Preetinder Bharara

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A profile

[ From the archives of the Times of India]

Born Preetinder (Preet) Bharara in Ferozepur, India, in 1968 to Sikh father, Hindu mother

Father doctor, moved with family to New Jersey when Preet was 2

Graduated from Harvard University in 1990, Columbia Law School in 1993

In 2000, made Assistant US Attorney in New York

President Barack Obama appoints him US Attorney for Southern district of New York in 2009

Since assuming office, has aggressively pursued terrorists, organised crime, public corruption and financial

Oversees more than 200 lawyers

First American of Indian origin billed in Time’s 100 most influential people in 2012

Of 63 people arrested on insidertrading and other stock-fraud-related charges, has won 56 convictions, 7 cases pending and no losses

In the 21 months since Bharara took office, has prosecuted Faisal Shahzad in the Times Square bomb plot, Guantanamo Bay’s first detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Somali pirate among others

Personal life

[ From the archives of the Times of India]

Married with three children

Often refers to his multi-religious heritage. His wife’s father is Muslim and mother Jewish

Had four religious wedding ceremonies to please all parents

Brother runs several consumerproduct businesses

Fan of Bruce Springsteen

Framed photo of Springsteen and Bharara’s mother hangs in his lower-Manhattan office

Preferred drink: vodka & tonic

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