Padma Honours For Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Google’s Sundar Pichai

Padma Honours For Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Google’s Sundar Pichai

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Google’s Sundar Pichai are among the 17 Padma Bhushan awardees this year. 

Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award in India after Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan. 

The Padma honours are given for exceptional service in different fields – art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, and civil service. 


Indian-American business executives – Mr Nadella, 54, and Mr Pichai, 49 – have been honoured for their contribution in the “trade and industry” category.