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Four Indian-Americans including Sunder Pichai honored with Great Immigrants Award

Indian-origin Google CEO Sunder Pichai

Washington, June 30 (UITV)- Indian-origin Google CEO Sunder Pichai and three other India-Americans are among the 42 US nationals honoured with this year’s prestigious “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” award for their inspiring professional accomplishment.

Pichai is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Google Inc. He became the CEO of Google in August 10, 2015 after previously being appointed Product Chief by CEO Larry Page. He also worked at Applied Materials and McKinsey and Company before joining Google in 2004.

The annual award of the Carnegie Corporation would be presented to them at the event in New York on June 30.

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

Vikram Malhotra is the chairman of the Americas at McKinsey and is a member of the Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He graduated from Doon School in Dehradun and did honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Hari Sreenivasan is an American broadcast journalist currently serving as the anchor for PBS NewsHour and PBS NewsHour weekend. Bharti Mukherjee is an American novelist and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. She was born in Kolkata in 1940 and attended University of Calcutta and University of Baroda. She has authored ‘The Tiger’s Daughter’, ‘The Middleman and Other Stories’ and ‘Jasmine’ among others.

For 2016, the Corporation named 42 honorees, which represent some 30 different countries of origin, a wide range of personal immigration stories, and inspiring professional accomplishments.