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Raj Bagri, Baron Bagri

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Title  Baron Bagri
Name  Raj Baron
Issue  one son, one daughter

Spouse(s)  Usha Maheshwary
Tenure  since 14 February 1997
Role  Life peer
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Born  24 August 1930 (age 85) (1930-08-24)

Raj Kumar Bagri, Baron Bagri, CBE (24 August 1930 – 26 April 2017) was an Indian-born British businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords from 1997 to 2010. He was made a life peer in 1997 under the title Baron Bagri of Regent's Park, City of Westminster.



A businessman, Bagri was chairman of the London Metal Exchange until 2002. Bagri was a member of the advisory committee of The Prince's Trust and chairman of the Bagri Foundation. He was a governor of the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

In 2012, Bagri sold Hanover Lodge, "the UK’s most expensive home", to Andrey Goncharenko a Russian billionaire, for £120 million.

Personal life

He married Usha Maheshwary in 1954 and they had son Apurv, who took over the running of Metdist, and daughter Amita Birla.

Bagri died in London on 26 April 2017.


He was to the Order of the British Empire as a Commander (CBE) in the 1995 New Year Honours. The 1997 New Year Honours list announced that Bagri was to be raised to the peerage, and in February he was gazetted a life peer as Baron Bagri, of Regent's Park in the City of Westminster. In 2010, following the enactment of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act, Bagri gave up his seat in the House of Lords in order to maintain his non-domiciled status for United Kingdom tax purposes.

Styles of address

  • 1930–1995: Mr Raj Bagri
  • 1995–1997: Mr Raj Bagri CBE
  • 1997–: The Rt Hon. The Lord Bagri CBE
  • References

    Raj Bagri, Baron Bagri Wikipedia

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