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London restaurant closes its doors after four decades


The Meghna Grill in South Woodford, North East London, is shutting down after being in business for around 40 years. Mazir Uddin, now 78 years old , opened the restaurant in 1972, a few years after he moved to the UK. Mr Uddin recently retired and nephews Abdul


Hassan and Ahmed Sharif, who have been running the restaurant for the past 14 years, have decided to embark on another venture. The restaurant served its last meals to its customers towards the end of August. n


CHAK89 PLAYS POP


SOUTH London restaurant Chak 89 recently played host to two of the most influential British Asian pop stars, Hard Kaur and Bally Sagoo. Hard Kaur, who has has sung on a number of Bollywood films, including Patellia House, came all the way from Birmingham. She said, “Everyone has been telling me how good this place is and judging by the decor and ambience they are not wrong.” Asked by one of


the Chak 89 team, if she enjoyed the meal she was so delighted she sang a few lines with the name ‘Chak 89’ as a token of her appreciation for the food and service she received. The following day Bally Sagoo, music producer and singer arrived at Chak 89. He too came all the way from Birmingham having been told by his colleagues in the industry about the restaurant. Billy posed for photos and also participated in a short interview while he was there. n


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