HE Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan launches Surender Singh Kandhari’s autobiography titled  ‘Temple of My Dreams’ at a glittering ceremony in Dubai

Bubbles Kandhari, HE Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance UAE, Surender Kandhari, Mani Suri and Navdeep Singh Suri, Indian Ambassador to the UAE

At a glittering ceremony at the Atlantis His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance UAE, released Temple of my Dreams, the autobiography of philanthropist, businessman and long-term resident of Dubai, Surender Singh Kandhari.  A select gathering of Emiratis and expats including the Indian Ambassador to UAE Navdeep Suri and Consul General of India Vipul were present on this occasion.

Sheikh Nahayan praised the effort published by Motivate and said, “The story of his achievement, so well told in this engaging autobiography, reveals how the spirit of tolerance evoked by Sheikh Zayed encouraged skilled and ambitious people to take a chance in the UAE.  Surender has helped our country prosper and has confirmed the wisdom of Sheikh Zayed.”

Bubbles Kandhari, HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance UAE, Surender Kandhari, Navdeep Singh Suri, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, and Mani Suri

The book has four major strands. It stands as testament to the creation and development of an industrial empire that now employs over 2000 people, gives one an inside look into the tyre and battery industry on a global scale and provides signposts to young entrepreneurs on how to set up their businesses. The book is also a personal account of an extraordinary life and these factors are bound together by the inspiration derived from construction of the Guru Nanak Sahib Guruduwara  in Dubai and how this incredible house of worship was conceived and turned into reality, that being the core basis for the title of the book.

Sheikh Nahayan also added, “Most significant to me is his moral tier that exhibits a degree of tolerance which demands our admiration and gratitude.  His is a life that inspires us all.”

Ambassador Suri expressed his admiration for the effort and said it was evidence of the bond that exist between the UAE and India and a book like this is evidence of that sense of brotherhood. Consul General Vipul stated that books are a matter of record and have no time limit.

Christie Cherian, Bikram Vohra, Surender Kandhari, and Krishna Bhupati

One of the special relationships the author explores is that of India and UAE, which is why he said he chose Dubai for the primary release of the book.

Among other celebrities who had flown in from various parts of the world were former Indian cricket captain Bishen Singh Bedi, tennis ace CGK Bhupathi and the British Business Group Chairman and classmate Christie Cherian.

Thanking his guests for making it possible to be present Surender Kandhari said it had been an incredible year and thanked the minister and the government of UAE for promoting tolerance, interfaith harmony, and cultural identities while making 140 plus nationalities feel at home. He said his book saluted this exceptional nation and its priorities and the privilege of living and working in the Emirates.

 

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