One of Leicestershire’s most influential people and managing director of city media business Pukaar News UK, Romail Gulzar was honoured with the award at the the House of Lords.
Organised by the NRI World Summit, the Pride of India Awards took place on September 15 and was held to celebrate 70 years of Indo – UK relations.
Romail Gulzar received the award for his local work and media services at an evening ceremony hosted by Diljit Singh Rana, Baron Rana, a British politician and member of the House of Lords.
On receiving the award Romail said: “To even get nominated is a privilege, but to be honoured with a Pride of India Award is very humbling. I’m delighted to receive this award as a British Pakistani and to know that my work has been recognised.”
The NRI World Summit is organised by the NRI Institute, a non-profit organisation which aims to connect non-resident Indians across the globe and provides a platform for those living in India as well as abroad.
The managing director, who launched the first ever Leicester Curry Awards earlier this year has been running Pukaar News UK for over 10 years, also publishes a quarterly magazine which celebrates the diversity of Leicester.
Along with his company, Romail is also Chairman of Crimestoppers Leicestershire and organises Leicester’s Got Talent, a competition which searches for local talent aged between 8-25 years old.
In attendance with Romail was well-known and respected Leicester businessman Vic Sethi who runs successful company, Anand International Limited with his family.
Vic said: “It is an honour to be recognised and receive this award at the British Parliament House by the NRI Institute.”
Leicester was well-represented this year with Resham Singh Sandhu, former High Sheriff of Leicestershire and businessmen Atul Lakhani and Don Kotak also receiving awards.