Lord Loomba CBE

Lord Loomba CBE Founder Chairman

Founder Chairman, The Loomba Foundation

Lord Loomba CBE is a philanthropist, Founder Chairman of The Loomba Foundation and a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords. Lord Loomba received a CBE – “Commander of the British Empire” award in Her Majesty Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2008 and was appointed as a Liberal Democrats Life Peer in the House of Lords on 17th January, 2011.

Widely known as the pioneer of widows’ rights and instigator of International Widows Day, Raj Loomba is a tireless campaigner for improving the plight of widows and their children all over the world. Raj and his wife Veena set up the Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba Foundation as a charitable foundation in 1997 and in the ensuring 14 years the Foundation has concentrated on building a programme to educate the children of poor widows in India. Today the Foundation educates over 3000 children throughout India.

Lord Loomba’s campaigning achievements are founded on a successful business career as founder of Rinku Group, the fashion and clothing company of which he is Executive Chairman. He also holds positions such as Member of Development Board at Oxfam, Trustee of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Trust (India) and Ambassador of Global Partnership Forum.

Lord Loomba has also been awarded the Pride of India Gold Medal, International Excellence Award and the Hind Rattan Award among others.

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