Alam is the second Pakistani to win this coveted award which is awarded to those who advance global mental health by research, support and funding for individuals and organisations which promote mind improving and healing activities and initiatives.

Taking to twitter, Sania Alam wrote: “I am honored to be declared ‘Brain of the Year 2023/2024’ by Brain Trust U.K. for my services in the field of education and for playing a vital role in unlocking the potential of the human brain.”

Alam has received numerous awards, including the Youth Excellence Award from the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the Lifetime Achievement Award from US President Joe Biden.

She is also the member of the Prime Minister’s National Youth Council of Pakistan and works to include youth in policy making.

Each year the “Brain of the Year Trophy” is presented as the highest accolade from the Brain Trust. Previous laureates include Professor Stephen Hawking, Prince Marek and Princess Petrina Kasperski, the world expert on thinking like Leonardo da Vinci Michael Gelb, astronaut Senator John Glenn.

Other best brains include, the world’s leading brain nutritionist Professor Michael Crawford, former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, inventor of Star Trek Gene Roddenberry, a leading scientist in Baroness Susan Greenfield, Humanitarian Ambassador Prince Mohsin Ali Khan of Hyderabad, rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, and eight-times World Memory Champion Dominic O’Brien.