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Desi achievers recognized in King Charles III’s First Birthday Honours List

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The King Charles III’s first Birthday Honours List, released by the UK government in London on Friday night, comprises a total of 1,171 recipients. Among them, 52 percent have demonstrated outstanding work in their communities, either in a voluntary or paid capacity, while 11percent of successful candidates come from an ethnic minority background.

Of the 1,171 people who received an award, 586 (50 per cent) are women. Of the 11 per cent from ethnic minorities, six per cent are Asian. Twenty-three per cent of recipients considered themselves to come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. A remarkable 608 (52 per cent) are recognised for undertaking outstanding work in their communities.

UK Deputy Prime Minister, Oliver Dowden said, “this year’s honours list is a testament to ordinary people who have demonstrated extraordinary community spirit, and I pay tribute to all those who have been recognised today.”   

Asians in the King’s Birthday Honours List 2023

Companions of the Order of the Bath

Emran MIAN OBE -Director General, Regeneration, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. For services to Regeneration (London, Greater London)

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

Professor Paliarkarakadu Assen Muhammed BASHEER FREng, Chair in Structural Engineering, University of Leeds. For services to Civil Engineering (Leeds, West Yorkshire)

Officers of the Order of the British Empire

Khurshid ALAM -Chair, Academy for Advanced Studies and Training UK International. For services to BAME Healthcare and the Professional Development of BAME Doctors (London, Greater London)

Dr Parvinder Kaur ALEY -Director of Global Operations, Oxford Vaccine Group, University of Oxford. For services to Vaccination during Covid-19 (Oxford, Oxfordshire)

Anuj Jayantilal CHANDE -Partner, Grant Thornton. For services to International Trade and Investment(London, Greater London)

Professor Aravinthan COOMARASAMY -Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, University of Birmingham. For services to Maternal Health (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Professor Prokar DASGUPTA -Foundation Professor of Surgery, King’s Health Partners and Chair in Robotic Surgery and Urological Innovation, King’s College London. For services to Surgery and Science (London, Greater London)

Varinder HAYRE -District Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service, London. For services to Law and Order (London, Greater London)

Ishtiaq HUSSAIN – Assistant Director, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. For Public Service (London, Greater London)

Dr Kavitha KISHEN -Deputy Director, Security, Resilience and Strategy, Government Office for Science. For services to National Resilience and Diversity in Government Science and Engineering (St Albans, Hertfordshire)

Anju KUMAR -Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. For services to Women’s Health and Welfare in Wales (Cardiff, South Glamorgan)

Amar LATIF -Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Traveleyes. For services to the Visually Impaired and to Entrepreneurship (Leeds, West Yorkshire)

Dr Navaratnam PARTHEEBAN – Co-Founder, British Veterinary Ethnicity and Diversity Society. For services to Inclusion (Battlesbridge, Essex)

Sunand PRASAD- MBE Chair, UK Green Building Council. For services to Regeneration (London, Greater London)

Dr Amarjit RAJU – Chief Executive, Disability Direct. For services to People with Disabilities, to Carers and to Mental Health (Derby, Derbyshire)

Professor Rama Shankaran THIRUNAMACHANDRAN – DL Vice-Chancellor, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent. For services to Higher Education (London, Greater London)

Mohammad Amjid WAZIR– Member and Deputy Leader, Stoke-on-Trent City Council. For Political Service and to the community in Stoke-on-Trent (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire)

Mohammed YOUNIS– Owner, Star Day Nurseries, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. For services to Early Years Education and to the community in Peterborough (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire)

Members of the Order of the British Empire

Muhammad Arif ANIS -Co-Founder, One Million Meals. For services to Frontline Workers during Covid-19 (Epsom, Surrey)

Roma BHOPAL -Physiotherapist and Specialist Hand Therapist. For services to Physiotherapy (Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh)

Nizamuddin Noordin DAMANI -Consultant Microbiologist, Southern Health and Social Care Trust. For services to Infection Prevention and Control in Northern Ireland and to the World Health Organisation (Portadown, County Armagh)

Bawa Singh DHALLU– Lately Councillor and Mayor, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, West Midlands. For Political and Voluntary Service (Smethwick, West Midlands

Sandeep DWESAR – Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Barbican Centre. For Public Service in the City of London (London, Greater London)

Mohammed FAHIM – For services to the community in Walsall, West Midlands, particularly during Covid-19 (Walsall, West Midlands)

Aqil FAROOQ – Police Sergeant and Chair, Staff Association, Avon and Somerset Police. For services to Policing and to Diversity and Inclusion (Gloucestershire)

Kapaljit Singh JHUTI -Head of Services, Transport and Passenger Logistics, Heathrow Airport, London. For services to the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (London, Greater London)

Sardarni Navleen KAUR -Founder, Sahara Sisterhood. For services to Women and to Interfaith Relations (London, Greater London)

Ritu KHURANA -Disc Jockey and Broadcaster. For services to Music and to Broadcasting (London, Greater London)

Dr Nihara Sonali KRAUSE– Founder and Chief Executive, Stem4. For services to the Mental Health of Young People (London, Greater London)

Rizwana MAHMOOD-AHMED – Headteacher, Carlton Junior and Infants School, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. For services to Education (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire)

Rizwan Wali MOHAMMED -For services to the community in Glasgow (Glasgow, City of Glasgow)

Professor Raja Anindya Sekhar MUKHERJEE- Consultant Psychiatrist, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. For services to People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Horsham, West Sussex)

Shiva Chandra NIRAULA- Pandit, Brigade of Gurkhas, Ministry of Defence. For pastoral services to Military Personnel (Aldershot, Hampshire)

Asitha PANDITHARATNA– Director of Employment Services, The Forward Trust. For services to Further Education and Skills (London, Greater London)

Anita PARMAR -Head, Lessons from Auschwitz Project, Holocaust Educational Trust. For services to Holocaust Education and Remembrance (London, Greater London)

Professor Kanwal John PASI– Lately Centre Director, Royal London Haemophilia Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust. For services to the NHS (London, Greater London)

Jay Prakash PATEL -Qualified Person Assessor, AstraZeneca. For services to Public Health during Covid-19 (Crewe, Cheshire)

Jeeta PATEL– Lately Senior Policy Adviser, Cabinet Office. For Public Service (London, Greater London)

Dr Shubha PLATT (Shubha Sathyendranath) Merit Scientist, Remote Sensing, Plymouth Marine Laboratory. For services to Oceanography (Plymouth, Devon)

Dr Sandrasekeram PREMACHANDRAN– Advisor, Care Quality Commission and Emergency Medicine Consultant, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Health and Care (Camberley, Surrey)

Aftabur RAHMAN -Chief Executive Officer, Legacy West Midlands. For services to Heritage and to the community in Birmingham (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Nimisha RAJA – Founder, Nim’s Fruit Crisps. For services to Small and Medium Enterprises (Sittingbourne, Kent)

Adil RASHID For services to Cricket (Bradford, West Yorkshire)

Narinder Singh SAGOO For services to Charity (London, Greater London)

Bilal Bin SAQIB -Co-Founder, One Million Meals. For services to the NHS and to the community in Stanmore, London Borough of Harrow (London, Greater London)

Prodaman Kumar SARWAL -Lately Trustee, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and Chair, Master Ropemakers Ltd. For services to Heritage and to the Charitable Sector (London, Greater London)

Dr Farrukh Tasnim SHAH Consultant Haematologist, Whittington Health NHS Trust. For services to Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Patients (London, Greater London)

Dr Inderjit SINGH– For voluntary and charitable services to the community in Scotland (Glasgow, City of Glasgow)

Harvinder SINGH RAI -Sergeant, West Midlands Police. For services to Policing and to the Sikh Community (Walsall, West Midlands)

Hina SOLANKI -Founder, Sol Cosmedics. For services to Business and to Charity (London, Greater London)

Jyotsna SRIKANTH -Violinist. For services to Music (London, Greater London)

Dr Shivani Anika WALIA -Founder, Anika Food Charity. For services to the Alleviation of Food Poverty (London, Greater London)

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire

Idris ALI -Provision Contracts Manager, Department for Work and Pensions. For voluntary service to the community in Oldham, Greater Manchester (Oldham, Greater Manchester)

Perminderjeet Kaur BANWAIT– Founder and Managing Director, Banwait Group Holdings. For services to

Social Care (Wakefield, West Yorkshire)

Balvir Mohan BHALLA -Founder, Super Cool Friends Charity. For services to the community in Ilford, London Borough of Redbridge, particularly during Covid-19 (London, Greater London)

Nighat BHOLA– Director, Humdum UK. For services to Food Provision and to the community in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, particularly during Covid-19 (London, Greater London)

Rekesh CHAUHAN– Pianist and Composer. For services to Music, to Charity and to Mental Health in the British Asian Community, particularly during Covid-19 (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Ehsan Shahid CHOUDHRY– Co-Founder, MH The Open Kitchen. For services to the community in the London Borough of Hounslow (London, Greater London)

Balbir DHILLON -Postmaster. For services to the community in Birchwood, Cheshire (Warrington, Cheshire)

Kuldeep Singh DHILLON- Postmaster. For services to the community in Birchwood, Cheshire (Warrington, Cheshire)

Krishna GHOSH -For services to Education and to the community in London (London, Greater London)

Dr Priya KUMAR -General Practitioner, Kumar Medical Centre, Slough. For services to Health Improvement in South East England (Virginia Water, Surrey)

Kailash MALHOTRA -Peer Educator Volunteer, Kidney Research UK. For services to Kidney Organ Donation for Minority Ethnic Groups (Glasgow, City of Glasgow)

Dr Aruna MENE -Artist. For services to Fabric Art, to Charity and to Sustainability (Hatfield, Hertfordshire)

Mohammad MIRZA -Caseworker, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Mental Health (Stalybridge, Greater Manchester)

Hetalban Mayank PATEL -Compliance and Investigation Officer, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Homeless People in Newcastle upon Tyne (Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

Virendra Mahendrakumar PATEL -Technical Support Partner, John Lewis and Partners. For services to the community in Hampshire (Southampton, Hampshire)

Yasmin SIDHWA -Founder and Director, Mandala Theatre Company. For services to Drama (Oxford, Oxfordshire)

Salma Bano ZULFIQAR -For services to Art and to Education (Solihull, West Midlands)

OVERSEAS AND INTERNATIONAL LIST

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

OBE

Omar DAAIR, British High Commissioner Kigali, Rwanda. For services to British Foreign Policy and to International Development.

Shamini JAYANATHAN, Barrister-at-law; Chief Executive Officer, Arcturus Consultancy Ltd; Associate Tenant, Foundry Chambers, London. For services to the Rule of Law and to International Development.

MBE

Fouzia YOUNIS, lately Head of Communications, British High Commission Islamabad, Pakistan. For services to British Foreign Policy.

ORDER OF ST MICHAEL AND ST GEORGE

CMG

Kumar IYER, Director General, Economics, Science and Technology, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. For services to British Foreign Policy.

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