National Awards by President of India

  • Padmashri (1965)
  • Padmabhushan (1966)
  • Krishi Ratna (1986)
  • Padma Vibhushan (1999)

International Awards

  • Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership (1963)
  • “Wateler Peace Prize” Award of Carnegie Foundation for the year 1986 by His Royal Highness Prince Claus of The Netherlands
  • World Food Prize award for the year 1989
  • “International Person of the Year” by the World Dairy Expo, Wisconsin, USA (1993)
  • “Ordre du Merite Agricole” by the Government of France (in March 1997)
  • Regional Award 2000 from the Asian Productivity Organization, Japan
  • The first `Rochdale Pioneers Prize’ by the international Co-operative Alliance (ICA), Seoul, Korea 2001

Other Awards (Partial list)

  • NIF-Escorts Man of the Year Award (1975)
  • Business Leadership Award of Madras Management Association, Madras (1978)
  • Viswa Gurjari Award for outstanding contribution for Dairy Development in Gujarat (1980)
  • Prof V Subramanyan Industrial Achievement Award (1983)
  • Shri Mathurdas Vissanji Endowment Award (1984)
  • Hari-Om-Ashram Prerit Prof JP Trivedi Award (1987)
  • Prof JG Kane Memorial Award from Oil Technologists Association of India, (1987)
  • Silver Jubilee Award of the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (1987)
  • Shiromani Award, Delhi (1988)
  • National Integration Award, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Calcutta (1989)
  • Samanvaya Puraskar, Haridwar (1990)
  • Peace & Unity Award, National Peace Conference, New Delhi (1991)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Gold Medal, New Delhi (1991)
  • Sir Jehangir Ghandy Award for Industrial Peace, Jamshedpur, (1992)
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Desh Gaurav Samman (1992)
  • A & M (Advertising & Marketing) ‘Hall of Fame’ Award (1993)
  • Dr. Y. Nayudamma Memorial Award for 1993
  • Dr. B.P. Pal Medal – 1994 from the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • National Fellowship Award (1994-95) by Association of Indian Management Schools, Calcutta
  • Rathindra Puraskar for 1993 by Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan
  • Dadabhai Naoroji Memorial Award for the year 1995
  • The Gujarat Gaurav Award by Vishwa Gujarati Parishad, Bombay (1996)
  • Udyog Rattan Award by The Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi (1996)
  • Bharat Vikas Award by the Institute of Business Council, New Delhi (1996)
  • ‘Best Corporate Manager of the year – 1997’ by National Foundation of Indian Engineers, New Delhi (1997)
  • ‘The Vocational Excellence Award’ by the Rotary International Dist. 3140 (1998), Kalyan, Mumbai
  • ‘Bharat Ratna Dr. M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award’ by the Engineers’ Foundation, Kolhapur (1998)
  • ‘Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios Award 1998’ by the Association of Mar Ivanios College Old Students, Trivandrum.
  • ‘Charotar Ratna Puraskar (1998) by Rotary Club Anand Round Town, Anand
  • ‘Hall of Fame’ Award (1999) by the Advertising Club Calcutta
  • “Giants International” Award (1999), by the Giants International, Mumbai
  • Dr. Paulos Mar Gregorios Award 1999, New Delhi.
  • Felicitation by People’s Arts Centre, Mumbai, as distinguished Malayali on the occasion of Kerala Foundation Day (Kerala Piravi), 2000
  • The Economic Times Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Excellence, Mumbai 2001
  • `Life Time Achievement Award for Translating Excellence in Corporate Governance into Reality’, from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi (November 2001)
  • `Certificate of Appreciation’ from the Jesuit Alumni Association of India, Mumbai (November 2001)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Service for the Tenth Red & White awards, New Delhi (January 2002).
  • `Yashwantrao Chavan National Award for National Integration, Democratic Values, Social and Economic Development for the year 2001’. (Mumbai).
  • “Lokmanya Tilak Award” by the Lokmanya Tilak Smarak Trust, Pune (August 2002)
  • “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Bombay Management Association, Mumbai (Jan. 2003)
  • “Rotary Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Rotary Club of Palghat East (Feb. 2003)
  • Ernst & Young – Lifetime Achievement Award 2003, New Delhi (Oct. 2003)
  • Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi National Eminence Award for Community Services with emphasis on rural development / Non-Government Service, Mumbai (Nov. 2003)
  • India Brand Summit Lifetime Achievement Award, Mumbai (Nov. 2003)
  • “4-Way Test – Man of the year Award” 2002-03, by the Rotary Club of Belur (R.I. Dist. 3290) Kolkata (Jan. 2004)
  • “BHARATI SAMMAN AWARD”, Bharati Foundation Trust, Bhubaneswar (January 2004)
  • “Corporate Role Model and Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Centre of International Business, Amity Business School, NOIDA, (Feb. 2004)
  • “Smruti Padma”, from Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan Maninagar, Ahmedabad (Feb. 2004)
  • “Lifetime Achievement Award”, from the Vishwabharathy Foundation, Hyderabad (Mar.2004).
  • “Lakshya Business Visionary Award” by the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai (Oct. 15, 2004)
  • “Sahakar Ratna Puraskar”, Awarded by the Kalupur Commercial Cooperative Bank Ltd., Ahmedabad, on the eve of Cooperative Centenary Year Celebration at the Nirma University, Ahmedabad (Jan. 17, 2005)
  • IMC Juran Quality Medal – 2004 : A life time achievement award, from the Indian Merchant Chamber’s, Mumbai (March 4, 2005)