Banwari Lal Chouksey
AwardsPadma Shri
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Samman
Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar
Shrambhushan Samman

Banwari Lal Chouksey is an Indian machinist and inventor, known for his innovative engineering ideas.[1] He was born in Ganga Pipaliya, in Bhopal district of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and did not have formal education beyond high school level. He started his career with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited as a mechanical labourer where he rose in ranks to become an engineer. He is reported to have designed alternative spare parts for heavy machinery which saved money for the company and he holds patents for some of his inventions.[2] He is the recipient of the several awards such as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Samman of the Government of Madhya Pradesh, Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar and Shrambhushan Samman.[2] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2005, for his contributions to Science and Technology.[3]

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  1. ^ "Padmashree Chouksey -- a labourer -- penning autobiography". One India. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "BHEL employee gets Padmashri". Sify. 29 January 2005. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.