Dr Rami Ranger, who started his life as a refugee in Delhi during partition and now one of the richest men in Britain, has been honoured with the third highest title in the British honours system….reports Asian Lite News
Dr Ranger, a philanthropist businessman who helped to install the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Parliament Square, was awarded Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s Honours List, Asian Lite, a leading newspaper in London reported.
Ranger was born in July 1947 in Gujranwala in Pakistan, two months after the death of his father, Shaheed Nanak Singh of Multan. His mother took Rami and his seven brothers and a sister to India on a train’s coal tender.
Ranger started his studies at Modern School and Mohindra College, Patiala. He obtained a degree in arts from the Govt. College Chandigarh. He discontinued his studies after reaching the UK where he had gone to study Bar at Law in May 1971. He even worked in a London branch of KFC for 35p an hour. After seven years, he was made redundant and after a brief stint working in retail he set up his own freight forwarding company in 1987 with just £2, a typewriter, a car and a self-storage unit.
Ranger’s first business was of shipping cargo by sea, air and land. Now he owns two huge companies which are doing enormous business under his dynamic leadership. Today Ranger is the Chairman of Sun Mark Ltd and Sea Air & Land Forwarding Ltd. Both of his companies received the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement 1999 and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.
Dr Ranger is the Chairman of the British Sikh Association and a patron of the Princess Trust. He is also a patron of the Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust, London. He has donated £250,000 to The London Southbank University to help support and inspire student and graduates to engage in business.