Pulitzer Prize-winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Professor of Economics at Harvard University Raj Chetty who have contributed towards the efforts in mitigating the Corona pandemic crisis are among the 38 immigrants honoured by a prestigious American foundation ahead of forthcoming US Independence Day commemoration this year.
Born in New Delhi, Mukherjee is a noted biologist, oncologist and the author of several acclaimed books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’.He has served on the faculty of Columbia University, as associate professor of medicine and a practising physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Mukherjee is also the recipient of Padma Shri in 2014
Raj Chetty, born in New Delhi, has been one of the youngest professors to be granted tenure in Harvard’s history. He helped launch a resource to monitor the real-time economic impact of COVID-19 on people, businesses and communities across the United States. This tool enables policy makers to make evidence-based decisions that balance vital public health priorities with the economic needs of their communities.