NEW YORK (TIP): Noted film maker Tirlok Malik has bagged the National AIA Honor Award for his contribution as a filmmaker. Tirlok Malik is a pioneer of films about Indian-American immigrant themes and a New York Emmy Award nominee. All his films starting from Lonely in America to his recent film Khushiyaan have told stories about Indian Americans. The Association of Indians in America presented the award to Malik in Chicago on August 4th, 2013.
AIA also honored U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis and Dr. Sushil K. Gupta. AIA, the oldest national association of Asian Indians in America, was founded in 1967. The organization recognizes people with exceptional qualities. National honor awards are bestowed on people who have excelled in their respective fields, be it medicine, business, science, technology, art, and others. Some of the honorees include Zubin Mehta, Coretta Scott King, Amartya Sen, and Dr. Naresh Trehan. Tirlok Malik is the first film maker who has been honored by the organization. Malik says, “I am humbled by this award. I thank everybody.”
The event was attended by many AIA committee members from all over U.S and also many U.S. Congressmen from Chicago area. The Indian Panorama takes pride in Malik being honored with the prestigious award and congratulates him. He is a great film maker who will leave footprints in sands of time.