2 Indians among recipients of 2015 Magsaysay Award

MANILA — An Indian anti-corruption campaigner and a fellow countryman who recycles clothes for the poor are among this year's recipients of the Philippines' Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

The award foundation announced Wednesday that Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who began investigating government anomalies as a forest service officer in 2005, had won the award for emergent leadership for his "exemplary integrity, courage and tenacity" in exposing government corruption.

Anshu Gupta, whose volunteer group provides clothing and other recycled articles to the poor and makes inexpensive sanitary pads for women, was cited for "his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India."

Kommaly Chanthavong of Laos, Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa of the Philippines and Kyaw Thu of Myanmar are the other recipients of the award, which includes a $30,000 prize. (AP)


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