Indian American entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam has received the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for keeping the dream alive, reports Times of India.
The award from the Memorial Foundation which built the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington D.C. has been awarded since 1991.
Islam noted the connection between King and Mahatma Gandhi.
“King visited India in 1954, studied the non-violent movement and patterned the protests he led after those of Gandhi. As an Indian-American, I am proud and humbled to receive this award which honors the memory of one great man directly and another indirectly,” he said.
You can learn more about the life of Islam in the Times of India.