Niranjan Shah is an Indian-American and his home country of India has always had a special place in his heart. He has done so many humanitarian things for his country; he’s worked with leaders to help with Indian global relations and has connected his two homes of America and India to make a better world for both.
He worked to help the conclusion of the Indo-U.S. civil nuclear initiative, which helped bring peaceful cooperation between the two countries along with a stronger bond. He’s also been vital in helping other fellow Indian Americans here in America and was called “a formidable fundraiser” by former President Clinton for the American Indian Foundation. Also working with the White House he has provided over 200,000 pounds of food, medical supplies, clothing and shelter for victims of the Gujarat earthquake in 2001.
These acts have not gone unnoticed by the people of India with the Indian government awarding him with the Vishwa Gujari award and nominating him for the honorable Padma Vibhushan award, one of the country’s highest honors. He’s also been named News India-Times Man of the Year and has been praised by the prime minister of India, Manmohan Singh.
Even though Niranjan Shah is a global figure it’s nice to see that he works so hard to help the countries he has roots in.
Niranjan Shah efforts have not gone unnoticed by the people who recommend him and organizations that have praised his efforts, values, and humanitarian charitable donations. However, another aspect of praise that Shah has received is from the countless awards and accolades he’s been given over his lifetime both in the United States and in his home country of India. Each award is indication of the work that Shah has done to both better his community.
Some of these awards include the 2005 Light of Gujarat award, which was presented by the Governor of Gujarat to Shah to praise Shah on his contributions to his home of India. In 2001, Shah was named Business Person of the Year by the Asian American Alliance in Chicago, which shows that he is not only a humanitarian but also a savvy businessman. Following in that the American Society of Civil Engineers in Illinois, where his corporation Globetrotters Inc. is located, also named him citizen engineer of the year in 1991. Even his projects are award winning as shown by the award of Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for his Deep Tunnel Project for Pollution Control in Metropolitan Chicago that was given back in 1986.
All of these awards show all aspects of whom Niranjan Shah is. He’s a businessman, humanitarian, an innovator, and a man who is recognized as such by his peers and fellow countrymen.