50 Most Influential Indian Americans

By siliconindia   |   Friday, 14 September 2012, 12:45 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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Raju Narisseti

Narisseti, is the Managing Editor of Wall Street Journal’s digital network. He left ‘Washington Post’ after helping it to achieve record digital audience growth.

Being a part of Wall Street was like “going home,” to Narisetti as has spent more than 13 years of his journalistic career  at the Wall Street Journal in US and Europe, prior to Joining ‘Mint’ and ‘The Washington Post’.

Dattatreyudu Nori

Nori is a renowned Radiation oncologist, who currently serves as the director of the Cancer Center and professor and chairman of the radiation oncology department at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, New York.

Daniel Mascarenhas

Dr. Daniel Mascarenhas, cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Drexel University in Philadelphia is a savior of many. This doctor has been successful in saving lives of thousands of people by reusing pacemakers taken from the body of the deceased.

Mascarenhas has sent more than 400 pacemakers and defibrillators to India over the last few years. The doctor considers it as a responsibility and duty towards his motherland to help save lives of Indian people.

Bharati Mukherjee

Mukherjee is a nonfiction-writer and journalist who currently works as a professor in the department of English at the University of California, Berkeley. The Tiger's Daughter, Wife, Darkness, an Invisible Woman are some of her popular novels and her works gives an insight into the Indian culture and immigrant experience.

Rajiv Shah

Rajiv Shah is the highest ranking Indian appointee in Obama administration who happens to be the 16th administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).He directs the efforts of nearly 8,000 professionals working for more than 80 missions across the world.

Rajiv heads ‘Feed the Future’, a landmark food security initiative of Obama and also steers   ‘USAID Forward’ a set of widespread reforms including seven key areas to the business model of USAID.