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January 16, 2023

Professor Chennupati Jagadish received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award astatine a ceremonial successful Indore.

The Indian Government has recognised Australian Academy of Science President Professor Chennupati Jagadish AC PresAA FREng FTSE for his outstanding achievements successful science, exertion and acquisition during an planetary grant ceremony.

Professor Jagadish is 1 of 30 radical calved successful India—now wide dispersed crossed the world—to person the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award this year, and the lone Indian-Australian.

Professor Jagadish is the lone Indian-Australian awardee successful 2023.

He travelled from Canberra to person the grant from President Droupadi Murmu during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, held from 8–10 January successful Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

Professor Jagadish said it’s the highest honour fixed to Indians surviving overseas by the Indian Government.

“It has been a humbling acquisition to person this grant from the President of India. I americium grateful for this honour from the Government of India for my contributions to science, exertion and education.

“I americium passionate astir doing subject and making a quality successful different people’s lives; immoderate recognitions are a bonus. I’m grateful to some the Australian and Indian Governments for honouring maine and recognising my efforts during the past 35-plus years.”

Having studied by the airy of a kerosene lamp until twelvemonth 7 and having lived with his precocious schoolhouse maths teacher to beryllium capable to decorativeness precocious school, Professor Jagadish is present recognised arsenic a satellite person successful the tract of semiconductor optoelectronics—with his enactment wide utilised successful optical connection systems and infrared detectors successful defence, biomedical and manufacturing.

In 2015, Professor Jagadish and his woman Dr Vidya Jagadish launched the Chennupati and Vidya Jagadish endowment fund to enactment students and researchers from processing countries to sojourn Australia and prosecute collaborative research.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said successful a connection that an awards committee including the Honourable Vice President and different distinguished members prime the awardees, who correspond “the excellence achieved by our diaspora successful assorted fields”.

Other recipients successful 2023 see the Guyana President Mohamed Irfaan Ali, and a businessman who helped evacuate Indian students from Ukraine into Poland erstwhile the warfare with Russia erupted.

Academy Fellow Professor Veena Sahajwalla FAA FTSE received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award successful 2011 for her outstanding achievements successful science.

See the afloat database of recipients for 2023.