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2 NRI entrepreneurs win UK awards

November 21, 2006 12:13 IST
NRI entrepreneurs Moni Varma, founder of the Veetee brand basmati rice and Rami Ranger, founder-chairman of Sun Oil Ltd, have won the Asian of the Year and Asian Leadership in Europe Awards for 2006 respectively.

Cherie Blair, British Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife, received the Asian Charity of the Year Award on behalf of the Loomba Trust, of which she is the President at a glittering ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel at Park Lane in London on Monday night.

Tarique Ghaffur, CEE, Assistant Commissioner, the highest-ranking NRI police officer in the Metropolitan Police Service bagged the Asian Leadership in Diversity Award.

The 19th Edition of Asian Who's Who International brought out by its Managing Editor J S Sachar was also released at the function attended by Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius, Rama Sithanen, President of the Hinduja Group, G P Hinduja, MP, Keith Vaz and Lord Navnit Dholakia, Deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.

Previous recipients of the Asians of the Year Award include Lord Swraj Paul, Keith Vas, Lord Bhikhu Parekh, cricketer-turned-politician of Pakistan Imran Khan, Sir Gulam K Noon, founder of the Noon Products, Raj Loomba, Lord Navnit Dholakia, G S Gujral, Lord Karan Bilimoria, Kartar Lalvani, Ramola Bachchan and Surina Narula.

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