'Keith Vaz most influential Asian in UK'
According to the GG2 Power 101, brought out by the Garavi Gujarat Publications here listing the 101 most influential Asians in the UK, has 56-year-old Vaz, Labour MP from Leicester East and chairman of the powerful Home Affairs Select Committee, placed at No 1.
Vaz has been a parliamentarian for over 25 years and was among the original modern gang of four ethnic path-breaking politicians, including the late Bernie Grant, Paul Boateng and Dianne Abbott, who made it into the House of Commons in 1987.
He has been put in the category of 'Politics'.
Indian-origin steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal takes the second position, he is in the category of 'Industry'.
The Billionaire Hinduja Brothers, S P Hinduja and Gopi Hinduja, Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Group, come third on the list, while leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul is listed at the 22nd position, included in the category of 'Business'.
Reputed author Salman Rushdie is 24th (Writing) and Dr Kartar Lalvani, founder of Vitabiotics, the market leader in the UK is 30th (Pharmacy) on the list.
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Minister of State in the Foreign Office, looking after faith communities within the department for communities and local government is 4th on the list (Politics).
Anshu Jain, Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank is 5th (Banking)
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