Brent councillor dies while on holiday in India
PUBLISHED: 16:46 12 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:12 13 January 2015
A Conservative councillor in Brent has died suddenly while on holiday in India.
Bhiku M Patel, who has served Kenton for 12 years, passed away on Friday after suffering a heart attack.
Fellow Tory Kenton councillor Reg Colwill, who knew Cllr Patel for more than 40 years, said: “He was a brilliant councillor. His sense of humour, his morals were higher than anybody’s. He really was a terrific guy and we’ll miss him.”
Cllr Patel was known to many in the community as he ran a post office on Harrow Road, Wembley, with his wife Hansa for many years.
They had three children together.
He was a councillor for the Tokynton ward in Wembley, before winning a seat in the Kenton by-election in 2010.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council said: “I’ve known him a long time. It’s a sad loss. Our condolences go out to his wife and children and we’ll do whatever we can to help support them.”
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