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Dr. Bobby Kalotee is a charismatic and hardworking individual who has grown from humble beginnings as an immigrant from India to a respected civic leader and proud United States citizen who epitomizes the American dream. It has been an honor and rewarding experience for Bobby to serve the People of Nassau County/Long Island/New York State over the past four decades, as Chairman of various political parties, a community activist, and an ambassador on overseas missions of charitable work. Bobby believes it is a blessing to serve others all day, every day. He is relentless in his quest to help people address their problems and concerns, regardless of origin or social status.
Dr. Kalotee was appointed to Nassau County Human Rights Commission in 2016 by a unanimous vote of the Nassau County legislature, and enthusiastically approved by the Nassau County Executive. He is also one of the longest serving Directors on the Board of Directors of Nassau University Medical Center having been originally appointed by the then Presiding Officer, Bruce Blakeman and approved by then governor of New York State, George Pataki. Subsequently, Bobby was appointed to Stony Brook University’s Brookhaven National Labs from 1997 to 2007, as Director/Vice Chair of the Counsel. Dr. Kalotee also serves on the board of New York Institute of Technology where he received an honorary Doctorate in science in 2001. He also was the Chairman of Spartan Health Science University Saint Lucia where he received an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy 2016.
Dr. Kalotee is the International Chairman of Friends for Good Health, a philanthropic organization that has sent teams of leading healthcare professionals to provide vital medical services in the world’s most affected regions. On one recent such mission, Dr. Kalotee and team served over 7,000 people in numerous cities across El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Dr. Kalotee has been very active in civic, social, charitable, and political concerns since arriving in our great nation in 1981. He believes that politics is not a spectator sport, but requires proactive participation and advocacy, and that voting in an informed and educated manner is a privilege and the civic duty of every responsible citizen. He has served as Chairman of the Nassau County Independence Party, Vice-Chairman of New York State Independence Party and National Executive Director of the Independence Party of America; and was a National Chairman of the Reform Party from 2007to 2010.
As Chairman of Friends for Good Health, Dr. Kalotee has continued the organization’s charitable work, recently donating hundreds of computers and tablets to the Government of Grenada for its IT centers and schools. Over the past several years he has made numerous trips to Central American and African countries with physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide desperately needed preventative care in numerous impoverished communities. He also personally directed the missions in providing disaster aid to El Salvador, Malawi, Haiti, India, and other countries. Over the years, he and Friends for Good Health have sent thousands of toys to the children of El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Guatemala, Grenada, and Malawi. More recently he has organized drives providing food and clothing worth more than 3.0 million dollars to people in need, both locally and abroad. Since 2006 he has also served as Co-Chairman of Toys for Tots with the US Marine’s.
Dr. Kalotee holds the rank of Major in the New York State Guard, division of Military and Naval affairs and as a General in the US disaster relief command. He was appointed as a special liaison to South Asia by the President of Malawi, the Hon. Joyce Hilda Banda, and currently serves as a special advisor to the Grenada Mission at the UN mission. “It is an honor to serve a friend, Prime Minister of Grenada, as his Sr. Advisor to the UN and work with Ambassador Ms. Keisha McGuire”, he has said. Dr. Kalotee has personally witnessed many local and state-wide elections and has been invited to attend inaugurations of several heads of state all over the world.
Dr. Kalotee was a guest speaker several times at the United Nations General Assembly in New York and in Geneva, on issues of education and health to the world community. His life experience of responsibility and understanding the importance of a better tomorrow was evident in his messages.
At the 72nd, 73rd and 74th UN general assembly session in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Dr. Kalotee had the honor of greeting heads of states, foreign ministers, and other representatives from many countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Greece, Norway, Hungary, India, Pakistan, China, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Liberia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Panama and Columbia.
Dr. Kalotee has been honored hundreds of times by religious, civic, union, non-union, local, national, and international organizations for his charitable work. He received the keys to many cities and was recognized for the second time in the Congressional Record on September 19, 2019, by the Hon. Thomas R. Suozzi addressing Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nancy Pelosi. On that occasion, he was joined by the Hon. Raja Krishnamoorthi (Illinois) and the Hon. Carolyn Maloney (New York) for his public service.
Since the onset of the pandemic, Dr. Kalotee has played an instrumental role in helping to combat the virus with leaders around the world, working with doctors, nurses, first responders, support staff and political leaders to formulate plans to keep communities safe; locally, nationally and internationally. He spearheaded many of the missions in multiple medical communities and neighborhoods by providing thousands face masks, shields, gloves, and temperature and mask-sensing kiosks which were delivered to hospitals, schools and nursing homes at no cost.
Several of Dr. Kalotee’s friends joined him in raising e-funds for this mission. He is known for his charitable work around the world through Friends for Good Health, of which he is International Chairman. With the outbreak of Covid- 19 he was energized to do more. Forsaking the safety of home, he went out to serve hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, schools, and neighborhoods in need. When our schools recently re-opened, Bobby was there with PPE and supplies for students and teachers in the communities that needed them the most.
Above all, Bobby responds time and again to an innate need to serve. He believes that protecting others is the greatest reward an individual can achieve, and his organization’s motto is that there is no better gift one can give to humanity than good health.

  Harlem Republican Club Award

  Republican Voluntaries Leadership Award New York City

  National Kerala nurses association Award.

   Irish New emigrants helping community Award President Thomas Lawless

  National federation of Indian association Volunteers recognition award

  Congressman Guy Molinari Congress Citation


New York State Senator Roy Goodman Volunteers Citation

Queens Asian Voluntaries Award

Punjab New York sports culture recognition award

Manhattan Republicans Voluntaries Recclass="red-square-5"ognition Award

Irish Voice Community Award

Geeta Mandir volunteers recognition

Hon. Thomas J. Manton United States representative Congress Citation


Guy J Velella, New York state senator from the Bronx Proclamation

Republican Voluntaries President’s Award

Jackson Heights Merchants Association Diwali Award

Gujarat Samaj Queens Community Leadership Award

Federation of Indian Association Independence Day Award

Caribbean community of Queens and Brooklyn Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award

Congressman Bill Green Manhattan and Congressman Benjamin Gillman Congress Proclamation


Irish Immigrants Award

New York City Council Citation

New York City Small Business Association Award

Congressman Bill Green Citation Businessman of the Year

David Dinkins Helping Korean shop owners Award

Indian Pakistani Bangladesh contractor community Award


Republican Minority Leader City Council Award

New York Senate Proclamation Senator Roy Goodman

Indian Association of Long Island Community Service Award

PM India V.P. Singh Youth Leadership Award

China South Korea Philippines and Miramar Community Service Recognition

Ecuador Guatemala Honduras Panama and Haiti Working Charitable Community Service


Queens Borough President Proclamation Minority Businessman of the Year

Hon. Chandra Shekhar Prime Minister India Community Service Award

Nassau County Executive Proclamation Tom Gulotta

New York City Council Susan Molinari citation minority Businessman of the year

New York State Turkish Merchant Association Award


New York Senate Proclamation George Pataki

New York City speaker Peter Vallone Award

New York Senator Serphin Maltese Citation

New York Assembly Resolution Businessman of the Year

Mayor David Dinkins Minority Business Recognition Award

Polish, Irish, Mexican and Honduran Environmental Employee recognition


Bangladeshi Muslim Association Award

Jackson Heights Merchants Association Vaisakhi Mela Award

Jackson Heights Merchants Association Diwali Mela Award

Indian Association of Long Island Recognition

Hispanic Community of Long Island Leadership Award


New York City Council Minority Leader Award Businessman of the Year

New York, New Jersey Guyana community Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award

Caribbean Community (Granada, Trinidad and Tobago) Community Service Award

Indian Professional Engineers Association of USA Successful Businessman of the Year

All India Congress Committee President Sonia Gandhi Recognition Award

Minority Businessman of the Year Small Business Administer Proclamation

Robert Joseph Dole United States Senator Leader of the Senate Award Citation


Nassau County Executive's Eagle Award Businessman of the Year

Republican Presidential Task Force Republican Presidential Award

The City of NY Mayor Rudolph Giuliani citation

Hon. Thomas M. Reynolds Assemblyman NY Citation

Hon. Thomas Peter DiNapoli Assemblyman Proclamation


Mayor of Jersey City Businessman of the Year

News India Times Community Leader of the Year

Saaz Aur Awaz Musical and Cultural Association Award

The Nassau Republican Party President Roosevelt Award Businessman of the Year

The City of NY Mayor Rudolph Giuliani Proclamation


Hempstead Town Supervisor Gregory Peterson Citation

Convenience Stores Association Businessman of the Year

City of New York Businessman of the Year presented by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani

State Senate of NY - Senators Serphin Maltese and Dean Skelos Businessman of the Year

Prime Minister of India Hon. Atal Bihari Vajpayee VJP Leadership Award

Gov. George E. Pataki Community Service Award


Congressman Rick Lazio Citation

Mayor Garner Village of Hempstead Citation

Hon. P.M. India H.D. Deve Gowda NRI Award

Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto Citation

Prime Minister of India Hon. I. K. Gujral Punjabi Society Award

Village of Freeport "Bobby Kalotee Day", presented by Mayor William F. Glacken

Indian Association of Long Island 50th Anniversary Businessman of the Year


Town of Oyster Bay supervisor John Venditto Citation

Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman Proclamation Westchester

Mayor of Woodbridge New Jersey Businessman of the Year

Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation - Businessman of the Year

Richard A, Gephardt Congressman Missouri Citation

Nassau County Republican Party Chairman Joseph Mondello Award

National Black Republican Leadership Award

New York City South Asian Law Enforcement Leadership Award


Congressman Peter King Citation

Congressman John Sweeny Proclamation

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Proclamation

Senator Joseph Bruno Majority Leaders Citation

Congresswoman Susan Molinari and Congressman Bill Paxon Proclamation

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani Community Leadership Award


Newsday "Long Island Man of the Century"

Women's Association Award Helping Battered Women

East Meadow Civic Association - Distinguished Service Award

The National Black Republican Council- Community Service Award

American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin Humanitarianism Award

Nassau Association for Help of Challenged Children Award

Punjabi Rattan Award presented by Hillary Rodham Clinton

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton presented the outstanding accomplishments and Leadership Award

Jackson Heights Merchants Association Support and Leadership in the Indian Community


Member of Congress John M. McHugh Proclamation

Town of North Hempstead Certificate of Appreciation

Town of Hempstead Nassau Community College Citation

US Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell Chairman’s Award

County of Suffolk Paul J. Tonna Presiding Officer Proclamation

Town of Smithtown Patrick R. Vecchio Supervisor Proclamation

State of New Jersey Senate Commendation by Senator Joseph F. Vitale Citation

Township of Woodbridge Mayor James E. McGreevey Proclamation

Received honorary doctoral degree by New York Institute of Technology

NYS Senator Fuschillo Balboni, Hannon, Marcellino and Skelos Special Resolution Award

Majority Leader US Senate Mississippi Trent Lott Community Service Recognition

Congressional Record 107 Congress Citizen of the Month by Hon. Carolyn McCarthy Recognition

President of Nassau Community College Dr. Sean A. Fanelli Community Service Award


Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman Proclamation

Westbury Friends School Legacy of Light Award

Senate Minority Leader David A. Paterson Citation

Member of Congress Hon Walter Jones Proclamation

Member of Congress Nita M. Lowey Congratulation Letter

Majority Leader NY State Senate Joseph L. Bruno Proclamation

Speaker US House Representative Illinois J. Dennis Hastert Proclamation

Member of Congress 1st District of NY Hon Felix J. Grucci Jr. Proclamation

State of Colorado Hon Joe Rogers Lieutenant Governor Community Service Citation


Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi Citation

10th District of NY Hon Edolphus Ed Towns Citation

Hon Sue W. Kelly Member of Congress Proclamation

Member of Congress Elliot Engel 17th District Proclamation

NY State Senator Carl Marcellino Community Service Proclamation

Office of the Mayor Sharpe James City of Newark NJ Bobby Kumar’s Day

Governor of New York State George E. Pataki India Independence Day Proclamation

NYS Assembly Minority Leader Charles Nesbitt Community Service Proclamation


Governor of NY George E. Pataki Citation

The City of Glen Cove Citation by Mayor Ralph Suozzi

Suffolk County Executive Robert J. Gaffney Proclamation

Nassau County Presiding Officer Judith A. Jacob Citation

The Council City of NY Speaker Peter F. Vallone Proclamation

Member of Congress 30th District NY Hon Jack Quinn Proclamation

Congressman Hon Thomas M. Reynolds 27th District NY Proclamation

Office of the Supervisor Town of Huntington Frank P. Petrone Proclamation


Congress of US Citation by Hon. Peter King

US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton Citation

Congressman Steve Israel 2nd District NY Citation

Member of Congress Anthony D. Weiner 8th District NY Citation

Member of Congress Joseph Crowley 7th District NY Proclamation

House of Representative Jerrold L. Nadler 8th District NY Proclamation

North Carolina 3rd District Member of Congress Walter B. Jones Proclamation

Hon. Denny Rehberg at Large Representative for Montana State Proclamation


US Senate Hon Charles E. Schumer Proclamation

Member of Congress Nydia M. Velazquez Citation

Congressman Charles B. Rangel 15th District NY Proclamation

Hon Gary L. Ackerman Member of Congress NY Proclamation

NY State Senator Queens County Serphin Maltese Proclamation

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney 14th District NY Proclamation


CSEA Leadership Award Gerri Lerachuta President

Key to the City Jallandhar PB India

Congressman Joseph Crowley Congress Proclamation Charity work

Queens County New York Merchant Association Award President Shiv Dass

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Greater Long Island Award

Nassau County Sheriff’s Department Community Leadership Award

Nassau County Legislator by Norma Gonsalves Certificate of Recognition


Miani Overseas Welfare Society

Baba Makhan Shah Lubana Sikh Center Siropa Award

Shaan E Punjab Global Leadership Award

Jackson Heights Merchants, Person of the Year Honor

Bollywood Se Hollywood Community Service Award

Independence Party of America Political Leadership Award

Fire Marshal of Nassau County Welfare Association Award

South Asia Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Award

Town of Hempstead Supervisor & Council Community Leadership Award


Salvador friends for good health charity mission citation

Unified New Cassel Community Support Award

Nassau P.B.A. Community Leadership Award

Autism United Leadership Award Long Island

Reform Party U.S.A. Political Leadership Award

India Weekly USA Community Leadership Award

Jackson Height Merchant Associations Award by Mayor Bloomberg

Christian Voice Newspaper Benevolent Community Leader of the Year

Hon. Religious Leader Dalai Lama Peace Award

Hon. Carolyn McCarthy and Hon. Gregory Weldon Meeks Recognition Citation


ASALI Appreciation Award

U.S.D.R.C. Promotion to 3 Star General

Hispanic Community of Minnesota Award

Key to the City of San Miguel, El Salvador

Key to the City of San Salvador, El Salvador

Friends for Good Health Flood Relief Aid

County Executive Honor, Ed Mangano Nassau County, NY

Punjabi Mela Super Entertainments Community Leadership Award

Friends for Good Health Humanitarian International Medical Aid

Friends for Good Health Humanitarian International Medical Aid

Jack Brewer Foundation Global Ambassador Life Time Achievement Award


Citation City Hall Sonsonate El Salvador

Key to the City of Santa Ana, El Salvador

Key to the City of Sonsonate, El Salvador

Hum Hindustani News Magazine Personality of the Year

Miani Overseas Welfare Society Charitable in Punjab Award

Jackson Heights Merchants Association Businessman of the Year

Citation by Nassau County Executive for Friends for Good Health

Mahatma Gandhi USA peace Award


Toys for Tots Honors 2007 to 2012

US Senator Kristen E. Gillibrand Citation

NYS Proclamation Senator Carl Marcellino

Certificate of Recognition Town of Oyster Bay

Certificate of Recognition Town of Hempstead

Jewel Of India in American Honor of Excellence

Antiguo Cuscatlán Mayor’s Award of El Salvador

County Executive Ed Mangano Citation of Recognition

Key to the City of Antiguo Cuscatlán El Salvador

NYS Assembly Citation Assemblyman Michael Montesano

Punjabi International Welfare Society Inc. Award of Appreciation

Telugu Literary and Cultural Association Outstanding Leadership

Town of Oyster Bay Citation First India Day Parade Hicksville NY

Vice President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of Salvador Medical Mission Award


Nassau County Legislature Public Service

Montessori Model United Nations Keynote Address

Sikh Cultural Society Community Service Appreciation Award

Jewel of India USA Leading Indian American Personality

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Recognition Award

All India Congress Committee Sonia Gandhi Leadership Award

Town of Hempstead Board Citation Community Leadership Award

Town of N. Hempstead Board Citation Community Leadership Award


Punjabi Virsa Sports Association

Town of Hempstead Milestone Award

MMUN Proclamation Board of Directors

Baba Valaknath Ji Temple Diwali Mela

Congressional Humanitarian Service Award

Steve Bellone Suffolk County Executive Award

Town of Hempstead Community Service Award

Dr. Manmohan Singh Prime Minister India Meet & Greet

Town of Oyster Bay Community Service Award

Town of North Hempstead Community Service Award

Hon. John Venditto Supervisor Town of Oyster Bay Justice Award

Hon. Judi Bosworth Supervisor Town of North Hempstead Liberty Award

Hon. Steve Bellone Suffolk County Executive Community Service Citation

Hon. Frank Petrone Supervisor Town of Huntington Suffolk County Citation

Hon. Ed Mangano Nassau County Executive Independence Day Proclamation

Hon. Kate Murray Supervisor Town of Hempstead Independence Freedom Award


Indian Assn. of Long Island Award

IALI Association Community Service

Nassau County Executive Independence Day

NYC Mayors Independence Day Leadership

New York State Assembly Leadership Award

Toys for Tots U.S. Marines Co Chair (2015 – 2020)

JBF Global Ambassador Lifetime Achievement Award

Prime Minister India Hon. Narendra Modi Meet & Greet UN

Town of Oyster Bay Independence Celebration Recognition

New York State Senate Michael Venditto Community Service

Governor's Award Community Service IDPUSA New York State

New York Governors Community Service Independence Day Award

Unified New Cassel Community Support Award


County Executive Key to Nassau County

Sports for Peace at the United Nations Award

South Asian Community Leadership Award

Spartan Health Sciences University PhD Philosophy

Sikh Cultural Society Religious Leadership Award

My Sisters Health Watch Stakeholder Award United Nations

Town of Oyster Bay Board Citation Community Leadership Award

Town of Hempstead Board Citation Community Leadership Award

Town of N. Hempstead Board Citation Community Leadership Award

President Barack Obama Meet & Greet New York City United Nations

President Andrzej Duda President of Poland New York City United Nations

Hon.Ban Ki-Moon Secretary General of United Nations Meet & Greet NYC


Member of Parliament India Social Work

Town of Hempstead Citation Tony Santino

Jewel of Punjab India 100 Most Influential Punjabi’s

Suffolk County Executive Humanitarian Proclamation

American Eagle Award for Human Right Commission Chairman

Prime Minister United Kingdom Hon. Theresa May Meet & Greet UN

Prime Minister of Japan Hon. Shinzo Abe Meet & Greet United Nation

Office of Supervisor Town of Huntington Proclamation IDP USA Parade

Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Meet & Greet United Nation

PACOLI of Long Island Leadership Award PACOLI of Long Island Leadership Award


Pacoli Leadership Award Global Interfaith Foundation Man of the Year Award

Nanaksar Punjab India Humanitarian Work PGI Hospital

Humanitarian Award Queens Borough President Citation

American Academy of Hospitality 5 Star Diamond Award

Shani Temple Religious Liberty Award at Leonard’s Great Neck

Office of Supervisor Town of Babylon Citation IDP USA Parade

PACOLI of Long Island Leadership Award

President of South Africa Hon. Cyril Ramaphosa Meet & Greet United Nation

American Association Physicians Indian Origin Recognition Award (2017 – 2018)

Hon. Leo Varadkar Prime Minister Ireland Citizen’s Meet and Greet St. Patrick’s Day

President of Cuba Hon. Miguel Diaz Canel UN NYC

President of South Africa Hon. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa United Nation

President of Portugal Hon. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa Meet & Greet United Nation

President of USA Hon. Donald Trump Meet & Greet United Nation

Hon. Moon Jae-in President of South Korea meet and Greet at the United Nation

Hon. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan Meet & Greet United Nation

Hon.Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović President of Croatian Meet and Greet


FFGH Ambassador Award

Congressional Record Tom Souzzi

Jackson Heights Merchants Assn.

South Asian Arts & Cultural Society Award

New York State Senate Kevin Thomas Citation

KIIT College Gandhi Peace Award

NY Council Small Business Nassau County Citation

New Delhi Supreme Court Lawyer Assn. Award

Guru Nanak Dave Jee’s 550th Birthday Celebration Award New Delhi

Pakistan Human Rights Commission 70th Independence Day Award

President of United State Hon. Donald P. Trump Meet & Greet United Nation

President of Romania Hon. Klaus Werner Iohannis Meet & Greet United Nation

Chancellor of Germany Hon Angela Merkel Meet & Greet United Nation NYC

Prime Minister of Israel recognition by Hon. Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister of India recognition by Hon. Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of Ireland Hon. Leo Varadkar

Prime Minister of Grenada Hon. Keith Mitchell


Town of Oyster Bay Citation

New York State Senate Proclamation

Brooklyn Borough President Republic Day Citation

American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin of Queens & Long Island Award Covid 19

India’s Republic Day Jan 26 2020 NYS Senate Freedom Fighter Award

India’s Republic Day Jan 26 2020 NYS Assembly Freedom Fighter Proclamation

Covid 19 donation of over 50,000 masks trough my charity Friends for Good Health to NUMC

Toys for Tots US Marines 2020 Award

International Recognition for Covid Relief Abandoned Animals Friends

Punjab Nanak Sar and FFGH Senior Citizens Food Distribution Covid 19

Voiceless and Helpless Covid Support Street Award


Honored by Indian Association of Long Island

National Nurses Association Recognition Award Covid 19

Recognized by the South Asian Community Leadership Award

United Farmers Award

Pilipino Nurses Association Award

Cricket in New York NYTBCL President Award

New York State Senate Citation Covid 19 charitable work

New York Assembly Citation Covid 19 charitable work

Town of Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Huntington, Village of Freeport, Village of Hempstead and City of Glen Cove Proclamations

New York City Borough of Brooklyn and Manhattan Covid 19 Heroes Award

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco, Ireland, Greece, Poland, Grenada Guyana, Trinidad and Uganda Covid 19 charitable work Award

Toys for Tots US Marines Star Diamond 2021 Award

Senior Citizens charitable work Covid 19 and food drives

South Asian Life Time achievement recognition Award IDPUSA.