New Year Honours 2015


Wealth of Asian Names on Queen’s New Year List

The New Year Honours list has been released featuring the best from all sectors of the Asian community. 2015 will now welcome a host of new knights, dames, MBEs and OBEs as well as military and police honours. Here are the following individuals and their categories:


Professor Nilesh Jayantilal Samani, DL. Professor of Cardiology, University of Leicester. For services to Medicine and Medical Research. (Leicester, Leicestershire)


James Caan. Founder and chairman Start Up Loan Company. For services to Entrepreneurship and charitable services through the James Caan Foundation. (London)

Miss Adeeba Malik, MBE. Deputy chief executive, QED-UK. For services to Interfaith and Community Cohesion. (Bradford, West Yorkshire)

Ms Uma Mehta. Chief Community Services Lawyer London Borough of Islington. For services to Children. (Billericay, Essex)

Ms Meera Syal, MBE. Actress, and Author. For services to Drama and Literature. (London)

Gulfaraz Ahmed. Headteacher Parkinson Lane Primary School, Halifax who recieved an a OBE for services to Education. (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire).

Officer (OBE)

Dr Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia. For services to Interfaith and Community Cohesion.

Gulfaraz Ahmed. Headteacher Parkinson Lane Primary School, Halifax. For services to Education. (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire)

Ms Sajda Mughal. For services to Community Cohesion and Interfaith Dialogue. (London)

Professor Venugopal Karunakaran Nair. Head of Avian Viral Diseases Programme Pirbright Institute. For services to Science. (Kidlington, Oxfordshire)

Professor Dilip Nathwani. Director of Medical Education NHS Scotland. For services to Treatment of Infectious Diseases. (Carnoustie, Angus)

Surat Singh Sangha. Managing director Asiana Ltd. For services to Entrepreneurship. (Nottinghamshire)

Jatinder Kumar Sharma. Principal and chief executive Walsall College. For services to Further Education. (Wolverhampton, West Midlands)

Professor Iram Siraj. Professor of Early Childhood Education Institute of Education, University of London. For services to Education. (Stapleford, Cambridgeshire)

Member (MBE)

Ms Shabana Iltaf Abasi. Head of Service Cafcass Greater Manchester. For services to Children in Greater Manchester. (Cheadle, Greater Manchester)

Waqar Afzal Ahmed. Prevent manager Birmingham City Council. For services to challenging extremism and empowering communities. (Dudley, West Midlands)

Mrs Shahnaz Akhtar. Foster Carer, Slough. For services to Children and Families. (Slough, Berkshire)

Mrs Ulfat Shahin Ashraf. Muslim Chaplain, Birmingham. For services to Interfaith and Community Cohesion. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Hasan Bakhshi. Director Creative Economy in Policy and Research, Nesta. For services to the Creative Industries. (London)

Ahmed Bashir. Head Operations and Finance Business Partner, Marketing, UK Trade and Investment. For services to Equality in the Public Sector. (Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire)

Subhash Chander Chaudhary. Mammalian Cell Culture Venture Leader Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies. For services to Biotechnology Manufacture in North East England. (Darlington, Durham)

Mrs Surinder Kaur Ghura. For services to Interfaith Understanding and to the community in Newcastle upon Tyne. (Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

Gurmel Singh Kandola. Chief executive National Sikh Museum, Derby. For services to the community. (London)

Abdul Razaq Khan. Foster Carer Slough. For services to Children and Families. (Slough, Berkshire)

Surinder Pal Singh Khurana. Volunteer Humberside Police. For services to the community In North East Lincolnshire. (Grimsby, Lincolnshire)

Mrs Ushma Patel. Diary secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government. For services to Public Administration and to the community through the Dharmaj Society of London. (Farnborough, Hampshire)

Mohammad Aslam Rashud. Headteacher John Summers High School, Flintshire. For services to Education in Wales. (Warrington, Cheshire)

Mizan Rahman Syed. For services to Government Digital Communication. (London)

Imam Mohammed Kabir Uddin. Imam HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs. For services to HM Prison Service. (London)

Muhammad Zahur. For services to the Pakistani community in Sheffield. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)


Mohammed Amal El-Hajji. Front of House Security manager Ministry of Justice Headquarters. For services to the Ministry of Justice.

Dr Shazad Saleem. Dentist Manchester. For services to Dentistry. (Cheadle, Greater Manchester)

Fauja Singh. Marathon Runner. For services to Sport and Charity. (London)


Officer (OBE)

Dr Babu Mizanur Rahman. United National Assistance Mission in Somalia Mogadishu, Somalia. For services to peace building and conflict prevention in Somalia.



Lt Cdr Shatadeep Chatterjee. Royal Navy


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