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India Abroad Person of the Year Ceremony

Last updated on: March 6, 2010 13:27 IST

Image: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is India Abroad Person of the Year 2009. The award was presented by lawyer Vanita Gupta and Ambassador Prabhu Dayal.

India Abroad Young Achiever Award

Image: Kavya Shivashankar with Jay Goyal and Neal Simon
Kavya Shivashankar receives her India Abroad Young Achiever Award from Ohio State Representative Jay Goyal (centre) and Neal Simon of the University of Antigua.

India Abroad Gopal Raju Award for Community Service

Image: Sudha Acharya, Upendra J Chivukula and Sam Bhatia
South Asian Council for Social Services Executive Director Sudha Acharya accepts her India Abroad Gopal Raju Award for Community Service from New Jersey Assemblyman Upendra J Chivukula (centre) and Sam Bhatia of Continental Airlines.

India Abroad Face of the Future Award

Image: Priyamvada Natarajan, Manjul Bhargava and Jamie Haenggi
Priyamvada Natarajan (left) an associate professor of astronomy and physics at Yale University, accepts the India Abroad Face of the Future 2009 Award, with inaugural Face of the Future winner, Princeton University Professor Manjul Bhargava (centre) and Jamie Haenggi of Vonage, the event's presenting sponsor.

India Abroad Award for Lifetime Service to the Community

Image: Sreedhar Menon, Manjeev Singh Puri and Vijay Dandapani
Philanthropist Sreedhar Menon (right) accepts the India Abroad Award for Lifetime Service to the Community from Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri (centre) and Vijay Dandapani, president and COO Apple Core hotels.

India Abroad Publisher's Special Award for Excellence

Image: Madhulika Sikka with Ajit Balakrishnan
National Public Radio's Morning Edition Executive Producer Madhulika Sikka receives the India Abroad Publisher's Special Award for Excellence from India Abroad publisher and rediff.com CEO Ajit Balakrishnan.

India Abroad Publisher's Special Award for Excellence

Image: Raju Narisetti with Ajit Balakrishnan
The Washington Post Managing Editor Raju Narisetti accepts the India Abroad Publisher's Special Award for Excellence from India Abroad Publisher and rediff.com CEO Ajit Balakrishnan.

India Abroad Publisher's Special Award for Excellence

Image: Abhijat Joshi with Ajit Balakrishnan
Abhijat Joshi, who co-wrote Bollywood hits 3 Idiots and Lage Raho Munna Bhai, accepts the India Abroad Publisher's Special Award for Excellence from India Abroad Publisher and rediff.com CEO Ajit Balakrishnan.

India Abroad Award for Lifetime Achievement

Image: Sonny Mehta, Padma Desai, Madhur Jaffrey and Suketu Mehta
Publisher and CEO of Alfred A Knopf Sonny Mehta (second from left) accepts the India Abroad Award for Lifetime Achievement from Columbia University Professor Padma Desai (left), actress Madhur Jaffrey, and author Suketu Mehta.

The Winners

Image: The nine honorees at the 2009 India Abroad Person of the Year awards ceremony
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi

The nine honorees at the 2009 India Abroad Person of the Year awards ceremony.

From left: Raju Narisetti, Kavya Shivashankar, Priyamvada Natarajan, Sonny Mehta, Sudha Acharya, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Sreedhar Menon, Madhulika Sikka and Abhijat Joshi