Made in England - The Memoirs of Dr. Choudry Mohammed Walayat MBE

Choudry Walayat was born in abject poverty in Kashmir in 1936. He arrived in the UK in 1961 and, after experiencing racial prejudice, he worked to help members of the Pakistani and Kashmiri community adapt to their new land. He was recognised as their "Choudry" or community leader. He became a member of the South Yorkshire Police Authority and an Official Immigration Adviser. He was a member of Sheffield City Council from 1986 to 1998 and was awarded the MBE for community service and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Khartoum . The word Walayat means England in Urdu.

The book launch event was hosted by the Lord Mayor and held at the Sheffield Town Hall Civic reception hall.  Over 200 distinguished guests attended to celebrate Choudry’s achievements and to acknowledge his hard work and dedication in developing good community relations within South Yorkshire

Attendees included the former Secretary of State for Home Office, Dept for Work and Pensions and Dept for Education and Skills, along with other ministers, cabinet councilors, Chief Constables, former council leaders, senior community leaders, etc.

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