It is with immense regret that we announce the sad departure of Mr Narottambhai Jogia, a lifelong member and activist for the Conservative Party. Born in Lindi, Tanzania, and grown up in Dar es Salaam, Narottambhai had a long battle with cancer before he was taken away. He moved to the UK in 1985, when he started his own newsagents and then later worked for WH Smith. He was an advocate for the Party's values of hard work, enterprise and family. He also helped candidates campaign in several elections over the last 30 years.
Narottambhai was a dedicated and hardworking community member. He was a committed volunteer at the Shree Sanatan Hindu Mandir in Alperton. All those who knew him, remember him as a loving man who inspired everyone around him. He was the guiding inspiration of his only son Ameet Jogia, a rising star within the Conservative Party.
Prime Minister Theresa May also paid tribute to Narottambhai's years of service to the party at last year's Party Conference. He is survived by his wife Hansaben, son Councillor Ameet Jogia, daughter-in-law Priya Jogia, brothers Mathuradasbhai, Ramnikbhai, and sister Prabhaben Jogia.