Pulitzer Winner Siddhartha Mukherjee and Prof. Raj Chetty named among ‘2020 Great Immigrants’ Honorees


Pulitzer Prize-winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Professor of Economics at Harvard University Raj Chetty have been named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as ”2020 Great Immigrants” honorees.

Siddhartha Mukherjee and Prof. Raj Shetty have been named among the ‘2020 Great Immigrants’ honourees by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Two renowned Indian-Americans who have contributed towards the efforts in mitigating the COVID-19 health crisis are among the 38 immigrants honoured by a prestigious American foundation ahead of US Independence Day commemoration this year.

More About Siddhartha Mukherjee

Born in New Delhi, Mr Mukherjee is a noted biologist, oncologist and the author of several acclaimed books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning ”The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”. Since 2009, he has served on the faculty of Columbia University, where he is associate professor of medicine and a practising physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In 2014, Mr Mukherjee was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honours.

More About Raj Chetty

Raj Chetty, who was born in New Delhi, has been one of the youngest professors to be granted tenure in Harvard’s history. Raj Chetty makes the list for launching “a real-time data tracker to measure the economic impact of the pandemic and assisted decision-makers as they implemented new public policies.” He received the Padma Shri in 2015, the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association in 2013 & Young Labor Economist Award in 2010. He was listed as one of the top eight young economists in the world by The Economist and The New York Times in 2008.