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Five NRI’s receive Guggenheim Foundation fellowship

Houston, April 13, 2005

Five Indian Americans, including noted authors Pico Iyer and Rohinton Mistry, have received the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowships for the year 2005 for distinguished achievements in their fields.

The Guggenheim Foundation, a New York-based organisation devoted to furthering the development of scholars and artistes, has awarded USD 7,112,000 for the year among 186 fellows, according to a release here.

Pico Iyer, born in England to Indian parents, emigrated to California, and is one of the most revered and respected travel writers alive. He was educated at Eton, Oxford, and Harvard. Iyer's recent books include Abandon, a novel, and Sun After Dark, a set of linked essays.

Rohinton Mistry, born in India and of Parsi descent emigrated to Canada and is an award winning writer based in Ontario. (PTI)


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