Born in Kashmir 10 February 1959 and moved to Britain with his family
1972 and left school at 16. His grandfather had lived in Hull and
Sheffield and fought in the First World War before moving back to
Kashmir in 1937.
Career : From humble beginnings selling samosas from a small
takeaway, Mumtaz Khan has amassed a £25m fortune and developed
Asian food known for its quality around the world as Chairman of
Mumtaz Food Industries. The Mumtaz in Bradford started lufe as
a small takeaway in 1979. The modern £2.5 million restaurant is
"In loving memory of our dear mother Sarzand Begum , who made
all this possible". The restaurant was recently visited by The
Queen and Prince Phillip and is recommended by celebrities from boxer
Amir Khan to Conservative leader David Cameron.
Through acquisitions of neighbouring properties, expansion and
renovation, Khan has pumped £2.5m into the site, which now
easily seats 500 people. It boasts a conference suite, a delicatessen
and takeaway service, as well as offering outdoor catering services
for weddings and other functions.
By 1987, he had bought the adjoining fish and chip shop to expand the
premises, which had by then become a restaurant, increasing from 22
seats to 150.
He then approached his brother, the highly respected neurosurgeon, Dr
Gul-Nawaz Khan for help and Mumtaz Food Industries was born. This has
been built up to a £25m turnover brand.
The family has eventually decided on a new Mumtaz outlet is to be
located at the Clarence Dock development in Leeds and marks the
latest phase of occupiers at the site, with eight food and drink
ventures set to move in.
One of his biggest sadnesses is that his mother, who passed away in
1990, only saw the company in its relative infancy.
Involved in charity projects in Kasmir and is Governor of the first
Bank of Kashmir.