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NRI leader lauded for backing Indo-US ties

A prominent Indian American community leader from Texas has been honoured for his role in promoting ties between India and the US.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2008 13:27 IST

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A prominent Indian American community leader from Texas has been honoured for his role in promoting ties between India and the US.

Ashok Mago, Chairman of the Dallas based US-India Forum and a community leader has been nominated for the "Apostle of International Understanding" by the Unity International Foundation for his "exceptional role in bring India closer to the USA".

Mago played a prominent role in the passage of the Henry Hyde Act of 2006 dealing with the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal.

He is the founding Chair of the Greater Dallas Indo American Chamber of Commerce; a former Chair of the Asian American Chamber and a former Member of the Board of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airports.

The earlier recipients of the award include people from Japan, Austria, Norway, Argentina, Tunisia and Britain.