The commission, Khan said, would help ensure that the London’s landmarks “suitably reflect its achievements and diversity”.
Havelock Road is named after Major General Sir Henry Havelock, the British general behind the quashing the Indian rebellion against the East India Company in 1857, referred to as India’s First War of Independence.
Welcoming Khan’s review, Ealing Council leader Julian Bell said he had initiated parallel action within the borough which covers Southall.
“One suggested proposal is the renaming of Havelock Road in Southall, a section of which could be renamed Guru Nanak Road. There will be full and proper statutory consultation before any changes are made,” said Bell.
“Our diversity is our strength. We need to make sure that our public realm, our statues, road names and buildings reflect our diversity, and not a frozen past where colonialism, racism and the slave trade were present and celebrated.”
Southall MP Virendra Sharma backed the move, calling for a relook at British history.
“I have long campaigned for schools to teach more about our imperial past, not just the great strides made but also the shameful thuggery and violence, names like Havelock belong in books, classrooms and museums, not on the streets to be celebrated,” said the Labour veteran.
“The community should come together to decide how we rename this road, but celebrating Guru Nanak Dev Ji in his 550th anniversary, and erasing a white man who killed Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus, would be a sign of our multiculturalism and our diversity,” he said.
The council said it would lay out the full terms of the consultation process in due course as part of its review.
The wave of action against dubious landmark names across the UK was triggered by the dramatic pulling down of the statue of Edward Colston, a 17th century slave trader, during anti-racism protests last weekend in Bristol.
Statue of another slaver, Robert Milligan, was taken down by the Tower Hamlets Council from London’s Docklands. Several campaigns were initiated for the removal of similar monuments, including the statue of Robert Clive in Shropshire over his role in colonising India.