Jessie Singh Saini
Jessie Singh Saini, full name Jaswinder Singh Saini, (August 24, 1958 - December 9, 2014) was the founder of BJS Electronics and an American industrialist of Indian descent. Jessie was also a well known political donor  in California and both Bill Clinton and Al Gore have paid visits to his house during their incumbencies as President and Vice President of USA.
Origin and early life
He completed his education at Punjab Agricultural University at Ludhiana before migrating to USA in 1986.
Awards and recognition
Jessie was the first Indian to receive the Civil rights award – the Edna Magee Award from the Santa Clara County in 1998. He also went to the Philippines as a state guest in 1996 and was honored by the Pope for helping to raise money for Vietnamese refugees stranded in the Philippines.
- The global Indian: the rise of Sikhs abroad, p 139, Gurmukh Singh, Rupa & Co., 2003
- Clinton invites Punjabi to trip, By Sarbjit Singh,Tribune News Service , Tuesday, November 7, 2000, Chandigarh, India
- Gurdaspur to Los Gatos: The $ 250 million story of Jessie Singh, Sonia Chopra , May 25, 1999 , Rediff.com
- California Vacation, Conversations with Indian Americans,By VIJAY PRASHAD, Counter Punch Weekend Edition, December 31 / January 1, 2005/6
- Million dollar dreams, TNN, Jul 21, 2002, 12.00am IST
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