Pukaar News – Leicester

Life in Uganda 40 Years On

 

40 years ago Uganda was home to a large Asian community, Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs called it paradise.  But the peace and tranquillity that existed for generations was to be short lived due to the actions of Idi Amin.  In 1972 he ordered Asians to leave the country and were given just 90 days to flee.

 

Pukaar News travelled to Uganda with Businessman Khalid Sheikh from Leicester.  He was born in Uganda but had to leave with his family when he was just 14, but he regularly returns to visit his mothers grave.

 

Pukaar News spoke to other Ugandan Asians who were forced to leave 40 years ago but have since returned to the county and re-started businesses including Mayur Madhvani and Sudhir Ruparelia.

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