Eminent NRI entrepreneur Yusuff Ali MA has been nominated into the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Samman Awards (PBSA) jury committee by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. The nomination is on the occasion of 2021 PBD Divas Convention along with four prominent personalities from various fields.
Yusuffali is the Chairman and MD of UAE-based Lulu Group.
Other members who were nominated by the Indian Prime Minister along with Yusuff Ali are Professor Manjulal Bhargava of Department of Mathematics, Princeton University, Ramesh Babu, Group MD of Kiboko Group of Companies in Uganda, Shayam Parande, Secretary of non-profit organization Indian Council for International co-operation and Nivruti Rai, Country Head of Intel India.
The Vice President of India heads the award jury committee which also includes External Affairs Minister, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention is scheduled to be held virtually for the first time due to covid pandemic on 9th January 2021.
The Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards (PBSA) are announced on the occasion of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention to recognize Overseas Indians who have made significant contributions either in India or abroad in various fields.