Krishna and Suchitra Ella, Cyrus Poonawalla, N Chandrasekaran, Pichai, Nadella among Padma Bhushan awardees

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New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) Founders of indigenous COVID-19 vaccine developer Bharat Biotech -- Krishna Ella and Suchitra Ella, along with Cyrus Poonawalla, the chairman and MD of another vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India and Tata group chief N Chandrasekaran were among the top industry leaders who were on Tuesday conferred the country's third highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan.

Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella along with Alphabet Inc and its subsidiary Google CEO Sundararajan Pichai are also among those from trade and industry who have been awarded the Padma Bhushan for their distinguished services.

Krishna Ella, chairman and managing director and his wife Suchitra Ella, co-founder and joint managing director are behind the success of Bharat Biotech, which indigenously developed the COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin.