Bimla Poddar
Born
Occupation(s)Social worker, philanthropist
Known forPhilanthropy
SpouseBimal Kumar Poddar
AwardsPadma Shri

Bimla Poddar is an Indian social worker, businessperson, philanthropist and the founder of Jnana Pravaha,[1][2] a Varanasi based centre for cultural studies, engaged in the efforts to preserve the cultural heritage of India.[3] Under the aegis of the organization, Poddar is involved in activities related to exploration of India's culture[4][5] and maintains a heritage museum housing artifacts from ancient India.[2][6] Born and brought up in Varanasi, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, she was married into a rich business family to late Bimal Kumar Poddar[7] and holds the directorship of many of the family concerns[8][9] which includes Ambuja Cements.[7] She was honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.[10]

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References

  1. ^ "Jnana Pravaha". Jnana Pravaha. 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Kamat". Kamat. 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Varanasi". Varanasi. 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Benares: Bayly and the Making of World History". Jnana Pravaha. 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  5. ^ Melba Levick (2008). IndiaColor: Spirit, Tradition, and Style. Chronicle Books. p. 175. ISBN 9780811853163.
  6. ^ "Good Samaritans among UP's 6 Padma awardees". Times of India. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Neotia family". Neotia family. 2015. Archived from the original on 20 June 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Zauba Corp". Zauba Corp. 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Bloomberg". Bloomberg. 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. 2015. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.

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