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Gujaratis Who Made a Mark in the U.S.

By SiliconIndia  |   Thursday, 24 January 2013, 04:32 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Bangalore: It’s not just Dhandiya that they are good at; it’s not just khakhras that they relish. These people from a small part on the west of our country have gone their way in giving us a reason to be proud, with their passion for their various fields be it astronomy or entrepreneurship, cinema or technology. Read about their achievements that have gone across borders to leave their mark for the future.



Sunita Williams



Sunita is the Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA, who holds the record of the longest spaceflight among female space travelers. She happens to be the second Indian-American woman who got the opportunity to go to space after the Late Kalpana Chawla.



Sunita is the daughter of an Indian American father from Gujarat and a Slovenian mother. Her family is based in Ahmedabad and she says that Gujarati sweets and samosas are something which she loves.



Prior to her second space trip, Sunita was in news for her decision to adopt a Gujarati girl and her plan to carry Gujarati dishes to the space.



According to  Sunita further understanding of how to live and work in space is the most important task lying before her, as a member of space station crew.



She holds a degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology.
 



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Reader's comments(4)
1: Good stuff and in the initial line the word "Dandiya" is mispelled as "Dhandhiya"
Posted by:Jayesh Patel - 02 Feb, 2013
2: I sometimes wonder - why we can't get out of group mindset..why Gujrati, Indian, American etc. and then counting on achievements " WE" have. Can't we just be humans:-)
Posted by:Mayank - 26 Jan, 2013
3: they have all except moral values,
Posted by:indian - 25 Jan, 2013
4:
Dunno what your mean, but just few bad experiences with someone cannot be judgemental for entire community. Moral Values are afcourse at foremost in Gujrati's.
Jayesh Patel Replied to: indian - 02 Feb, 2013