Anaheim City Commissioner Honored With Hind Ratan Award
Los Angeles, Feb. 14, 2009
The NRI Welfare Society of India awarded the prestigious Hind Ratan
Award for the year 2009, to Anaheim City Commissioner Ajay Khetani,
The NRI Advisory Board comprises of the VVIps from India including
former Prime Minister Shri H. D. Deve Gowda, Former Election Commissioner
Dr. G.V. G. Krishnamurthy and Union Minister Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde.
Ajay was honored with the award on the Republic Day eve –
January 25, 2009 - at a glittering function, in presence of high
dignitaries in New Delhi.
Ajay belongs to an illustrious family of freedom fighters and businessmen.
He was born and brought up in Mumbai. He graduated in engineering
from Baroda and cane to the US. After completing his masters and
he took up a job with Mitsubishi. In 1990 he changed his profession
to real estate and financing and is now a leader in that field,
in Southern California.
Ajay has held or currently holds, several important positions as
a community leader, including President of the Lions Club of Little
India, Executive Vice President FIA. Member Sheriff Lee Baca’s
Advisory Council, Technical Director of Saurashtra Engineering and
Chairman of Investment Advisory Commission of the City of Anaheim,
He is happily married and has a son and a daughter. His daughter
Ayesha is President of the Leo Club. His grand father was deputy
prime minister of the Junagarh Provisional Government and President
of Khetani Textiles.
We congratulate Ajay for this great honor.