Founder of Tilda Rice empire passes away Founder of Tilda Rice
Eastern Eye Staff
One of Britain’s leading Asian businessmen, Rashmibhai Narshidas Thakrar, whose family founded the Tilda Rice empire, passed away last Friday (3). He was 70. Along with his brothers Vipul and Shilen, Rashmibhai turned Tilda into a global food brand before it was sold in 2014 to the US food group Hain Celestial in a deal said to be worth £217 million. Originally from Gujarat, the Thakrar family settled in east Africa before they moved to Britain in the 1970s. Rashmibhai was born in 1946 in Jinja, Uganda, to Narshidasbhai Thakrar and his wife Hiraben. Narshidasbhai set up Popat Brothers in…
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