Thirteen individuals from the Indian Diaspora have been conferred with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman at the seventh edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, underway in Chennai.
Ramdien Sardjoe, vice president, Suriname;
Angidi Veeriah, vice president, Mauritius;
Soman Baby, associate editor, Gulf Daily News, Bahrain;
Deepak Obhrai, MP, Canada;
Ylias Akhbaraly, businessman, Madagascar;
Tan Sri Vadeveloo, Malaysian senate president;
Ram Lakhania, the Netherlands community leader;
PNC Menon, philanthropist, Oman;
Paramananthan Naidoo, member of mayoral committee, Johannesburg;
J R Ganga Ramani, Abu Dhabi;
Baroness Sheela Flather, first ethnic minority councilor, the UK;
Prof C K Prahalad, distinguished management consultant; and
Prof Sumit Ganguly, expert on South Asia.
Further details are awaited.