Rumi Verjee becomes UK Lord

An Indian-origin donor to the Liberal Democrat party is among 30 new peers announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron here today.

Rumi Verjee, a multi-millionaire who brought the Domino’s pizza chain to Britain, becomes Lord Verjee.

The Ugandan-born Indian entrepreneur is believed to be worth an estimated 125 million pounds.

He has donated 770,000 pounds to Britain’s coalition partners, the Lib Dems, since May 2010 – mainly to help with the development of minority ethnic candidates.

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