TIMES NOW, India’s No. 1 news channel and ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, jointly hosted the fourth edition of ‘TIMES NOW ICICI Bank NRI of the Year Awards powered by Global Indian International School’ on 11th July in Mumbai.
After its resounding success in the last 3 seasons, TIMES NOW and ICICI BANK organized the prestigious NRI of the Year Awards 2017, to salute the spirit of the Global Indian.
NRI of the Year Awards, this year was open to all Non Resident Indians (NRI), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Person of Indian origin (PIO) who reside in USA, Canada, UK, Middle East, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. The high profile jury for NRI of the Year Awards 2017 comprised of popular author Amish Tripathi, celebrated lyricist Prasoon Joshi, Satish Mahashinde, columnist Bachi Karkaria, and veteran journalist Kumar Ketkar.
The gala event was hosted by TV actor Karan Tacker and television presenter & singer Sophie Choudry. The event was graced by the presence of eminent personalities from the TV industry and Bollywood. This was the first event attended by the newly crowned Femina Miss India 2017 – Manushi Chhillar, Sana Dua– 1st Runner Up and Priyanka Kumari – 2nd Runner Up. The entire process of the awards right from the nominations to choosing the winners to evaluation process was managed by EY.
The fourth edition of TIMES NOW ICICI Bank NRI of the Year awards powered by Global Indian International School was awarded to 23 individuals under 11 different categories– Entrepreneur, Professional, Academics, Art & Culture, Philanthropy, Special Jury Award, India’s Global Icon Award, Global Indian Awards – Sports, Global Indian Awards – Science.
NRI of the Year is India’s most distinctive awards recognizing the outstanding achievements of the Indian Diaspora globally. With their grit and perseverance, Non Resident Indians (NRIs) have achieved tremendous success in various fields in the countries they have chosen to adopt as their homes.
Many NRIs are accomplished politicians, scientists, sportsmen, businessmen, professionals and academicians in various countries. Through this awards TIMES NOW and ICICI Bank recognised the success of these achievers.
List of Winners 2017
Name of the Winner
Global Indian Impact Icon
Baahubali –Tamannaah Bhatia and V Vijayendra Prasad (writer of Baahubali)
India’s Global Icon
Shri A. S. Kiran Kumar
Special Jury Award
Global Indian Award – Science
Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai
Dr Koppillil Radhakrishnan
Global Indian Awards – Sports
Art & Culture