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King Charles III’s first Birthday Honours List features over 40 Indians

The list comprises a total of 1,171 recipients.

The British government, on June 16, released King Charles III's first Birthday Honours List, which includes more than 40 individuals of Indian origin, from various fields, for their contributions and achievements across various fields.

Dr Parvinder Kaur Aley, the director of Global Operations at the Oxford Vaccine Group, University of Oxford, has been honoured as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her exceptional contributions to vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Prokar Dasgupta, the foundation professor of Surgery at King's Health Partners and chair in Robotic Surgery and Urological Innovation at King's College London, has been bestowed with an OBE for his significant achievements and contributions to the fields of surgery and science.

Anuj Chande, partner and head of the South Asia Business Group at Grant Thornton UK LLP, has been awarded an OBE for his contributions to international trade and investment. Hina Solanki, the founder of Sol Cosmedics, has been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her contributions to business and charity.

The list also names 10 British Empire Medal (BEM) recipients of Indian origin, including Balvir Mohan Bhalla, the founder of the Super Cool Friends Charity, who has been recognized for his outstanding services to the community in Ilford, London Borough of Redbridge, Rakesh Chauhan for his contributions to music, charity, and mental health within the British Asian community, and Kailash Malhotra, a dedicated Peer Educator Volunteer at Kidney Research UK, has for his remarkable services in promoting kidney organ donation among minority ethnic groups.

Additionally, Balbir Kaur and Kuldeep Singh Dhillon, both postmasters, have been awarded the BEM for their exceptional services to the community in Birchwood, Cheshire.

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