Tributes paid to one of Newcastle's first Indian immigrants - and founder of city's Hindu Temple

Tributes paid to one of Newcastle's first Indian immigrants - and founder of city's Hindu Temple
 

One of Newcastle’s first Indian immigrants - and the founder of its Hindu temple - has died at the age of 86.
Mulkh Raj Vedhera first came to the North East from Phillaur in 1953, when he was in his early 20s.
After several years selling clothes door to door, he went on to set up clothes and grocery shops in Newcastle and South Tyneside.
He became a familiar face with his convenience store on Cavendish Road in Jesmond, and under his guidance the Vedhera family created hundreds of retail jobs in the region.
After founding Newcastle’s Hindu temple - which started in the 1950s in a terraced... read more

 
31 July 2017 in Regional North East, Views: 49
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