London, Oct 6 (BAN/CD): Rami Ranger, leading Indian origin UK entrepreneur was nominated to Britain's House of Lords for his outstanding service to the business fraternity, the Conservative Party and the public, on recently.
Ranger's name was recommended by former Prime Minister Theresa May for the peerage in her resignation letter.
"I dedicate this honour to build friendship between India, Pakistan and Britain. I will work very hard to build bridges among various communities now living in Great Britain." Ranger said, speaking to PTI.
Ranger was born in Gujranwala, Pakistan in 1947 and migrated to Patiala in Indian Punjab along with his mother and siblings. His father was killed in Gujranwala during the Partition. After receiving a bachelor's degree from the Chandigarh Government College, Ranger studied law in the UK.
He first began his business of cargo shipping with merely two Pounds. Today, he is the chairman of Sun Mark Ltd. and Sea Air and Land Forwarding Ltd.
Currently, Rami Ranger is also the chairman of British Sikh Association.
The Conservative Party and Theresa May's Party leadership campaign has received GBP 1 million and GBP 25,000 respectively as donation from Ranger.
Ranger was appointed joint chairman of the Conservative Friends of India in 2018 with Zac Goldsmith MP, a group associated with the Conservative Party which aims to build a strong link between the party, the British Indian Community and India.
Proud to be Indian