A Bedford Hospital doctor is in the running to receive an award which recognises the contribution made to the UK by British Indians.
Consultant paediatrician Dr Ramesh Mehta has been nominated in the Best in Medical category after members of the public put his name forward for the annual British Indian Awards.
Dr Mehta said: “I have always believed in providing the best quality of care for my patients. I am delighted that I have been nominated for this award.
“It is always good to get feedback from the children and their families who I have seen over the last 20 years.”
Dr Mehta graduated in Nagpur, India, and moved to the UK in 1981. During his career he has taught at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Paediatrics.
He also plays a key role on the medical examining boards and is a founder of the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, which helps international medical graduates in the UK achieve professional excellence.
This is the second awards event, which aims to highlight the achievements and contributions made by British Indians.
The ceremony, which includes categories in accountancy and finance, business, education, media, civil service and the armed forces, is being held in Birmingham on Saturday.