‘Kirit revolutionised the way we eat at home’

By George Weston, chief executive of Associated British Foods: On behalf of the Board of ABF and the Weston family, our deepest sympathies go out to Kirit’s wife, Meena, his children, Neeraj, Nayan and Anjali and all his family and friends at this very sad time. Kirit was a great man who was blessed with […]

‘An inspirational legacy’

By Cyrus Todiwala IT WAS just two weeks ago that my wife Pervin and I were on a Face Time call with our dear friends, Kirit and Meena Pathak. Kirit, as usual, was full of high spirits and said he was working on a new project he would like me to be involved in as […]

‘Kirit will be missed’

By Fakhruddin T Suterwalla I FIRST met Lakhubhai Pathak, Kirit’s father, in the late 1960s, in Drummond Street, central London, where he had a small shop called Pathak Spices. My brothers and I had an In­dian grocery business, and we use to supply spices and papads to him. I recall he specialised in homemade pickles, […]

‘Trailblazer who achieved his audacious brand vision’

By Kalpesh Solanki and Shailesh Solanki FEW entrepreneurs have left their imprint on Britain as Kirit Pathak. A pioneer with a bold vision to ‘be on every plate in the world’, he revolutionised Britain’s cu­linary habits by making the Patak’s brand a main­stay of every curry-loving household. From humble beginnings, Kiritbhai transformed his father’s modest […]

‘Honour to be part of Kirit’s journey’

By David Page MBE AS SOON as I first met Kirit Pathak in the late 1980s, I knew there was little doubt that he would achieve his ambition of building Patak’s into the leading brand of authen­tic Indian foods, worldwide. His determination to grow the fledgling business, which he effec­tively inherited from his parents, was […]

“Kirit was a pioneer of Asian food”

By Sarwar Alam Kirit Pathak, the former head of the world renowned Patak’s food brand, tragically died on Saturday (23). The 68-year-old is believed to have been involved in a car crash, in Dubai, on Sunday, January 17th. He was treated in hospital after suffering multiple injuries but sadly passed away. Kirit and his wife […]

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