Awards and Honours 2017 Complete List – Download PDF

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Ophthalmology Hall of Fame Dr Gullapalli N Rao By the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
National Geoscience Award for 2016 Keshav Krishna He is a scientist of National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI)
Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere France
Bharatiya Jananpith Navlekhan Award 2016 Writers Shraddha and Ghyansham Kumar Devansh Devansh for the poem ‘Akash Mein Deh’
Power & Energy Persona’s Award for Individual Excellence’ K M Singh He is National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Chairman and Managing Director
US Embassy for TB awareness Amitabh Bachchan He is a brand ambassador for the cause.
ICC Cricket Hall of Fame Arthur Morris Former Australia cricketer
Silver Award for Excellence in Citizen Centric Services Petroleum Ministry Indian Oil, HPCL and BPCL collectively received silver Award
2017 Laureus World Sportsman of Year Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA World Player of the Year
The highest civilian honour of America Joe Biden Vice President of America
Sena Medal Lance Naik Hanamanthappa
2017 Crafoord Prize Fred Ramsdell,

Alexander Rudensky and Shimon Sakaguchi

To discovery of regulatory T cells, cells that can be regarded as our immune system’s security guards.
Italian football hall of fame Diego Maradona He is a Former Argentine footballer
UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Sitalpati or cool mat from the Cooch Behar district These mats are used for sitting or to hang on doors or by windows during summer.
People’s Choice history Award Ellen Degeneres She is an Actress and comedienne
UN award ISKCON’s Govardhan eco village For taking innovative measures of ’sustainable tourism’ in the country.
Australian Cricket Hall of Fame David Boon

Matthew Hayden

2017 Allan Border Medal ceremony in Sydney.


2016 National Entrepreneurship Awards Rajiv Pratap Rudy To recognize the entrepreneurial spirit of India’s youth
eGov awards Rajasthan and Telangana CSI -Nihilent eGovernance Awards is Instituted by the Computer Society of India’s (CSI)
world’s most valuable brand Google
Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) Alastair Cook England Test captain
Hivor Tiger Award “Sexy Durga” Malayalam film At International Film Festival of Rotterdam
2016 B C Roy Award Dr P Raghu Ram For ‘outstanding service in the field of socio medical relief’ for 2016.
BAFTA Awards 2017 Dev Patel Best Supporting Actor
Best Film at BAFTA Awards La La Land Britain’s main film awards
Outstanding Bravery of the Year Award Shand Panesar Scotland Yard has been awarded
Singapore Tata Quiz 2017 Rohan Naidu and Shivam Bhardwaj Tata Crucible Campus Quiz Singapore 2017.
Honorary Doctorate Sandeep Singh He is the second Indian hockey player to receive this award.

The only first player was Dileep Tirkey

The Brand Laureate Legendary Award Lata Mangeshkar To recognises world-class achievement
2016 Vyas Samman Surendra Verma Veteran Hindi Scholar and Novelist
International Mercury Award 2016-17 Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) For the best overall presentation of its 2015-2016 annual report.
Best Green Award Tata Steel’s Katamati Mine In recognition of its environmental protection measures.
IBA-Banking Technology’ awards Karnataka Bank Best financial inclusion initiatives
Entrepreneur of the year’ award Vivek Chaand Sehgal Chairman of Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd

MARCH 2017

BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award Ms Shanta Rangaswamy The BCCI for the first time has introduced the Lifetime Achievement Award for Women
2017 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award Rihanna She is a Singer
Prestigious Polly Umrigar Award Virat Kohli He is the first to receive the award thrice
Dilip Sardesai Award R Ashwin The first time he received this award
Best University of 2017 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) The annual Visitor’s Award for the ‘Best University’, 2017.
Most Popular Tourism Destination Award Sri Lanka At the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) in China.
Moortidevi award M P Veerendra Kumar He is Eminent Malayalam author and journalist
Best Actress Award at the International Film Festival Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan International Film Festival and Awards of Australia (IFFAA).
Saraswati Samman 2016 Mahabaleshwar Sail For his novel Hawthan
The honorary degree of Doctor of Science Mohan Bhagwat For his contribution to the field of veterinary sciences and social work.
Transgender beauty pageant Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin She belongs to Thailand
World’s richest man Bill Gates Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of global billionaires.
India’s richest person Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani According to the latest Forbes list.
world’s richest woman L’Oréal’s Liliane Bettencourt According to the latest Forbes list.
KCK International Award for excellence in print Journalism Rajasthan Patrika Pranab Mukherjee presented this Award
Kirti Chakra Award Major Rohit Suri For part of the surgical strikes last year
2017 Abel Prize Yves Meyer Mathematician
Lifetime Achievement award Raghu Rai Photojournalist
Kala Ratan Award Anupam Kher Awarded by Hamid Ansari

APRIL 2017

US India Business Council Award N Chandrababu Naidu The award of ‘Transformative Chief Minister
A.M. Turing Award Berners-Lee Computing’s version of the Nobel Prize.
2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Dawit Isaak This prestigious award in recognition of his courage, resistance and commitment to freedom of expression.
Asian Businesswoman of the Year Dame Asha Khemka An Indian-origin educationist in the UK
Shaurya Chakra’ award Atu Zumvu He is Nagaland Police
National Geoscience Awards 2016 Keshav Krishna National Geophysical Research Institute
Pulitzer prize The Underground Railroad(Book) Author Colson Whitehead
Honorary Canadian citizen Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace laureate
Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 Himachal Pradesh For a commendable increase in food grains production.
Miss Congo UK 2017 Horcelie Sinda Wa Mbongo She has HIV-positive at the age of 11
FICCI’s gender parity award Mahavir Singh Phogat

Prathap C Reddy

country’s first gender parity index by Ficci’s Ladies Organisation (FLO)
Raj Kapoor awards Saira Banu, Jackie Shroff Lifetime achievement award’ of Maharashtra
M.S. Swaminathan Award R.R. Hanchinal Chairperson of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority
Cartier Women’s Initiative award’ Trupti Jain Indian engineer
UNESCO Peace Prize Giuseppina (Giusi) Nicolini He is mayor of the Italian island of Lampedusa
Krishi Karman Awards, 2015-16 Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura For a commendable increase in food grain production in small category states
Golf Industry Association Awards 2017 Aditi Ashok

SSP Chawrasia

Ali Sher

MAY 2017

USIBC Award Chandrababu Naidu He is selected for the Transformative Chief Minister Award
National Award Akshay Kumar He was conferred for the movie ‘Rustom
Order of Diplomatic Service Merit Sungnye Medal of the Republic of Korea Rajive Kaul Chairman of Nicco group
2016 Wisden-MCC Cricket ‘Photograph of the Year’ Award Saqib Majeed He is hailing from Srinagar, J&K
Genderless Best Actor award Emma Watson Best Actor category at the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Fellowship Award in the UK Sachin Tendulkar He is India’s Cricket icon
New York Indian Film Festival Konkona Sensharma For her directorial debut “A Death in the Gunj”
Fellows of Royal Society Krishna Chatterjee

Subhash Khot

Yadvinder Malhi

For their outstanding contributions to science
Woodrow Wilson Award Chanda Kochhar Award for Global Corporate Citizenship
Honorary life membership of MCC V.V.S. Laxman Former India batsman
2017 Young Scientist medal Vikram Vishal He is IIT Bombay Asst Professor
INSA Young Scientist award Aravind Kumar Rengan Award in the Young Scientist category for 2017
Annual Whitley Awards/Green Oscar Sanjay Gubbi For his work to protect Karnataka’s tiger corridors
Dan David prize Shrinivas Kulkarni For his contribution in the field of astronomy
National Geographic Bee contest Pranay Varada Indian-American student
Whitley Awards

Or Green Oscars

Sanjay Gubbi

Purnima Barman

For their works in the field of animal and bird conservation in India.
Prestigious Dan David prize Shrinivas Kulkarni
Porter Prize 2017 Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII)
Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award Actor Priyanka Chopra Internationally Acclaimed Actress’ category
Cannes Film Festival 2017 Award “The Square” Movie Best Film

JUNE 2017

APQN Quality Award 2017 National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Award for International Co-operation in Quality Assurance
Bharat Gaurav Award Madhur Bhandarkar Award by NRI community of US
MGNREGA national award Vizianagaram, Andra Pradesh
Kalinga Literary Festival Anand Neelakantan Haraprasad Das Paramita Satpathy Kalinga Literary Festival was conceptualized in 2013 and launched in 2014 to celebrate the Classical Language Status of Odia language
ICC Hall of Fame Muttiah Muralidaran First Sri Lankan to be honoured
Highest French civlian honour, the Legion d’Honneur Soumitra Chatterjee
Little Miss Universe Internet 2017 Padmalaya Nanda She is 12 years Old
First honorary citizen of Manchester Ariana Grande To recognise the “a great many selfless acts and demonstrations of community spirit”
Man Booker International prize 2017 David Grossman Israeli author won the prize for his Novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar
Bhupen Hazarika Award Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi An eminent writer from Arunachal Pradesh
The US based Marconi Prize Arun Netravali He is an India born Scientist
Ministry of Environment Award for 2017 Shrihari Chandraghatgi Indian agricultural microbiologist
United Nations Public Service Award The West Bengal Government’s Kanyashree Prakalpa The scheme aimed at retaining girls in schools and other educational and skill development institutions and preventing child marriage.
Carnegie Medal 2017 Azim Premji He is Wipro Chairman
Crowned Miss India 2017 Manushi Chhillar Haryana girl
USIBC Global Leadership Awards Adi Godrej, Andrew Liveris Awarded by US-India Business Council

JULY 2017

Great Immigrants award Adobe Chief Shantanu Narayen and former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy For their role in helping advance the country’s society, culture and economy.
Indian of the year award Preeti Shenoy Award by the Brands Academy
Australia’s highest civilian award Guruswamy Jayraman He works as a senior accountant with Woollahra Municipal Council
The personality of the Year’ award Kishore Sansi, Managing Director and CEO of Vijaya Bank Awarded by Skoch Consultancy Services.
Woman of the Year at IIFA Awards 2017 IIFA Awards 2017 Taapsee Pannu Held in New York
WPC Excellence Award  Indian Oil Company World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul
Most Admired Leaders Divyanka Tripathi & Terence Lewis In the field of entertainment by Herald Global
Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions in Lok Sabha Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani For his contributions as a parliamentarian
2016 National Award for Excellence in Cost Management V.O. Chidambaranar Port Under the category “Transportation and Logistics”.
Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne Aishwarya Rai Bachcha For her contribution to global cinema.
Mahanayak Samman 2017 Shakuntala Barua
Yoshiaki Ishizawa Ramom Magsaysay Award For save Cambodia’s renowned Angkor Wat temple complex


Bharat Gaurav – East Bengal’s highest honour Dhanraj Pillay He is Former India hockey captain
National Geographic Photographer of The Year Sergio Tapiro Velasco For photographing Mexico’s Colima volcano
Prem Nazir’ award Actor Sharada She is a national award winner
World’s Highest Paid Author by Forbes JK Rowling


Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards Sardar Singh (Hockey player)

Devendra Jhajharia (Paralympian)

Asia Society Game Changers Award Dev Patel He is Indian-origin actor
Best Skilling India award on NACER ASSOCHAM
Indian of the Year Debraj Shome India Leadership Conclave
Title of National Champion Sravanth Malla 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee
Hindu Playwright Award 2017 Gerish Khemani and Akshat Nigam In Search of Dariya Sagar
Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017 N.K. Jemisin For her work “The ObeliskGate”.
Green Marketer’ Award Hindustan Unilever Marquee Awards 2017
AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Roda Mehta
Environment Excellence Awards 2016-17 National Aluminium Company (NALCO) Appreciation Award in large mines category
Marconi Lifetime Award Thomas Kailath He is Pune -born Stanford Professor
Kesari Media Award T J S George Veteran journalist
Sena Medal  Gallantry award Major Mitali Madhumita The first woman officer to receive
Best performance Corporation Bank Conferred by NABARD
Best performer award Karnataka Vikas Grameen bank Conferred by NABARD
7th Dr Ambedkar award Bappi Lahiri
Prestigious  Agriculture Leadership Award 2017 Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao For his innovative services rendered to the welfare of farmers
Arjuna Award 2017 Oinam Bembem Devi Durga of Indian football
Miss India America 2017 LaRoda Los Angeles, California
2017 Biju Patnaik Award Digambar Behera. For Scientific Excellence
2017 DigitAnalysis’ award Tata Docomo For best Wi-Fi services in North India
Women Transforming India Awards 2017 Laxmi Agarwal, Safeena Husain, Kamal Kumbhar, Subasini Mistry, Arunima Sinha, Jamuna Tudu NITI Aayog, in partnership with MyGov and the United Nations, announces winners
Saraswati Samman Mahabaleshwar Sail Eminent Konkani writer
Dhyan Chand Award 2017 Samurai Tete Former India Women’s Hockey captain


Exhibitor of the Year’ Award Ajay Bijli Chairman and Managing Director of PVR Limited
Energy efficiency award Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Ltd, Hyderabad.
PLuS Alliance Prize N R Narayana Murthy For Research Innovation, Education Innovation, Global Leadership and Global Innovation.
Best Make In India Wi-Fi Company” Award DIGISOL Systems Ltd At “My India Wi-Fi India Summit & Awards 2017”.
ASSOCHAM Services Excellence Awards Gujarat International Finance-Tec City (GIFT City) For its contribution to the growth of the International Financial Services
N R Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award 2017 Eminent jurist Tahir Mahmood To legal education and the legal profession
US’ Marconi Society Award 2017 Google research scientist Ananda Theertha Suresh
Paul Baran Young Scholar Award (Marconi Society Young Scholar Award           ) Wenhan Dai
Raghunandan Industries Pvt Krishi Pragati Awards 2017 For an outstanding contribution made in the area of Agri Commodities.
Salman Khan Global Diversity Award 2017 Honoured for his contribution to the Indian film industry
Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) Rajbhasha Keerti Award
ANR National Award SS Rajamouli For his contribution to the Telugu film industry.
UN peace prize Zannah Mustapha Award for his “crucial mediating” role
UN prize for a sustainable farming model Swayam Shikshan Prayog A Pune city-based NGO
Prestigious Von Hippel Award Professor C.N.R Rao He is the first Asian to be chosen this Award
‘Best Tourism State’ national award Madhya Pradesh For the third consecutive year


2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young For their work on internal biological clocks known as the circadian rhythm.
2017 Chemistry Nobel award Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson For developing cryo-electron microscopy
2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Award Rainer Weiss
Kip ThorneBarry Barish
For decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves
2017 Nobel Prize in Literature Award Kazuo Ishiguro (Japan) In novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world
2017 Nobel Prize in Peace Award International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) (founded in Australia) For its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons
2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Award Richard H. Thaler (USA) For contributions to behavioural economics
Gauri Lankesh Anna Politkovskaya Award The award is given in the memory of a slain Russian reporter and political activist
Rajesh Nath Germany’s Highest Civilian Honour He is Managing Director of VDMA India
M K Sanu Mathrubhumi Literary Award  He is an Eminent critic, biographer and orator
Padma Prabha Puraskaram Prabha Varma He is an eminent poet, lyricist and journalist
2017 Man Booker Prize George Saunders For his first full-length novel Lincoln in the Bardo
Swachh Bharat Inter-Ministerial Award Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
NASSCOM Customer Service Excellence Award 2017 CSS Corporation India’s premier IT industry body
Green platinum award The Govardhan Eco Village Set up by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
Lata Mangeshkar Award Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan
America’s Top Young Scientist Gitanjali Rao For her sensor that can detect lead levels in water
Golden Peacock Award N Chandrababu Naidu For Global Leadership in Public Service and Economic Transformation
Lifetime Achievement Award by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sharmila Tagore For her contribution to the field of cinema
Pramod Mahajan Smriti Award Anupam Kher He is Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India
Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award Javed Akhtar He is veteran writer-lyricist
European Union’s Sakharov Prize Venezuela’s democratic opposition For a peaceful transition to democracy


2017 Newton Award Andrew Shennan, Shivaprasad Goudar Both teams were awarded £200,000 or Rs 1.7 crore
53rd Jnanpith Award Krishna Sobti She is Renowned Hindi littérateur
Vishnudas Bhave award Mohan Joshi For his contribution to theatre
Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco She hails From Philippines
2018 Jewish Nobel Prize Natalie Portman For professional achievement and commitment to Jewish values
Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award Girish Karnad
Infosys Prize 2017 Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Upinder Singh Bhalla, Ritabrata Munshi, Yamuna Krishnan, Lawrence Liang. To make DNA machines to study living cells
National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2017 Zaira Wasi Performing Arts on the occasion of Children’s Day
Miss International 2017 Kevin Lilliana She is from Indonesia
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar She is from India
DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Anuk Arudpragasam He is Sri Lankan author
Lifetime achievement award at IFFI Atom Egoyan He is a Canadian filmmaker
Indira Gandhi Peace Prize Dr Manmohan Singh Former Prime Minister Dr
Lifetime Achievement Award Girish Karnad For his outstanding contribution in the field of theatre.
‘Life Time Achievement Award’ by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). Manik Banerjee He is also a Veteran journalist
2017 Climate and Clean Air Award Sameer Maithel He is Founder and Director of Greentech Knowledge Solutions
Big Little Book Award Nabaneeta Dev Sen He is an Author in the Bengali language
NITI Aayog prize Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K)
Asia Pacific Screen Awards Actor Rajkummar Rao For his performance in “Newton
‘Ozone Award’


Anil Madhav Dave

Chandra Bhushan

RS Agarwal

Atul Bagai

Policy and Implementation Leadership
Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters She is from South Africa
Lifetime Achievement Award Ruskin Bond Conferred by Chandigarh Literary Society
Miss Supranational 2017 Jenny Kim She is from South Korea
Children’s Peace Prize Mohamad Al June He is Sixteen-year-old
Best Asian Film award Dangal At the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards
Trans-Saharan International Film Fest award Pihu Held in Zagora, Morocco
Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman Rabi Singh He is an Odia poet
‘Companion of Honour’ by UK royals JK Rowling She is Harry Potter author
Mother Teresa Memorial Award Priyanka Chopra She is an Actress
Mr India 2017 Jitesh Singh Deo He is a footballer
31st Moortidevi Award Joy Goswami He is Bengali poet
National Design Award Satheesh Reddy Scientific Adviser
‘National Gaurav Award 2017’ Dr Gaurav Nigam Educationist, paediatrician, founder and CEO of iCare
BBC Sports Personality of the Year award Mo Farah He is a four-time Olympic champion
2017 Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award Pranita P Sarangi He is a professor of Biotechnology at IIT, Roorkee
PETA person of the year Anushka Sharma Bollywood superstar and vegetarian


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