Photo Essay – Light of India Awards 2012

New York, N.Y.  The Second Annual Light of India Awards were held recently at the Taj Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue.  Hundreds of the brightest Indian minds gathered – the crème de la crème from the business, finance, and entertainment communities – for the awards.

Padma Lakshmi on stage with MC’s Pooja Batra and Sendhil Ramamurthy. Photo: Michael Toolan.

Arun Sarin, former C.E.O. of Vodafone Group. Photo: Michael Toolan.

Indian actor Sendhil Ramamurthy with Top Chef Canada Host Lisa Ray. Photo: Michael Toolan.

Ajit Rangnekar presents Light of India Award for Education (Jury & People’s Choice Award)
to Renu Khator, President of the University of Houston. Photo: Michael Toolan.

Co-founder of Hotmail Sabeer Bhatia with Pialy Aditya. Photo: Michael Toolan.

Top Chef America Host Padma Lakshmi. Photo: Michael Toolan.

Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy and Pooja Batra co-emceeing the awards show.
Pooja is the former Miss India and UB Group Brand Ambassador. Photo: Michael Toolan.

The Light of India Awards is an initiative created by Remit2India and presented by The Amrapali Group.

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Originally published in The Daily Kos, July 1, 2012

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