Indian-American mathematician S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian awards in India. The announcement was made by the Ministry of Home Affairs on the eve of Republic Day.
Varadhan was recognised for his contributions to the field of science and engineering. He is one among the 106 recipients of the prestigious Padma awards.
A mathematics professor, Varadhan was born in Chennai on Jan. 2, 1940. He received the 2007 Abel Prize from the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters for his fundamental contributions to probability theory and for creating a unified theory of large deviations.