Honorees 2018

Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation Honorees

Honoress of 2013 Honoress of 2012 Honoress of 2011
Honoress of 2010 Honoress of 2009

Honorees 2013

Digpal Dharkar, MD

Born in 1954, Dr. Digpal Dharkar is a post graduate from the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, where he trained for about 8 years. Thereafter, he received 5 international fellowships (in Switzerland, U.K., Netherlands, France and U.S.A.), and was abroad for a couple of years.

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Himanshu Pandya, MD

Dr Himanshu Pandya currently is the PRESIDENT ELECT of AAPIQLI – American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Queens-Long Island for the year 2018. Dr. Pandya was the Chairperson of the annual Convention, AAPIQLI held in 2015 in New York. He was also Co-chair of the membership committee of AAPI (An organization with close to 100,000 member physicians) in 2015.

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Hon. Sam Pitroda

Mr. Sam Pitroda is an internationally respected telecom inventor, entrepreneur, development thinker, and policy maker who has spent 50 years in information and communications technology (ICT) and related global and national developments.

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Manjit Bains, MD

Dr. Manjit Singh Bains came to the United States in 1964 after doing M.B., B.S. from All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He did his residency training at Rochester General Hospital and a Fellowship in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell University Medical Center. He has stayed on the staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center since completing his fellowship in 1972. He is an Attending Surgeon in the Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a Professor of Surgery at Cornell University Medical College.

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Mr. Kanak Golia

Mr. Kanak Golia is currently the President & CEO of Perfume Center of America, a thriving global company that was founded in 1993. He started his business from the back of a mini-van with only 16 months of experience in the fragrance industry. Over several years, with his sharp business acumen, he built one of the largest state- of-the art distribution centers in America employing over 300 people. Recently, he was distinguished with the Top Two Asian American business awards.

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Mr. Sher Singh Madra

Mr. Sher Singh Madra, was raised in Haryana, India and in New Delhi with family members who were diplomats. Mr. Madra, after obtaining his education, left India for Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, he became a banker with the Bank of India, and gained fluency in Cantonese.

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Shakir Mukhi, MD

When they are amidst you, you do not pay much attention to what they have been doing, but when they leave this world, you feel a void, a void that is difficult to fill. Dr. Shakir Mukhi was such a person. He was like thousands of silent unsung and unknown heroes. He was a God-conscious human being, a physician, a successful business man, a loving husband, a compassionate father and a community advocate.

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Urmilesh Arya, MD

Dr. Urmilesh Arya – Pediatrician and Fellow of the American College of Pediatrics, presently retired as medical director at Queens Bridge Family Health Center, an affiliate of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital. And serving as C.O.O at Gastroenterology Associates in Brooklyn and Attending in Pediatrics at Wyckoff Heights Hosp.

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