The Ethiopian born Indian- American writer and Physician Abraham Verghese is to be honored with National Humanities Medal by President Obama.
Abraham Verghese, 61, was born in 1955 during the regime of Emperor Haile Seliassie. However during the political unrest broke out while overthrowing the Emperor it was a must for Abraham to cut short his medical training in Addis Ababa and joined his family in US where he studied medical.
Now Abraham is to be awarded for his books of real health crises with several others in the ceremony to be held at white House on September 22.
Among Abrahams books one was cutting for Stone, was set in Ethiopia from where it moved to America. “I wanted the reader to see how entering medicine was a passionate quest, a romantic pursuit, a spiritual calling, a privileged yet hazardous undertaking,” he said