Sachin Tendulkar's mother-in-law and social activist Annabel Mehta, a British national, has been awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for her work and service to the underprivileged. The award will be presented to her at Buckingham Palace in London later this year.
"Her Majesty the Queen approved the award to Mehta, a British national, in recognition of her work and service to underprivileged communities in Mumbai, and the NGO, Apnalaya," a statement issued by the British Deputy High Commission said.
"The Order of the British Empire (which has several ranks) was created in 1917 by King George V to recognise individuals, who have contributed valued service to their communities. MBE is a rank of the order and stands for Memberof the Order of the British Empire.
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