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Harpal Singh Kumar, The Indian-Origin Cancer Researcher Got Knighted In UK
Cancer expert Harpal Singh Kumar was Knighted by Queen Elizabeth-II for his influential work in prevention and treatment of cancer. Harpal singh Kumar is the chief executive of Cancer Research UK, the son of Indian parents who migrated to Britain. He has been hugely influential in promoting research into the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and cancer care.
Other prominent Indian-origin individuals were also honoured with civilian awards such as Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) and Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) include Raminder Singh Ranger, whose company Sun Mark Ltd has won several export awards from the British government.
London-based Samir Desai has been honoured for services to financial services, while Raj Nayyar is included in the list for services to tax policy. Kala Patel got the OBE for services to childcare business.