Film Award Honours 'Hug Guru'

October 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Actress Sharon Stone has presented India's famous female guru, Mata Amritanandamayi, with an award for her humanitarian work.

Amritanandamayi, also known as Amma, is best known for blessing her devotees with a hug.

Stone presented the spiritual leader with the prize in Paris at human rights film festival Cinema Verite.

Amritanandamayi has a huge following in India and beyond. She is said to have embraced over 26 million people.