The India Abroad Person of the Year Awards, held at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City on Friday June 12, honored 14 achievers in seven categories. Pulitzer-winning poet Vijay Seshadri, founders of the Rubin Museum of Art Shelley and Donald Rubin, India Abroad Person of the Year 2014 US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, founder of Empower Orphans Neha Gupta, Fields Medal winner Manjul Bhargava, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, global emergency health coordinator for the International Medical Corps Dr Pranav Shetty, Vivek Ranadivé , the well-known software businessman who became the first Indian American to own an NBA team when he bought the Sacramento Kings. Scripps Spelling Bee winners 2014 Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar, National Geographic Bee 2014 winner Akhil Rekulapelli, inventor of the Lego Braille printer Shubham Banerjee


The India Abroad Award for Special Achievement 2014: Shubham Banerjee