The Lord Noon of St John's Wood Kt, MBE

Lord Noon was a renowned British based businessman and entrepreneur who has founded and operated a number of major food manufacturing companies in London specializing in ready meals, Indian Sweets, Savouries and aviation catering.  He was non-executive Chairman of Noon Products Ltd which he founded in 1987 and is now part of Kerry Foods Ltd. He was also founder the (1971), Chairman and Managing Director of Bombay Halwa Ltd (Royal Sweets) which remains at the heart of his business as a leading manufacturer of Indian sweets and snacks, along with being a major provider for aviation catering.

He was elected President of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2002 as the first non-white president for 126 years. After receiving an MBE in the Queen’s Honours List in 1996 and a knighthood by the Queen in her Jubilee year in 2002, he then went on to be awarded a Peerage to the House of Lords in 2011.  His main political interests were in the areas of immigration, prevention of extremism and education.

He was the recipient of seven Honorary Doctorate degrees from various British universities including Warwick and the University of East London.  He also held the position of Chancellor of the University of East London.

Lord Noon won various business awards for British and Asian community and charitable services, and contributed immensely in the field of education and health. He built a charitable hospital in his home town Rajasthan in India and was a trustee to numerous charities. He was Chairman of the Noon Foundation which supported a wide range of causes both nationally and internationally including the Princes Trust, CARE International UK, the University of East London, Birkbeck College and Oxford University’s Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Over the year Lord Noon did many charitable works in this hometown of Bhawani Mandi Rajasthan and also in other area within India. He was proud of Noon Hospital and Research Centre in Bhawani Mandi, Rajasthan with a vision for excellence in medial care. Noon Hospital was inaugurated on April 4, 2008 by honorable Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje. This 100 bedded Hospital boasts a wide range of facilities such as state of the art diagnostics and laboratory facilities, three operation theatres, pharmacy, staff residence, laundry, canteen and recreation room. The Hospital is free for people who are below the poverty line. A corpus fund was created separately to facilitate such activities.