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News Release 11-067

NSF Director Awarded Prestigious Padma Shri From Government of India

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Photo of Subra Suresh receiving the Padma Shri from the Indian government.

Subra Suresh, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri today by the President of the Republic of India. Suresh, a United States citizen, was recognized for his distinguished work in U.S. science and engineering. The award was bestowed during a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

Padma Shri is one of the highest civilian honors bestowed by the Indian government. It honors service in any field and can include citizens of countries other than India.

Credit: Mohammed Shafiq

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