Prof. was invited to New Delhi to receive the Hind Rattan Award from the NRI Welfare Society. According to Wikipedia, “The Hind Rattan (Hindi phrase translated to English as “Jewel of India”) is one of the highest Indian diasporic awards granted annually to non-resident persons of Indian origin (NRIs) by the NRI Welfare Society of India….This award is considered the highest award for NRIs, PIO.” (

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