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    Sangakkara bags Asian Award for Sports

    April 19, 2015

    World's number one batsman Kumar Sangakkara won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport at the fifth Annual Asian Awards held in London on Friday (17).

    The 37-year-old Kumar Sangakkar is the second Sri Lankan to win the award after Muttiah Muralitharan in 2011.

    The Asian Awards 2015 was held at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 17, 2015 in London, England.

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan won an Outstanding Contribution to Cinema and the prize for Outstanding Achievement in Science and Technology went to Tejinder Singh Virdee.

    The Outstanding Achievement in Television award went to comedian, actor and broadcaster Sanjeev Bhaskar, while the Hinduja brothers were awarded as Business Leaders of the Year.

    Zayn Malik picked up the prize for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and later even posed for a selfie with SRK.

    Hosted by fashion icon Gok Wan and founded by entrepreneur Paul Sagoo, the Asian Awards dazzled with an array of global celebrities, dignitaries and influencers.

    The Asian Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals born in or with direct origin from across pan-Asia in all disciplines of life -- from business and the arts, to sport and public service. Previous winners in the cinema category include, Irrfan Khan, Anupam Kher and Yash Chopra.

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