| The E&Y Entrepreneur of The Year 2003
award went to Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata, who received the award
from deputy prime minister LK Advani. Tata will now represent India
at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of The Year award ceremony
in Monte Carlo, Monaco, in June 2004.
The legendary founder of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation
Dr Verghese Kurien received the Lifetime Achievement Award for making
the milk cooperative movement a reality which has improved the lives
of millions of farmers in the country.
Among the other winners are Ajay Piramal, chairman, Nicholas Piramal,
who won the award in the Healthcare and Life Sciences category.
The award for manufacturing went to Asian Paints' Ashwin Dani. Uday
S Kotak won in the services category for Kotak Mahindra Bank while
Maruti Udyog MD Jagdish Khattar bagged the manager entrepreneur
The start-up entrepreneur award went to Bangalore-based heart surgeon
Dr Devi Prasad Shetty of Narayana Hrudayalaya, for the novel hospital
project she has instituted to provide affordable healthcare.
The awards were decided by a panel chaired by Infosys Technologies
chairman and chief mentor NR Narayana Murthy, who won this year's
E&Y World Entrepreneur of The Year award.