NEW DELHI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Shan Nair, Co-founder of Nair & Co., a leading global integrated solution provider helping companies expand internationally, has won the 2008 ‘Hind Rattan’ also known as the ‘Jewel of India’ award, which is presented by the Non Resident Indian (NRI) Welfare Society of India, a prestigious global non-profit organization.
The award recognizes the economic and philanthropic achievements of the Indian Diaspora. In its 28th year now, the “Hind Rattan” is presented each year to leading expatriates. The five-day awards program began in the Indian capital New Delhi on January 24 with a dinner reception and cultural extravaganza.
India’s external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee, power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, labor minister Oscar Fernandes, and sports and youth affairs minister M.S. Gill joined other government dignitaries, diplomats and industrialists at the award gala on January 25th at New Delhi’s Lalit Intercontinental Hotel.
“We are proud of NRIs like Dr. Shan Nair for making substantial contributions in strengthening India’s economy,” said Deepak Singh, convener of the NRI Welfare Society of India.
The ‘Hind Rattan’ award adds to a growing list of accolades for Dr. Nair who received the ‘Bharat Samman’ award in early January, and the ‘Gullands Excellence Award’ for contribution in science and business, and ‘Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business’ award in 2008.
“It is a great honor to be part of this prestigious group. I congratulate my peers who are all helping bring wealth and prosperity to India,” Dr. Shan Nair said.
With the ‘Hind Rattan’ award, Dr. Nair joins an illustrious list of past awardees that include Hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal (U.S.), former diplomat and UNESCO’s goodwill ambassador Madanjeet Singh (U.S.), Hotelier Nawab Gaur (U.K.), Justice Mota Singh (U.K.), and British Member Of Parliament P.S. Khabra (U.K.).
This year’s “Hind Rattan” awardees from the United States are: Dr. Ahmed D. Faheem, Dr. Anil K. Mandal, Dr. Anup Hazra, Dr. Anuj Bhargava, Dr. Ashok Kumar Sahai, Acharya Sri Khadi Madama, Ajay Khetani, Hasu Patel, Dr. Masood A. Rizvi, Malathi Iyengar, Dr. Madhavi Kasam, Dr. Madhu Singh, Oliver M. Das, Dr. Prasad Srinivasan, Dr. Ramamohan Rao V. Ballem, Satish Maripuri, Dr. Shelia Bhattacharya and Dr. Shan Nair.
An Oxford-educated former-nuclear scientist, Dr. Nair began his career in the U.K. nuclear industry. He worked as an accountant in the early 1990s, and founded Nair & Co. in 1994. He currently oversees the overall development, its policies, strategies and goals.
Today, Nair & Co. supports 700+ client operations in over 40 countries. Headquartered in the U.K., Nair & Co. has key offices in India, China, U.S., and Japan. It offers a one-stop solution for companies seeking to make their overseas expansion less risky, stress free and more strategic in the finance, tax, HR, compliance and legal arenas.
For more information on Dr. Shan Nair or Nair & Co., please visit www.nair-co.com.