Three Indian-origin conferred with Australia's highest civil
Three Indian-origin persons have been awarded Australia's highest civilian honour this year for their contributions in the field of medicine and work towards the community.

The Awardees included Purushottam Sawrikar - a Sydney based medical practitioner for his service to medicine and to the Indian community, Makhan Singh Khangure from Perth for his for significant service to medicine in the field of neuroradiology and to Vijay Kumar - a nuclear medicine specialist and a researcher for his significant service to medical research in the disciplines of nuclear medicine and biology.