Everest climber Dr Kumaran Rasappan wins tabla! award
Dedication to charity recognised by Indian community
He was the first Singapore-born Indian to scale Mount Everest, reaching the world's highest peak in May.
Dr Kumaran Rasappan is already making plans to head back to Nepal next year, to continue the charity work he had started when he was last there.
The 28-year-old said he hopes to do more to help needy students in the Nepalese town of Gorkha - where he was based while preparing for his epic climb.
He also wants to take more doctors from Singapore with him on his next trip, to provide health-care services to the poor Sherpa village of Phortse.