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From left, Nandan Nilekani, Michael Ming-Chiao Lai, and Faisal Edhi from Edhi Foundation appear at the awards ceremony for the 22nd Nikkei Asia Prizes in Tokyo on June 4.

Indian entrepreneur, Taiwanese virologist, Pakistani foundation honored

Asia's health and welfare innovators awarded for weaving better safety net in the region

TSUBASA SURUGA, Nikkei staff writer | Taiwan

TOKYO -- The architect of India's biometric national identification system, a Taiwanese virologist and Pakistan's social and welfare foundation were recipients of the annual Nikkei Asia Prizes in Tokyo on Sunday.

Now in the 22nd year, the awards are given to individuals and groups in Asia that have made significant contributions to the region's development.

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