Mr Athair Khan
Newcastle upon Tyne
• Director of British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry
• Owner of The Last days of the Raj restaurant
• Property investor and Developer.
• Vice chairman of Dhaka Post foundation
Mr Khan is an established business personality in the northeast of England. He has had a very successful career in creating successful and vibrant businesses.
He currently runs the award-winning restaurant, The Last days of the Raj, in Newcastle. He was the chairman of Jewel in the Crown, Dumfries, Scotland and The Last Days of the Raj Take Away in Gateshead and Managing Director of The Last Days Of The Raj, Low Fell, Gateshead. His restaurants have won many awards and have been a mainstay in the top 30 Indian restaurants in the country for many years and in 2008, he was awarded ‘Best in the North East and Top 10 Restaurant’ by the British Curry Awards.
He is a Real Estate and Investment Consultant in N.N. Property Investment. Looking after a portfolio of properties in the North East.
As well as having great business acumen, Athair Khan has also helped his local and extended community in many ways. He has received many awards and crests in the past for his community work but most recently he has received a lifetime achievement award and made a lifetime Member by the Human Rights Society in Bangladesh for his huge contribution to social welfare in Bangladesh.
The Mayor of London Borough of Camden Councillor Omar Faruque Ansari invited prominent businessmen that have given sustained effort in community and charity work on the 23rd of September 2009. There was a reception held in the mayor’s parlour and Mr Athair Khan was among a list of prestigious guests that were presented the Mayors Crest in recognition of the huge efforts to support the community.
For his welfare-oriented activities Athair Khan was asked to attend Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth’s Garden Party in 2008. This party was attended by 5000 illustrious personalities. Attendees included high ranking military personnel, foreign ambassadors, eminent politicians and persons of high standing within the community.
He has received a crest in September 2008 from the Lord Mayor of Birmingham City Mr.
Choudhry A Rashid JP for his outstanding community work. He is also a staunch supporter of The Prince’s Trust which helps thousands of youngsters throughout the UK.
Athair Khan always contributes to the destitute people in Bangladesh and other parts of the world. He was an active fundraiser during the Floods in Bangladesh, the Rohingya Refugee plight and the cyclone Sidr disaster, visiting the region in 2007 to see the devastation first hand. Athair Khan played a very commendable role in helping Action Aid during disaster and donating to Action Aid who helped the victims in repairing their houses.
Mr Khan is a leading example of a successful British Bangladeshi businessman who is giving back to his community both in the UK and in Bangladesh.