Dr. Jagdish Sheth, Sewa International advisor and Atlanta based professor, was conferred the Padma Bhushan, for literature and education, on January 26, 2020. This is one of the highest accolades one can receive in India and it is no surprise the Dr. Sheth was able to accomplish it transcontinentally.
Dr. Sheth has taught and done research at the University of Southern California, University of Illinois, Columbia University, MIT, and Emory University. Professor Sheth is a the recipient of all four top awards given by the American Marketing Association: the Richard D. Irwin Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, the Charles Coolidge Parlin Award, the P.D. Converse Award for outstanding contributions to theory in marketing, and the William Wilkie Award for marketing for a better society. Dr. Sheth has also received over more than 30 awards as an expert in the field of marketing, consumer behavior, and emerging markets.
Dr. Sheth and his wife, Madhuri, are also well-known philanthropists. Through the Madhuri and Jagdish Sheth Foundation and the Sheth Family Foundation, they have given generously, both in terms of financial aid and advice, to over 50 community, academic, and healthcare organizations in Atlanta and around the world. Among those owing their gratitude is Sewa International, and it was no coincidence that Jagadish and Madhuri Sheth were honored with the “Outstanding Community Services” award at the Sewa International Atlanta Chapter Fundraiser the year before.
“We are excited and proud that our supporter, well-wisher, mentor, and adviser has been honored with this distinguished award by the Government of India,” said Viswanath Koppaka, National Marketing Director, Sewa International, and Atlanta Chapter volunteer.
Sewa International is a 501 (c)(3) Hindu faith-based charitable nonprofit that works in the areas of disaster recovery, education, and development. Sewa has 43 Chapters across the USA and serves regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin. The Sewa movement works with communities in need and is active in 22 countries, including USA, Canada, The Caribbean, India, and the UK.