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Rajashree Birla Padma Bhushan Awarded In 2011

 
Rajashree Birla

Rajashree Birla

Award Name : Padma Bhushan

Year of Award : 2011

Award for : Social Work

Location : Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

 

Rajashree Birla is an Indian philanthropist. Married young to Aditya Birla, scion of the Birla family of business magnates, Rajashree devoted herself to the care of a large India joint family and the nurture of two children. After they grew up, and sometime after the untimely death of her husband in 1995, Rajashree directed her efforts towards CSR and charity, developing a very large philanthropic organization funded by her family. In 2011, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, for her services to society. She was born in 1948 in Madurai, Tamilnadu, India. She is the Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the University of Kanchipuram. She is Member of the Advisory Board of "The Research Society For The Care, Treatment and Training of Children in Need of Special Care", Mumbai, and also a Trustee of "Population First", India, and of BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune. Mrs. Birla is a Member of the prestigious Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams Development Advisory Council. Mrs. Birla is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti from September 2003 to September 2006.

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