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Academic receives accolade for pioneering diabetes research in Asia

(11th February 2014)

Professor Kamlesh Khunti for the Leicester Diabetes Centre, University of Leicester was honored with a prestigious award for his contribution to “Excellence in Medical Research” at a ceremony in Delhi on 8th February.

He was awarded the The Sardar Patel 8th International Award for 2013 by the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Foundation of India. The Foundation is based on Humanity and Human rights to work for the improvisation of the weaker section and went in a big way for creating health awareness all over India and abroad. The main foresight of the Foundation is to concentrate upon the health awareness and education programme and implementation.

Professor Khunti said “I am absolutely honored to receive this award which is in recognition of the work our Leicester Diabetes Team have been undertaking in south Asians over the past 14 years. “

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Professor Kamlesh Khunti receiving his award from Honorable Chief Guest Shri Balmiki Prasad Singh, Former Governor of Sikkim and Shri Ram Avtaar Sastry at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, India.