THE daughter of a community stalwart known for her generosity and love to all of those in her life has paid tribute to her.

Prembai Kansara died peacefully surrounded by family on June 11 aged 72.

And the much-loved mum-of-two always had time for those in her community - giving love to everyone who she knew.

Her daughter, Arti, said Prembai “always put others first”, regardless of their background.

She said: “My mum had strong family ethics - her family were very important to her. She felt really strong about supporting the community and supporting those who were less well off.

“From my earliest memories, she was always doing something to help others, whether that was in the U.K. or in India. It was always a priority for her to give back to the community and help those in need.”

Prembai moved to the U.K. in 1975, working in factories for most of her life and spending her final years in the Daubhill/ Great Lever area.

The mother-of-two made many friends in the town over the years - and always working to maintain those friendships.

Arti added: “Whatever friends she formed throughout her life she maintained. Even people she met as a teenager, she would find them on Facebook years later for a catch-up.

“She donated frequently to the local charity Homeless Aid and would give them specific things that they would ask for or just something around the homes that was available to give.

“There is a huge amount of people whose lives that she touched and I don’t think she realised that when she was alive. So many people were appreciative of being around her and knowing her.”

A Bolton Hindu Forum spokesman said: "Prembai was well known in the community. She was always smiling. She will be dearly missed by everyone.

"Bolton Hindu Forum and Bolton Hindu Funeral Service would like to offer their condolences to the family."