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Padma Awards for this Year: N Chandrasekaran, Cyrus Poonawalla, Satya Nadella Among Awardees


Tata Group’s N Chandrasekaran, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai are among the list of 17 awardees to receive the Padma Bhushan this year. Following the tradition, the ministry of home affairs has announced the list of Padwa Awardees 2022 on the eve of 73rd Republic Day. Padma Bhushan is considered as the third-highest civilian award in India. The list comprises four Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 107 Padma Shri Awards.

Serum Institute of India’s managing director Cyrus Poonawalla and Bharat Biotech’s Krishna Ella and Suchitra Ella will also be conferred with Padma Bhushan award. Covid-19 vaccine Covishield was  manufactured by the Serum Institute of India while Covaxin was made by the Bharat Biotech.

N Chandrasekaran is the Chairman of the Board at Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of all Tata group companies. He was the CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, the biggest information technology company in India from 2009-17. Besides, he also chairs the Boards of several group operating companies, including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power.

Nadella joined Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, over two decades ago. He took over as CEO in 2014 from Steve Ballmer. He has been instrumental in scaling up its business including billion-dollar acquisitions like LinkedIn, Nuance Communications and ZeniMax.

Pichai joined Google in the year 2004. He rose to become Google CEO in 2015. He led the development of Google Toolbar and then Google Chrome. Few years later, Google Chrome become the world’s most popular Internet browser.

Padma honours are awarded to honour exceptional service in various fields — art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, and civil service.

(With inputs from agencies)

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