Three people of Indian-origin have been bestowed with Australia’s highest civilian honor, the “Order of Australia” for their remarkable contribution in the field of engineering, medicine and physics. The recipients include – Dr. Purshottam Sawrikar, Prof. Makhan Singh Khangure and Prof. Vijay Kumar. Dr. Purushottam Sawrikar, is a prominent medical practitioner based in Sydney who was presented with the award for his contribution towards the medical fraternity as well as the Indian community. Dr. Sawrikar was a former President of Australian Indian Medical Graduates Association and also founded a community radio called Akashwani Sydney. Prof. Khangure a radiologist based in Perth, Australia was awarded for his notable service in the field of medicine. He’s famous for developing interventional neuro-radiology, a way of treating brain hemorrhage without surgery. Prof. Vijay Kumar, a nuclear medicine specialist and a researcher, was given the award for his significant service to medical research in the disciplines of nuclear medicine and biology, to professional organisations, and to the community. He is also the founding member of the Sydney Tamil Sangam Association. He was also awarded Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Award in 2007 and 2014. These three Indian-origin awardees are among a list of 958 Australians nominated in several categories.