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Day of Mourning at the King Power Stadium

Day of mourning by Hindu community at Jalaram Temple in Leicester

and laying of Bapa’s wreath at the King Power Stadium Leicester.

Prayers were held after aarti for Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha of Leicester City Football Club and others who trajically lost their lives on Saturday evening when the helicoptor crashed outside the King Power Stadium. There were Pramodbhai Thakkar, chairman of Jalaram Charitable Trust Leicester, said that once the news was confirmed on Sunday evening, he, along with other trustees, urged to the Hindu community of Leicester to join hands and pray for the departed souls by being present on Monday morning there were no survivors.

at Jalaram Temple from where the procession took place with Bhajans and Prathana. He emphasised that Saturday had been one of the darkest days in the city and its community as the late councilor Chauhan’s procession and funeral took had taken place on Saturday

morning and thereafter was then followed by the tragic news in the evening of the helicopter crash at the stadium.

Pramodbhai then read out an extract from the club statement ‘In Khun Vichai,

the world has lost a great man. A man of kindness, of generosity and a man

whose life was defined by the love he devoted to his family and those he so

successfully led. Leicester City was a family under his leadership. He went on to say, “This is not just about football, this is about losing a well-respected member of the community who brought so much to Leicester and put Leicester on the map. The whole

world recognised what had been achieved by the family’s efforts through football”.

Jalaram Temple holds the same ethos, its trusteeswanted to show their respect to the chairman of the football club and his family. Bringing all communities together.


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