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India News, India’s leading Hindi News channel, celebrated the unique ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ (ZNMD) Awards, bringing the spotlight on unassuming people who created extraordinary success stories through their work and positively inspired a whole nation.

Based on the idea ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, the award appreciated life and lauded the efforts of individuals who rose above their mundane surroundings to turn simple life experiences into something extraordinary.

The award was presented by the Indian telecom company BSNL and highlighted untold stories of grit, determination and resilience that were instrumental in bringing about positive changes to the society.

Categories in this award included BSNL Connecting India, Sports, Entertainment, Business, Academics, CSR, Armed Forces and Lifetime Achievement (Business).

Each of the award segments saluted the dedication and passion of individuals who went an extra mile to create a truly revolutionary experience for the communities they live in.

Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) Manoj Sinha was the Chief Guest of the event held at the Sirifort Auditorium, New Delhi.

The event featured live performances by Palak Muchhal, as well as stand-up comedians Bharti Singh and Vijay Ishwarlal Pawar, popularly known as ‘VIP’.

Other highlights of the evening included a special performance featuring sand artist Sarvam Patel.

The winners of this award were carefully selected by an esteemed panel comprising members of the editorial board at iTV Network.

Seen cheering the recipients’ were Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar and Diana Penty.

Below is the detailed list of this year’s winners:

BSNL CONNECTING INDIA – Sushil Kumar (Wrestler)

SPORTS – Tania Sachdeva (Chess)

ENTERTAINMENT – Palak Muchhal (Singer)

BUSINESS – Kalpana Saroj (Entrepreneur, Chairperson of Kamani Tubes)

ACADEMICS – Anand Kumar (Mathematician, the man behind Super 30)


  • GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the GMR Group)
  • Amway (Provider of health, beauty, and home care products)
  • Kent RO (a healthcare products company)

ARMED FORCES – Major DP Singh (Blade Runner)


  • Bharti Singh
  • VIP
  • Palash Muchhal

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT (BUSINESS) – Mahashay Dharampal Gulati (Business Personality, Founder of MDH Spices)

‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ (ZMND) award ceremony highlights:

  • The ZMND Awards are centered on the principle of making the best of life because we live once and must live it right.
  • The award emphasized on the importance of appreciating life and turning simple life experiences into something extraordinary.
  • Presented by the telecommunications company BSNL, the award ceremony this year highlighted stories that connect India.
  • The objective behind the award was to bring the spotlight on untold/lesser-known stories of grit, determination and resilience that have been instrumental in bringing about positive changes to the society.
  • Categories in this award includes Sports, Entertainment, Business, Lifetime Achievement (Business), Academics, CSR, Armed Forces and BSNL Connecting India.

First Published | 14 September 2017 11:53 AM
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