Since 2000, the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust has honoured individual contributions to society at an annual event organized on the occasion of the birthday of Late His Highness Brigadier Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh MVC of Jaipur. Awarded in a ceremony held at the royal Pritam Niwas Chowk of the City Palace, the awards recognize those who have demonstrated skills in the fields of Social services, Preservation, Medicine, Traditional craft, Astronomy, Journalism, Photography, and others. Each awardee receives a citation, a cash prize of Rs. 31,000/-, a shawl, a replica of the famous silver urn or Gangajali of Jaipur, and a memento. Our hope is that this recognition will encourage others to contribute to the betterment of our shared society.

List of Awards and Awardees

Raja Dulha Rai Award (Social Work)

2000

Smt. Kavita Srivastava

2001

Shri Laxman Singh Khangarot

2002

Dr Rammohan Sahai

2003

Shri Kamal Kishore

2004

Shri Rajender Singh

2005

Smt. Pearlnath Kavoori

2006

Shri Sunil Bhargava

2007

Sos Balgram Jaipur

2008

Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti

2009

Umang (An initiative towards the rehabilitation of persons with disability)

2010

Faith (NGO)

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Mr Kanwalijeet Singh

2013

Akshar Society

2014

Mrs Timmi Kumar

2015

Prof TK Narayanan Unnithan

Raja Kakil Dev Award (Architecture and Preservation of Heritage)

2000

Late Durgalal Nandiwal

2001

Shri SK Mishra

2002

Shri Vijay Kumar Mathur

2003

Thakur Keshari Singh Mandawa

2004

Shri Gajsingh Alsisar

2005

Hindustan Charity Trust (Shri Ganga Prasad Birla)

2006

Prof R Nath

2007

Shri Vijay Verma

2008

Dr Hotchand

2009

Shri Jitendra Joshi

2010

Jal Mahal Restoration

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Mr Kulbhushan Jain/ Mrs Meenakshi Jain

2013

Mr Vinod Joshi

2014

INTACH

2015

Mrs Rashmi Sharma

Raja Pajwan Dev Award (Medicine)

2000

Padma Shri Dr PK Sethi

2001

Dr Girendra Pal, G.H.M.S.

2002

Dr Narpat Singh Shekhawat

2003

Dr SR Dharkar

2004

Dr Ravi Rathan Kasliwal

2005

Dr Jagdish Chandra Sharma

2006

Dr (Col.) SSS Rana

2007

Dr Ashok Jain

2008

Commando Kripal Singh

2009

Dr Gautam Sen

2010

Dr Ramesh Roop Rai

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Dr Hemant Bhartiya

2013

Dr N K Mathur

2014

Dr RS Jain

2015

Dr Manish Bhatiya

Raja Bhagwant Das Award (Traditional Crafts of Jaipur)

2000

Shri Bansilal Sharma

2001

Padamshri Sardar Kudrat Singh

2002

Kanwar Pushpendra Singh Ratlam

2003

Shri Shankarlal Sharma Jadwal

2004

Smt. Leela Bordiya

2005

Shri Abdulrazak Qureshi

2006

Shri Ramswaroop Sharma

2007

Shri Nathulal Sharma

2008

Dr Ashok Pangadiya

2009

Shri Master Ramchandra Sharma

2010

Shri Prabhudyala Yadav

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Mr Satyanarayan Natha

2013

Mr Avaz Mohhamad

2014

Mr Umesh Chandra Sharma

2015

Mr Inder Singh Kudrat

Mirza Raja Man Singh I Award (Bravery)

2000

Late Prem Kanwar Diggi

2001

Late Capt Amit Bharadwaj

2002

Late Lt. Abhay Pareek

2003

Martyr Balbir Singh Shekhawat

2004

Shri Rajendra Singh Shekhawat

2005

Lte Capt. Ripudaman Singh

2006

Shri Yogesh Kumar Jangid

2007

Shri Jagdev Dagur

2008

Shrimati Vinita Singh

2009

Ms Asu Kanwar

2010

Shrimati Pravesh Devi Dagur

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Mr Kapil Kant / Mr Deepchand Khinchi

2013

Mr Mukesh Bhargava

2014

Mr Gopal Mogya

2015

Mr Rahul Khanna

Mirza Raja Jai Singh I Award (Distinguished Service in the Armed Forces)

2000

Admiral VS Shekhawat

2001

Late Lt. Gen. Sagat Singh (P.V.S.M)

2002

Lt. Gen. Kundan Singh (P.V.S.M)

2003

Admiral Madvendra Singh (P.V.S.M, A.V.S.M, A.D.C)

2004

Lt. Gen. K Surendra Singh (P.V.S.M, A.V.S.M, M.C)

2005

Shri Rannarayan Agarwal

2006

Lt. Gen. Kunwar Daulat Singh Shekhawat

2007

Nayak Digendra Kumar Singh (M.V.C)

2008

Late Shri Didar Singh

2009

Maj. Gen. Dalvir Singh (A.V.S.M,V.R.C,V.S.M)

2010

Col. Saurabha Singh Shekhawat

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Gen. Vijay Kumar Singh

2013

Maj. Rajendra Singh Kadwasra

2014

Col. Jitendra Singh (S.C, V.S.M)

2015

Col. Janak Singh Sisodia

Mirza Raja Ram Singh I Award (Promoting Ecological Balance and Improving the Environment)

Started in 2008.

2008

Maj. Bhanupratap Singh Rathore

2009

Tiloniya Barefoot Solar Engineers

2010

Shri Manoj Kulshreshtha

2011

 Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Mr Daulat Singh

2013

Naik Jairam Singh (V.R.C)

2014

Dr Satish Kumar Sharma

2015

Mr Hemraj Meena

Maharaja Vishan Singh Award (Travel and Tourism)

Started in 2002.

2002

Shri Sajan Singh Rathore

2003

Dr Lalit Pawar IAS

2004

Shri Bhim Singh

2005

Thakur Prahlad Singh

2006

Shri Kuldeep Singh Chandela

2007

Shri Rajveer Singh Dundlod

2008

Shri Jagdish Bamb

2009

Shri Mati Sumitra Pandit

2010

Ms Tripti Pandey

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Ms Dharmendra Kanwar

2013

Thakur Man Singh Kanota

2014

Mr Pramod Kumar KG

2015

Samode Group of Hotels

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II Award (Astronomy and Related Sciences)

2000

Pandit Omprakash Sharma

2001

Pandit Kalyan Dutt Sharma

2002

Pandit Shivchanran Shastri

2003

Pandit Gangadhar Dwivedi

2004

Prof. Rampal Sharma

2005

Pandit Krishna Gopal

2006

Dr Vinod Shastri

2007

Pandit Janaki Vallabh Sharma

2008

Shri Umesh Shastri

2009

Prof. Bhaskar Sharma

2010

Pandit Chandra Shekhar Sharma

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Pandit Satish Chand Shastri

2013

Pandit T Balan Nair

2014

Pandit Ganpati Lal Sharma

2015

Pandit Kajodmal Sharma

Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh Award (Performing Arts; changed to Journalism from 2013)

2000

Dr Geeta Raghuvir

2001

Shri Girdhari Maharaj

2002

Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar

2003

Ustad Ramzan Khan

2004

Shri Moni Ganguli

2005

Shri Gopikrishna Bhatt

2006

Pandit Laxman Bhatt Telang

2007

Dr Roop Singh Shekhawat

2008

Shri Haridut Kalla

2009

Dr Rekha Thakar

2010

Pandit Chiranjilal Tanwar

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

2013

Mr Shyam Acharya

2014

Mr Tribhuvan

2015

Mr Rajiv Tiwari

Maharaj Sawai Madho Singh I Award (Administrative Services and Civil Defence)

2000

Shri Gopal Saini

2001

Padma Shri Rajkumari Bhuvaneshwari Kumari

2002

Shri Rajkumar Ahlawat

2003

Shri Ummed Singh Rathore

2004

Padma Shri Narayan Singh Bhati

2005

Shri Kailash Dan Ujjwal

2006

Shri Amar Singh Kochar

2007

Shri Salahuddin Ahmed (I.A.S)

2008

Dr Ashok Singhvi

2009

Shri Amitabh Gupta (I.P.S)

2010

Shri Ajit Singh (I.P.S)

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Ms Nina Singh (I.P.S)

2013

Mr Rakesh Srivastava (I.A.S)

2014

Mr Parmesh Chandra (I.A.S)

2015

Mr Shailendra Agrawal (I.A.S)

Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh Award (Literature and Education)

2000

Dr VS Bhatnagar

2001

Thakur Mohan Singh Kanota

2002

Dr Anand Sharma

2003

Padma Shri Dr Rani Laxmi Kumari Chundawat

2004

Devshri Kalanath Shastri

2005

Smt. Rama Dutt

2006

Dr Raghuvendra Singh Manohar

2007

Shri Kalyam Singh Rajawat

2008

Shri Ranvir Singh

2009

Dr Ratanlal Mishra

2010

Dr Chandramani Singh

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Dr Brij Mohan Jawalia

2013

Dr Hariram Acharya

2014

Dr Rima Hooja

2015

Prof. Dayanand Bhargava

Maharaja Sawai Jagat Singh Award (Art, Painting and Sculpture)

2000

 Award introduced from 2001.

2001

Shri Dwarka Prasad Sharma

2002

Shri Arjun Prajapati

2003

Dr MK Sharma

2004

Shri Lalu Narayan Sharma

2005

Shri Samander Singh Khangarot

2006

Dr Nathu Lal Verma

2007

Shri Anandi Lal Verma

2008

Shri Kailash Chand Sharma

2009

Mr GK Purohit

2010

Shri Kanhaiya Lal Verma

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Shri Himmat Shah

2013

Mr Tilak Gitai

2014

Mr Pradip Mukherjee

2015

Mr Ankit Patel

Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II Award (Photography and Journalism)

2000

 Award introduced from 2001.

2001

Thakur Raghubir Singh

2002

Shri Ajay Solomon

2003

Shri Himanshu Vyas

2004

Shri AR Tak

2005

Shri Suraj Sharma

2006

Shri Pratap Singh

2007

Shri Ramkrishan Sharma

2008

Shri Vijaynarayan Shukla

2009

Shri Surendra Jain ‘PARAS’

2010

Smt. Harsha Kumari Singh

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Mr Prakash Bhandari

2013

Mrs Molina Khimani

2014

Mr Sudhir Kasliwal

2015

Ms Swati Vashistha

Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II Award (Theatre, Film and Television)

2000

 Award introduced from 2001.

2001

Shri Rajendra Shankar Bhatt

2002

Shri Jitendra Singh Shekhawat

2003

Shri Yashwant Vyas

2004

Dr Amar Singh Rathore

2005

Shri Gopal Sharma

2006

Shri Rohit Parihar

2007

Shri Sartaj Narayan Mathur

2008

Smt. Ila Arun

2009

Mr Irrfan Khan

2010

Shri Goverdhan Asrani

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Mr Rajeev Khandelwal

2013

Ms Sakshi Tanwar

2014

Mr Piyush Pandey

2015

Ms Juhi Parmar

Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Award (Sports or Polo)

2000

 Award introduced from 2001.

2001

Kanwar Vishal Singh

2002

Thakur Digvijay Singh

2003

Shri Omveer Singh Grewal

2004

Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

2005

Shri Bhawani Singh Kalvi

2006

Kumari Surbhi Mishra

2007

Kumari Atmika Jagdhari

2008

Smt. Krishna Punia

2009

Kanwar Ransher Singh Rathore

2010

Shri Parthasarthi Sharma

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Ms Shagun Choudhary

2013

Mr Devendra Jhajhadiya

2014

Mr Kishan M Rungta

2015

Mr Rajat Chouhan

Maharani Marudher Kanwar Award (Service to MSMS II Museum Trust and Jaigarh Public Charitable Trust)

2000

 Award introduced from 2001.

2001

Shri Harkirat Singh

2002

128 Infantry Battalion (TA) Ecological

2003

Fateh Singh Rathore

2004

Kanwar Rajpal Singh

2005

Shri Harshwardhan

2006

Dr JPS Chauhan

2007

Shri Ashwini Kumar Singh ‘Lava’

2008

Shri Ghanshyam Sharma

2009

Pandit Jagdish Prasad Jha

2010

Shri Durga Singh

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Mr Devi Lal Saini

2013

Mr Shravan Kumar Sharma

2014

Mr Ram Suresh Tiwari

2015

Mr Arun Pandey

Maharani Kishor Kanwar Award (Performing Arts)

Started in 2012.

2012

Pandit Harihar Sharan Bhatt

2013

Dr Madhu Bhatt

2014

Ms Gulabo Sapera

2015

Pandit Praveen Kumar Arya

Rajmata Gayatri Devi Award (Women’s Excellence)

Started in 2009.

2009

Ms Faith Singh

2010

Smt. Aruna Roy

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Maj. Neha Bhatnagar / Capt. Deepika Rathore

2013

Mrs Gerda J Unnithan

2014

Mrs Mita Kapur

2015

Mrs Bhavna Jagwani

Maharaj Bhawani Singh Award (Business and Industry)

2000

 Award introduced from 2001.

2001

Shri Yaduendra Sahai

2002

Thakur Narain Singh Siras

2003

Shri Prem Singh

2004

Shri Vishnu Bihari Saxena

2005

Shri RD Singh

2006

Shri Mahavir Singh

2007

Shri Prakash Surana

2008

Shri Navratan Kothari

2009

Late Mr Rashmikant Durlabhji

2010

Shri Rajiv Arora

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Gem Palace

2013

Jaipur Rugs Foundation

2014

Kapoor Rug Corporation

2015

Mr Romesh Sobti

Maharani Padmini Devi Award (Loyal and Disciplined Service to the Royal Family of Jaipur)

2000

 Award introduced from 2001.

2001

Shri Deen Singh Shekhawat

2002

Shri Mataram

2003

Shri Moolaram Singh

2004

Shri Madan Singh Rajawat

2005

Shri Navratan Singh

2006

Shri Phool Singh

2007

Thakur Karan Singh Siras

2008

Shri Gopal Singh

2009

Mr Saleen Khan

2010

Shri Mahendra Singh Kashyap

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Mr Bijender Singh

2013

Mr Nand Singh

2014

Mr Sher Singh

2015

Mr Surendra Kumar Gupta and Mr Bhanwar Singh

Princess Diya Kumari Award (Young Achiever in Any Field)

Started in 2007.

2007

Shri Harsh Jaiswal

2008

Master Garvit Juniwal Shri Hemendra Singh Choudhary

2009

Mr Akshat Singhal and Ms Shrishti Tandon

2010

Kumari Vidhi Khandelwal and Master Mehul Kumar

2011

Awards ceremony not held due to the Maharaja’s recent demise.

2012

Ms Apeksha Mittal

2013

Ms Ayushi Pareek

2014

Mr Om Agarwal

2015

Ms Padmini Rathore

Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh Award (Young Achiever in Sports)

Started in 2012.

2012

Ms Apurvi Chandela

2013

Mr Prakhar Asawa

2014

Mr Rahul Pareek

2015

Lt. Col. Ravi Rathore