The entertainment all-rounder, Meera Syal was bestowed with a CBE by the Prince of Wales, on 6th May 2015, at Buckingham Palace. She was joyously beaming at the ceremony.
Syal in known for her distinctive contribution to the creative arts in Britain.
After receiving the CBE from Prince Charles, Meera Syal stated, “I feel a bit stunned actually. You beaver away in the creative arts- it’s so hit and miss- you go from one job to another, every job is different and you hope the work you do is reaching people.”
Syal's husband, Sanjeev Bhaskar, who is also her costar in Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars was also present at the ceremony and had nothing but praises for his wife. “The award is hugely deserved, I’d be in huge trouble if I said otherwise, and all the other recipients here today deserve to be recognised.”
Bhaskar further added, “I can’t think of anyone else who has written screenplays, who has written for stage, written three novels and acts, is a mum and a wife- she’s the talented one, puts me to shame.”
Meera Syal's third novel, The House Of Hidden Mothers, is due to be published next month.