CELEBRATION: (Top row, from left) Waqas Khan, Susan Mossman of the Science Museum, Dr Ranj Singh, Ayesha Hazarika, Vaseem Khan, and Reece Bahia; and (front row, from left) Asif Khan, Anita Rani, George Alagiah, Meera Syal, Anoushka Shankar and Aakash Odedra
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Eastern Eye Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts: George Alagiah BBC news presenter George Alagiah is one of the most trusted news anchors in the country, whose nightly broadcasts are watched by millions. GeorgeAlagiah Born in Sri Lanka, Alagiah’s family moved to Ghana in Africa to escape persecution and then to England where he continued his studies. Alagiah got the journalism bug at university while writing for the student paper and went on to write for South magazine before joining the BBC in 1989. After a stint in London, he moved to Johannesburg as the BBC’s Southern Africa correspondent…