Four Puneites received Padma Award

It is an ecstatic moment to tell that, this year also four Puneites will be awarded Padma awards this year.  Last year  four Puneites  were awarded padma awards.
1. Prof. S.B.Mujumdar, Founder of SIBM
Founder and Chancellor of Symbiosis International University, S B Mujumdar has been awarded Padma Bhushan.  He has received Padma Shri in year 2005. It is a recognition for his work in educational fraternity.

President Pratibha Patil with S. B. Mujumar at SIBM
President Pratibha Patil with S. B. Mujumar at SIBM

Some introduction reproduced from SIBM website..

Born on 31st July 1935 in a small town Gadhinglaj in Kolhapur District (Maharashtra), Dr. Mujumdar completed his college education at Kolhapur and Pune. He obtained a first class first in M.Sc. (Botany) and a Doctorate in Microbiology.He was the Head of the Department of Botany, Fergusson College, Pune for 20 years. He has written many standard books and published several papers in national and international books. He was also a member of the Executive Council of the Pune University for 9 years.

Through his experiences at Fergusson College, he realized the difficulties faced by foreign students, particularly those from Afro Asian countries, studying in Pune. Inspired by the ideals of Viswa Bharati of Gurudeo Tagore and ‘Antar Bharati’ of Sane Guruji, and with a desire to help foreign students and offer them a ‘Home away from Home’, in 1971 he established an organization called Symbiosis, which means ‘living together of two different organisms for mutual benefit’. The motto of Symbiosis is “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” – The world is one family.

Find about last years Padma award winners from Pune.

2.Dr. K.H. Sancheti, Founder of Sancheti Hospital
Founder of Sancheti Hospital, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Centre Dr K.H. Sancheti has been awarded second highest civilian award -Padma Vibhushan. He is one of the five people who received Padma Vibhushan Award.
3.Arun Firodia, Chairman of Kinetic Group
Industrialist Arun Firodia, chairman of Kinetic Group will be awarded Padmashri award. With the help of two wheeler automotive industry, he first introduced kinetic bike for women.

4.Artist Satish Alekar-
Satish Alekar, playwright and theatre personality has awarded Padmashri for his contribution of art for around three decades.

Find the Last year also four people received padma awards: Keki Grant,Shobhana Ranade,M. K. Dhavalikar,Sheetal Mahajan. Find in details Padma award winners here.


6 thoughts on “Four Puneites received Padma Award

  1. Its good to note that Shri Arun Hastimal Firodia got Padmshree award despite sitting on my Provident Fund & Full & Final clearance files for 8 years since 2004 when I left Kinetic Engineering Ltd.

    Despite several reminders from CPFC Delhi & RPFC Pune and Bandra Mumbai, his flagship company Kinetic Engineering Ltd is not clearing my dues.

    Andha bante rewaria – fir fir apno ko de.

    If some one from firodia family, reads my comments made here, has any shame left in them, they should immediately make arrangements to release my Provident Fund.

    I highly recommend that all Industrial licences of Firodia Group of companies should be cancelled with immediate effect.

      1. Umesh ! I will appreciate if you could suggest me some ways to start Govt action on this apathetic corporate. RTI is one of them …… suggest some more… you may like to write to me on my personal email id… Thanks.

  2. उद्योगपति अरुण फिरोदिया जी,
    ईमानदारी एक अच्छा मानव मूल्य है, आप के लिए एक विनम्र अनुरोध. मैं तुम्हारा उद्योग में एक कर्मचारी था. मेरे पूर्ण और अंतिम निकासी देय राशि, 3 महीने की अवधि के नोटिस वेतन, पीएफ के पैसे, अन्य भत्ते, कार्यालय खर्च के बिल अभी भी भुगतान नहीं कर रहे हैं. कृपया अपने सक्षम मानव संसाधन प्रबंधक को बुला आप उसे मेरी पीएफ / ईपीएस प्रपत्र के सत्यापन के लिए आदेश क्यों नहीं देते.उसे बताओ कृपया वह पीएफ कार्यालय को भेजना चाहिए. मुझे आशा है कि आप हिन्दी में पढ़ सकते हैं
    संदीप कपूर

  3. HC dismisses Arun Firodia’s plea

    Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 11:30 [IST]

    Mumbai, Oct 9 (UNI) The Bombay High Court today dismissed a plea filed by industrialist Arun Firodia, his daughter Sulajja and their finance company, challenging issuance of process by a local court against them in a criminal complaint at Pune.

    The accountability of decision making by the corporates, while managing borrowed public funds, cannot be compensated by recovery decrees alone and complaints regarding criminal acts must be allowed to be taken to their logical end, the High Court observed, while dismissing the plea.

    Athens Financial Services, formerly known as Kinetic Finance, a company established to provide finance to Kinetic Motors’ customers, had made an arrangement for working capital from a consortium of 23 banks led by the State Bank of India.

    The consortium had moved the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) after its dues went up to nearly Rs 144 crore.

    Even when the proceedings were pending with the DRT, one of the banks from the consortium, Bank of Rajasthan, filed a private complaint against the finance company and its chairman Arun Firodia and MD Sulajja, on which process came to be issued against them by the metropolitan court.

    The company had moved the High Court after a Pune court dismissed their plea against the issuance of process, saying that criminal proceedings were liable to be set aside since civil proceedings were pending with the DRT.

    But, a single judge bench of Justice B H Marlapalle, too, rejected the company’s plea, saying that alleged acts of fraud, dishonesty and cheating could not terminate or extinguish on the decree for recovery of money.

    It was extremely essential for corporate decision makers to realise that the law makes a distinction between faulty decisions and fradulent decisions. In the first case, loss could be made good, but in the second case, if proved, sends the accused to jail, Justice Marlapalle observed in the order.

    The court further observed that quashing such proceedings merely because the civil remedy was pending would not be in public interest.


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