The prestigious CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2012 Awards ceremony was held in Delhi on December 12. This commendation in particular is unique because it adheres to a rigorous, transparent nomination and selection process, plus it is widely recognised as a sign of excellence in one’s field.
Shabana Azmi at the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2012 awards in Delhi
Evergreen Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi was called forward to present the awards in the special achievement category. She looked resplendent and very stately in a richly-brocaded floral salwar kameez.
Irrfan Khan and Sonal Mansingh at the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2012 awards
Some of the winners this year included Irfan Khan for entertainment, Chessmaster Vishwanathan Anand for sports, Olympic boxer MC Mary Kom for special achievement, Dr. Devi Shetty for public service, Yusuf Hamied for business and CM of Goa Manohar Parrikar for politics.
Indian boxer Mary Kom at the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2012 awards
Apart from MC Mary Kom, other recipients of the award included the team behind Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate, and team DRDO with its first missile woman Tessy Thomas.
India’s Missile woman Tessy Thomas at CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2012 awards