Mumbai (Agencies): Chief Mentor of IT giant Infosys N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Managing Director of state-owned ONGC R S Sharma and SBI chief O P Bhatt were honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Star News Talent Leadership and HR Award function here on Friday.

The awards were given away by a news channel to the captains of the corporate world at a ceremony for their contribution to leadership and human resource development.

Speaking on the occasion, Murthy said, "this award would motivate me to work harder and hopefully smarter. My father told me early in life to have habits that were easy on the pocket. It never cost much money to borrow books from public libraries, sit in parks and have friends."

ONGC CMD, R S Sharma, who also received the award said, "I am honoured to be getting the award in the presence of my role model Mr Narayana Murthy."

The channel honoured as many as 26 industry leaders from across the sectors.

Nitin Paranjpe, CEO of Hindustan Lever got the award for the most 'Outstanding Leader of the Year".

Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD of NTPC and B C Tripathi, CMD GAIL, received the award for the PSU category for 'Innovative HR Practices'.

Santrupt Misra of Aditya Birla Management Company and Gurdeep Singh of Aircel bagged the best CEO with HR Orientation award.

The exemplary leader award went to Aditya Birla Group Chairman, Kumar Mangalam Birla and Raymond Bickson, the CEO of Tata Group's Indian Hotels Company Limited.