Padmashri Dr.B. Sivanthi Adityan was an educationist, an industrialist, a sports administrator and a Philanthropist, had been awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India in 2008. He had been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letter by 5 varsities in recognition of his contribution to the development of higher education, industry and sports. In 1995, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) bestowed ‘ Olympic Order of Merit ’ in recognition of his outstanding service to sports and Education. He was the President of Indian Olympic Association from 1987 to 1996 and was also the Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia. He got a gold medal from the International Volleyball Federation for his Contribution to the Sport in India.