Seven persons under the category of foreigners, NRI and PIO were today selected for the Padma awards. Indian-American businessman Ashok Kumar Mago was selected for the Padma Shri. Mr. Mago, Chairman and CEO of Dallas-based business and investment consulting company, Mago & Associates, has helped raise millions of dollars for Dallas Asian organisations.

Others selected for the Padma Shri are Dr. Siddharth Mukherjee (oncologist) from the U.S., Dr. Vamsi Mootha (biomedical research) also from the U.S., and Dr. Sengaku Mayeda (literature and education) from Japan.

Those awarded the Padma Bhushan include Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne H. Rudolph for literature and education (U.S.) and Anisuzzaman, eminent faculty of Bengali language at the University of Dhaka (literature and education), Bangladesh.

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