London: Mother Teresa has been posthumously conferred with the UK’s prestigious Founders Award this year which is given to recognise and reward exemplary achievements of people within the global Asian community.
Teresa’s only living relative, her 72-year old niece, Agi Bojazhiu flew especially from Italy to receive the award yesterday.
Teresa, who will be made a saint on September 4, founded the Missionaries of Charity and spent 45 years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying on the streets of Kolkata.
She died at the age of 87 in Kolkata in 1997.
The Founders Award at the 6th Asian Awards is held in the UK to recognise and reward exemplary achievement within the global Asian community across 14 categories that include business, philanthropy, entertainment, culture and sport.
The Asian awards was launched in 2010 by Paul Sagoo, entrepreneur and founder of the Lemon group.