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Indian American entrepreneur Chintu Patel to be honored by the Desai Foundation

Patel is CEO, Amneal Pharmeceuticals.

By The American Bazaar Staff

NEW YORK: The Desai Foundation will honor Chintu Patel, CEO of Amneal Pharmeceuticals, LLC, at its inaugural fundraiser in New York, on April 9th.

Chintu Patel (courtesy of India New England)
Chintu Patel (courtesy of India New England)

Active for over 15 years, the Desai Foundation works in order to “create, implement, and promote programs that support general education and health, Indian culture, and community development.” Founded in 1997, it has established partnerships with the Peabody Essex Museum, the Middlesex Community College Foundation, and the Shri Yoganand Saraswati Education and Medical Relief Trust of Gujarat, among others.

As the CEO of Amneal Pharmeceuticals, Patel has earned the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology, among other industry plaudits.

The Desai Foundation’s Director of the Desai Foundation, Megha Desai, said in a statement that the organization was thrilled to be able to recognize Patel’s efforts give back to his home country.

“It has been a long time goal of the Desai Foundation to recognize those Indian Americans who are industry leaders in the US and a strong pillar of support in India,” said Desai. “Chintu embodies an individual who gives back to their communities both here and abroad.”

Patel echoed the sentiment, saying, in a statement, “It’s with humble gratitude that I accept this award that celebrates community enrichment both here in the US and India. It’s an honor to be given the opportunity to join with the Desai Foundation and celebrate the 15 years of incredible work. Their work is truly inspiring and is a great example for us all to follow.”

The event will transpire at the lavish Capitale in New York City, with some 300 people confirmed to attend the event. Among those present will be actress Janina Gavankar, ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia, Kansas Democrat Raj Goyle, entrepreneur Desh Deshpande, and White House honoree Amar Sawhney.

The emcee for the evening will be Seth Herzog, a comedian for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and 100% of the money raised at the event will go towards the Desai Foundation’s efforts and initiatives in India.