It was with great sadness that the news of Lord Noon’s death was announced on Tuesday 27th October 2015.
Lord Noon was a figure of great standing across the BAME community and a source of inspiration particularly to British Muslims.
“I knew Lord Noon for over 25 years, he was businessman, a community activist, but most importantly a friend. He spent a lot of his very valuable time on supporting the local community, all faiths and always spoke for toleration and pluralism. His work in founding charities to support interfaith work and promote education for girls in rural India are a credit to entrepreneurial spirit and vision for a better future. He came to Britain with only £50, but he changed the way we eat, and made curry the countries’ favourite meal. He was a great man and a great friend, with Lord Noon’s death we have lost a giant of British society and a true gentleman.”
Virendra Sharma MP
Lord Noon was appointed MBE in 1996, knighted in 2002 and appointed to a life peerage in 2011. In 1998 he married Mohini Kent, who survives him with two daughters from an earlier marriage.