17 February 2014
Tribute to Bristol anti racism leader
The Trust Board and members of the
Bristol team were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of
Batook Pandya, Director of Stand Against Racism (SARI).
Mr Pandya was a leading campaigner for
SARI, a charity run by and
for victims of racial harrassment or attack and one of the partners
in our bid for the Bristol tender. He worked very closely with
the Bristol locality team and his thinking has contributed to many
of the new initiatives adopted by the team.
Malcolm Sinclair, Managing Director for Mental Health Bristol
said, "This is tragic news. Batook has been an inspiration and
great friend to us. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are
with his family and friends at this very sad time."
James Eldred, Clinical Director says, " It is not often in life
that you get the opportunity to meet someone like Batook Pandya. We
will miss him so much, not only because of his tireless work, but
because he was a great man."
Mr Pandya is pictured on the right with colleagues in
Sikh Gurdwara for a faith and diversity tour of the city that he
led for us.