UK-India trade, healthcare ties in focus with King Charles Birthday Honours

UK-India trade, healthcare ties in focus with King Charles Birthday Honours

Business leaders at the forefront of UK-India trade and investment relations and medical professionals making a mark on the National Health Service (NHS) and worldwide stand out in King Charles III’s first Birthday Honours List.

The list, released this weekend to mark the monarch’s official birthday with a Trooping the Colour parade in London, confers an OBE on Grant Thornton’s Anuj Chande – best known for his work in steering the annual ‘India Meets Britain Tracker’ of Indian companies operating in the UK as prominent job creators.

Also recognised with an OBE is Professor Prokar Dasgupta of King’s College London, who was recently also conferred with the Padma Shri for his work in the field of robotics.

The King’s Birthday Honours recognise people who have made achievements in public life and committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. Committees of independent experts meet to review nominations twice a year and then a main committee agrees a final list, which was sent to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and then to the King.

Here’s a roll call of some of the Indian-origin professionals, academics, healthcare experts, frontline and community workers to make the 2023 Birthday Honours List made up of 1,171 high-achieving individuals…

The Royal Victorian Order – CVO

Satyajit BHATTACHARYA, LVO, lately Serjeant-Surgeon to the Royal Household


Shila PATEL, Payroll Officer, Privy Purse and Treasurer’s Office, Royal Household

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBEs):

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

Anuj Jayantilal CHANDE, Partner, Grant Thornton For services to International Trade and Investment

Professor Aravinthan COOMARASAMY, Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, University of Birmingham For services to Maternal Health

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

Varinder HAYRE, District Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service, London For services to Law and Order

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

Anju KUMAR, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist For services to Women’s Health and Welfare in Wales

Dr Navaratnam PARTHEEBAN, Co-Founder, British Veterinary Ethnicity and Diversity Society For services to Inclusion

Sunand PRASAD, MBE, Chair, UK Green Buildings Council For services to Regeneration

Dr Amarjit RAJU, Chief Executive, Disability Direct For services to People with Disabilities, to Carers and to Mental Health

Professor Rama Shankaran THIRUNAMACHANDRAN, DL, Vice-Chancellor, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent For services to Higher Education

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBEs)

Roma BHOPAL, Physiotherapist and Specialist Hand Therapist For services to Physiotherapy

Bawa Singh DHALLU, lately Councillor and lately Mayor, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, West Midlands For Political and Voluntary Service

Sandeep DWESAR, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Barbican Centre For Public Service in the City of London

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

Ritu KHURANA, Disc Jockey and Broadcaster For services to Music and to Broadcasting

Professor Raja Anindya Sekhar MUKHERJEE, Consultant Psychiatrist, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust For services to People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Anita PARMAR, Head, Lessons from Auschwitz Project, Holocaust Educational Trust For services to Holocaust Education and Remembrance

Professor Kanwal John PASI, lately Centre Director, Royal London Haemophilia Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust For services to the NHS

Jay Prakash PATEL, Qualified Person Assessor, Astra Zeneca For services to Public Health during Covid-19

Jeeta PATEL, lately Senior Policy Adviser, Cabinet Office For Public Service

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

Harvinder SINGH RAI, Sergeant, West Midlands Police For services to Policing and to the Sikh Community

Nimisha RAJA, Founder, Nim’s Fruit Crisps For services to Small and Medium Enterprises

Narinder Singh SAGOO For services to Charity

Prodaman Kumar SARWAL, lately Trustee, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and Chair, Master Ropemakers Ltd For services to Heritage and to the Charitable Sector

Dr Inderjit SINGH For voluntary and charitable services to the community in Scotland

Hina SOLANKI, Founder, Sol Cosmedics For services to Business and to Charity

Jyotsna SRIKANTH, Violinist For services to Music

Dr Shivani Anika WALIA, Founder, Anika Food Charity For services to the Alleviation of Food Poverty


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Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEMs):

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

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

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

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

Balbir DHILLON, Postmaster. For services to the community in Birchwood, Cheshire

Kuldeep Singh DHILLON, Postmaster. For services to the community in Birchwood, Cheshire

Dr Priya KUMAR, General Practitioner, Kumar Medical Centre, Slough. For services to Health Improvement in South East England

Kailash MALHOTRA, Peer Educator Volunteer, Kidney Research UK. For services to Kidney Organ Donation for Minority Ethnic Groups


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Hetalban Mayank PATEL, Compliance and Investigation Officer, H.M. Revenue and Customs. For services to Homeless People in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

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