King Faisal International Prize
Professor M.S. Narasimhan, honorary fellow at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, has been selected as a co-winner of the prestigious 2006 King Faisal International (KFI) Prize.
Narasimhan's co-winner is British professor Simon Kirwan Donaldson, president of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and professor of mathematics at Imperial College, London.
The award consists of a certificate hand-written in Arabic calligraphy summarising the laureate's work, a commemorative 24 carat 200 gm gold medal uniquely cast and a cash prize of 200,000 dollars.
The announcement was made on December 27 by Prince Khalid Al Faisal Bin Abdulaziz, Director General of King Faisal Charitable Foundation and Chairman of King Faisal International Prize Panel.
Update (Jan 06): Here's an Indian Express report. (Thanks Pradeep).