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British Asians honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

 June 3, 2022  

London — Author Salman Rushdie and cricketer Moeen Ali are among a number of British Asians honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List published on Wednesday.

The honor list includes  13.3 per cent of recepants from an ethnic minority background.

Covid efforts recognised alongside philanthropists and community leaders British Asians named among them are:

ORDER OF THE COMPANIONS OF HONOUR:

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, author, for services to literature (London, Greater London)

KNIGHTHOODS

Rohinton Minoo Kalifa OBE, chair, Network International, for services to financial services, technology and public service (London, Greater London); Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE FRSE, chair, Primary Care Research and Development, University of Edinburgh, for services to Covid-19 research and policy (Lasswade, Edinburgh)

COMMANDERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Avnish Mitter Goyal, chair, Care England, for services to social care and philanthropy (Billericay, Essex); Navin Fakirchand Shah, lately London assembly member for Brent and Harrow, for political and public service (London, Greater London); Ramesh Kanji Vala OBE, consultant, Ince Group, for services to the community and Covid-19 response (London, Greater London)

OFFICERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Shahina Ahmad, principal, Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest, for services to education (London, Greater London); Osman Ahmed, senior officer, National Crime Agency, for services to law enforcement (London, Greater London); Professor Babak Akhga, director, Centre for Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research, Sheffield Hallam University, for services to security research (Sheffield, South Yorkshire); Moeen Ali, for services to cricket (Birmingham, West Midlands); Dr Raghib Ali, consultant in acute medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and senior clinical research associate, epidemiology, University of Cambridge, for services to the NHS and Covid-19 response (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire); Kishorkant Bhattessa (Vinu Bhattessa), managing director, Mandeville Hotel Group and trustee, BAPS Swaminarayan Temple, for charitable and voluntary services, particularly during Covid-19 (London, Greater London); Dr Shamil Chandaria, for services to science and technology, finance and philanthropy (Stanmore, Greater London); Afia Choudhury, foster carer, Tower Hamlets, for services to children (London, Greater London); Jasbir Singh Dhesi, principal and CEO, Cheshire College South and West, for services to education (Wrexham, Clwyd); Dr Noha Elsakka, consultant, medical microbiology and virology and service clinical director, NHS Grampian, for services to the NHS and Covid-19 response (Aberdeen); Abdul Hai, lately cabinet member for young people, equalities and cohesion, Camden, for services to young people and to the community in Camden and London (London, Greater London); Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal MBE DL, regional Prevent co-ordinator, Department for Education, for services to social cohesion (Staffordshire); Dr Azeem Ibrahim, director, New Lines Institute for Strategy and Policy, for services to the Union, diversity and foreign policy (Glasgow); Haroon Karim, chair, Balham and Tooting mosque and trustee, World Memon Organisation, for services to philanthropy and the community in south London and Pakistan (London, Greater London); Kamruddin Kothia, chair of trustees, Star Academies, for services to education (Blackburn, Lancashire); Shivani Lakhani, society team lead, Covid-19 Task force, Cabinet Office, for services to vulnerable communities during the Covid-19 response (London, Greater London); Sumeet Kaur Matharu, chief pharmacist, Defence Primary Healthcare, Ministry of Defence, for services to armed forces healthcare (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands); Yasmine Joun Moezinia, deputy director, COP26 Private Finance Hub, Treasury, for services to climate finance (London, Greater London); Rohit Naik, headteacher, Hope School, Liverpool, for services to education (Liverpool, Merseyside); Professor Samia Nefti-Meziani, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics, and head, Centre for Autonomous Systems and Advanced Robotics, for services to robotics (Altrincham, Greater Manchester); Vippen Paul Sagoo, businessman, for services to the Asian community and diversity and inclusion (London, Greater London); Tariq Navid Shah, philanthropist, for services to charity (Doncaster, South Yorkshire); Professor Parveen Yaqoob, deputy vice-chancellor, University of Reading, for services to higher education (Reading, Berkshire); Dr Asim Yusuf, consultant psychiatrist and Islamic scholar, for services to the Muslim community (Wolverhampton, West Midlands); Dr Sabir Zazai FRSE, chief executive, Scottish Refugee Council, for services to refugees (Rutherglen, Lanarkshire)

MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Rozina Ahmed, principal policy officer, mayor of London’s office, for services to equality, diversity and inclusion in education, culture and sport (London, Greater London); Dr Rizwan Yahya Ahmed, consultant respiratory physician, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, for services to public health during Covid-19 (Bolton, Greater Manchester); Tariq Ali, for services to the community in Wolverhampton during Covid-19 (Wolverhampton, West Midlands); Mohammad Asad, imam and Muslim chaplain, for services to charitable fundraising and the NHS during Covid-19 (Walsall, West Midlands); Mohammed Sadiq Badat, for voluntary and charitable services in Leicester and abroad (Leicester, Leicestershire); Pranav Bhanot, councillor, Chigwell Parish Council, for services to the community in Chigwell, Essex (Chigwell, Essex); Dr Chila Kumari Singh Burman, artist, for services to visual art, particularly during Covid-19 (London, Greater London); Angela Chada, executive director, Springboard Opportunities, for services to children and young People in Northern Ireland (Belfast); Professor Indranil Chakravorty, chair, British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Institute for Health Research and consultant physician, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for services to the healthcare sector (St Albans, Hertfordshire); Ghazain Choudhry, for services to wheelchair basketball (London, Greater London); Dr Umakant Ramchandra Dave, consultant physician, Swansea Bay University Health Board, for services to the NHS (Swansea, West Glamorgan); Sanjeevini Dutta, director, Kadam Dance, for services to dance (Luton, Bedfordshire); Devika Mihiri Anoja Fernando, research library manager, Department for Work and Pensions, for services to international librarianship (London, Greater London); Razia Tariq Hadait, founder and CEO, Himaya Haven CIC, for services to the community in Birmingham (Birmingham, West Midlands); Humera Haqqani, managing director, Let’s Talk, for services to business and the community in Rochdale (Rochdale, Greater Manchester); Safia Jama, CEO, Women’s Inclusive Team, for services to the voluntary and charitable sector (London, Greater London); Ameet Jogia, councillor, Harrow, and co-chair, Conservative Friends of India, for political and public service (London, Greater London); Dr Manojkumar Narottam Liladhar Joshi DL, volunteer, for voluntary services to the community in Bradford during Covid-19 (Bradford, West Yorkshire); Chunilal Odhavji Kakad, for services to the community in Brent (London, Greater London); Najma Khalid, founder, Women’s CHAI Project and lead organiser, Parent Power Oldham, for services to the community in Oldham (Oldham, Greater Manchester); Zamir Khan, community volunteer, for services to the Blackburn Muslim Burial Society and the community in Blackburn, particularly during Covid-19 (Blackburn, Lancashire); Barjinderpall Lall, head of skills, JGA Group, London, for services to apprenticeships and skills training (Greenford, Greater London); Nitin Natwarlal Madhavji (Nick Madhavji), founder and chief executive, Joskos Solutions, for services to education, business and charity (London, Greater London); Sandeep Mahal, lately director, Nottingham Unesco city of literature, for services to literature, the arts and culture in Nottingham (Walsall, West Midlands); Kiritkumar Jamnadas Modi (Kirit Modi), honorary president, National Kidney Federation and the National Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Transplant Alliance, for services to organ donation particularly in ethnic minority communities (London, Greater London); Professor Srimathi Rajagopalan Murali, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for services to international doctors working in the NHS (Wigan, Greater Manchester); Professor Daljit Nagra, chair, Royal Society of Literature, for services to literature (London, Greater London); Badrun Nesa Pasha, co-founder, Bangladeshi Women’s Association, for services to the Bangladeshi community in the West Midlands (Birmingham, West Midlands); Sharan Pasricha, founder, Ennismore, for services to the hotel industry (London, Greater London); Kawan Deepakchandra Patel, lately deputy director, head of social contact, Cabinet Office and Covid-19 Directorate lead, Home Office, for services to the Covid-19 response (London, Greater London); Bhawana Ramanbhai Patel, human resources consultant, Defence Business Services, Ministry of Defence, for services to defence (London, Greater London); Bharat Patel, for services to the community in Greater London, particularly during Covid-19 (Watford, Hertfordshire); Dr Chithra Ramakrishnan, south Indian classical vocalist and dancer, and founder director, British Carnatic Choir, for services to the promotion of south Indian classical music and dance (Solihull, West Midlands); Raja Suleman Raza, founder and CEO, Spice Village, for services to business and philanthropy, particularly during Covid-19 (London, Greater London); Gurvinder Singh Sandher, CEO, Cohesion Plu, for services to the arts and the community in Kent (Longfield, Kent); Harshad Purshottam Saujani JP, community safety educator, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, for services to fire safety (Leicester, Leicestershire); Suman Raj Shrestha, professional lead, Royal College of Nursing and nurse consultant in critical care, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, for services to critical care nursing (Crowthorne, Berkshire); Anwar Uddin, fans, for diversity campaign manager, the Football Supporters’ Association, for services to Association football (London, Greater London); Sanjaykumar Jayantilal Vadera, CEO, The Fragrance Shop and Per-Scent, for services to international trade (Altrincham, Greater Manchester); Ameeta Virk, markets leader, Department for International Trade, for services to the economy (Bristol)

MEDALLISTS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Mansoor Ahmad, for services to the community in Merton during Covid-19 (London, Greater London); Mohammed Tahir Ali, for services to the community in Preston during Covid-19 (Preston, Lancashire); Ibrar Ali, volunteer development manager, Bradford Moor Play and Support Service, for voluntary services to the community in Bradford (Bradford, West Yorkshire); Amjid Hussain, director, Bradford Moor Play and Support Service, for voluntary services to the community in Bradford (Leeds, West Yorkshire); Md Nazrul Islam, for services to the community in Tower Hamlets during Covid-19 (London, Greater London); Lakshmana Rao Kastala, founder and chair of trustees, DREAMSAI, for charitable services to the community in Milton Keynes (Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire); Angela Rosemary Khalil, patron and lately president, British Red Cross, Essex, for voluntary service (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire); Abrar Khan, for services to the community in Ilford, Redbridge, particularly during Covid-19 (London, Greater London); Fazle Abbas Kinkhabwala, for services to the Indian and Pakistani communities in Birmingham and the schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham (Birmingham, West Midlands); Indraprasad Limbu, broadcast technician, British Forces Broadcasting Service, for services to the armed forces (Basingstoke, Hampshire); Yaser Hachem Martini, co-founder and trustee, Team Margot Foundation, for services to stem cell donation (London, Greater London); Rukeya Khanom Miah, deputy associate director of nursing and senior midwife, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for services to maternity and healthcare education, particularly during Covid-19 (Keighley, West Yorkshire); Varsha Kumari Mistry, forensic practitioner, Metropolitan Police Service, for services to diversity and inclusion in policing and the Hindu Community (London, Greater London); Joanne Mohammed, registered nurse, Royal Bolton Hospital, for services to nursing and disability awareness (Blackburn, Lancashire); Md Oliur Rahman, for services to the community in Islington during Covid-19 (London, Greater London); Nafesa Salah-Ud-Din, civil service local delivery and engagement lead, Cabinet Office, for public service and services to diversity and inclusion (London, Greater London); Ashfaq Siddique, for services to the community in Barking and Dagenham during Covid-19 (London, Greater London); Jayesh Kumar Dayarambhai Solanki (Jay Kumar Solanki), for services to dance and to the community in Greater London (London, Greater London); Abdul Wakil, director, Islamic Integration Community Centre, for services to the Muslim community in Hounslow (London, Greater London); Thasan Yoganathan, care home manager, Ammanford, for services to people with dementia and the community in Ammanford, Wales (Llanelli, Carmarthenshire) – List expert from Eastern Eye