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Star Pitcher Honored At Heritage Of India Festival At Kensico Dam Plaza

Mike Chiapparelli, coach of the Mamaroneck High School baseball team, left, with Kumar Nambiar and Sid Mehta at Sunday's Heritage of India Festival where Nambiar was honored. Photo Credit: Provided/Hema Nambiar
Kumar Nambiar at the podium on Sunday reading the inscription on his award and then award and then thanking various people. Photo Credit: Provided/Hema Nambiar
IACAW President and Festival Co-Chair Rajoo Vasa Shah, left, with Kumar Nambiar and Gemini Patel, who is IACAW president-elect and festival co-chair. Photo Credit: Provided/Hema Nambiar
Kumar Nambiar with his family on Sunday during the Heritage of India Festival at which he was awarded a special honor. Photo Credit: Provided/Hema Nambiar
Kumar Nambiar in action this season where he went 10-0 for the Mamaroneck Tigers and helped the team win a Class AA State Championship. Photo Credit: Provided

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Kumar Nabiar, a 2015 graduate of Mamaroneck High School and star baseball pitcher, was a special honored guest on Sunday during the 16th annual Heritage of India Festival at Kensico Dam Plaza.

Nambiar was a member of the Mamaroneck Tigers' baseball team that won the Class AA State Championship. He was named 2015 Class AA State Player of the Year by the New York State Sports Writers Association. Nambiar will enroll at Yale University in the fall, where he will play for its baseball team.

The Indian American Cultural Association of Westchester (IACAW) sponsored Sunday's festival and honored Nambiar during an afternoon ceremony.

Himanshu Pandya, a past president of IACAW and emcee of Sunday's festival joined Rajoo Vasa Shah, the organization's president, and Gemini Patel, president-elect in honoring Nambiar. The presentation took place during the "Dignity Hour," when various elected government officials and other VIPs are recognized on stage.

Earlier Daily Voice coverage of the festival and award appears here.

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