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Rare honour for Ludhiana couple

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, October 05, 2012
First Published: 20:05 IST(5/10/2012) | Last Updated: 20:07 IST(5/10/2012)

In a rare honour, a Ludhiana-based couple has been nominated to the post of honorary mayor president of Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana State, USA, for distinguished achievements in their respective fields.

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Bharat Bir Singh Sobti, an advocate in the Punjab and Haryana high court, and his wife Dr Praveen C Sobti, a doctor, were bestowed with the honour on August 31 by Baton Rouge mayor president Melvin L Kip Holden.

While Bharat Bir has served as senior additional advocate general of Punjab, Dr Praveen is a professor in the department of paediatrics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. She had previously been honoured with a parman patra and woman of the year award for her efforts in treating blood disorders and cancers in children.

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