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From humble beginnings as a waiter in a hotel that he eventually bought, to building a difference, Rajan stays in the UK and meets Surinder Arora, an entrepreneur with an extraordinary story!  

Born to parents displaced from an India/Pakistan border town, growing up with his aunt and uncle before joining his parents in the UK at the age of 13 and unable to speak English, he defied many odds.  

Following his mother’s work ethic, Surinder left school and worked with BA and Abbey life. He saved and invested in property, buying derelict houses and converting them into bed and breakfast for airline staff.  And after that, as the saying goes…the rest is history.

Today’s podcast is a reflection on life lessons, the highs and lows and how to stay grounded.  Thank you to our guest Surinder for being so open and sharing.

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If you like what we do, want to share a story or support our work, please visit www.globalindianseries.com.

Sponsors Did you know that there are over 70,000 people of Indian origin that call Portugal home?  In fact, our print feature on Portugal was viewed over 30 million times and we were fortunate whilst there, to meet with some of Europe’s greatest minds, including today’s sponsors.  To find out more about their personal stories and how they have redefined identity and reshaped Portugal

Special thank you to-  TAIZU for the music

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At Nova SBE we believe change is unstoppable. We take responsibility for nourishing the bright minds who will lead us through the future. We believe that it is our duty to stay at the forefront of innovation, sustaining excellence and rigor while preparing the leaders of tomorrow to contribute to an open, sustainable, and more inclusive world. Our programs help students discover where they can excel and have a meaningful impact. We create a space where students can obtain the know-how and the attitude that breeds achievement and, ultimately, fosters their individual and collective potential.  Nova SBE is the place where ideas and ideals can flourish: a common ground for all those curious minds and resilient souls who believe there is always space to learn more, do good, be better. And, as always, we welcome you to join us in this bright new chapter of our story. Daniel Traça To find out more about Nova and our visit to the campus 

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Presenter – Rajan Nazran

Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth

Guest – Surinder Arora

Art Design – Vanisha Patel

Social Media – @RajanNazran @globalindianseries

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