For his outstanding support and distinguished services to Sankara Nethralaya, Shri. Hanuman Prasad Agarwala was conferred with the 2008 Sankara Ratna Award at a function held in Kolkata on August 16, 2009. He was presented with the award by Chief Guest Swami, Prabhananda Ji (General Secretary Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur).
Among those present on the occasion were senior members of Sankara Nethralaya — Dr. S.S. Badrinath (Chairman Emeritus), Shri V. Vaidhyanathan (Chairman), Dr. K.S. Vasan (Managing Director), Dr. Lingam Gopal (Director of Research, VRF) and Dr. Sujata Guha (Medical Director). Shri. Agarwala’s family as well as Mr. Todi and his family were also present.