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Pulitzer Prize Winner Siddhartha Mukherjee and Prof Raj Chetty Named among ‘2020 Great Immigrants’ Honourees

Pulitzer winner Siddhartha Mukherjee, Prof Raj Chetty among '2020 Great Immigrants' honoureesCarnegie Corporation of New York has named 2 renowned Indian-Americans, Siddhartha Mukherjee, a Pulitzer prize winner and Raj Chetty, Economics Professor at Harvard University among  ‘2020 Great Immigrants’ honourees.

About Siddhartha Mukherjee

i.Siddhartha Mukherjee was born in New Delhi. He is a noted biologist, oncologist, and the author of several acclaimed books.  He has been a faculty of Columbia University since 2009.

ii.He has educated the public about the coronavirus through essays and through various modes of social media.

Awards & Honours– He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’ in 2011. He received the Padma Shri in 2014. Among other honours this book was  listed in the  Time magazine’s “All-Time 100 Nonfiction Books”.

Books- His other books includeThe Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science (2015), and The Gene: An Intimate History (2016)

About Raj Chetty

i.Raj Chetty was born in New Delhi. He  served as a economics professor in University of California, Berkeley in 2003, Stanford in 2015, 

ii.He has helped to launch a resource to monitor the real-time economic impact of COVID-19 on people, businesses, and communities across the United States

Awards & Honours

i.He received the Padma Shri in 2015,  the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association in 2013 & Young Labor Economist Award in 2010.

ii.He has been named a MacArthur Fellow (2012) and an Andrew Carnegie Fellow (2019).

iii.Among other honours, he was listed as one of the top eight young economists in the world by The Economist and The New York Times in 2008.

Key Info

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York every 4th of July since 2006, recognises an extraordinary group of immigrants who have made exemplary contributions to the progress of American society. 
  • The recognition is to honour the founder of the corporation, Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish immigrant. The Corporation in 2020 honours 38 naturalized citizens.

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