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Honours & AwardsShanti Swarup BhatnagarPrize 2012
Eleven scientists have beenselected for Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Prize-2012, India’spremier awards in the field of science and technology.Shantanu Chowdhury of theInstitute of Genomics andIntegrative Biology and SumanKumar Dhar of the Special Centrefor Molecular Medicine at theJawaharlal Nehru Universitybagged the prize in the field of biological sciences.In the area of chemicalsciences, the prizes went toGovindsamy Mugesh of the IndianInstitute of Science, Bangalore(IISc) and Gangadhar J Sanjayanof the CSIR National ChemicalLaboratory, Pune.Ravishankar Narayanan of IISc and Y Shanthi Pavan of IndianInstitute of Technology-Madras wonthe prizes in the engineeringsciences category. In the field of mathematical sciences, SivaRamachandran Athreya andDebashish Goswami of the IndianStatistical Institute won theprestigious prize.Sandip Basu of theRadiation Medicine Centre atBhabha Atomic Research Centrebagged the prize in the medicalsciences category.In physical sciences, Arindam Ghosh of IISc andKrishnendu Sengupta of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science won the prize.The winners wereannounced by Samir KBrahmachari, Director General of Council for Scientific and IndustrialResearch at a function here to markthe 70th foundation day of Council.The prize is named after thefounder-Director General of CSIRand carries a cash component of Rs five lakh. It is given annually toyoung scientists below the age of 45 who have made outstandingcontributions in any field of scienceand technology.
Gulzar nominated for27th Indira Gandhi Awardfor National Integration
Renowned poet and film-maker Gulzar has been nominatedfor the 27th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration. CongressPresident Sonia Gandhi will giveaway the 27th Indira Gandhi Awardfor National Integration to the 75-year-old lyricist and writer onOctober 31 in recognition of hisyeoman work in promoting andpreserving spirit of nationalintegration in the country.The Award consists of acitation and cash of Rs. 5 lakh.Before Gulzar, some of the other film personalities who received theaward are director Shyam Benegal,lyricist Javed Akhtar, musiccomposer AR Rahman and writer Mahashweta Devi.
Waheeda Rehman to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Waheeda Rehman, the veteran actress of Bollywood has beennominated to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award willbe presented to the actress during the forthcoming 14th Mumbai FilmFestival going to start from 18 October 2012 and end on 25 October 2012. C.I.D. (1956), Pyasa (1957), Solva Saal (1958), Kaagaz Ke Phool(1959), Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962), and Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam (1962),Kohra (1964), Guide (1965), Teesri Kasam (1966), Mujhe Jeene Do(1966), Neel Kamal (1968) and Khamoshi (1969) are some importantfilms by her name. The committee chaired by Filmmaker, ShyamBenegal in presence of Ramesh Sippy, Sudhir Mishra, MAMI trusteeand Amit Khanna, chairman, Reliance Entertainment stated that theyhave made their decision to award Waheeda Rehman with life timeachievement award for her contributions to Indian Cinema.