Curry Hell man dies
Tragic news. I had the honour of working closely with Mr Latif back in the day when I was a jack-of-all-trades web monkey, and maintained the Rupali and Curry Hell websites. I can honestly say I've never met a man more dedicated to the twin pursuits of selling incredibly hot curry to pissed-up Geordies, and honest-to-goodness self-publicity.
A man so generous, he thought nothing of ordering me a free cab back to the office when a lunch-hour visit turned into a three-hour curry/booze fest - whereupon I fell asleep in the sofa in reception and got woken up by the marketing director of the coincidentally recently-deceased Pennine Windows, who was coming in expecting to update his web site.
He'll be sorely missed. Particularly by anyone who had a lamb phaal at his restaurant in recent days.
RIP Mr Latif. Off to his very own Curry Heaven, festooned with party hats and Cobra beer.