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India Abroad Person of the Year Ceremony

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

India Abroad Person of the Year

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

Image: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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India Abroad Young Achiever Award

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

Image: Kavya Shivashankar with Jay Goyal and Neal Simon

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India Abroad Gopal Raju Award for Community Service

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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.

Image: Sudha Acharya, Upendra J Chivukula and Sam Bhatia

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India Abroad Face of the Future Award

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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.

Image: Priyamvada Natarajan, Manjul Bhargava and Jamie Haenggi

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India Abroad Award for Lifetime Service to the Community

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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.

Image: Sreedhar Menon, Manjeev Singh Puri and Vijay Dandapani

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India Abroad Publisher's Special Award for Excellence

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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.

Image: Madhulika Sikka with Ajit Balakrishnan

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India Abroad Publisher's Special Award for Excellence

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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.

Image: Raju Narisetti with Ajit Balakrishnan

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India Abroad Publisher's Special Award for Excellence

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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.

Image: Abhijat Joshi with Ajit Balakrishnan

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India Abroad Award for Lifetime Achievement

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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.

Image: Sonny Mehta, Padma Desai, Madhur Jaffrey and Suketu Mehta

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The Winners

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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


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