Name of AAPI FigureDalip Singh Saund
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Indian
Area of InfluenceLaw/Politician
Date of birth or time periodBorn in 1899
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?Dalip Singh Saund. In 1955, he announced his campaign to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. He won this position twice. He was the first Sikh American, Asian American, and Indian American to be elected onto the U.S. congress.
How does this person inspire you?Dalip Singh Saund inspires me because he shows that anything is possible. He was able to join a field as the first Asian American, which I think is really important. He inspires me because he was a great politician, and opened up the field to other Asians.
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Submitted bySreehitha Bodepudi
City, StateLexington