Pune: Seems like awards and accolades are raining for Sohan Roy, the director of Oscar shortlisted movie DAM999 and CEO of Aries Group of Companies and Dr. George John, one of the most renowned practitioners of Sports Medicine in the world and the founder of GJ Sports and GJ Entertainment, both as in a major feat both have been honoured with the ‘Global Indian of the Year Award’ instituted by the Citizen Integration Peace Society.
Both the highly talented and popular people in thier respective regimes were presented the awards in recognition of their works.
The awards were conferred on the duo by former President Pratibha Patil.
The awards ceremony was held in Pune at the conclave on “International Unity and Industrial Growth’.
Harish Rawat, Union Minister for Water Resources and Bhishma Narain Singh, Former Governor of Maharashtra and Assam were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.
Dr. George John is a renowned Orthopedic Specialist and Sports Medicine Surgeon, who has dedicated his profession to take the champions towards the pinnacle of excellence.
He is a globally-renowned practitioner of sports medicine who has perfected his professional expertise over 15 years of clinical experience in India, United Kingdom, South Africa, Portugal,
Yemen and the UAE. He also holds the responsibility of Managing Partner-Director at International Modern Hospital, Dubai.
Dr. George John has been associated with world famous sports celebrities like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Ben Gollings. He served as the football doctor for Manchester United and was a Consultant and Tournament Doctor for numerous ATP/WTA events and the FIFA World Cup 2010. Besides sports, Dr John offers his service to the entertainment industry as his clientele includes Salman Khan and Hollywood star Tom Cruise. He is the president of World Medical Club and was awarded the Best Young Doctor title at the inaugural Medi BizTV healthcare awards.
Sohan Roy, a ship designer by profession, started his career as a Marine Engineer thus becoming the first Naval Architect in India to join Merchant Navy.
He has a global reputation as the Director of the Oscar selected movie DAM999 and the Creative Head & Project Designer of several award winning films & documentaries. By designing the largest steel snake boat in the world- Aries Punnamada Chundan, he became the first professional from the Maritime field to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Sohan Roy is also a privileged recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award, which was bestowed upon him on 18th August 2013 for demonstrating tremendous resilience and tenacity in dealing with uncertainty, outstanding individual achievements and distinguished services to the business and towards the progress of the nation. He was also honoured with the prestigious Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana Award instituted by the National Integration and Economic Council on 21st November 2013.