Honors and Awards

1992
National Award of Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, conferred by the President of Pakistan for making outstanding contributions to the archaeology and culture of Pakistan.
1967
Fulbright-Hays Travel Grant to commence Graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
1967-68
JDR 3rd Fund Grant for Graduate study and Research, U.S.A.
1968-70
University of Pennsylvania Museum Research Fellowship, U.S.A.
1973
Iranian Ministry of Culture and Arts Grant to attend Second Archaeological Symposium and sites in Iran.1977 Fulbright-Hays Travel Award for teaching at University of Berkeley and lecturing at various American Universities.
1987
IsMEO (Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente) Grant to participate in the Ninth International Conference on South Asian Archaeology at Venice, Italy.
1988-89
Fulbright-Hays Senior Scholars Grant to do research and teach at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
1990
Postgraduate Research Institute of Archaeology, Colombo grant to participate in the Symposium on the History and Technology in South and Southeast Asia at Kandy, Sri Lanka.
1991 and 1995 (Twice)
The British Council Grants, for participation in International Conferences at Cambridge University, U.K.
1993
ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) Sri Lanka Grant to attend Tenth General Conference of the ICOMOS at Colombo.
1994
Lumbini Development Trust and Japan Buddhist Federation Grant to attend “Specialists’ Meeting for the Maya Devi Temple Restoration Project” at Lumbini, Nepal.
1995
UNESCO’s Grant to attend meeting of Experts on World Heritage Information Management in Paris, France.
1997
IsMEO Grant to participate in the 14th International Conference on South Asian Archaeology in Rome, Italy.
1998-99
Visiting Fellowship, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, U.K.
2000
Stein-Arnold Research Grant of the British Academy, London.
2001
Travel Grant from Boston University to attend 16th International Conference on South Asian Archaeology in Paris, France.
2004
De Montfort University, Leicester and Circle of Inner Asian Art, University of London Grant to participate in an International Conference on “The South Asian Legacy of Sir Aurel Stein” at Leicester, U.K., 6 & 7 March, 2004.
2004
Ministry of Culture, Government of Turkmenistan Grant to participate in the International Conference on Architecture of Sultan Sanjar at Ashgabad, November 17 & 18, 2004.
2005
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, RIHN, Kyoto Grant to participate in an International Symposium on Ethnogenesis of South and Central Asia, June 6 – 8, 2004.
2005
Two Grants from Boston University, U.S.A. and Victoria & Albert Museum, U.K. for participation in the Biennial  Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists and Art Historians at London, July 4 – 8, 2005.
2005
ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) China Grant to participate in the ICOMOS 15th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium on “ Monuments in their Settings: Conserving Cultural Heritage in Changing Townscapes and Landscapes” at Xian, October 17 – 21, 2005