[Assam] [assam] Indian origin man is the first Muslim mayor of UK town
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Sat May 19 09:38:16 IST 2012
Times of India (May 19, 2012)
LONDON: Indian-origin councillor Abdul Razak Osman has become the first
Lord Mayor of the Islamic faith to hold the high office in the
multi-cultural town of Leicester, which has a large minority of Indian
origin people. Osman was born in Kenya and arrived in the UK in 1971.
His late father Yousuf Razak worked on the East African Railway, and
worked for a local engineering firm after moving to Leicester.
The Lord Mayor is Leicester's first citizen and has a high profile role
maintaining and promoting the interests of the city and its citizens ,
by attending a variety of civic engagements during the year. Leicester
previously had Hindu and Sikh Lord Mayors, but Osman is the first
Muslim to hold the high office. Incidentally, the office of the Deputy
Lord Mayor of Leicester is also held by an Indian-origin councillor,
Mustafa Kamal, who hails from Ferozepur, Punjab.
Osman has worked with several charity organizations and was
instrumental in fundraising to build two villages and a school in
Kutch, Gujarat for orphaned children, following an earthquake in 2011.
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Council, received 2,468 votes (52.11%).
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