London, Jan 1, 2004
Four doctors of Indian origin are among prominent Asians in Britain
who figure in the Queen's New Year honours list.
Kishori Gopal Agarwal of Sandwell, West Midlands, has been conferred
the OBE (Order of the British Empire).
The other three on whom MBEs (Member of the British Empire) have been
conferred are Hari Pada Adhikary of Preston, Lancashire, for services
to the Bengali community in Britain, Shyamal Kumar Mukherjee of Wirral,
Merseyside and Raina Patel of Hyde, Cheshire.
Anu Kiran Vedi, chief executive of the Genesis House Group, Isleworth,
Middlesex, has been conferred the CBE.
Other prominent individuals of Asian origin in the list are:
Nazir Afzal, sector director, Crown Prosecution Service (Northolt,
Middlesex), Reverend Inderjit Bhogal, Methodist minister, (Sheffield,
South Yorkshire), Wadi Yusuf Nassar, for services to Community Relations
in Manchester, Syed Abdul-Aziz Pasha founder, Union of Muslim Organisations,
(London), Sarindar Singh Sahota, chair, North West Corridors of Regeneration
(Handsworth, Birmingham), Pamela Minnerva Odette Singh, lately the head
teacher of Pope John Roman Catholic Primary School (Harrow, Middlesex)
and Sadru Visram, chair, ASRA Greater London Housing Association (Ilford,
Zakia Masud Ahmed, Black and Minority Ethnic Development Worker, Special
Needs Advisory Project (Cardiff, South Glamorgan), Mohammad Akram, senior
policy adviser, finance, Department of Trade and Industry (London),
Anjum Anwar (Accrington, Lancashire), Balbir Bahrha (London), Brij Lata
Gandhi, for services to community relations and to charity in Scotland
(Kelvindale, Glasgow), Nishat Hamid (Montpelier, Bristol), Syed Azizul
Islam (London), Parmod Kad (Hounslow, Middlesex), Nazim Khan (Peterborough,
Cambridgeshire), Thakorbhai Mistry (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire), Reverend
Jemima Prasadam (Birmingham, West Midlands), Rahmat Ali Raja (Nelson,
Lancashire), Maroof Rishi (Birmingham, West Midlands), Malik Mohammed
Salim (Leicester, Leicestershire) and Gurdial Singh Seehra (London).