“The saint of the gutters”, Mother Teresa has been posthumously conferred with the United Kingdom’s prestigious Founders Award 2016.
- The award was received by the only living relative of Mother Teresa, 72 year old niece, Agi Bojazhiu.
- Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity and spent 45 years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned. She died at the age of 87 in Kolkata in 1997.
Here is the list of other Awardees
|Award Category||Name of Winner||About Winner|
|Entrepreneur of the Year award||Rami Ranger||NRI entrepreneur and philanthropist.|
|Entrepreneur of the Year award||Anil Agrawal||Founder and Executive Chairman of the metal and mining company, Vedanta Resources Corporation.|
|Business Leader of the Year award||Prakash Lohia||Chairman and co-founder of Indorama Corporation|
|Social Entrepreneur of the year award||Vikram Patel||Leading mental health researcher of India.|
|Outstanding achievement in Television||Kunal Nayyar||Actor from the hit American comedy series The Big Bang Theory.|
|Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award||Asif Kapadia||Oscar and BAFT-winning documentary-maker|
|Outstanding achievement in Sports award||Son Heung-Min||Tottenham Hotspurs football star of South Korea.|
|Outstanding achievement in Science and Technology||Shuji Nakamura||Inventor of the blue LED|
About Founders award
Established in 2010 by Paul Sagoo, entrepreneur and founder of the Lemon group, it is bestowed upon persons within the global Asian community to recognize and reward their exemplary achievements.