40 Indian origin personalities make their place in King Charles III’s Birthday Honors list


The government of the United Kingdom released the official list of notable attendees from the distinct sectors of the world, who have given significant contributions in the field of medicine and business and served the community on the larger spectrum. The nominations list is reviewed by an independent set of experts who meet twice a year and then the final committee agrees upon the index names, which are then passed on to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and then to King, who will be presenting the awards.

1171 people have been privileged with the honour among which 40 are Indian-origin specialists. One of the members includes Dr Parvinder Kaur Aley who is the director of Global operations at Oxford University. She will be honoured as Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for her needful services asserting to vaccines during the pandemic.

While Professor Prokar Dasgupta, foundation professor of surgery at the King’s College London will also be vested with an OBE for his major contribution in the field of surgery. Other than this, Indian-originated business leaders like Anuj Chande, who is the head of the South Asian Business Group will be granted an OBE for his services in the sector of trade and investment and Hina Solanki, founder of Sol Cosmedics will receive an MBE (Member of the order of the British Empire) for her valuable services to charity and business.


Other personalities receiving the honour of OBE include Anju Kumar, a gynaecologist, who has done a fabulous job for the welfare of women, Varinder Hayre, the District Crown Prosecutor giving his services in the arena of law and order and Chairperson of UK Green Buildings Council, Sunand Prasad for his work in resourceful utilization of energy.

Adhering to the British Empire Medal (BEM) are the dignified specialists such as Balvir Mohan Bhalla, founder of Super Cool Friends Charity and providing services majorly during COVID-19, Rekesh Chauhan, a pianist who will be awarded for his work and charity relating to mental health issues in the British Asian Community and Kailash Malhotra a Peer Educator Volunteer for his help in donating Kidney organs for the minority group in the country.

The list was released on the night of the 16th of June and the Deputy Prime Minister has made a remark saying that this year’s list includes people who have given their honest support for the aid of the society.