Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom conferred Dr Harminder Singh Dua from Nagpur, with the royal title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Dua in an exclusive interaction with Nation Next, said, “I am thrilled to be so honoured. The award is in fact the reflected glory of the people in my team whom I have worked with and others among family, friends, colleagues, and mentors who have influenced my career through the years.”
Dua, who’s an alumnus from the Government Medical Hospital, Nagpur, is the Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Nottingham Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences and Nottingham University Hospitals in the United Kingdom. Dua has been recognised for services in eye healthcare, health education, and ophthalmology.
However, the official ceremony takes place two months after the Queen’s Birthday Honours List is announced.
The list was announced in the United Kingdom on 8 June this year as a part of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Official Birthday celebrations in which 30 other individuals of Indian origin were also awarded for their services to the United Kingdom along with 1,076 British nationals.