British Indian billionaire brothers Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja won a Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions to UK's Asian community. The award was given at the annual Asian Achievers Awards (AAA) in London on 6 September 2013 by American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson.
The Hindujas were nominated along with NRI businessman Vedanta Resources chairman Anil Agarwal as well as former England cricket captain Nasser Hussain and 102-year-old marathon runner Fauja Singh. The awards are organised by the ABPL Group, publishers of Asian Voice and Gujarat Samachar newspapers in the UK, with the purpose of celebrating the achievements of South Asians based in Britain.
2013's awards highlighted the achievements of Asian women and all the money raised from a charity auction was assigned for the Lily Foundation. It is a charity working against human trafficking in India and the UK.
The awardees in the other categories are as following:
• British Indian actress Seeta Indrani for achievement in media, arts and culture;
• Prof Naina Patel, the founder of Policy Research Institute on Community and Inter-faith Relations, for her contributions to community service and
• Nandita Parshad, director of the power and energy utilities team at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
When: 6 September 2013