Kapurthala man is amongst notable achievers of 2007

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Kapurthala, Dec 16 (UNI) Acclaimed Hindu chaplain and Indo-American leader, Rajan Zed of Nevada (USA), who grew up in Kapurthala, has made it to the highly competitive list of "Seven Notable Achievers of 2007", compiled by distinguished Indo-American magazine "Khabar".

Other six listed with him are: Bobby Jindal, newly elected Louisiana Governor, who at 36 is the youngest Governor in the country; Rajendra Pachauri, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore; Sunita Williams, famed astronaut; Rajiv Chandrasekaran, national editor of The Washington Post; Professor Srinivasa Varadhan, who won Abel Prize in mathematics for probability theory and Professor Renu Khator, who became President of the University of Houston.

This 15-year old English monthly from Georgia, "Khabar", which describes itself as "Passport to the Indian-American Community", has published this annual list in its December issue.

Mr Zed has already been included in the list of top ten newsmakers of 2007, published in December by another prestigious Indo-American English monthly from California, "India Currents".

Besides chaplain Zed, other winners common in both the lists are Governor Bobby Jindal and astronaut Sunita Williams.

Mr Zed, who read the historic first Hindu prayer in the United States Senate in Washignton DC in July last, is listed in "Who's Who in America". He serves on various Boards of Directors, and is very active in interfaith dialogue in the US.


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