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Vasudev Chanchlani gives million-dollar gift to UWaterloo

June 10, 2011

c/o South Asia Mail

The Times of India reports some great news about a Toronto-based South Asian philanthropist:

Vasudev Chanchlani has given a million dollars to help start an Indian policy centre at a Canadian university.  Canada’s University of Waterloo will launch the Chanchlani India Policy Centre June 8.

A multi-millionaire IIT Kanpur graduate, Chanchlani runs the Sigma Group of companies and VC Capital Management…  The most well-known Indo-Canadian philanthropist, Chanchlani is the founder of the Canada-India Foundation (CIF)…

He also contributed one million dollar towards setting up the ‘CIF Chanchlani Global Indian Award’ of $50,000 each year. Chanchlani has also donated one million dollars towards the Chanchlani Research Centre at McMaster University for research into genetic and environmental causes of heart diseases and diabetes prevalent among South Asians.

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