Abdul Latif

How come no one told me about this? How come I missed this news? And if you have missed it too please read this Telegraph obituary about Abdul Latif, British-Bangladeshi restaurateur extraordinaire. This is the man who invented a curry called “curry hell” ( and no doubt other dishes which testify to the under-developed palate of the typical englishman). He was quite a character and famously offered free curries for 5 years to British servicemen who had fought in Iraq. He also offered free curries to pregnant women and two rugby personalities! As a brit-bangladeshi, it wouldn’t be right if there wasn’t some financial gondogol somewhere…indeed in 2004 he failed to pay a VAT bill and went into liquidation. He died of a heart attack this January ….and he was only 53.