Government of UP
King Faisal International AwardZakir NaikGiven by Saudi Arabia. Given for Zakir’s services to Islam
Hayek PrizeHindol SenguptaGiven by US for  Sengupta’s book named Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is Revolutionizing the World’s Largest Democracy
2014 Jnanpith AwardBhalchandra NemadeFourth Marathi Writer to win the literary honour.
Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize 2015Amartya SenGiven by United Kingdom
National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awardGurpreet SinghGiven by US National Science Foundation
ESPN Cricinfo AwardRohit SharmaGiven for his record breaking 264 against Sri Lanka
Honorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket ClubSaurav GangulyDada retired from all forms of cricket in 2012.
National Award for Renewable Energy PopularisationHimachal PradeshGiven by Prime Minister Modi to Power minister Sujan Singh Pathania
Y Nayudamma Memorial Award 2014Tessy Thomas and Geeta VardhanGiven for their contribution in the fields of missile technology and remote sensing
J Calvin Giddings Award 2015Purnendu DasguptaGiven by American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry
The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International JuryNagesh Kukunoor’s film “Dhanak”Given at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival
Honorary doctorate by the Clemson UniversityRatan TataGiven for his contribution to the Automotive Industry.
International Cricket Council’s Cricket Hall of FameMartin CroweHe is the III New Zealander and 79th Cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
National Award for creating awareness about the child traffickingRani MukherjeeGiven by the National Institute of Gender Justice (NIGJ)
Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership 2014Namibian President Hifikepunye PohambaThis is the world’s most valuable individual award
Golden Gate AwardKerala Tourism DeptPresented at the Internationale Tourismus-Borse Berlin (ITB-Berlin) 2015, Germany.
Best Wedding and Honeymoon DestinationGoa Tourism DeptGiven by Pacific Area Travel Writers Association.
Top Employer in EuropeTata Consultancy ServicesWon the award for Third Consecutive Time
Saraswati Samman AwardVeerappa MoilyFor his literary work Ramayana Mahanveshanam
Stockholm Water PrizeEnvironment activist Rajendra SinghHe is also known as India’s Water Man
International Women of Courage Award 20151. Captain Niloofar Rahmani from Afghanistan Air Force2. Nadia Sharmeen- Journalist and women’s rights activist from Bangladesh3. Tabassum Adnan- founder of Khwendo Jirga from Pakistan.Given by United States for demonstrating exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights and gender equality.
National Photography Awards1. Life-Time Achievement Award- Surendra R Patel2. Best Professional Photographer of the Year- Swarup Duta3. Best Amateur Photographer of the Year- Sasikumar.The theme for Professional Photographer category – “Hamara Bharat Swachh Bharat“.The theme for Amateur Category – “Mother and Child“.
Voice of the Century AwardLata MangeshkarAwarded at the sixth edition of the National Laadli Media and Advertising Awards
New South Wales (NSW) Woman of the year 2015Minoti Apte (Indian Pancreatic Cancer Researcher)Given for her enormous contributions to medical research
France’s Knight of the Order of Arts and LettersBharti KherGiven for her contribution in contemporary art landscape.
National Kavi Pradeep Samman AwardGopaldas NeerajGiven by Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Surendra Patwa.
Foilo Prize for FictionAkhil SharmaGiven for his book named “Family Life”
Women in Parliaments AwardBangladeshGiven for regional leadership in the South and Southeast Asia category for closing the gender gap in politics
Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement AwardBalbir SinghGiven by Hockey India
Dada Saheb Phalke AwardBollywood Actor Shashi Kapoor46th winner of this highly celebrated award
Bharat RatnaAtal Bihari VajpayeeMadan Mohan MalviyaIt is India’s highest Civilian Award
Gandhi Peace Prize 2014ISROGiven for ISRO’s contribution in nation’s development
Abel Prize 2015Dr. John Forbes Nash and Louis NirenbergAbel Prize – Considered as Nobel Prize in Mathematics
Bishwaratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika International Solidarity AwardAdoor GopalakrishnanGiven by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
Femina Miss India 2015Aditi Arya2014 Miss India – Koyal Rana
Sir Richard Hadlee MedalBrendon McCullumIt is the highest cricketing honor of New Zealand
Golden Peacock National Quality Award 2015Delhi International Airport LtdGiven by the UAE Minister Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
Kumaran Asan World Prize for PoetryArab Poet AdonisKumaran Asan – Famous Malayalam poet
Institute of Physics PrizePratap SinghGiven by United Kingdom
Hevesy Medal AwardSusanta LahiriLahiri was the co-creator of super heavy element 117
Indians among the Time’s 100 most Influential People1. PM Narendra Modi2. Microsoft CRO S Nadella3. ICICI CEO Chanda Kochar4. Metal Health Expert Prof Vikram PatelTime Magazine releases Top 100 People in many categories every year.
Champions of Change awardMicrosoft CEO Satya NadellaGiven by Barack Obama
Orwell PrizeRana DasguptaGiven for his Literary Work “Capital”
Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015Shah Rukh KhanGiven for his performance in Happy New Year
Asian Banker Achievement Award 2015Bharatiya Mahila BankPresented for Technology Implementation
e-Panchayat Puraskar AwardTamil NaduGiven for developing many applications
Outstanding Service AwardGopinath Pillai (Indian Origin Diplomat)Given by the National University of Singapore
Deenanath Mangeshkar Award 2015Anil KapoorThis was the 73rd edition of the awards
Heinz awardSangeeta N. BhatiaIndian-origin scientist at MIT
Officier de la Légion d’HonneurYashwant SinhaGiven by the French Government
Chaplin AwardHollywood Actor Robert RedfordRobert Redford founded the Sundance Institute in 1981 to help emerging film makers.
2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize in Asia regionSiddhartha GigooGiven for his novel “Umbrella Man“
Sayyidina Imam Al Hassan Ibn Ali Peace AwardMaulana Wahiduddin KhanHe is well known for his knowledge and efforts in keeping peace
2015 RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement for Excellence in JournalismPrannoy RoyHe is the Executive Co-Chairman of NDTV
Journalist of the YearSreenivasan JainFor his Truth versus Hype
Impact Editor of the YearArnab GoswamiFor his The News Hour show
Japan’s highest civilian awardCNR RaoGiven for his huge contributions to science and Indo-Japanese science co-operation
Man Booker International Prize 2015Laszlo Krasznahorkai of HungaryHe is the sixth recipient to win this eminent award
World’s best airportIndira Gandhi International AirportGiven under the category of handling 25 to 40 million passengers per annum
UNESCO press freedom prizeSyrian journalist and rights activist Mazen DarwishHe has been jailed by the regime for more than three years
PEN Award for freedom of expressionCharlie HebdoCharlie Hebdo – Famous satirical magazine of France
Whitley Award or Green Oscar AwardPramod PatilGiven for his work on the conservation of the Great Indian Bustard
2015 United Nations Public Service AwardNadia District in West BengalGiven for improving delivery of public services
UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award for Excellence in TeachingDr. Sivanadane MandjinyHe is Indian-American Professor in US
National Geographic Bee ChampionshipKaran Menon of New JerseyThe Championship held at Washington, D.C.
Intel Foundation Young Scientist AwardKaran JerathGiven for his device that shuts down the undersea oil spills in a speedy manner
Pt. Haridutt Sharma AwardAnurradha PrasadShe is the editor-in-chief of News-24 Channel
Top Civilian Supervisor of the YearHarkeert Singh SainiHe is an Indian-American policeman and the award was given by Houston Police department
Most Reputed Company in IndiaAditya Birla GroupBased on Nielsen’s Corporate Image Monitor (CIM) 2014-15 survey
England Men’s Cricketer of the yearJoe RootGiven by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
England Women’s Cricketer of the yearCharlotte EdwardsGiven by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
England Development Programme Cricketer of the Year awardSaqib MahmoodHe is Lancashire’s right-arm seamer
Disability Cricketer of the YearLuke SuggHe belongs to England’s Visually Impaired team
Indians – Radcliffe FellowshipShivani Agarwal and Maharaja PanditThe Fellowship is given by Harward University for 50 scholars every year
United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold MedalLance Naik Nand Ram &Raju JosephA total of 126 police, military and civilian personnel were awarded the UN medal
Oxford University AwardGurnimrat ‘Nimmy’ SidhuSidhu is currently the head of science at Oaks Park High School in north-east London.
Lifetime Achievement AwardFilmmaker and writer Subhash GhaiPresented at the 16th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA)
Indians in Forbes’ World’s 100 most Powerful Women1. SBI Chief Arundhati Bhattacharya2. ICICI bank head Chanda Kochhar3. Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar- Shaw4. HT Media Chair Shobhana BhartiaGermany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the list.
US spelling bee competitionVanya Shivashankar and Gokul VenkatachalamThe winners will each receive over USD 37,000 in cash and prizes
Bangladesh Liberation War awardAtal Bihari VajpayeeGiven for his outstanding support for the country’s independence from Pakistan in 1971
Norway’s The Bjornson Prize for freedom of expressionEdward SnowdenThe Bjornson Prize is named after a Norwegian Nobel literature laureate
King and Queen of Social MediaShah Rukh Khan and Priyanka ChopraGiven by a leading Bollywood digital portal.
South African Cricketer of the YearAB De VilliersHe won the award for a second consecutive time
Professor Honoris Causa AwardPresident Pranab MukherjeeGiven by the Belarus State University at a ceremony in Belarus
Lifetime achievement award in UAER SeetharamanHe is the CEO of Doha Bank
Asian Athletics Association (AAA) President’s awardSuresh KalmadiAwarded for his contribution towards the development of athletics in the continent
Baileys Women’s Prize for FictionAli SmithThe Award was given for her novel “How to be Both”
Space Pioneer AwardISROGiven for ISRO’s Mangalyaan
ICC Cricket Hall of FameWesley Hall80th player in the World to be inducted in Hall of fame
Pride of Community AwardVivek MurthyHe is the present Surgeon General in US
Ludovic Trarieux PrizeSaudi Arabian Lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khai.He has campaigned for reforms via his organization called Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia.
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British EmpireSA HasanHe was the Former UK-based Managing Director of Tata Limited
Japan’s Fukuoka Prize 2015Ramachandra GuhaGiven for his contribution to academia, arts and culture throughout Asia
Best Welfare Organization of the Year 2015 AwardNational Union of Seafarers of IndiaGiven by the United Kingdom-based International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network.
Best Test Player of 21st CenturySachin TendulkarBased on online poll conducted by Cricket Australia’s website
Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar en el grado de cruz CaballeroSri Sri Ravi ShankarIt is Columbia’s Highest Civilian Award

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