British Ugandan Asians at 50

Highlighting the experience of British Ugandan Asians in and after 1972, and the many volunteers who helped them.


We are delighted that the individuals in the list here have agreed to support British Ugandan Asians at 50 as Patrons.

Mr. Jay Mehta, MD – the Nanji Kalidas Mehta Group

Lord Jitesh Gadhia of Northwood

Lord Dolar Popat of Harrow

Lord Rumi Verjee of Portobello

*Baroness Sayeeda Warsi of Dewsbury PC

*Baroness Usha Prashar of Runnymede CBE PC

*Lord Indarjit Singh of Wimbledon

*Sir David Steele KT KBE PC

Dr. Chai Patel CBE FRCP

Mr. Shailesh L. Vara, MP for Northwest Cambridgeshire

*Ms. Suella Braverman QC, MP for Fareham, former Attorney General

*Mr. Bob Blackman MP Harrow East

*Mr. Peter Batey CMG OBE, Chair of the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation

*Mr. Jonathan Dimbleby, renowned broadcaster – presented ‘This Week’ programme episode on the Exodus in 1972 from Uganda

HE Mr. Amin Mawji OBE, Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network to East Africa & Trustee of the Aga Khan University

*Former Ambassador Mr. Michael Molloy – Deputy Head of Canadian Mission to Uganda 1972

*Former Ambassador Mr. Niranjan Desai – former High Commissioner of India to Uganda

*Cllr. Deepak Bajaj, Lord Mayor of Leicester

Mr. Manzoor Moghul MBE, Chairman Muslim Forum Leicester, author of “Idi Amin: Lion of Africa”, former Mayor of Masaka

Dr. Tarique Ghaffur CBE QPM, former Asst. Commissioner Metropolitan Police

Prof. Sir Ravinder Nath Maini, FRS, Imperial College

Prof. Tidu Maini, former Pro Rector – Imperial College, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Qatar Foundation

Mr. Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, Chairman of the Dominvs Group

Mr. Dipesh J. Shah OBE, Chairman of National Highways

*Shri RajRajeshwar, ISSC

HE Ms. Nimisha Madhvani, Ugandan High Commissioner-designate to the UK

*Sir Peter Bottomley MP – Father of the House of Commons

*Lord Eric Pickles KT PC of Brentwood & Ongar, former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government during the 40th Anniversary and  UK Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues

*Baroness Sandip Verma of Leicester, of IWC and 1928 Institute

Princess Mpologoma of Buganda

Mr. Yogesh B. Mehta, Chairman Pickford’s Removals & Shaneel Group

*Mr. Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP for Slough

*Ms. Claudia Webbe, MP for Leicester East

Mrs. Naseem Karsan – Former Director, Jordan’s Cereals

*Mr. Neil O’Brien OBE, MP for Harrington, Oadby and Wigston

Baroness Shriti Vadera of Holland Park

Cllr. Ravi Govindia CBE, Leader of Wandsworth Council

*Lord Boateng of Akyem and Wembley, former MP – Brent South

*Mr. Virendra Sharma MP for Ealing & Southall

Mr. Willy Mutenza, Chair Ugandan Convention UK (UCUK)

Mr. Shahid Sheikh OBE – Director, Clifton Packaging/Midlands Chair – The British Asian Trust

Dr. Nik Kotecha OBE DL, founder Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Deputy Lieutenant for Leicestershire

Mr. Subash V. Thakrar, Chair of the Attlee Youth and Community Centre, Tower Hamlets & past Chair London Chamber of Commerce

*Rt Hon Baroness Virginia Bottomley PC DL of Nettlestone – volunteer

*Mr. Gareth Thomas MP for Harrow West

*Mr. Barry Gardiner MP for Brent North

*Rt. Hon Sir Stephen Timms MP for East Ham

*Mr. Navin Shah CBE, former Chair of the London Assembly

Lord Hunt of Wirral


*  = non Ugandan

Last modified: 10th August 2022