The ceremony, which celebrates excellence in the global Asian community, also paid tribute to Indian actor Om Puri, who died, aged 66, earlier this year, with the outstanding achievement in cinema award. Entrepreneur Paul Sagoo, said: "The Asian Awards prides itself on honouring people who have achieved the highest levels in their craft, and I am delighted that this year we have honoured an array of talented and amazing people. Batsman Tendulkar, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time, picked up the Fellowship award, which organisers said is given to "global icons" who have excelled in their careers. Dressed in a tiny tuxedo, eight-year-old Sunny was handed the inaugural rising star of the year award by Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan following his performance in the hit film, Lion. Other winners included Chinese snooker player Ding Junhui, who received the outstanding achievement in sport accolade, and Channel 4 news journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy, who collected the outstanding achievement in television award. Philanthropist of the year went to British doctor Jack Preger, who has been offering medical treatment to the less fortunate in Kolkata since
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It bagged four technical awards. But the major prizes went to Japanese and Korean filmmakers. Lee was also presented with a lifetime achievement award, to which Lee responded that he did not deserve the title, and that he was still very young.