Maha Sinnathamby

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by karldog
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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Historical biographies
Grade:
6

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Maha Sinnathamby

His father was taken as a Japanese prisoner of war in 1944 and his mother’s subsequent struggle to feed and house her children, all under 13.His father was freed 14 months into a five-year sentence but the lessons learnt stayed with Sinnathamby. He suggests it is these challenges in early life that made him strong enough to cope with the problems he faced in his adult life. Maha had to travel 36km every day by bus to and from school. He learnt two significant lessons from his parents – the importance of a good education and the value of a strong work ethic.Migrated to Australia in his 18's has been listed as tenth wealthiest individual in Queensland in BRW 2008 Rich list. Maha travelled to Australia by boat in 1962 to study civil engineering at the University of New South Wales and after years of persistence, graduated and worked for different organisations as a civil and design engineer, including a stint with the World Bank.

Accomplishments

Maha is married and has four wonderful, strong, amazing children.

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Lasting Impact

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Future

• an honorary doctorate from the University of Southern Queensland;• a Centenary Medal for his contributions to regional development;• the 2003 Ernst and Young Master Entrepreneur of the Year (Northern Region); • the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International; • Australian Institute of Management Medal for Management Innovation; • the Global Organisation for People of Indian Origin's International Renowned Entrepreneur Excellence Award

Maha Sinnathamby

Maha's Early Life

Personal life

Maha Sinnathamby is a pull factor because he wanted to study and get better education. He thought Australia was a good learning country.


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