Monday, 9 October 2017


A great-grandmother,Ida Wilde, 83,  has been reunited with her long-lost brother, Mr Patel, now 78,in August ,after being split up 60 years ago - to find out he is one of the richest men in the world.
Ida Wilde, 83, never thought she would see her adopted brother Asgar Patel after he was forced to leave her Glasgow home and return to India.

After leaving the adopted family in Scotland, Mr Patel, now 78, returned to his homeland and built up one of the largest logistic companies in India.

'It turns out he'd spent years searching for his adopted Scottish family but we moved out of Glasgow and he couldn't find us.'
Mrs Wilde's great aunt took Mr Asgar in after he turned up on her boarding school's doorstep completely terrified with three other children who had fled India during its mass migration to Britain.
But after a while the elderly woman could not cope with all four youngsters and Mrs Wilde's mother stepped in to save the day.
Six-year-old Asgar became a part of Mrs Wilde's family along with his older sister Kuslom, 12.
Mr Patel and Mrs Wilde were inseparable for the five years they spent together, until the heart-breaking news came that he had to go home.
Sixty years later Mr Patel decided to message Mrs Wilde on Facebook on the chance it was actually her and she might even reply.

Mrs Wilde has branded the whole thing a 'miracle' and says it was 'surreal' to find out how successful he had become.
The siblings 'chatted like two old pals' when he travelled to her home in Irvine in August.
After the emotional reunion Mr Patel wants to fly his long-lost sister out to Dubai to meet his family in the new year.
On his company's website, Patel Roadways is describes as follows: 'Nearly half a century after his father Shakoor Hasham Patel left Gujarat to start a successful cap manufacturing business in Mumbai, his son Asgar Shakoor Patel with the same thirst for success and passion for hard work made a pivotal journey of his own.

'He returned from the United Kingdom with the certainty that he wasn't going to join his father's business, instead make his own roads.

'From a Salesman to a Stenographer to a Secretary, he went on to transporting his first consignment for Glaxo in 1959. This was the dawn of Patel Roadways Limited.

'A zest for success and a clear-cut vision drove Asgar Patel to transform Patel Roadways into one of the largest logistics companies in Asia with 1000 delivery outlets and complimented by a workforce of over 7,500 people.'


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