Founder of city’s media company honoured with prestigious award at House of Lords

Romail Gulzar, managing director of media business Pukaar News UK was honoured with a prestigious award at an event organised by the NRI World Summit.

The event took place on September 15 at the House of Lords, London and was held to celebrate 70 years of Indo – UK Relations and the building of the two nations.

This year, the awards focused on the theme “How To Change A Life’” and honoured entrepreneurs, social sector leaders, philanthropists, global thinkers and journalists who help to create a stronger and better local community.

Romail Gulzar received the Pride of India Award for his media services at an evening ceremony hosted by the non-profit organisation which aims to connect NRIs across the globe and, provide a platform for Indian living in India and abroad.

The ceremony was hosted by Diljit Singh Rana, Baron Rana, a British politician and member of the House of Lords.

The managing director, who also launched the first ever Leicester Curry Awards earlier this year, has been running Pukaar News UK for over 10 years also publishes a quarterly magazine which celebrates the diversity of Leicester. Along with his company, he also organises Leicester’s Got Talent, a competition which searches for local talent aged between 8-25 years old.

In attendance with Romail was well-known and respected Leicester businessman Vic Sethi who helps run Anand International Limited with his family.

Vic said: “It is an honour to be recognised and receive this award at the British Parliament House by the NRI Institute.”

Leicester was very well-represented this year with Resham Singh Sandhu, former High Sheriff of Leicestershire and businessmen Atul Lakhani and Don Kotak also receiving awards.