Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award

Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award- 2015

Question: Recently Frank Islam has been selected for the prestigious 2015 Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award currently he is living in which country?

(a) Britain
(b) America
(c) France
(d) Russia

Ans (b)

Related facts:

  • Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam (63) has been selected for the prestigious 2015 Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award.
  • He has been chosen for this award in recognition of his achievements and outstanding contributions in a foreign country.
  • He will be bestowed upon with award by UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at the inaugural UP Pravasi Diwas on January 4, 2016 in Agra.
  • Frank Islam was born in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh and he has studied at the Aligarh Muslim University
  • The award is conferred by the Uttar Pradesh Government on the NRI who hails from state.  It is bestowed on NRI for making significant contribution to the field of science, technology, medicine, culture, education, public service and commerce in foreign countries.
  • In 1994, he had founded an Information Technology (IT) firm the QSS with him as the sole employee.
  • Later in 2007, he spent rest of his life in philanthropy, both in India and the US. Currently, he heads the FI Invest Group a firm that he established after selling his IT Company.
  • Frank has donated USD two million to Aligarh Muslim University for the construction of a new school of management in the 140-year-old institution.

Reference:

http://www.ndtv.com/indians-abroad/indian-american-entrepreneur-to-get-uttar-pradesh-ratna-award-1252309

http://www.news18.com/news/uttar-pradesh/lucknow/cm-akhilesh-to-confer-uttar-pradesh-ratna-awards-on-nris-672651.html

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