HOUSTON: Sockalingam Sam Kannappan was awarded Life Time Achievement Award by Hindus of Greater Houston on September 10.
Dr. David Frawley, popularly known as Pt. Vamdev Shastry, a Padma Bhushan Awardee for his work on Yoga and Vedanta, presented the award to Kannappan.
Sam Kannappan has been living in Houston for over forty years. He spearheaded monumental work in building of Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland, Texas. He is the founder of Bharathi Kalai Manram, Tamil Cultural Organization in Houston and is currently the President, GOPIO Houston Chapter. He is a Charter Member of the Society of Piping Engineers & Designers.
Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Kannappan to the Texas Professional Engineers Board from 2012 to 2017 where he serves as Enforcement Committee Chairman. Among his many contributions for charitable causes are fundraising for eye donation for Sankara Nethralaya. He is also the founding member of Hindus of Greater Houston. Even at 72 he is active with many organizations.