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British Ugandan Asians at 50

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

Steering Group

The individuals in the attached list all represent organisations with an interest in the Ugandan Asian Expulsion; many of them have contributed to the programme in different ways.

Mr. Jafar Kapasi OBE, Honorary Consul General of Uganda to Leicester

Mr. Vinod Tailor MBE DL, Deputy Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Uganda evacuee

Dr. Manoj Chitnavis FRSC, Chair UK Association of Science Education, evacuee

Mrs. Shardaben Manubhai Madhvani

Mr. Himat Lakhani, founder Afro-Asian Immigration Advisory Service

Mr. Arafat Jamal, UNHCR – son of the Late Dr. Vali Jamal

Prof. Avtar Brah MBE, Birkbeck College – Professor of Sociologist & pioneer of Diaspora Studies

Prof. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Middlesex University – Professor of Media, journalist, author & political commentator

Prof. Akbar Vohra, Consultant in Anaesthesia, University of Manchester

Prof. Yash Tandon, Professor of International Relations, formerly of Makerere University, Kampala

Dr. Azim Somani, author “Shattered Lives: sitting on fire”

Mr. Liakat Hashim, former President, Ismaili National for the UK

Mr. Ashak Nathwani, Senior Lecturer – University of Sydney

Ms. Rupal Rajani, former BBC Leicester, Uganda 50 Archive

HE Dr. Atul M. Radia, Honorary Consul General of Mozambique to Uganda

Mr. Anoop M. Radia, Community Leader

Mr. Jinesh B. Patel, former MD Gulf Finance House

Mr. Shibir V. Karia, Businessman – Uganda Returnee

Mr. BN Patel, Former Partner, Baker Tilly

Mr. Ronak Paw, Secretary LCUKNL

Mr. Dilip Unarket, Partner, John Cumming Ross

Mr. Bakul Vyas PGDC, Grand Lodge of England & Wales

Hon. Rajni Tailor, former President of the Indian Association, Uganda

Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, Business magnate & Uganda returnee

Mr. Kshitij Gheewala, Auro Foundation Uganda

*Dr. Maya Parmar – Ph.D in Indian East–African Migration, Hadithi Stories

Ms. Pragna Hay, Uprooted 50 Years Ago

*Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee, Lawyer, author and AKDN

*Dr. Prakash Shah, QMW – Reader in Culture and Laws

*Dr. Faisal Devji, University of Oxford – Reader in Modern South Asian History

*Mr. Jasvir Singh OBE – City Sikhs & The Faiths Forum for London

Dr. Shezan Muhammedi – Ph.D in Ugandan Asian refugees in Canada, Researcher In-Residence at Carleton University

Ms. Dolar Vasani, Expulsion@50 podcast

*Rt. Hon Mr. Keith Vaz, former MP for Leicester East

*Mr. Paul Dudman, University of East London – Archivist specialising in Oral Histories and Migration

*Mr. Ed Barlow, BBC – Producer of “A Very British History: Ugandan Asians”

*Ms. Sheena Bhattessa, Its PR – actor and personality

*Mr. Jaswant Naker, JK Foundation

*Mr. Harsheel Dodhia, Hon. Auditor IOT, KLSA

*Ms. Hafsa Zayyan – author “We Are All Birds of Uganda”

Dr. Sophie Vohra, Historian with specialism in memory, identity, and commemoration at York University

Mr. Subhash Sampat, Bhatia Community Leader and Harrow Police Council

Mr. Samir Devani, MD Rx Securities

*Mr. Hussain Jessani – Head of the South Asia Studies Dept at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

*Dr. Jai Chitnavis, Fellow – Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Mr. Salim Fakirani, Government Counsel, Canada

Mr. Vijay Thakrar, Acorn Capital

Mr. Fiyaz Mughal OBE, Founder – Faith Matters

Mr. William Mutenza, Chair, Uganda Convention UK

Mr. Mahendra Dabhi, Heathfield Camp

*  = non Ugandan

Last modified: 29th july 2022