Selangor, 13 December 2022 – Datuk Sri Dr Shamir Kumar Nandy was awarded the Excellence in Service to Humanity Award during the 36th Installation Ceremonies of the Rotary Club of Greater Kuala Lumpur. The event was attended by over 400 Rotarians from Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. The event was held at the Hee Lai Ton Restaurant in Petaling Jaya.
Datuk Sri Dr Shamir is a renowned game-changing entrepreneur, maverick disruptor and innovator par excellence. He has achieved remarkable things in the Trust services industry, created award-winning property developments and developed ingenious financial concepts and fund-raising models. Over the past decade he has generated more than RM10 billion in business and created jobs and business opportunities for more than 25,000 people.
The Excellence in Service to Humanity Award is one of the highest honours an individual can receive from the Rotary Club of Greater Kuala Lumpur. The award recognises outstanding individuals whom have carried out exemplary humanitarian service through Rotary and whom have demonstrated a strong commitment to Rotary’s ideal of Service Above Self.
About Datuk Sri Dr Shamir Kumar Nandy
Datuk Sri Dr Shamir is an avid philanthropist, instilled with a strong love for his community and country by his parents from a young age. For decades, he had anonymously helped and donated substantially to orphanages, disease-stricken individuals, charities and hospitals. Some of the contributions include donating medical equipment such as respirators and endoscopic machines to a public hospital and personally underwriting the cost of medical treatment for several hundred less fortunate members of society, including those undergoing expensive chemotherapy treatments.
The recent Covid-19 pandemic, caused economic and social difficulties among many Malaysians who struggled to put food on the table for their families. This dire situation triggered the ‘Bendera Putih’ (White Flag) movement as a signal to ask for food and grocery donations. Datuk Sri Dr Shamir was at the forefront of the Bendera Putih Covid Food Relief programme. During this time he channelled RM2 million worth of food aid to the B40 community.
Previously, Datuk Sri Shamir also received the Rotary Foundation’s Paul Harris Fellow award. This recognition acknowledges individuals who have made substantial contributions to The Rotary Foundation, the community and the world.