Awards in 2010

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Awards in 2010


Jnanpith Award (for 2006) Ravindra Kelkar Konkani Writer
2007 ONV Kurup Malayalam Writer
2008 Akhlaq Khan Shahryar Urdu Poet
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Saina Nehwal Badminton
Arjuna Awards Joseph Abraham Athletics
Krishna Poonia Athletics
Dinesh Kumar Boxing
Parimrajan Negi Chess
Deepak Kumar Mandal Football
Sandeep Singh Hockey (Men)
Jasjeet Kaur Handa Hockey (Women)
Dinesh Kumar Kabaddi
Sanjeev Rajput Shooting
Rehan Jehangir Poncha Swimming
Kapil Dev K J Volleyball
Rajeev Tomar Wrestling
Rajesh Chaudhary Yachting
Jagseer Singh Paralympic (Athletics)
Dhyan Chand Award Satish Pillai Athletics
  Kuldeep Singh Wrestling
  Anita Chanu Weightlifting
Dronacharya Awards A K Kutty Athletics
Subhash B Aggarwal Billiards and Snooker
L Ibomcha Singh Boxing
Ajay Kumar Bansal Hockey
Captain Chandrup ( For lifetime contribution to coaching) Wrestling
Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Puraskar Services Sports Control Board Community Sports Identification and nurturing of budding and young talent
Tata Steel Limited Financial Support for Sports Excellence
Khel Evam Yuva Vibhag, Govt of MP Establishment and Management of Sports Academies of Excellence
Services Sports Control Board Employment of sportsperson and sports welfare measures
Dada Saheb Phalke Award, 2009 D Ramanaidu
National Film Awards for 2009
Best Feature Film Kutty Srank Malyalam. Starring Mamooty.
Best Popular Film 3 Idiots
Best film on national integration Delhi-6
Best film on social issues Well Done Abba
Best Actor Amitabh Bacchan For Paa. (Has won the award 3 times now)
Best Actress Ananya Chatterjee For Abohoman (Bengali)
Best Director Rituparno Ghosh For Abohoman
Best Film in non-feature category The Postman and Bilal (Joint)
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2010    
Sanjeev Galande (Bio sciences) National Centre for Cell Science, Pune
Shubha Tole (Bio Sciences) TIFR
Swapan K Pati Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
Sandeep Verma IITK
G K Ananthasuresh IISc
Sanghamitra Bandopadhyay ISI, Kolkata
Mitali Mukherji Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi
Umesh Vasudeo Waghmare Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
Kalobaran Maiti TIFR
Sangit Natak Akademi Fellow (Akademi Ratna) for 2009
Lalgudi G Jayaraman Carnatic Violinist
Shriram Lagoo Film Actor (Hindi and Marathi)
Yamini Krishnamurti Bharatnatyam/Theatre
Kamlesh Dutt Tripathi Theatre
Kishori Amonkar Khayal/Thumri/Bhajan singer
Pandit Jasraj Hindustani Classical Vocalist
India International Film Festival 2010
Golden Peacock Award Moner Manush (Bengali) (dir: Gautam Ghose) The film is a saga of the life of Lalan Faquir, a 19th century Bengali Philosopher poet and his liberal sect whose message was tolerance
Best Actor Guven Kiran (Turkey) For the film: The Crossing
Best Actress Magdalena Boczarska (Poland)  For the film: Little Rose
Sahitya Academi Awards
Poets Arun Sakhardande Konkani
Vanita Punjabi
Mithila Prasad Tripathi Sanskrit
Sheen Kaaf Nizam Urdu
Laxman Dubey Sindhi
Mangat Badal Rajasthani
Aurobindo Uzir Bodo
Gopi Narayan Pradhan Nepali
Novelists Esther David English
Bani Basu Bengali
Dhirendra Mehta Gujarati
M Borkanya Manipuri
Short Stories Nanjil Nadan Tamil
Uday Prakash Hindi
Manoj Dongri
Montek Singh Ahluvalia
Brajesh Mishra Former National Security Advisor
Azim Premji
A Nageshwara Rao Telugu film celebrity
Kapila Vatsyayan Art Historian
Lakshmi Chand Jain (posthumous) – the family declined the honor as LC Jain was against the concept of state honors. Gandhian activist. Served as a member of Planning Comm and Indian HC to S. Africa
Padma Bhushan
Waheeda Rahman
Padma Shri
VVS Laxman
Ashok Chakra
  Major Laishram Jyotin Singh Posthumous. He was an Army doctor.
Kirti Chakra Cptn Deepak Sharma (Psth), Cptn Vikrant Ajit Deshmukh, Major Rahul Gurung For fighting insurgents and terrorists in J&K, J&K and Manipur respectively
Shaurya Chakra Major Deepak Yadav and Major Nitish Roy: killed during attack on Indian mission in Kabul

Guardsman Krishnan Kumar, Sepoy Ravi Kant and Sepoy Sangat Singh

All posthumous
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad Award for National Integration Presented by the Assam government
  M J Akbar (2008) Journalist
  Hema Bharali (2009) Freedom fighter


International Awards

Nobel Prize 2010
Medicine Robert G Edwards (British) For research in in-vitro fertilization
Physics Andre Geim (UK)

Konstantin Novoselov (UK)

For experiments with Graphene. Novoselov is the youngest physicist since 1973 to win a nobel
Chemistry Richard Heck (US)

Ei-ichi Negishi (US)

Akira Suzuki (Japan)

Palladium catalysed cross coupling
Literature Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru) Famous works: Conversation in the Cathedral, The  feast of the goat, The time of the Hero
Peace Liu Xiaobo (China) For his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China
Economic Sciences Peter Diamond (MIT)

Dale Mortensen (NorthWestern University)

Christopher Pissarides (LSE)

For their analysis of markets with search frictions
Man Booker Prize 2010 Howard Jacobson (British) For the novel ‘The Finkler Question’
Knight of the Order of Legion d’Honneur (France’s highest honour) Deepak Parekh
Pulitzer Prize 2010
General non-fiction Siddhartha Mukharjee Book: The Emperor of all Maladies: A biography of Cancer
NY Times For its economics commentary and reporting on Russia
Public Service + Feature Photography The Los Angeles Times
Photography Carol Guzy <has won 4 Pultizers>

Nikki Kahn

Ricky Carioti

<The Washington Post>

For pictures of earthquake in Haiti

Fiction Jennifer Egan A visit from the goon squad



Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

  • Started in 1991-92.
  • It is the highest honour given for achievement in sports.
  • First Awardee: Vishwanathan Anand (1991-92)
  • Was not awarded in 1993-94.
  • Joint awards were given in the years:
  • 1994-95: Homi D Motivala(Yatching), P K Garg (Yatching)
  • 1996-97: Nameirakpam Kunjarani (weightlifting), Leander Paes (Tennis)
  • 2002-03: Anjali Bhagwat (shooting), K M Beenamol (Athletics)
  • 2008-09: Mary Kom (Boxing), Vijender Singh (Boxing), Sushil Kumar (Wrestling)
  • In 2009-10, it was awarded to Saina Nehwal.
  • Only two cricket personalities have got the award: Tendulkar (1997-98), Dhoni (2007-08)
  • 2 in badminton: Pullela Gopichand (2000-01) and Saina (2009-10)
  • 1 in tennis: Leander Paes
  • Maximum given in shooting: 4. Abhinav Bindra (2001-02), Anjali Bhagwat (2002-03), Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (2004-05), Manavjit Singh Sandhu (2006-07)


Dhyan Chand Award

  • Instituted in 2002. Highest award for lifetime achievement in sports.
  • Rastriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is given to institutions promoting sports development.


Booker Prize Winners from India


Name Year Book Other Books
Kiran Desai (resides in US) 2006 The Inheritance of Loss Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
V S Naipual (Trinidadian of Indian Origin) (also won the Nobel Prize in 2001) 1971 In a Free State A House for Mr Biswas, A Bend in the River, The Enigma of Arrival
Salman Rushdie (resides in UK) 1981 Midnight’s Children The Satanic Verses
Arundhati Roy 1997 The God of Small Things


Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding

  • Award by GoI. Started in 1965. Administered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
  • First: U Thant – 1965
  • 2007 – Olafur Ragnar Grimmsson
  • Notable recipients: Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Teresa, Raul Prebisch, Nelson Mandela, Indira Gandhi, Aung Suu Kyi
  • Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Developemnt

Annual award to individuals or organisations in recognition of creative efforts towards promoting peace, disarmament etc. Since 1986

First – Parliamentarians for global action

2007 – Gates foundation

2008 – Md Elbaradei

2009- Sheikh Hasina

2010 – Lula Da silva

Other notable: Gorbachev, Rajiv Gandhi, Jimmy Carter, Md Yunus, MS Swaminathan, Kofi Annan, Hamid Karzai




Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology

  • Started in 1958
  • Awarded annually by CSIR for applied or fundamental research in seven fields: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Atmosphere Ocean and Planetary Sciences (Environmental Sciences), Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics
  • A citizen of India engaged in research in any field of science and technology up to the age of 45 years is eligible for the prize. Nominations proposed by CSIR, heads and deans of universities and previous awardees. Announced on September 26.


Jnanpith Award

  • Instituted in 1961
  • First awarded in 1965: G Sankara Kurup
  • Highest literary award in India; presented by the Bhartiya Jnanpith trust.
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