The awardees are, V. Leeladhar, Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India, B P Baliga, Vice-President, Support Services, Jet Airways (I) Pvt. Ltd., Ramdas Kamat, renowned Marathi stage artiste, Madusudhan D Kushe, Chairman and Managing Director of PVS Beedies Pvt. Ltd. and Prof. R K Rao (posthumously).
In reply to the felicitation, Leeladhar said that banks in India, especially in the public sector, have played an important role in the development of our country.
Even with the prudential norms of international standards many of the country's banks have been able to withstand even the worst of crises, he said.