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Two Indian Americans among 27 recipients of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

The Indian Americans were selected for the award for their significant contribution to the field of business

(L-R) Darshan Singh Dhaliwal and Raj Subramaniam (Images via Twitter and FedEx)

The Indian government recently announced the recipients of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards, the highest honor conferred on overseas Indians. Included in the list are two Indian Americans - FedEx Corporation CEO Rajesh Subramaniam and businessman and philanthropist Darshan Singh Dhaliwal.

Dhaliwal, originally from Punjab, immigrated to the US in 1972. He along with his brothers started their business in gasoline and real estate sectors. By 2004, his business grew to include over 1,000 petrol stations spread over 11 states, with annual sales of US$2 billion.

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