LEADING ASIAN BUSINESSMAN CELEBRATED
One of Britains leading Asian businessmen, Dr Rami Ranger, who started his award-winning enterprise from a shed with just £2, celebrated his 70th birthday in style in at London’s Grosvenor House hotel with a distinguished guest list.
Secretary of state Sajid Javid, senior ministers, industrialists, CEOs, peers and friends turned up to wish Dr Ranger the best on his milestone birthday.
The father of three and a grandfather started Sun Mark, his marketing and distribution company, in 1995, which now trades in 130 countries and was awarded the Queens Awards for Enterprise in International Trade for five consecutive years.
Addressing guests, Javid praised Dr Ranger for his role as a pioneer in business, for promoting British business globally and for his contribution to the community.
Richard Harrington MP, undersecretary of state at the Department of Energy and Industry, conveyed special birthday greetings from prime minister Theresa May and former prime minister David Cameron. Other high-profile guests included Gopichand Hinduja, Lord Paul and Lord Karan Bilimoria.
In his remarks, Dr Ranger spoke about the sacrifices his mother had made bringing up her eight children alone after her husband had been killed in the 1940s in India. The businessman also paid tribute to the unstinting support of his wife Renu and daughters Reena, Amita and Sabina.
After starting life from a refugee camp in Patiala, India, today Dr Ranger reaps the fruits of his hard labour having worked at high street chains KFC and Dixons before starting his own business.
Dr Ranger told Eastern Eye: “The party was to say thank you to those who helped me in my life and made my life journey pleasant and enjoyable. It was a fabulous party organised by the family.”