Indra Nooyi is the India Abroad Person of the Year 2006.
Chairman of Rohm and Haas Raj L Gupta conferred the award on the CEO and chairperson-designate of PepsiCo, the World’s second largest beverages company.
The first award of the evening was the first Community Leader Award 2006, conferred on activist Swadesh Chatterjee.
Chatterjee was chosen for the award for his unstinting efforts in uniting an often-disparate Indian-American community and powering it behind the India-US nuclear bill.
Novelist Salman Rushdie was chosen for the first India Abroad Lifetime Achievement Award for his stellar corpus of work, and for his tireless encouragement to young writers.
Astronaut Sunita Williams, who is currently orbiting the earth on the International
Space Station, was conferred the India Abroad Publisher's Award for Excellence.
Her parents Dr Deepak and Bonnie Pandya received the award from Publisher Ajit Balakrishnan.
This is the fifth year of the India Abroad Person of the Year awards.
Past winners include Iowa legislator Swati Dandekar, Co-founder of NGO Indicorps, gymnast Mohini Bhardwaj and United States Congressman Bobby Jindal.
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