Awards & Publications

(Sir C.P. with his family when Knighted by the Queen of England with the honorary ‘Knight Commander of the most distinguished order of St. Michael and St. Gabriel’ (KCMG) as a recognition from Britain for his contribution to world shipping.)

Sir CP’s decorations, honours and awards

  • 1972  “Padma Vibushan” awarded by the President of India
  • 1978 “Admiral Padilla” awards, Colombia
  • 1978 “Gran Amigo Del Mark” award, Colombia
  • 1978-89 Honorary Member, The Honorable Company of Master Mariners, United Kingdom
  • 1979 Honorary Fellow, Plymouth Polytechnic, United Kingdom
  • 1980-89 European International Committee of Honour
  • 1981 Honorary Member, Institute of Marine Technologists, India
  • 1981 Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, United Kingdom
  • 1982 “Commander du Mèrite Maritime” by the Government of France
  • 1982 Commander of the Order of Saint Olav, by the King of Norway
  • 1983 “Grande Ufficiale dell” Ordine al Merito, by the Government of Italy
  • 1983 Order of Prince Henry, The Navigator (Commander) by the Government of Portugal
  • 1983 Nautical Medal, First Class, by the Government of Greece
  • 1984 Gold Mercury International Award, Ad Personam
  • 1984 “Orden Cruz Peruana al Merito Naval” grade “Gran Cruz Distintivo Blanco”, by the Government of Peru
  • 1985 Honorary Fellow, The Nautical Institute, United Kingdom
  • 1985 Honorary Member, International Federation of Shipmaster’s Associations
  • 1985 “Orden del Manuel Amador Guerrero” grade “Gran Cruz”, by the President of Panama
  • 1986 “Orden do Merito Naval” grade “Grande-Official” by the Government of Brazil
  • 1986 Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit, by the President of Poland
  • 1988 Honorary Member, The Warsash Association, United Kingdom
  • 1988 Honorary Member, International Maritime Pilot’s Association
  • 1988 Malmö City Silver Medal of Honour, Sweden
  • 1989 Knight Great Band, Liberian Humande Order of African Redemption, by the President of Liberia
  • 1989 Seatrade Award for Achievement (Seatrade Organization), United Kingdom
  • 1989 BIMCO Appreciation Award (Baltic and International Maritime Council)
  • 1989 Commander Cross of the Order of Merit, by the President of Germany
  • 1989 Commander’s Grand Cross of the Order of the Polar Star, by the King of Sweden
  • 1990 Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St George, by the Queen of the United Kingdom
  • 1990 Order of Merit, first Grade, by the President of Egypt
  • 1992 International Maritime Prize, IMO, United Nations
  • 1994 Encomienda du Numero de la Orden de Isabel La Catolica, by the King of Spain
  • 2000 Lifetime Achievement Award, Lloyd’s Ship Manager Manning and Training, United Kingdom
  • 2003 Malmö City Gold Medal of Honour and Honorary Citizenship of Malmö, Sweden
  • 2005 Sixth Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration,  Academics and Management, by the President of India
  • 2006 Lifetime Achievement award presented by International Biographocal Centre, Cambridge, UK.
  • 2007 The Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2009 Padma Vibhushan, awarded by the President of India


Lal Bahadur Shastri:

A Life of Truth In Politics. New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1995


Corruption: India’s Enemy Within

Macmillan India Limited, 2001

World Maritime University

First 20 Years. C.P. Srivastava, Pune, India. 2003