AN Oxfordshire MP has paid tribute to a popular Indian takeaway owner who recently died. 

David Johnston, MP for Didcot and Wantage, honoured Indian Dream owner Hasnath Miah, who suffered a stroke last week, in parliament.

He said: “I have to start on my own note of sadness on behalf of the local community that I represent because last week we lost someone called Hasnath Miah who was a champion and local hero in Didcot where I live.

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“He had been homeless for part of his life and he had been helped by the Didcot community through free meals to get back on his feet and he swore that if he was ever in a position to help other people, he would do so.

“He had a hugely successful restaurant called Indian Dream, which during the pandemic, began gaving out free meals to key workers, but also to the homeless and young carers, in the same way he had been helped with free meals – he gave over 10,000 free meals away.

“He very sadly died at the age of just 40 having had a stroke about two weeks ago and did not recover.

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“There has been a huge outpouring of grief in the Didcot community for him. May he rest in peace and my condolences to his family.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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