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Dr. Muhammed Majeed honoured with prestigious award

02 AUG,2017 | Kochi

NFS Correspondent

Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman, Sami–Sabinsa Group was honoured today with prestigious accolade of “Outstanding NRI Businessman of the Year” by Dhanam Publications at Hotel Le Meridien, Kochi for his admirable accomplishment and colossal contribution to the Ayurveda industry this year.


A judging committee consisting of eminent panel members were the jury for this award. The mega event had many prominent NRIs, leading businesspersons and industrialists, policy-makers and top government officials as its esteemed guests.


On receiving the award Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group said, “I am truly honored to receive this award among distinguished audience. This gives me the inspiration to bring our society and especially the Gen Y & Z close to the significance of Ayurveda, an alternative to conventional medicine. I am glad that Indians have already garnered the spirit of Ayurveda and in the years to come I am sure our research will develop more quintessential medicines and beauty solutions that would make our society  a healthier abode for generations to come.”


In the late 80s, Americans were in pursuit of a ‘look good and feel good’ factor, which eventually gave birth to a new industry that focused on contributing to wellness. Around the same time, Dr. Majeed, a pharmacist from Kerala, having immigrated to The US in 1975 with a mere US $ 8.00 in his pocket, mind full of dreams and inspiration from his mother, had completed his PhD in Industrial Pharmacy from St. John’s University, New York. He worked in the R&D Divisions of Pfizer Inc, Carter Wallace and as Head of Research at Paco Research, New Jersey, USA. He always was aware that ‘Ayurveda’ had the answers for the ailments Americans were suffering from and to convince them, he went deep into the science of herbs, used cutting edge technology of industrial pharmacy to convert them into modern dosage forms. Thus began the journey of ‘Dr. Majeed’s success in the field of health science.’


Sami Direct, established in 2010, is a part of the Sami-Sabinsa Group of companies. For over 26 years the Sami-Sabinsa have been unlocking the mystery of herbs, extracting its goodness, and gifting the world with good health. Recognizing the importance of investing in one of our most valuable assets –approximately 125 world-class scientists are working tirelessly to discover and develop standardized natural ingredients that make life better. To achieve this goal, several independent divisions work with a synergistic approach and help profile the product to meet international standards. The innovations have brought us not just a rising arrow in our growth chart, but also have won us several accolades and awards, national and international. 

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