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Nine Indian Americans Honored for Contributions to Business awards, which were dominated by Chinese businesses. Besides being a businesswoman, Bhasin is also a prominent TV personality, a familiar face for the South Asian audience in New York and New Jersey. Bhasin, who has hosted a live show on a channel devoted to the South Asian diaspora, says her passion for business and community-related issues led her to work towards building bridges between the diverse groups of society. Sarbari Gupta, founder of Eloectrosoft Services Inc., has led the company since it was established in 2001. Other Indian Americans among

By a Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Nine prominent Indian Americans, two of them women, are among 50 people of Asian origin who were honored May 28 by the Asian American Business Development Center for their contributions to the field of business. Neeta Bhasin, president and CEO of ASB Communications; and Sarbari Gupta of Electrosoft Services Inc., were the two Indian American women among the recipients of the

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the awardees were Ajay Waghray, chief information officer for Verizon Wireless; Ambuj Goyal, general manager IBM; Sunil Garg of New Jersey’s Union County Utilities Authority; Sameer Mittal, president of UK West Inc., a manufacturer of solid waste components; R. Ravishankar, vicepresident of I-flex solutions; Dr. Shan Nair, who co-founded Nair and Company; and Kamalpreet S. Virdi, executive president of Aequor Technologies. The annual awards event highlights the contributions of Asian American businesses to the economy and recognized senior-level corporate executives for their outstanding achievements and leadership.

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