Bangalore: Preet Bharara, the first Indian-American U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York was honoured with the India Abroad Person of the Year Award 2011 in a ceremony which was recently held at the Pierre hotel in New York City.
The awards were presented by India Abroad one of the oldest Indian-American weekly newspaper and the function was hosted by Sreenath Sreenivasan, Columbia Journalism School Professor, for the eighth time in nine years
Preet Bharara, the Punjab born Indian-American Lawyer recently made it to the cover of Times magazine with a story about his movement against corruption and irregularities in Wall Street Magazine, getting recognized as the first Indian American to appear on the cover page of this prestigious magazine.
Bharara is responsible for a major attack on the illicit insider trading at Wall Street and he also manages hundreds of cases, both civil and criminal which involves international terrorism, fiscal fraud, corruption, insider trading, gang violence etc.
"I believe Preet Bharara will be one of the most outstanding US Attorneys that the Southern District, or any other, has ever had," Senator Charles E. Schumer said in a statement. "He is smart, hardworking, focused, and unafraid to proceed wherever the facts of a case may lead."
Bharara who was born in Punjab grew up in Monmouth Country of New Jersey. He completed his graduation in the year 1990, from Harvard University.