Sudhir Parikh: The man who cures
A votary of strong Indo-US relations, he received international acclaim in the treatment of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.india Updated: Jan 08, 2006 21:28 IST
Prominent Indian-American physician, activist and philanthropist Parikh had dedicated himself to furthering the political empowerment of the two-million-strong Indian American community.
He was bestowed the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honour earlier this year for his lifetime of community service, currently heads the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), the umbrella organisation of Indian organisations in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
"I'm honoured to be selected for this award that seeks to honour people of Indian origin who have made a difference to global well-being. I want to dedicate this award to the thousands of Indians living outside their homeland whose efforts have reiterated time and again that East or West, Indians are the Best," says Parikh.
A long-time votary of strong Indo-US relations, the doctor received international acclaim in the treatment of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
He is married to Sudha S Parikh, an Anesthesiologist in the United States, and they have two children.
First Published: Jan 08, 2006 21:27 IST