Varkey’s network of associates ranges from presidents to some of the brightest minds in education.
May 3, 2009 4:25 by kippreport
Pratibha Devisingh Patil, the 12th Indian president, presented Varkey with the Padmashri award in January 2009 for his contributions to education and social services. The award recognizes non-resident Indians.
Patil became president in July 2007, and is the first woman to lead India. Before assuming office, she was the Governor of Rajasthan from November 8, 2004 till June 21, 2007.