Saturday, April 18, 2015
Kumar Sangakkara bagged the Asian Award for sports
The Sri Lankan star cricketer Kumar Sangakkara felicitated with the Asian Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport yesterday(17) at the 5th Asian Awards held in London.
Kumar Sangakkara is the only second Sri Lankan to bag the prestigious award after Sri Lankan spin Wizard Muttiah Muralitharan in 2011 at the Gala event.
While, Bolywood super star Shah Rukh Khan awarded for his contribution for the film industry. former member of Band OneDirection Zayn Malik awarded for his contribution to the music industry.
Sachin Tendulkar bagged the Asian Award for Sports in inagural edition of The Asian Awards and MS Dhoni won it in 2014 as the only second Indian to win the award
The Asian Awards is an award ceremony which takes place in the United Kingdom that recognizes and rewards exemplary achievement across 14 categories that include business, philanthropy, entertainment, culture and sport. This has founded by businessman Paul Sagoo through his Lemon Group company.
The awards also support charities through the event. Nominees are selected by an independent judging panel consisting a panel co-chaired by Baroness Verma of Leicester and Nat Wei, Baron Wei.The Asian Awards, reward outstanding achievement from within the Asian community.