Raj Bagri, Baron Bagri

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Raj Bagri
Arms of Baron Bagri.svg
Arms of Baron Bagri
Born (1930-08-24) 24 August 1930 (age 83)
Title Baron Bagri
Tenure since 14 February 1997
Spouse(s) Usha Maheshwary
Issue one son, one daughter

Raj Kumar Bagri, Baron Bagri, CBE (born 24 August 1930) is a former Conservative member of the House of Lords. He was in parliament between 1997 and 2010.

A business man, Bagri was Chairman of the London Metal Exchange until 2002. He was appointed CBE in 1995. The 1997 New Year Honours list announced that Bagri was to be raised to the peerage,[1] and in February he was gazetted a life peer as Baron Bagri of Regent's Park in the City of Westminster.[2] In 2010, following the enactment of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act, Bagri gave up his seat in the House of Lords in order to maintain his non-domiciled status for United Kingdom tax purposes.[3]

Bagri is a member of the Advisory Committee of The Prince's Trust and Chairman of the Bagri Foundation. He is also one of the governors of the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).[4]

He married Usha Maheshwary in 1954 and they have a son and a daughter.


Arms of Raj Bagri, Baron Bagri
A Coronet of a Baron
Issuing from a Demi Kalasa Sable garnished Or a Lotus Flower also Or
Per pale Sable and Gules six Swordblades three bend sinisterwise issuant from the dexter three bendwise issuant from the sinister their points crossing in saltire Or
On either side an Elephant, the dexter Gules with Housings on the back and forehead Sable garnished tasselled and fringed Or the sinister Sable with like Housings Gules garnished tasselled and fringed Or each semy of Cinquefoils tusked and unguled Argent the tusks banded Or and holding aloft with the trunk a Lotus Flower slipped also Or
Truth always triumphs


  1. ^ Willcock, John. "Peerage hailed as spur to Asian businessmen" in The Independent (London) dated 31 December 1996
  2. ^ The London Gazette, Issue 54685 dated 20 February 1997, p. 2133
  3. ^ "Tory donor Lord Ashcroft gives up non-dom tax status". BBC News. 7 July 2010. 
  4. ^ SOAS: "2016: A Vision and Strategy for the Centennial," p. 18.