List of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman-2017 Awardees

IAS Prelims 2023

14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations was held in Bangalore from January 7-9,2017. It was decided late last year to hold the PBD conventions after an interval of two years.

The number of awards conferred in PBD 2017 have been doubled to 30.

The Jury-cum-Awards Committee, chaired by Vice-President, considered all the nominations for the PBSA. Following were selected for PBD Awards 2017:

S.NO. Name Country Field
1 Dr. Gorur Krishna Harinath Australia Community Service
2 . Mr. Rajasekharan Pillai Valavoor Kizhakkathil Bahrain Business
3 . Antwerp Indian Association Belgium Community Service
4 . Mr. Nazeer Ahamed Mohamed Zackiriah Brunei Community Service
5. Mr. Mukund Bhikhubhai Purohit Canada Business
6. Mr. Nalinkumar Sumanlal Kothari Djibouti Community Service
7. Mr. Vinod Chandra Patel Fiji Social Service
8. Mr. Raghunath Marie Antonin Manet France Arts & Culture
9. Dr. Lael Anson E. Best Israel Medical Science
10. Dr. Sandip Kumar Tagore Japan Arts & Culture
11. Mr. Ariful Islam Libya Community Service
12 . Tan Sri Dato Dr. Muniandy Thambirajah Malaysia Education and Community
Service
13 . Hon’ble Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth Mauritius Public Service
14 . H.E. Mr. Antonio Luis Santos da Costa Portugal Public Service
15 . Dr. Raghavan Seetharaman Qatar Business Management
16 . Ms. Zeenat Musarrat Jafri Saudi Arabia Education
17. Singapore Indian Association Singapore Community Service
18. Dr. Carani Balaraman Sanjeevi Sweden Medicine
19 . Mr. Susheel Kumar Saraff Thailand Business
20. Mr. Winston Chandarbhan Dookeran Trinidad & Tobago Public Service
21. Mr. Vasudev Shamdas Shroff United Arab Emirates Community Service
22 . India Social and Cultural Centre, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Philanthropy and Community Service
23 . Rt. Hon’ble Ms. Priti Patel United Kingdom Public Service
24 . Ms. Neena Gill United Kingdom Public Service
25 . Mr. Hari Babu Bindal USA Environmental Engineering
26 . Dr. Bharat Haridas Barai USA Community Service
27 . Ms. Nisha Desai Biswal USA Public Affairs
28 . Dr. Mahesh Mehta USA Community Service
29 . Mr. Ramesh Shah USA Community Service
30. Dr. Sampatkumar Shidramapa Shivangi USA Community Leadership