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Bahrain-based Indian to receive 'Bharat Gaurav' award

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

A Bahrain-based Indian was selected for the prestigious "Gaurav" (Pride of India) award in recognition of his contribution to the community.

John Iype, 63, has been chosen by the International Friendship Society for the award. He will collect the award in tomorrow.

According to the Daily News, Iype has been living in for over 40 years and working as a construction manager.

Iype will join the likes of Mother Teresa, cricketer and actors Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna and Dev Anand, who have received the award in the past.

Iype has been volunteering in the community for 14 years.

He had helped survivors of the 2006 Gudaibiya fire in which 16 people died, ensured employment for 800 workers after a garment factory went bankrupt and was instrumental in launching a free scheme for poor Indian workers in

First Published: Wed, January 08 2014. 14:00 IST