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By: AB Wire

Five Indian American Malayalees were honored by the Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Centre for their outstanding achievements and services to the society.

Kerala Centre board member and trustee Thomas Abraham, “Kerala Centre has been honouring outstanding achievers since 1991 and every year we invite nominations and the committee has to make a unanimous choice for a candidate in a category to be selected to receive the award and this year is no different from previous years in terms of their achievements.”

The Civic Centre will honor the achievers during its 23rd Annual Awards Banquet on November 5 in New York.

The Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Centre will honor Arun M Kumar, Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial Service. Kumar leads the trade and investment promotion efforts of the US Government and Ram Menon, a Partner at KPMG for corporate leadership.

The other recipients include Jay Radhakrishnan, professor of Medicine at Columbia University and Clinical Chief of the Nephrology Division at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in Medicine, T V RajanBabu, Professor and Kimberly Chair in Chemistry at Ohio State University in Applied Sciences and Manohar Thomas, a Malayalam writer and community activist who has been very active for over 30 years in promoting Malayalam language and literature of Kerala in US for Promoting Literary Work and Community Service.

Kerala Centre president Thambi Thalappillil said the Centre had recognized 131 achievers in the last 23 years who have continued to become bigger achievers and contributors to the society.

This story was originally published on The American Bazaar.