Raj Bagri, Baron Bagri
Arms of Baron Bagri
|Born||24 August 1930|
|Tenure||since 14 February 1997|
|Issue||one son, one daughter|
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, and in February he was gazetted a life peer as Baron Bagri of Regent's Park in the City of Westminster. 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.
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).
He married Usha Maheshwary in 1954 and they have a son and a daughter.
- Willcock, John. "Peerage hailed as spur to Asian businessmen" in The Independent (London) dated 31 December 1996
- The London Gazette, Issue 54685 dated 20 February 1997, p. 2133
- "Tory donor Lord Ashcroft gives up non-dom tax status". BBC News. 7 July 2010.
- SOAS: "2016: A Vision and Strategy for the Centennial," p. 18.
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