My Silk Road, The Adventures & Struggles of a British Asian Refugee

by Ram Gidoomal, CBE (Author)

From refugee to resilience: Follow Ram's journey from loss to triumph, discovering the unexpected richness of a compassionate and determined life.

Book Description:​

A rich boy turned refugee tells the story of coming full circle to succeed in ways beyond his imagination.

Born into a family that had recently fled British India during the partition of India and Pakistan, Ram’s early life in Mombasa seemed charmed with wealth and success. However, losing all of this overnight through a second deportation, this time from Kenya to the UK, he saw the course of his life change beyond recognition.

Despite having had his dreams and plans ripped away from him, Ram worked tirelessly, fighting to overcome every obstacle, and finally succeeded in gaining back wealth and reputation. However, on reaching his late thirties, an unusual day trip in Mumbai changed his life forever, transforming him from someone enriching himself and his shareholders to someone enriching the world. And this time, the change was his choice.

Aiming to encourage those who are struggling to move forward in life, Ram shares stories that demonstrate the difference made by a can–do attitude, by a spirit of generosity and by prioritizing relationships. Through all these, he shares the secrets of living a life that marries deep compassion with success, a generous life that reaps unexpected rewards.

About the Author

Ram Gidoomal, CBE (Author)

Ram Gidoomal was born into an Indian immigrant family in Kenya. Aged 17, his family moved to London where Ram built a successful career in business. A life changing journey led him to dedicate his business skills and profits to those who need them most. He was awarded the CBE in 1998 and is included in Highflyers50 –the 50 most eminent people of Indian origin living and working outside India.

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