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Maharashtra Bhushan Award

The Maharashtra Bhushan is a highest and prestigious award presented annually by the government of Maharashtra state in India.

When the Shivsena- BJP alliance came to power in 1995, it proposed to institute this award.The Mahrashtra Bhushan was first awarded in 1996. It was initially conferred in every years in the fields of Literature, Art, Sport, and Science. Later the fields of Social Work, Journalism, and Public Administration and Health Services were included. The award is presented for outstanding achievement in their field.

Prize and selection

At present, the award carries a cash prize of INR5 lakh, a memento and citation.[1] The winners are selected by a committee appointed of the Government of Maharashtra.


The recipients of the Maharashtra Bhushan award are as follows

Year Name Field Ref.
1996 Purushottam Laxman Deshpande Literature [2]
1997 Lata Mangeshkar Arts, Music [3]
1999 Vijay Bhatkar Science [4]
2001 Sachin Tendulkar Sports [5]
2002 Bhimsen Joshi Arts, Music [6]
2003 Abhay and Rani Bang Medical Services [7]
2004 Baba Amte Social Work [8]
2005 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar Science [9]
2006 Ratan Tata Public Administration [10]
2007 R K Patil Social Work [11]
2008 Nana Dharmadhikari Social Work [12]
2008 Mangesh Padgaonkar Literature [1]
2009 Sulochana Latkar Art, Cinema [13]
2010 Jayant Narlikar Science [14]
2011 Dr. Anil Kakodkar Science [14]


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