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Here comes the Sheriff!

For the next year Ranjit Mathrani, chairman of the Masala World group of restaurants, will be High Sheriff of Greater London - the oldest civil office in Britain, dating from before the Norman Conquest.

Ranjit Mathrani studied at Delhi, Cambridge, Manchester and London universities. He then joined the British Civil Service in 1967; and after a very successful career he left in 1984 to become a senior merchant banker in the City. He was appointed a Director of Lazard Brothers and subsequently became Managing Director at the merchant banking businesses of the major banks Standard Chartered, and then WestLB. He then created his own international financial advisory business, Vanguard Capital in 1993, advising Governments and major corporations.

Next in 1996, he and his wife Namita Panjabi took over full own- ership of Chutney Mary, the much-praised Chelsea restaurant which Namita had created, and he had financed, in 1990. Side by side with running his financial advisory business, he and Namita developed the restaurant business starting with the purchase and reincarnation of Veeraswamy in the West End, the oldest Indian restaurant in Britain. Then in 2000, when they were joined by Namita’s sister Camellia Panjabi, they launched Masala Zone in Soho - the first of their seven casual dining restaurants under the same name. It was joined in 2004 by Amaya, the Michelin-starred restaurant in Belgravia, at which stage Mathrani became a full-time restaurateur.

Given his wide experience in Government, as financier and res- taurateur, Mathrani is all set, as High Sheriff, to make a tell- ing impact in the capital - especially in areas such as law and order which are the particular concerns of this distinguished appointment.

Bachchan links up with PM in charity event

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Prime Minister Gordon Brown joined together in praise of the work of the diabetes awareness charity Silver Star at a special event recently. The Prime Minister presented ‘Big B’ with a Silver Star mobile diabetes unit which will be based in Mumbai.

The pair were joined by Silver Star international patron Shilpa Shetty along with 700 guests to celebrate the launch of the ‘Amitabh’ bus and to fundraise for a fifth bus to be based in Birmingham, West Midlands.

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