H K Firodia awards

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HK Firodia Award
Awarded by HK Firodia Foundation
Category Science and Technology (Individual)
Instituted 1996
First awarded 1996
Last awarded 2014
Total awarded 40
Cash award Rs 2.00 L & Rs 1.00L

H K Firodia awards for excellence in Science & Technology are given annually by the H K Firodia foundation. The awards recognize achievements by Indian scientists in any field of science, and aim to promote a scientific spirit among Indians, especially the youth of India. Initiated in the year 1996.

The awards are given at a ceremony in Pune, at hands of eminent chief guests such as Kapil Sibal, Mukesh Ambani, Verghese Kurien.

For the year 2009 the award recipients are Professor Yash Pal for his contribution to education & communication technology and ISRO scientist Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai M.Annadurai-project director of first Indian moon mission Chandrayan-1.[1] The awards are foremost in this field and a commendable initiative by industrialist Arun Firodia.

There are 2 awards every year: Award I: The main award is given to a person in recognition of his lifetime achievement and for his original contribution to the field of science & technology

Award II: The second award is given to young and promising innovators, scientist and technologists who are also original contributors

The Awards are given to any Indian citizen who has made original and outstanding contribution and done world class work in the field of science & technology and distinguished himself; the excellence may relate to any field of scientific endeavor from agriculture, engineering, medical sciences to space and environmental sciences.

List of Awardees[edit]

Year Name Subject
1996 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Engineering & Space
1996 Vijay P. Bhatkar Computer Science
1997 C. N. R. Rao Chemistry
1997 Anil Kakodkar Nuclear
1998 Rajagopala Chidambaram Nuclear
1998 S. K. Sikka Nuclear
1999 Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan Engineering & Space
1999 Paul Ratnasamy Chemistry
1999 Man Mohan Sharma Chemistry
2000 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar Engineering & Space
2000 D. D. Bhawalkar Nuclear
2001 Govind Swarup Astronomy & Astrophysics
2001 Ramanujam Varatharaja Perumal Engineering & Space
2002 M. S. Valiathan Life Sciences, Medicine & Genomics
2002 Ashok Jhunjhunwala Computer Science
2003 Prakash Narain Tandon Life Sciences, Medicine & Genomics
2003 Padmanabhan Balaram Chemistry
2004 Obaid Siddiqi Life Sciences, Medicine & Genomics
2004 T. S. Prahlad Engineering & Space
2005 M. S. Swaminathan Agriculture
2005 G. Madhavan Nair Engineering & Space
2005 Ashoke Sen Mathematics
2006 Jayant Narlikar Astronomy & Astrophysics
2006 Shivram Bhoje Nuclear
2007 Madhav Gadgil Ecology
2007 Samir K. Brahmachari Life Sciences, Medicine & Genomics
2008 Raghavendra Gadagkar Ecology
2008 C. S. Seshadri Mathematics
2009 Yash Pal Physics
2009 Mylswamy Annadurai Engineering & Space
2010 Govardhan Mehta Chemistry
2010 Ajay K. Sood Physics
2011 Roddam Narasimha Engineering & Space
2011 Manindra Agrawal Mathematics
2012 T. V. Ramakrishnan Physics
2012 K. VijayRaghavan Life Sciences, Medicine & Genomics
2013 Dipankar Das Sarma Nano Technology
2013 M. S. Narasimhan Mathematics
2014 Maharaj Kishan Bhan Life Sciences, Medicine & Genomics
2014 Devang Khakar Chemistry
2015 Baldev Raj Nuclear
2015 Krishna N. Ganesh Chemistry


  1. ^ "Firodia award for Yash Pal, Annadurai". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 9 December 2009. 

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