Sayaji Ratna Award

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Sayaji Ratna Award
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Awarded foriconic character and outstanding contribution in the fields of business, sports, arts, humanity, education, governance & medicine
Presented byBaroda Management Association

Sayaji Ratna Award (SRA Award)[edit]

Baroda Management Association (BMA) has instituted a national level Sayaji Ratna Award in 2013 to mark the 151st birth anniversary of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, the erstwhile ruler of Baroda.[1] BMA is an institution founded in 1957 in Vadodara and is an organization member of All India Management Association. This award is given annually to living legends of India.[2] It recognizes the personality of the iconic character and outstanding contribution in the realms of business, sports, arts, humanity, education, governance and medicine.[3] The jury selects a person whose life had demonstrated stellar qualities that Maharaja Sayajirao III imbibed and exhibited during his illustrious reign. The Significant among of those qualities are - Vision, Integrity, Compassion, Philanthropy, Institution building ability, Patronage of experts and Leadership that touches, inspires and uplifts all sections of the society.

First recipient[edit]

The first recipient of the award was N R Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys Ltd. The award was conferred at a ceremony on 13-May-2013 in Vadodara.[4]

Second recipient[edit]

The second recipient of the Sayaji Ratna Award is Ratan Tata, KBE, an Indian businessman of the Tata Group, a Mumbai-based conglomerate. Presently he holds the position of Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, which is an honorary and advisory position. The award is conferred to him on 1-Dec-2015 in Vadodara.[5][6][7]

Third recipient[edit]

The third recipient of the award was Amitabh Bachchan, an actor of Hindi Cinema. It was conferred on him on 20 November 2018 at Vadodara.[8]

See also[edit]