The first Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna award was conferred on Mother Teresa in 1992. The award was instituted by All India Congress Committee of the Indian National Congress Party in 1992 to commemorate the lasting contribution made by the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It is given on 20 August, the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi.
'Pather Panchali' (A Song of the Little Road) marked Satyajit Ray's debut as a director. This masterpiece from Ray is a social drama inspired by a famous novel of the same name, by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay.
The third Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) distinguished Indologist Award for the year 2017 was awarded to Japanese professor . . . . . . .