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Scientist Narlikar named for Maharashtra state award

Tuesday March 08, 2011 08:38:07 AM, IANS

Mumbai: Eminent space scientist and astronomer Jayant Narlikar has been named as the recipient of the prestigious Maharashtra Bhushan 2010, an official said Monday.

The award, which consists of Rs.500,000 cash and a citation, is in recognition for Narlikar's over four decades of research in the field of astronomy and space.

Narlikar's name was announced following a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Culture Minister Sanjay Devtale, the selection committee members, Justice (retd) C. Dharmadhikari, former cricketer Ajit Wadekar and other officials here Monday afternoon.

The previous recipients of the honour include: litterateur P.L. Deshpande, singer Lata Mangeshkar, cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar, scientists Vijay Bhatkar and R. Mashelkar, classical singer Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, social activists Abhay and Rani Bang and Baba Amte, business magnate Ratan Tata, Gandhian R.K. Patil, poet Mangesh Padgaonkar, spiritual leader Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari and veteran actress Sulochana.

Narlikar has been conferred the UNESCO Kalinga Award, the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan, besides several other national and international awards.

The Maharashtra Bhushan award was instituted by the state government in 1997 to recognize exceptional talent in various spheres of life.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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