Roman Magsaysay Award

Magsaysay awards were instituted in 1957 and named after Roman Magsaysay, the late President of Philippines, who died in an air plane crash. Every year the Roman Magsaysay Award Foundation gives the prize to Asian individuals achieving excellence in their respective fields. The awards were given in six categories, five of which were discontinued effective 2009:
Ø  Government Service (1958–2008)
Ø  Public Service (1958–2008)
Ø  Community Leadership (1958–2008)
Ø  Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts (1958–2008)
Ø  Peace and International Understanding (1958–2008)
Ø  Emergent Leadership (2001– )
Ø  Uncategorized (2009– )
This award for Emerging Leadership started in year 2000 honours individuals of forty years of age and
below, doing outstanding work on issues of social change in their communities, but whose leadership is not yet broadly recognized outside of these communities. First award under this category was given in 2001 to Rajendra Singh.

First Award: Jose Vasquez Aguilar of Philippines in 1959  
Latest Winner:  
Ø  2015 Emergent Leadership (EL)- Sanjiv Chaturvedi of India
Ø  2015 Uncategorized- 
                                         Anshu Gupta of India
                                         Kyaw Thau of Myanmar
                                         Ligaya Fernando of Phillippines
                                         Kommaly Chanthavong of Laos

List of Winners From India:
Year
Name
                            Category                            
1958
Vinobha Bhave
Community Leadership                                      
1959
Chintaman Deshmukh
Government Services
1961
Amitabha Chowdhury
Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
1962
Mother Teresa
Peace and International Understanding
1963
Dara Khurody
Community Leadership
1963
Verghese  Kurien
Community Leadership
1963
Tribhuvandas Patel
Community Leadership
1964
Welthy Fisher
Peace and International Understanding
1965
Jayaprakash Narayan
Public Service
1966
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
Community Leadership
1967
Satyajit Ray
Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
1971
Moncompu Sambasivan Swaminathan
Community Leadership
1974
M.S. Subbalakshmi
Public Service
1975
Boobli George Verghese
Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
1976
Henning Holck-Larsen
Peace and International Understanding
1977
Ela Ramesh Bhatt
Community Leadership
1979
Mabelle Arole
Community Leadership
1979
Rajanikant Arole
Community Leadership
1981
Gour Kishore Gosh
Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
1981
Pramod Karan Sethi
Community Leadership
1982
Chandi Prasad Bhatt
Community Leadership
1982
Manibhai Desai
Public Service
1982
Arun Shourie
Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
1984
Rasipuram Lakshman
Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
1985
Muralidhar Amte
Public Service


1989
Lakshmi Chand Jain
Public Service
1991
K.V. Subbanna
Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
1992
Ravi Shankar
Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
1993
Banoo Jehangir Coyaji
Public Service
1994
Kiran Bedi
Government Services
1996
Pandurang Athavale
Community leadership
1996
Tirunellai Seshan
Government Services
1997
Maheshweta Devi
Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
2000
Jockin Arputham
Peace and International Understanding
2000
Aruna Roy
Community Leadership
2001
Rajendra Singh
Community Leadership
2002
Sandeep Pandey
Emergent Leadership
2003
James Michael Lyngdoh
Government Services
2003
Shantha Sinha
Government Services
2004
Lakshminarayan Ramdas
Peace and International Understanding
2005
V. Shantha
Public Service
2006
Arvind Kejriwal
Emergent Leadership
2007
Palagummi Sainath
Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
2008
Mandakini Amte
Community Leadership
2009
Deep Joshi
Community Leadership
2011
Neelima Mishra
Emergent Leadership
2011
Harish Hande
Community Leadership
2012
Kulandei Francis
Emergent Leadership
2015
Sanjiv Chaturvedi
Emergent Leadership
2015
Anshu Gupta
Uncategorized
































T.M. Krishna and Bezwada Wilson (both from India) win Magsaysay Award- 2016
Mr. Krishna received the award for “social inclusiveness in culture,” while Bezwada Wilson was named as an awardee for “asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity.”
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