UNITED KINGDOM, May 4, 2017 (Asian Image): A man who lived through the partition and has performed religious ceremonies across the North West for decades will be honored with a lifetime award at the Fusion Awards. Madhusudan Dave, now aged 92 was also involved in anti-British demonstrations as a teenager in Indian. Born in 1924 and originally from Mombasa, Kenya, Mr. Dave came to the UK in 1973 and since then has officiated hundreds of religious rituals in temples in the region.
His earlier life helped to define Mr. Dave who was a college student living in Ahmadabad during the Second World War. On arriving in Blackburn in the seventies, like many first generation Asians, he worked in the local mills. Then, as a brahmin he was asked to perform weddings. As time went on he became the focal point for communities and says he was blessed to be able to perform funeral rites.