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Aggarwal, M.B.B.S, D.C.H, F.R.C.P ( C ), is a
physician, certified by American Board of Pediatrics. He
did premedical from Hindu College, Delhi University with
top position. He graduated from S. N. Medical College,
Agra. He was born in Punjab. He came to Houston in 1972
after completing residency and since then he had been in
private practice of Pediatrics.In 1999 he retired from
practice. At present he is working part time in elementary
school clinics; a combined program run by City of Houston,
Health Department and Houston Independent School District
to provide medical care to disadvantaged children in a
school setting.He is married to Santosh Aggarwal. Santosh
is a professional educator. She earned Master's degree in
Sanskrit from Delhi University, B.Ed, from Agra
University, and B.Sc E. from Drake University, Iowa. She
is a Bilingual Mathematics teacher in a senior high school
in H.I.S.D. She has been teaching in Houston since 1972.
Ved and Santosh have a daughter Renu and a son Rajesh.
Renu is a medical doctor, undergraduate of Rice University
and medical graduate of University of Texas Health Science
Center, San Antonio. After completing residency in
Radiation Oncology at N.Y.U.( New York ), she was offered
a teaching position of Assistant Professor at St. Jude
Childrens' Cancer Center Memphis. After completing
teaching assignment, she started private practice in
radiation oncology. At present she is director of
radiation oncology at Riverhead radiology group in Long
Island, New York. Rajesh an undergraduate from Yale
University and Ph.D. from Harvard in Business Economics is
currently an associate professor of business
administration at The Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College,
New Hampshire. He teaches MBA students.
is a technical superintendent in Simpson Pasadena
Paper Company which manufactures pulp and quoted paper.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Pulp & Paper Engineering
from the University of Minnesota in 1984, then worked as
a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Notre Dame (
Indiana) and as a research associate in Auburn
University in Alabama. He moved to Houston in 1988. His
wife Bidhya, has a Bachelors degree, works part-time in
the school district with handicapped kids and devotes
her remaining time taking care of the family consisting
of Manish (28) and Eakta (24).
Bharat B. Aggarwal, is a Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Chief of the Cytokine Research Section at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center in Houston. His research involves Cancer Immunology and more
recently on the effect of Indian Spices on the development of Cancer. He has
authored over 200 original papers, six books, trained almost 50 scientists and has been invited to give lectures in over 30 countries around the world.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berekely, did his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California
Medical Center, San Francisco and then worked for almost ten years in Genentech Inc., a biotechnology company in South San Francisco before moving
to Houston in 1989. His wife Uma, has a business degree, works part time in the City Hall, and they have two boys Rishi & Moji, ages 16 and 14,
Das Agrawal, is the founder and Chief Executive
of a metal fabrication and pipe supports company called
Piping Technology and Products. Durgadas has a Ph.D. in
Engineering from the University Of Houston. Piping
Technology currently employs around 300 people and is
one of the leading companies in the world in its field.
Durga Das and Sushila
have three daughters and a son. The Eldest
daughter Anu is an electrical Engineer from University
of Houston and is currently working at Texas Instruments
in Austin. Anu's husband Shirish, has a bachelor in
engineering from MIT and a MBA from Harvard University.
Shirish works for a large telecommunication company in
Austin. Durgadas's son, Rakesh has finished up his
bachelors with a double major in Computer Science and
Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in May 1998.
Daughter, Aarati has also completed her bachelor's
degree in Chemical Physics and Asian Studies from Rice
University and she will go on to graduate school in
pursuit of a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Apu will be finishing
her high school this year and already has been accepted
in Rice University in early admissions.
Aggarwal, owns a business for 12 years
involved with the export of Ferrous/Non-ferrous scrap
metals mainly to India, China, Taiwan, Korea and
Indonesia. Since last two years, he has also ventured
into oil field supplies and real estate investments.
Academically, Hari Aggarwal is a microbiologist and
worked for Baylor College of Medicine for five years and
published numerous research papers in international
journals. He is married to Anjali
and has two daughters, Neha and Charu. Hari and his
family have been Houston residents since February 1980.
Prasad Rungta, is a Professional Engineer
and works as an engineering consultant. He hails from
Ratan Shahar in Rajasthan and comes from a business family
dealing in cotton yarn and saris. His brothers currently
look after the family business. Mr.Rungta is an
engineering graduate from Banaras Hindu University (batch
of 1966). His wife Saroj, originally from Banaras comes
from the Kejriwal business family of Mumbai. Saroj also
runs a sari business in Houston. Their son Manish, a M.D.,
graduated from New Jersey Medical School and is currently
doing a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Baylor
College of Medicine in Houston. Manish is married to Manju
who is from Banaras. ,Saroj and Devi Prasad Rungta's
daughter, Sarita, has an MBA and is married to Anoop.
Anoop is a PE with a Ph.D. in Earthquake Science. Sarita
& Anoop live in the San Francisco area.
Mittal runs a Scrap metal export business under
the name of American Trade Lines Inc. He has a Chartered
Accountant degree from India. Naresh hails from Delhi
and his wife Madhu assists in
running the business. The Mittals have two children
Varun and Anuj.
K. Aggarwal, runs a professional and broadcast
video equipment business under the name Vidicomp Inc.
Vidicomp has its main office in Houston with branch
offices in Miami and Sarasota, Florida as well as in
Santa Domingo (Dominican Republic). Anil also has the
same business in India under the name Broadcast
Equipment India Ltd with offices in Delhi, Chennai,
Hyderabad and Mumbai. Anil comes from Rewari in Haryana.
His wife Mukta comes from Delhi and assists in the
business. They have two children-Amit (15) and Rani
Former Committee Members:
Gupta, comes from Rewari (Haryana) and has a
Bachelors in Science. She along with her husband Vijay
owns a chain of retail stores of consumer electronics
under the name of Colonel Video. Her husband, Vijay is a
chemical engineer from IIT Delhi. He takes care of the
telecommunication business as well as assists Anita and
brother Ajay in running Colonel Video. Vijay and Anita
have two daughters - Shivani (17) and Neha (13), who
attend school in Houston.
Agrawal, comes from Madhya Pradesh. He
owns several franchises of a fast food chain in Houston
area. His wife Rani helps in the business. Govind &
Rani have 3 children - Manish (13), Manjul (8) and
Shilpa (6). All three children attend school here in
Pushpa Gupta, is a physician (MD, MS). Her
husband Krishan L. Gupta is also a physician (MD,F.A.B.F.P.,
C.A.Q, M.P.H) with a specialization in Geriatrics and is
an Assistant Professor in Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston. They have four children; Nalini (22) is a first
year medical student; Neeraj (21) is a senior in John
Hopkins University; Namita (13) is in middle school and
Natasha (10) is in Elementary school.