Saudi expat is recipient of prestigious Indian award

Saudi expat is recipient of prestigious Indian award
Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, left, was felicitated by Indian Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed in Riyadh on Saturday. (Supplied)
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Updated 10 January 2021

Saudi expat is recipient of prestigious Indian award

Saudi expat is recipient of prestigious Indian award
  • Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, Chairman of Eram Group, awarded Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award 2021

RIYADH: Chairman of Eram Group Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, who hails from Kerala, has won the 2021 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA), India’s top honorary award for overseas Indians.

The award is a recognition of the contributions made by a member of the Indian community in the field of philanthropic and charitable work. It also highlights the recipient’s prominence in their chosen field and their enhancing of India’s prestige overseas.

Dr. Ahmed expressed his gratitude to the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the honor.

He said: “My contribution to society is something that I have learned from my parents. They have always been gentle and generous to people’s sufferings and what I do today is what I have seen growing up. It’s an irreplaceable part of my life.”

The PBSA award recognised Dr. Ahmed’s commitment to addressing humanity’s challenges, including access to clean sanitation, environmental issues and creating jobs for the underprivileged.

Dr. Ahmed has more than 25 years’ experience in business and currently works for Eram Group, a business conglomerate with its headquarters in Alkhobar and with global operations across several sectors.