The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Overseas Indian Honour/Award) is an award constituted by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India in conjunction with the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-Resident Indian Day), to honour exceptional and meritorious contribution in their chosen field/profession. Here is a quiz on the popular recipients of the Award.
1. This Indian-born Mexican scientist was the winner of the 2014 World Food Prize. A recipient of Padma Shri in 2001, he was hornoured with Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2015.
Dr. Rajaram Sanjaya
Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi
Mahendra Nath Mehta
Nathu Ram Puri
2. A recipient of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2015, he is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft.
Sanjay K Jha
3. A relative of Mahatma Gandhi, this personality is a recipient of Padma Bhushan in 2007 and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2014 for contributions in promotingties between Indian and South Africa
4. He is an Indian telecom engineer, popularly known as the Father of India’s Computer and IT Revolution. He founded National Innovation Council and has served as an advisor to the United Nations. Do you know this personality who received Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2005?
5. This Indian novelist and poet is a recipient of Padma Shri in 2007 and the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2005. He has received Sahitya Akademi Award in 1988 for his work “The Golden Gate”. Who is he?
6. He is an American filmmaker born in Mahe who has been nominated for Academy Award for Best Director for the film Sixth Sense. Honoured with Padma Shri in 2008, he is also a recipient of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2005. Who are we talking about?
Manoj Night Shyamalan
7. The UAE-based Indian billionaire businessman and owner of a hypermarket chain that employs the largest number of Indians outside India was ranked No. 1 in Top 100 Indian business owners in the Arab World 2018. Name the recipient of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman 2005
B R Shetty
M A Yusuf Ali
8. The first woman of Indian origin to go to space, this NASA Astronaut is regarded as a national hero. She was one of the recipients of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2003. Do you know who she is?
9. He was formerly Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and contested for the post of Secretary-General in 2006 and was awarded Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2004. Served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs, he has been serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha since 2009. Who is he?
Ram Vilas Paswan
10. This Indian-American economist has been the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund since 2019. In 2019 she has been awarded Pravasi Bharatiya Samman. Who is she?