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Lance Corporal Tuljung Gurung Wins Award



London, UK – Military Cross hero Lance Corporal Tuljung Gurung has won the Uniformed and Civil Services award at the 15th annual Asian Achievers Awards on September 18th, at a star-studded ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.

Lance Corporal Tuljung Gurung was recognised for his bravery in fighting off two armed Taliban fighters and saving the lives of his two comrades. The award was made more poignant, as the evening’s theme revolved around the contribution of Asians in Uniformed and Civil Service.

Other winners include, Secret Sales founders, Nish and Sach Kukadia; England cricketer, Moeen Ali; author Romesh Gunasekera; founder of forced marriage and honour abuse charity Karma Nirvana, Jasvinder Sanghera CBE; and Lord Rumi Verjee CBE, who was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 Chief Guest, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence gave a stirring speech.

The Asian Achievers Awards was brilliantly hosted by Eastenders star Nitin Ganatra and BBC journalist Sangita Myska, and was proud to have EY as the headline sponsor. Attendees included, Naughty Boy, Lord Jeffrey Archer, Greg Dyke India’s original supermodel, Nina Manuel, and dignitaries like Cherie Blair QC, CBE, London Mayor candidate, Sadiq Khan MP and His Excellency Ranjan Mathai, the Indian High Commissioner.

ABPL Group, which organises the Asian Achievers Awards, also introduced the Asian Voice Charity Awards, which is launching in 2016. These awards, powered by Asian Charity Clarity, are about rewarding charities that think big and seek to solve the most pressing social issues of today, both in Britain and around the world.

Since launching, The Asian Achievers Awards has helped to raise millions of pounds for various charities and this year, the chosen charity partner is the Loomba Foundation, which works with widows and children. The Asian Achievers Awards is proud to have Sunrise Radio and Colors TV as Media Partners.


Businessperson of the Year

Iqbal Ahmed OBE, Seamark Plc

Entrepreneur of the Year

Nish & Sach Kukadia – Founders Secret Sales

Sports Personality of the Year

Moeen Ali – England Cricketer

Uniformed and Civil Services

Lance Corporal Tuljung Gurung – – The Royal Gurkha Rifles

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lord Rumi Verjee CBE

Media, Arts and Culture

Romesh Gunasekera – Author

Woman of the Year

Bindi Karia – Technology Startup Expert and Advisor

Achievement in Community Service

Jasvinder Sanghera CBE – Founder, Karma Nirvana

Professional of the Year

Satvi Bungar – Director, BDO