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A scientist from Hammersmith Hospital has been crowned Miss India Worldwide UK.

Niharica Raizada, who is involved in stem cell research to cure pulmonary hypertension, won the title at the end of February.

The 24-year-old competed against 40 other women in a contest that searches for the most talented and beautiful Indian woman in the UK.

“It’s great to see talent being recognised and that people from different backgrounds can have a chance to display their individuality and spend some time in the limelight,” said Raizada after winning the title.

Raizada, from Luxembourg, has been living in the UK for seven years. Aside from a successful career at Hammersmith Hospital, she is also a professional model, actress and classically trained ballet dancer, as well as being fluent in seven languages.

She intends to spend her one-year reign promoting science and medicine, while undertaking community projects.

Raizada will be competing with twenty eight other women from countries all over the world at the Miss India Worldwide in Durban, South Africa on the 27th March 2010 in what is known as the "most glamorous Indian event in the world”.

Miss India Worldwide was established twenty eight years ago by Mr Dharmatma Saran to provide a platform for the international Indian community to showcase their culture and talent.

March 26, 2010

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