Bengali Hunt Desk: Ginger Punawala, CEO of Seram Institute, won the Asian Person of the Year award. He received this honor for his unique role in the fight against Corona. In addition to Punawala, five other people have received this honor. Punawala received the award at the trial of The Straits Times, Singapore's leading newspaper.
Serum is working hand-in-hand with Oxford University and the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca to develop the corona vaccine in India. In India, the vaccine is called Kovishield and is in trial. Apart from Punawala, the other five recipients of the honor are Chinese scientist Zhang Yongzhen, who made the first mapping of the genome of the Sars-CoV-2 virus, Major General Chen Wei of China, Ryuichi Marishita of Japan, Professor Wei Aung Aung of Singapore and South Korean businessman Seo Jin. All of them have played a unique role in the development and distribution of vaccines.
The recipients of the six awards have been dubbed The Virus Busters. It may be mentioned that in 1986, Ginger Punawala's father Cyrus Punawala established the Seram Institute. Ginger Punawala has been in charge of the company since 2011.