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New Delhi, May 18: Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize for his contribution in the field of astronomy. The honour will be conferred at a festive awards ceremony in Tel Avis, Isreal on Sunday.

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Dan David prizes of one-million dollar each are given every year in the categories of “Past”, “Present” and “Future” to people around the world who have made outstanding contributions to humanity in the sciences, humanities, or through their work in civil society.

Kulkarni, a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena got the award in the “Future” category.

With this honour, Kulkarni, joins other prominent Indian laureates of the Dan David prize including author Amitav Ghosh, music conductor Zubin Mehta and renowned chemist CNR Rao.