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Encyclopedia > Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman is an award constituted by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs in conjunction with the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, to honor exceptional and meritorious contribution in their chosen field/profession. The award is given by the President of India. The Government of India (Hindi: भारत सरकार Bhārat Sarkār), officially referred to as the Union Government, and commonly as Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of a federal union of 28 states and 7 union territories, collectively called the Republic of India. ... The Government of India recognizes the first week of January as the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Hindi: Pravasi - Non-resident or diaspora, Bharatiya - Indian, Divas - day). ...

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Awardees for 2007

Country Name Description Field of Merit
Flag of United States United States Gopal Raju journalist, founder-editor India Abroad Media
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Lord Diljit Rana Hon. Consul Belfast, Managing Director Andras House Business
Flag of Canada Canada Dave Sukhdip Singh Hayer Public Affairs
Flag of United States United States Dr. Madhavan Anirudhan President Essen Nutrition Business
Flag of South Africa South Africa Billy Nair Member of Parliament, ANC South Africa Public Affairs
Flag of Kenya Kenya Pheroze Nowrojee Advocate, Human Rights Activist Community Affairs
Flag of United States United States Nirmal K. Sinha Community Leader, Significant contribution to fostering friendship between India and USA Community Affairs
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Tan Sri Dato K.R. Somasundram Executive Chairman, National Land Finance Co-operative Society Public Affairs
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica Kenneth S. Benjamin Founder and chairman of the Guardsman Group Business
Flag of Germany Germany Sibabrata Roy President Indo-German Society Hamburg, Promoter of Indian Culture in Germany Community Affairs
Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Syed M. Salahuddin Managing Director, ETA-Ascon Group Business
Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Dr. Bavaguthu R. Shetty Businessman Pharmaceuticals, Chairman Board of Governors Abu Dhabi Indian School Business
Flag of Fiji Fiji Sir Moti Tikaram Justice, National President Fiji World Jurist Association Public Affairs
Flag of Portugal Portugal Dr. Abdool Magid Karim Vakil President Comunidade Islamica de Lisboa Business
Flag of United States United States Dr. P. Jayaraman Writer, Promoter of Hindi language and literature Culture

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Awardees for 2006

Country Name Description
Flag of Thailand Thailand Shivnath Rai Bajaj
Flag of Israel Israel Eliahu Bezale
Flag of Mauritius Mauritius Abdool Raouf Bundhun
Flag of Philippines Philippines Pratima Kale
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Majid Uddin Kazi
Flag of Qatar Qatar C.K. Menon
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Gulam Kaderbhai Noon
Flag of United States United States Sudhir Parikh
Flag of Guyana Guyana Yesu Persaud
Flag of Seychelles Seychelles V. Ramadoss
Flag of South Africa South Africa Sisupal Rambharos
Flag of United States United States Niranjan S. Shah
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong Rusy M. Shroff
Flag of Réunion Réunion Jean-Paul Virapoule
Flag of United States United States Fareed Zakaria journalist, editor of Newsweek International

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Awardees for 2005

Country Name Description
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong M. Arunachalam President, Asia Pacific India Chambers of Commerce
Flag of United States United States Jagdish Bhagwati Indian American economist
Flag of South Africa South Africa Amina Cachalia Women's activist, politician
Flag of Tanzania Tanzania J.K. Chande Chancellor, International Medical and Technological University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Flag of Germany Germany Alokeranjan Dasgupta Poet, philosopher, academic
Flag of South Africa South Africa Ahmed Kathrada South African anti-apartheid activist
Flag of United States United States Sunil Khilnani Political scientist, writer
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Basdeo Panday Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Bhikhu Chotalal Parekh member, British House of Lords
Flag of United States United States Sam Pitroda Indian American entrepreneur and Indian communications policymaker
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Vikram Seth Novelist and poet
Flag of United States United States M. Night Shyamalan Indian American film screenwriter, director and producer
Flag of Fiji Fiji Vijay Singh Indo-Fijian golfer
Dr. Sant Singh Virmani Rice scientist
Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Yusuffali M.A. Owner of EMKE Group (Abu Dhabi based Indian congleramate)

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Awardees for 2004

Country Name Description
Flag of Thailand Thailand Dipak Jain Dean, Kellogg School of Management
Flag of United States United States late Kalpana Chawla Astronaut
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Justice Ahmed Moosa Ebrahim
Flag of Guyana Guyana Bharrat Jagdeo President of Guyana
Flag of Fiji Fiji Mahendra Pal Chaudhry
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Dr. Marian Chisti
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Lord Meghnad Desai Economist, Writer, Labour politician
Flag of United States United States Narinder Singh Kapany
Flag of United States United States Shashi Tharoor Writer
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Sukhi Turner Fmr. Mayor of Dunedin, New Zealand

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See also

The Government of India recognizes the first week of January as the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Hindi: Pravasi - Non-resident or diaspora, Bharatiya - Indian, Divas - day). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

References

  • Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards
  • Official Press release referring to the 2007 awards

 
 

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