NIU chemistry professor Narayan Hosmane has been awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award, which is given to non-resident natives of India for outstanding services, achievements and contributions for keeping the “Flag of India high.”
Hosmane received the award this fall during the Global Indian Summit at the House of Lords in London.
The award is given by the NRI Welfare Society of India, an organization established to strengthen bonds between India and non-resident Indians.
The latest honor is one of many bestowed upon the veteran NIU professor.
Hosmane’s awards also have included the prestigious Humboldt Research Award for senior scientists (in 2001 and 2007) from Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; the BUSA Award for Distinguished Achievements in Boron Science; the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Distinguished Chair of Chemistry at the University of Hyderabad, India; the Gauss Professorship of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Germany; and election as a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
Additionally, Hosmane has won numerous awards for teaching and research at NIU, including being named among the inaugural Board of Trustees professors.