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Winners' Gallery: India Abroad Person of the Year 2013

Last updated on: June 22, 2014 12:50 IST

Winners' Gallery: India Abroad Person of the Year 2013

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A look at the winners of the India Abroad Person of the Year 2013 awards

Srikanth Srinivasan, for being the nation’s first Circuit Court Judge of South Asian descent; for personifying the best of America and of India; for making history.

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India Abroad Award for Lifetime Achievement 2013

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Arogyaswami J Paulraj, for his many services to the Indian nation; for revolutionizing wireless technology; for his pioneering contribution to Wi-Fi and 4G systems; for changing the way we live.

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Image: Arogyaswami J Paulraj
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi/Rediff.com

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India Abroad Publisher's Special Award for Excellence 2013

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Anuradha Bhagwati, for being a forceful voice for women in uniform; for spearheading reform to end sexual violence and discrimination in the armed forces; for being an agent for change for a better military.

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Image: Anuradha Bhagwati receiving the award from Rediff.com Founder and CEO Ajit Balakrishnan
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi/Rediff.com

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India Abroad Face of the Future 2013

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Manu Prakash, for being a passionate inventor; for his crusading commitment to bringing new technology to global health; for being a brilliant physicist with a child-like curiosity.

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Image: Manu Prakash
Photographs: Gunjesh Desai
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India Abroad Lifetime Service to the Community 2013

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Kumar Barve, for being the first Indian-American state legislator; for his innumerable contributions to public service; for being a political pioneer and role model.

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Image: Kumar Barve
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi/Rediff.com

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India Abroad Gopal Raju Award for Community Service 2013

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Mallika Dutt, for being at the forefront of the human rights movement; for challenging deep-rooted inequalities towards women; for starting a breakthrough global campaign against domestic violence.

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Image: Mallika Dutt with her award
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi/Rediff.com

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India Abroad Gopal Raju Award for Community Service 2013

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Deepa Iyer, for being a champion of immigrant rights; for her commitment to South Asian communities; for working towards creating a just and more welcoming America.

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Image: Deepa Iyer
Photographs: Gunjesh Desai

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India Abroad Friend of India Award 2013

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Sheldon Pollock, for nurturing one of the world’s oldest languages; for his masterful scholarship of Sanskrit; for his dedicated zeal towards the revival of Indian classical literature.

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Image: Sheldon Pollock
Photographs: Gunjesh Desai

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India Abroad Friend of India Award 2013

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James Ivory, for elegantly creating a classic genre; for a repertoire of exquisitely crafted films; for taking India to the world through cinema.

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Image: James Ivory receiving the award from noted food writer Madhur Jaffrey and Malayalam actor Mohanlal
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi/Rediff.com

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India Abroad Special Award for Achievement 2013

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Arvind Mahankali, for his exemplary perseverance; for being a titan speller; for consolidating an Indian-American tradition.

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Image: Arvind Mahankali
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi/Rediff.com

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India Abroad Special Award for Achievement 2013

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Sathwik Karnik, for his breathtaking mastery of the atlas; for being a brilliant competitor; for continuing a trend of excellence.


Image: Sathwik Karnik
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi

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