Happy birthday to Amma

Some celebrities and leaders who wished Amma ‘happy birthday’

  • Her Excellency Pratibha Patil, the President of India
  • Former US President Bill Clinton
  • His Excellency Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway. Jens Stoltenberg became Prime Minister of Norway for the second time on 17 October 2005.
  • Amartya Sen is an Indian economist, philosopher, and a winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998, for his contributions to welfare economics, and now is Lamont University Professor at Harvard University.
  • Robert Rubin served as the 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury during both the first and second Clinton Administration. He is currently on the board of directors for the New York Stock Exchange, Ford and about 15 other firms. He is also Chairman of the Executive Committee, Citigroup, one of the largest banks in the world.
  • Dr. Mohammed Yunus: is a Bangladeshi banker and economist. Yunus is also the founder of Grameen Bank. In 2006, Yunus and the bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize,
  • Countess Albina du Boisrouvray, founder of the Association Francois-Xavier Bagnoud, spends her time and efforts to help children who have been affected by HIV/AIDS, along with philanthropic activities with Harvard Graduate School of Public Health. She resides in France, in her castle.
  • Dr. Jane Goodall travels an average 300 days per year, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the earth.
  • Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Professor at Harvard Medical School, chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, and in 2006, Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. He has tackled and solved most of the very difficult problems with infectious diseases, including Tuberculosis. He also was named one of 25 US Best leaders by the magazine U.S. News and World Report
  • Peter Sands was appointed Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Bank. Standard Chartered India’s executives and 81 branches report in to Peter and the rest of the Board of Directors.
  • John Castimaditis is a business tycoon in the areas of oil, real estate, and aviation. His company, the Red Apple Group ranked 84th on Forbes list of largest private companies with revenue of $3.3 billion and 7800 employees.
  • Eileen Fisher is an American women’s retail clothing designer. Her clothing is known for simplicity. Begun in 1984, the company now consists of 25 retail stores in the USA.
  • Dikembe Mutombo, is a basketball superstar. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest shot blockers and defensive players of all time. He is 7′ 2″ and weighs 260 pounds.
  • Reverend Jesse Jackson, During the 1980s, he achieved wide fame as an African American leader and as a politician, as well as becoming a well-known spokesman for civil rights issues. According to an AP-AOL black voices poll in Feb 2006, Jackson was voted “the most important black leader” in the world
  • Ann Veneman, Executive Director UNICEF, United Nations. Ann M. Veneman assumed the leadership of UNICEF on May 1, 2005.
  • Allan Rosenfield, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Professor of Public Health and Ob/Gyn and Dean School of Public Health, Columbia University.
  • His Excellency Hamid Ansari, the Vice-President of India
  • Sri. Shivraj Patil, the Honourable Home Minister
  • Sri. P. Chidambaram, the Honourable Finance Minister
  • Sri. P.R. Dasmunshi, Honourable Minister of Parliamentary Affairs &
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  • Smt. Sonia Gandhi, the Honourable President of the Congress