List of Indian Winners of Ramon Magsaysay Award
The table below represents the details of all Indian Winners of Ramon Magsaysay Award. This award is conferred in various categories including government and Public Service, Literature, Journalism etc. This award is very prestigious and holds the rank equivalent to Nobel Awards in Asia.
Some Important Facts about Indian Winners of Ramon Magsaysay Award
- Acharya Vinoba Bhave was the first Indian to win this prestigious award.
- The only person from Political background who won this award – Arvind Kejriwal
- Famous government officials who won this award under Government Service category – C D Deshmukh, Kiran Bedi, T N Sheshan and J M Lyngdoh. C D Deshmukh was the first Indian Bureaucrat who won this award.
- Famous Indian Musicians and vocalist who won Ramon Magsaysay award are Pandit Ravishankar and M S Subbalakshmi.
- First Indian woman who won Ramon Magsaysay award – Mother Teresa.
- First Indian who won Ramon Magsaysay award for Journalism – Amitabh Chowdhury.
- First India who won this award for community leadership – Acharya Vinoba Bhave.
- First indian who won this award for Public Service – Jaya Prakash Narayan
Indian Winners of Ramon Magsaysay Award
|1958||Acharya Vinoba Bhave||Community Leadership|
|1959||C D Deshmukh||Government Service|
|1961||Amitabh Chowdhury||Journalism, Literature, Creative communication arts|
|1962||Mother Teresa||International Understanding|
|1963||Dara N Khurody, Tribhuvandas K Patel and Dr Verghese Kurien||Community Leadership|
|1965||Jaya Prakash Narayan||Public Service|
|1966||Kamladevi Chattopadhyay||Community Leadership|
|1967||Satyajit Ray||Journalism, Literature, Creative communication arts|
|1971||M S Kamaladevi||Community Leadership|
|1974||M S Subbalakshmi||Public Service|
|1975||B G Verghese||Journalism, Literature, Creative communication arts|
|1976||Sambhu Mitra||Journalism, Literature, Creative communication arts|
|1977||Ela R Bhatt||Community Leadership|
|1979||Rajnikant S Arole and Mabelle R Arole||Community Leadership|
|1981||Gourkishore Ghosh||Journalism, Literature, Creative communication arts|
|1982||Arun Shourie, Manibhai Phimbai Desai||Journalism, Public Service|
|1984||R K Laxman||Journalism, Literature, Creative communication arts|
|1985||Muralidhar Devidas Amte||Public Service|
|1989||Lakshmi Chand Jain||Public Service|
|1991||K V Subbanna||Journalism, Literature, Creative communication arts|
|1992||Pandit Ravi Shankar||Journalism, Literature, Creative communication arts|
|1993||Dr Danoo Coyaji||Public Service|
|1994||Kiran Bedi||Government Service|
|1996||T N Sheshan, Panduranga Athavale||Government Service, Community Leadership|
|1997||M S Mehta, Mahasweta Devi||Public Service, Literature, Journalism|
|2000||Aruna Roy,||Literature, Journalism, Creative Arts|
|2000||Jockin Arputham||International Understanding|
|2001||Rajendra Singh||Community Leadership|
|2002||Sandeep Pandey||Emergent Leadership|
|2003||Shantha Sinha, James Michael Lyngdoh||Community Leadership, Government Service|
|2004||Lakshminarayan Ramdas||Peace and International Understanding|
|2005||V Shanta||Public Service|
|2006||Arvind Kejriwal||Emergent Leadership|
|2007||P Sainath||Journalism, Literature|
|2008||Dr Prakash Amte and Dr Mandaini Amte||Community Service|
|2009||Deep Joshi||Community Service|
|2011||Nileema Mishra||Emergent Leadership|
|2012||Kulendei Francis||Community Service|
|2015||Anshu Gupta||Public Service|
|2015||Sanjiv Chaturvedi||Government Service|