Actress Sharon Stone has presented India's famous female guru, Mata Amritanandamayi, with an award for her humanitarian work.
Stone said Amritanandamayi was a "remarkable angel"
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.
Stone described her as a "remarkable angel".
In January 2005, Amritanandamayi pledged a billion rupees ($23m) from her charitable trust to help survivors of the Asian tsunami.
The "hugging saint" is the subject of a documentary titled Darshan, which premiered at Cannes earlier this year.
Amritanandamayi goes on annual tours around the world and is due to visit London in December.