Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire:

Indira Patel OBE, human rights

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBEs):

Ravi Parkash Chand, QPM, head of equality & diversity home office; Dr Minaxi Desai; consultant cytopathologist  and clinical director, Manchester Royal Infirmary; Farah Golant, executive chairman, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO; Museji Takolia, diversity and equal opportunities, Gloucestershire,

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBEs):

Councillor Nasim Ali, Camden council; Dr Pinnaduwage Ariyaratne De Silva, lately consultant physician, genito-urinary and HIV medicine, Dewsbury District, Hospital, West Yorkshire; Councillor Mimi Harker for services to women, Amersham, Buckinghamshire; Nargis Khan, deputy chair, Community Wellbeing Board, Local Government Association; Mohammed Mossadaq, equality adviser, Hampshire County Council; Nirpal Riat, for services to charity and Punjabi communities (Buckingham-shire); Purnima Tanuku, chief executive, National Day Nurseries Association; Yasmin Waljee, work with disadvantaged young Muslims (London)                                                      

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBEs):

Dr Tariq Abbasi, director, Greenwich Islamic Centre; Jas Bains, chief executive, Ashram Housing Association; Dr Qadir Baksh, community cohesion, Essex; Shaben Begum, director Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance; Zahida Chohan, executive Officer, Jobcentre Plus, London; Gulam Choudhury, work with the Bangladeshi community in Manchester; Sarup Dhandia, artist (Leicestershire); Surinder Dhillon, director, Southwark Race Equality Council; Lakshmi Holmstrom, writer and translator; Yaqoob Hussain, for work with young people in the North West; Nobby Jutla, constable, Hertfordshire Police; Dr Sanjoy Kumar, GP East London; Babubhai (Bob) Patel for community work in Tipton, West Midlands; Lina Patel, for services to black and ethnic minority carers (Manchester); Umeshchandra Patel, community pharmacist, Sunderland; Vimla Patel, work with Asian and Hindu people in Cardiff; Dr Ashok Pathak for services to medicine in East Riding, Yorkshire and India; Adil Rajput, executive officer, Jobcentre Plus, (Stockton-on-Tees, Durham); Agha Sadiq for work with young people in Huddersfield; Chauhdry Shafique, Community Cohesion, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire; Ratilal Shah, for services to the Asian community in London; Dr Satya Vrat Sharma, GP, Wolverhampton; Dharambir Dhadyalla, sitar player & teacher (Leicestershire); Urmila Thakkar, community services, north west London; Ms Pam Vedhara, South Tyneside youth offending service manager.

Diplomatic Service and Overseas List Order of the British Empire


Samarendra Das, lately chief ophthalmic surgeon, and work in India.

Royal Navy Awards

As Companion: Rear Admiral Amjad Hussain

Royal Victorian Order


Ashok Jivraj Rabheru, formerly trustee, the Duke of Edinburgh`s Award




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