_. The Lord Patel of Blackburn, life baron, died 29 May, 2019. He was 78.
Lord Patel was a Labour peer [a party member from 1966], chartered accountant, & a founder member of Blackburn Community Relations Council, & Chairman of Blackburn and District Community Relations Council, &c.
Adam Hajejee Patel was born at Gurat, India, 7 June, 1940. He married his wife Ayesha in 1964, by whom he had eight children.
He was created a life peer in 2000, and his peerage was gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Patel of Blackburn, of Langho in the County of Lancaster.