Padma Shri conferred on Prof. Habibullo Rajabov of Tajikistan

: 2018-01-31 06:59:28 | |

 Government of India has conferred Padma Shri award for 2018 on Prof. Habibullo Rajabov, a renowned Indologist from Tajikistan. Padma awards are among the highest civilian awards in India given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz. art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Shri’ is given for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

 

Prof. Rajabov is currently Professor of Hindi at the Central and South Asian Department, Institute of Languages, Literature, Oriental Studies and Writing Heritage, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan. He has studied Indian languages, literature and history for more than 50 years. Professor Rajabov has written fourteen books and published over 200 articles on Indian philology. His works are well recognized in cultural and literary circles.  He has translated several works of famous Indian writers into Tajik language. Professor Rajabov has made immense contribution to promotion of cultural relations between India and Tajikistan.  He is the first Tajik national to receive prestigious Padma Shri award from India. 



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