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Now, Bilimoria in the House of Lords

Hyderabad-born Karan Bilimoria is the founder and chief executive of Cobra Beer.

india Updated: May 04, 2006 12:14 IST

NRI entrepreneur Karan Bilimoria, the founder and chief executive of Cobra Beer, is set to be appointed to Britain's upper house of Parliament, the House of Lords.

Hyderabad-born Bilimoria's name along with that of Prof Kamlesh Patel, an academic and government advisor with expertise in mental health, drugs and ethnicity, has been recommended by the House of Lords Appointments Commission to be made peers, it was officially stated in London.

The seven-member list will go to Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has promised to accept the Commission's recommendations and pass them to the Queen.

The new peers will also include Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, former head of the family court system, Sir Geoffrey Dear, former chief inspector of constabulary and Professor Colin Low, the chairman of the Royal National Institute of the Blind.

First Published: May 04, 2006 03:36 IST