Pt. Ravi Shankar was awarded the three highest national civil honors of India: Padma Bhushan in 1967, Padma Vibhushan in 1981, and Bharat Ratna in 1999. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1962, and became a fellow of the academy in 1975. Pandit received the music award of the UNESCO International Music Council in 1975, three Grammy Awards. He also received the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 1991, the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1992, and the Polar Music Prize in 1998.