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Four Indian Americans honoured with prestigious Great Immigrants Award

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Washington: Indian-origin Google CEO Sunder Pichai and three other Indian-Americans are among the 42 US nationals honoured with this year’s prestigious ‘Great Immigrants: The Pride of America’ award.

The other three Indian-Americans are Hari Sreenivasan, anchor and senior correspondent, PBS NewsHour, Vikram Malhotra, Chairman of the Americas at McKinsey & Company and Bharati Mukherjee, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author.

The annual award of the Carnegie Corporation would be presented to them at an event in New York on June 30, said a June 28 statement. For 2016, the Corporation named 42 honourees, who represent some 30 different countries of origin, a wide range of personal immigration stories, and inspiring professional accomplishments.

“These accomplished Americans are immigrants like our forefathers, who founded this nation of nations,” said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. “They are representative of the millions of immigrants who have come to the United States for economic opportunity, education, political or religious asylum, security, or reunification with families and relatives. They, like all Americans, share a common faith in this country,” he said.

Pakistani American Shaiza Rizavi, Partner, Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co is also among the list of awardees.

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