Fifteen people of Indian origin who have excelled in their respective fields are being honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on the concluding day of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Tuesday.
The largest number - four - of the awardees is from the United States. Two are from the United Arab Emirates and the others from the United Kingdom, Canada, Fiji, Portugal, Kenya, Malaysia, Germany, Jamaica and South Africa.
The award winners are: Dave Sukhdip Singh Hayer (Canada), Sir Moti Tikaram (Fiji), Sibabrata Roy (Germany), P. Jayaraman, Nirmal K. Sinha, Dr. M. Anirudhan and Gopal Raju (all from the US), Kenneth S. Benjamin (Jamaica), Pheroze Nowrojee (Kenya), Abdool Magid Abdool Karim Vakil (Portugal), Billy Nair (South Africa), Dr. K.R Somasundaram (Malaysia), Syed M. Salahuddin and B.R. Shetty (UAE) and Lord Daljit Rana (United Kingdom).