An Indian Carnatic vocalist who was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour
Public Service Awardees
Recognized for outstanding service for the public good by a private citizen.
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Former President of Bangchak Petroleum who was appointed deputy governor of the Petroleum Authority of Thailand
A Thai orthopedic surgeon and inventor known for his humanitarian activities in providing free prosthetic limbs to impoverished amputees, and for his development of techniques allowing low-cost, high-quality prostheses to be made from local materials
Thailand's first human rights lawyer, who brought a better understanding of the law to Thailand's people
A Japanese professor of agriculture, and a pioneer of agricultural economics who made important contributions to development of agricultural science and research and to charting Japanese agricultural policies.
A Thai activist noted for her work with slum dwellers in the Khlong Toei District of Bangkok, Thailand
A Jesuit priest from the Philippines who worked with the Cuilon Leper Colony.
Thailand's senior minister who mobilized every government agency to fight AIDS and helped formulate Thailand's National AIDS Plan
A Chinese feminist activist and English language professor, and a seven-term district-level congress member