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Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding

The Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding is an international award presented by the Government of India in honour of Jawaharlal Nehru, the country's first prime minister.
Ø  First awarded:   1965
Ø  Total awarded:   36
Ø  Awarded by:       Government of India
Ø  Cash award:      INR 2.5 million
Ø  First awardee(s):  U Thant
The following people have received this award. No prize was awarded in 1986 and between 1995 to 2003.
Year
Recipient
Country
1965
U Thant
 Burma
1966
Martin Luther King, Jr. (posthumous)
 United States
1967
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
 Pakistan
1968
Yehudi Menuhin
 United States
1969
Mother Teresa
 India
1970
Kenneth Kaunda
 Zambia
1971
Josip Broz Tito
 Yugoslavia
1972
André Malraux
 France
1973
Julius Nyerere
 Tanzania
1974
Raúl Prebisch
 Argentina
1975
Jonas Salk
 United States
1976
Giuseppe Tucci
 Italy
1977
Tulsi Meherji Shrestha
   Nepal
1978
Nichidatsu Fujii
 Japan
1979
Nelson Mandela
 South Africa
1980
Barbara Ward
 United Kingdom
1981
Alva Myrdal, Gunnar Myrdal
 Sweden
1982
Léopold Sédar Senghor
 Senegal
1983
Bruno Kreisky
 Austria
1984
Indira Gandhi (posthumous)
 India
1985
Olof Palme (posthumous)
 Sweden
1987
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
 Peru
1988
Yasser Arafat
 Palestine
1989
Robert Mugabe
 Zimbabwe
1990
Helmut Kohl
 Germany
1991
Aruna Asaf Ali
 India
1992
Maurice Strong
 Canada
1993
Aung San Suu Kyi
 Burma
1994
Mahathir Mohamad
 Malaysia
1995
Hosni Mubarak
 Egypt
2003
Goh Chok Tong
 Singapore
2004
Sultan Qaboos (yet to be presented)
 Oman
2005
Wangari Maathai
 Kenya
2006
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
 Brazil
2007
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
 Iceland
2009
Angela Merkel
 Germany

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