Ravish Kumar Wins Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019: List of Indians Who Won the Prestigious Award in the Past

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NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar has been named for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award. Popularly known as 'Asia's Nobel Prize', the award is among the highest honours given to people excelling in set fields. The award committee tweeted a list of recipients for 2019, saying that Kumar has been honoured for his "courage undaunted" while "harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless". They also praised his "unfaltering commitment to professional, ethical journalism of the highest standards". Ravish Kumar is among the five recipients of the 2019 Magsaysay award, the "greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia".

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Many Indians have bagged the award in the past. Acharya Vinoba Bhave was the first Indian to win the award. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is the only person from a political background to bag Ramon Magsaysay Award. Amitabh Chowdhury was the first Indian to win an award for journalism. The first Indian woman to win the award was Mother Teresa. Jayaprakash Narayan won the award for his public service in 1965. Ravish Kumar Wins Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019, NDTV Journalist to Receive Honour in Manila on September 9.

Here is The List of Indians Who Won the Ramon Magsaysay Award:

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Name Year Awarded Category
Vinobha Bhave 1958 Community Leadership
Chintaman Deshmukh 1959 Government Services
Amitabha Chowdhury 1961 Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
Mother Teresa 1962 Peace and International Understanding
Dara Khurody 1963 Community Leadership
Verghese  Kurien 1963 Community Leadership
Tribhuvandas Patel 1963 Community Leadership
Welthy Fisher 1964 Peace and International Understanding
Jayaprakash Narayan 1965 Public Service
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay 1966 Community Leadership
Satyajit Ray 1967 Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
Moncompu Sambasivan Swaminathan 1971 Community Leadership
M.S. Subbalakshmi 1974 Public Service
Boobli George Verghese 1975 Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
Henning Holck-Larsen 1976 Peace and International Understanding
Ela Ramesh Bhatt 1977 Community Leadership
Mabelle Arole 1979 Community Leadership
Rajanikant Arole 1979 Community Leadership
Gour Kishore Gosh 1981 Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
Pramod Karan Sethi 1981 Community Leadership
Chandi Prasad Bhatt 1982 Community Leadership
Manibhai Desai 1982 Public Service
Arun Shourie 1982 Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
Rasipuram Lakshman 1984 Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
Muralidhar Amte 1985 Public Service
Lakshmi Chand Jain 1989 Public Service
K.V. Subbanna 1991 Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
Ravi Shankar 1992 Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
Banoo Jehangir Coyaji 1993 Public Service
Kiran Bedi 1994 Government Services
Pandurang Athavale 1996 Community leadership
Tirunellai Seshan 1996 Government Services
Maheshweta Devi 1997 Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
Jockin Arputham 2000 Peace and International Understanding
Aruna Roy 2000 Community Leadership
Rajendra Singh 2001 Community Leadership
Sandeep Pandey 2002 Emergent Leadership
James Michael Lyngdoh 2003 Government Services
Shantha Sinha 2003 Government Services
Lakshminarayan Ramdas 2004 Peace and International Understanding
V. Shantha 2005 Public Service
Arvind Kejriwal 2006 Emergent Leadership
Palagummi Sainath 2007 Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
Mandakini Amte 2008 Community Leadership
Deep Joshi 2009 Community Leadership
Neelima Mishra 2011 Emergent Leadership
Harish Hande 2011 Community Leadership
Kulandei Francis 2012 Emergent Leadership
Anshu Gupta & Sanjiv Chaturvedi 2015 Emergent Leadership
Bezwada Wilson,

Thodur Madabusi Krishna

       2016 Human rights activist,

Carnatic music

Bharat Vatwani,

Sonam Wangchuk

       2018 Restoring health and dignity to troubled lives

Education for community progress

Ravish Kumar       2019 Harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless

The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to remember former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay who is considered to be an example of integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. It internationally-recognized as Asia's Nobel Prize counterpart and is the highest award given to Asian individuals and organisations. The trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City, established the award in April 1957.