5:39 am - Thursday October 21, 2021

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Bhiku Parekh

Lord Bhiku Parekh is a Britain-based political scientist. Lord Parekh is a member of the House of Lords and has made significant contribution to the study of political systems in Britain and India. Lord Bhiku Parekh has made great contribution towards the promotion of a liberal and tolerant society. Bhiku Parekh has served as trustee of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Anne Frank Trust and the Gandhi Foundation. Lord Parekh also held the position of the chairman of the Commission on Future of Multi-ethnic Britain. His service as the vice-chancellor of Baroda University, Gujarat, India reflects his deep and undying love for India.

Lord Parekh has set up a charitable foundation in memory of his father and endowed a chair in Indian politics at the University of Hull and visiting fellowship in Indian studies at the University of Oxford. Lord Bhiku Parekh won the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize (2003) by the Political Studies Association, UK, Life Peer (2000) and BBC's Special Lifetime Achievement Award for Asians (1999). Well recognized for his social activism and liberal values, Lord Parekh has played an important role in increasing the understanding of India and its culture all over the world.

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