I like to call the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes the Oscars of Indian science. This year's winners have just been announced. I'm not able to access the CSIR website, but here's a news story on the announcement. [Update: Here's the press release.]
I am so happy to see
three four of my colleagues in the list of Bhatnagar winners:
Prof. Jayant Haritsa (Engineering)
Prof. Narayanaswamy Jayaraman (Chemistry)
Prof. S.K. Satheesh (Earth Sciences)
It's also great to see that Prof. Charusita Chakravarty, a friend at IIT-D, is one of the Chemistry Prize winners.