LSBU professor honoured with Hind Rattan Award 2020

09 March 2020

Basu Saha accepting the award

Chemical Engineering Professor, Basu Saha, has been awarded a highly prestigious Hind Rattan Award 2020 by the NRI (Non Resident Indian) Welfare Society of India. The award, which recognises outstanding services and scholarly achievements, was presented to Professor Saha at the 39th International Congress of NRIs in New Delhi, India.

The “Hind Rattan” (a Hindi phrase translated to English as "Jewel of India") is one of the highest Indian diasporic awards granted to non-resident persons of Indian origin. Professor Saha was presented the award, a medal, on 25 January, the eve of India’s Republic Day, by Ms Meira Kumar (Former Minister of India and 15th Speaker of Indian Parliament). He also received a certificate, presented by HRH Ahmed Bin Mohamed Aljarwan (President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, United Arab Emirates). The ceremony was attended by senior members of the Indian Government and the Supreme Court, cabinet ministers, international ambassadors, scholars and other dignitaries.

An investiture ceremony took place in Jaipur on 27 January 2020. There, Professor Saha received a “Pin of India” and networked with Jaipur’s educationists, entrepreneurs, academics and ministers.

Professor Saha’s research focuses on cleaner and sustainable chemical processes, including sustainable production of biofuels, CO2 capture and utilisation to value-added chemicals and fuels and continuous synthesis of value-added products using multi-functional reactors.

Professor Saha commented, “I am honoured to receive this prestigious award from NRI Welfare Society and am very pleased to see my work and commitment recognised by an international society. Hopefully, this award will help in fostering new collaborations between India and UK in the near future.”