H K Firodia awards

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HK Firodia Award
Award for individual contributions to Science and Technology
Sponsored byHK Firodia Foundation
Reward(s)Rs 2.00 L & Rs 1.00L
First awarded1996
Last awarded2014
Total awarded40

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

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

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 endeavour from agriculture, engineering and medical sciences to space and environmental sciences.

List of Awardees[edit]

Source: H K Firodia Foundation

Year Name Subject
1996 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Engineering & Space
Vijay P. Bhatkar Computer Science
1997 C. N. R. Rao Chemistry
Anil Kakodkar Nuclear
1998 Rajagopala Chidambaram Nuclear
S. K. Sikka Nuclear
1999 Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan Engineering & Space
Paul Ratnasamy Chemistry
Man Mohan Sharma Chemistry
2000 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar Engineering & Space
D. D. Bhawalkar Nuclear
2001 Govind Swarup Astronomy & Astrophysics
Ramanujam Varatharaja Perumal Engineering & Space
2002 M. S. Valiathan Life Sciences, Medicine & Genomics
Ashok Jhunjhunwala Computer Science
2003 Prakash Narain Tandon Life Sciences, Medicine & Genomics
Padmanabhan Balaram Chemistry
2004 Obaid Siddiqi Life Sciences, Medicine & Genomics
T. S. Prahlad Engineering & Space
2005 M. S. Swaminathan Agriculture
G. Madhavan Nair Engineering & Space
Ashoke Sen Mathematics
2006 Jayant Narlikar Astronomy & Astrophysics
Shivram Bhoje Nuclear
2007 Madhav Gadgil Ecology
Samir K. Brahmachari Life Sciences, Medicine & Genomics
2008 Raghavendra Gadagkar Ecology
C. S. Seshadri Mathematics
2009 Yash Pal Physics
Mylswamy Annadurai Engineering & Space
2010 Goverdhan Mehta Chemistry
Ajay K. Sood Physics
2011 Roddam Narasimha Engineering & Space
Manindra Agrawal Mathematics
2012 T. V. Ramakrishnan Physics
K. VijayRaghavan Life Sciences, Medicine & Genomics
2013 Dipankar Das Sarma Nano Technology
M. S. Narasimhan Mathematics
2014 Maharaj Kishan Bhan Life Sciences, Medicine & Genomics
Devang Khakar Chemistry
2015 Baldev Raj Nuclear
Krishna N. Ganesh Chemistry
2016 Sriram Ramaswamy Physics
Sanjeev Dhurandhar Astrophysics
2017[1] A S Kiran Kumar [1] Aeronautics
Ashutosh Sharma Nanotechnology
2018[2] Sandip Trivedi Theoretical physics
Satyajit Mayor Biology


  1. ^ a b "H. K. Firodia Awards 2017". H. K. Firodia Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Scientists honoured with HK Firodia awards in Pune". Hindustan Times. 2019-02-02. Retrieved 2019-08-18.

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