Daily Question – 27

Earlier this year, he became the first person from his country to receive a certain honour. Who is he and which honour?

The man in the visual was Ji Xianlin, the first person from China to be awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Indian Government.

Cracked by 14 of you! In order – Thejaswi Udupa, Thomas Masun, Vivek Krishnan, Gaurav, flashodin, zizzyphus, BoFi, ganesh, Diwakar Pingle, TKB, CR, Tups, Vikram Vasu and wasi manazir. Good job!


15 responses to “Daily Question – 27

  1. Thejaswi Udupa

    Ji Xianlin, first Chinese to win a Padma Bhushan.

  2. Dear Uncle:

    This is Ji Xianlin, the famous linguist and writer, who was the first Chinese person to get a Padma Bhushan.

    I’m going for the theme: China.

    Kind regards,
    Thomas Masun

  3. 季羡林 or Ji Xianlin

  4. ,the first Chinese man to win the Padma Bhushan

  5. Ji Xianlin- Chinese linguist
    First chinese person to be awarded the Padma Bhushan.

  6. Ji Xianlin. Padma Bhushan. 2008

  7. Ji Xianlin ,the indologist was conferred the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government.

  8. Ji Xianlin who won the Padma Bhushan.

    I vaguely remembered reading about him because of an article talking of the Padma Bhushan winners which had my ex school principal´s name in it, but this info has surprisingly not made it to wikipedia yet (although Dr. Chona has!)

  9. Padma Bushan was given to Chinese Indologist Ji Xianlin by the indian government.

  10. Diwakar Pingle

    After putting much struggle on Google with search words like Chinese + Man + Honour figured out that this person is Ji Xianlin – an indologist who was given the Padma Bhushan by the Govt of India and hence the first Chinese to get this award. I hope this is the answer.

  11. Prof. Ji Xianlin from China, an Indologist and Sanskrit expert who received the Padma Bhushan

  12. Ji Xianlin- Padma Bhushan.

  13. This is Ji Xianlin, the Chinese scholar and Indologist awarded a Padma Bhushan last Republic Day, for his contributions to the scholarship of Sanskrit in China. I think he also translated the Ramayana into Mandarin, in verse.

  14. Ji Xianlin. The first Chinese person to be awarded the Padma Bhushan

  15. wasi manazir

    Ji Xianlin,
    the Chinese sanskrit teacher who won the Padma Bhushan this year.