Tony Deep Wouhra, Paul Sabapathy awarded honorary doctorates
13th February 2010: Birmingham City University has hounored two non-resident India entrepreneurs.
Chairman of the Indian food major East End Foods Tony Deep Wouhra, and the first non-white Lord Lieutenant for the county of the West Midlands Paul Sabapathy, have been honoured for their contribution to business and enterprise.
They have been awarded honorary doctorates by the varsity. Wouhra’s company founded with his four brothers in 1972, supplies ethnic foods from its base in the West Midlands.
In fact, East End Foods is one of the largest importers of Indian food in the UK with an annual turnover of 100 million pounds. In 1999, he was awarded the MBE for service to the ethnic food industry.
Sabapathy is a senior Royal Representative in the county of West Midlands and the Queen’s personal representative in the county. He has been awarded the doctoral degree in recognition of his "outstanding service to the University for more than 17 years".
Born in India in 1942, Sabapathy came to UK in 1964 and completed Masters degree in Industrial Administration at Aston University.