Somasundaram of Airports Authority of India (AAI) on 9 June 2014 was conferred with the prestigious Bharat Ratna JRD Tata Award for 2013 by the Aeronautical Society of India (ASI).
He received the award for his contribution in improving ANS infrastructure in the country for enhancing safety, efficiency and capacity of the airspace and also towards seamless ATM and global harmonization. He also won international ATC Awards consecutively for three years.
About Bharat Ratna JRD Tata Award
The Award was instituted by Aeronautical Society of India (ASI) and will be given to an individual making outstanding contributions in the field of civil aviation.
It is an annual national award given in recognition and appreciation of outstanding contribution and achievements made in the field of aeronautics and airspace sciences.