Anand Mahindra, Venu Srinivasan to be honoured with Padma Bhushan; Naukri.com founder to get Padma Shri
The President has approved conferment of 141 Padma Awards, this year.
The Mahindra Group Chairman, who charms his 7.4 million followers on Twitter, is also known for his philanthropic work.
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Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the micro-blogging website, the 64-year-old business tycoon expressed gratitide for recognising the philosophy done by our Mahindra Rise.
Sir, for recognising our Rise philosophy—trying to do well AND do good. And there’s an old saying: If you se… https://t.co/UU2BlBxFbZ— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) 1579977438000
TVS Motor Company Chairman, Venu Srinivasan, who is an honorary professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), was also conferred with the Padma Bhushan.
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Sanjeev Bikhchandani, founder and vice-chairman of Naukri.com, India's leading job site, was on Saturday conferred with Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards. According to a home ministry statement, Bikhchandani has be en given Padma Shri in the category of trade and industry.
His company also runs Jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, and Shiksha.com. In addition, it has made strategic investments in promising web start-ups such as Zomato, Policybazaar, Shopkirana and Ustraa.
He graduated from IIM Ahmedabad in 1989.
Starting off from a servant quarter above a garage and seed capital of two thousand rupees, the entrepreneur's company grew and attracted investments from leading global venture capitalists.
It was the first Internet company to list on Indian stock exchanges. Today, the company employs over 4,000 people and has a market capitalisation of over USD 4.5 billion.
Bikhchandani is also the founding trustee of Ashoka University.
Others to businessmen to join the Padma Shri list of honour were industrialist Bharat Goenka, technocrat Nemnath Jain, and Fairfax Financial Holdings Founder-Chairman Prem Watsa.
The President of India will confer these awards at a ceremonial function in Rashtrapati Bhawan. The President has approved conferment of 141 Padma Awards, this year.
(With inputs from PTI)
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