Canberra, 26 January: A Kerala dentist settled in Melbourne has been honoured with the civilian honour of the Order of Australia by the Governor General of Australia on Australia Day 2016.

Sajeev Koshy was given the award for his service to dentistry in Victoria, Australia.

Koshy is currently the Clinical Director, Dental Services, Plenty Valley Community Health, Epping and Whittlesea. He is also Senior Specialist Endodontist and Acting Head of Endodontics Unit, Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, Dental Health Services Victoria.

Koshy has also served as the president of the Kerala Dental Council, president of the Indian Dental Association.

Other Indians in the list included:

Dr Jay Chandra, for his services to medicine in the field of ophthalmology. (NSW).

Thakorbhai Babubhai Patel, for his service through a range of volunteer roles. (QLD)

Professor Chennupati Jagadish, for eminent service to physics and engineering, particularly in the field of nanotechnology. (ACT)

Adjunct Associate Professor Rashmi Sharma for her service service to medicine, and to professional organisations. (ACT)

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