A leading publishing group in the United Kingdom has honored Lord Narendra Babubhai Patel, 78, an Indian-origin British obstetrician and member of the UK Parliament for his work in the medical profession and being incredible role model for social justice, equality and those less fortunate.
Patel was born in Lindi, Tanganyika Territory (now Tanzania), in a family of Indian emigrants and studied Medicine at Queen's College, University of St Andrews, (now the University of Dundee) graduating in 1964. He is patron of a number of charities, a board member of several others, and is closely involved in developing centres for training and treatment in Africa for obstetric fistulas.
In 2009, Lord Patel was appointed to the Order of the Thistle by Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of the Thistle is the highest chivalric honour in Scotland. In the UK as a whole it is second only to the Order of the Garter amongst chivalric orders.
The Asian Achievers Awards was organised by Asian Business Publications Limited (ABPL) to honour British Asian achievements across different fields.
Other winners included Selva Pankaj, CEO of Regent Group - a London-based education skills and training development group; Manjit Gill, CEO of Binti, a social enterprise that works for women's causes in India and Africa; and Paralympian Ryan Raghoo, a long jumper who suffers from cerebral palsy.