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.
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.