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Siddhartha Mukherjee wins Pulitzer prize 2010 for "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer"

Siddhartha Mukherjee, Indo-American oncologist has won this years Pulitzer prize for his work "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer". The award has been received on Non-fiction category for which the book tells the stories of several cancer patients and survivors.

Mr. Siddhartha Mukherjee was born in New Delhi, India and now works as a cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center, United States.

He becomes the third person of Indian origin to receive a Pulitzer prize. The other three include Gobind Behari Lal for journalism in 1937, Jhumpa Lahiri for fiction
("Interpreters of Maladies") in 2000 and Geeta Anand in 2003 for her work on Pompe disease.

The other finalists in the category were "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brain" by Nicholas Carr and "Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History" by S.C. Gwynne.

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