Karan Singh, a member of India’s Parliament, was honored with the 2013 Doshi Family Bridgebuilder Award. From 1949 to 1967, Singh was the head of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir from 1949-1967. He earned his doctorate by writing a dissertation on the work of Sri Aurobindo. He served as Ambassador to the United States and Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, Jammu and Kashmir University, and Jawaharlal Nehru University.
As a leading spokesperson for Indian thought worldwide, Singh has lectured at many universities and has served on numerous commissions. He currently serves as India’s representative to the executive committee of UNESCO. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including “India and the World” and “In Defence of Religion.” He received India’s highest honor, the Padma Vibhushan Award, in 2005.
The award was presented during the 2013 Vedānta Conference at LMU on June 15. Below is a video about the history of the award and what it means for the recipients.