Sunday, 20 January 2008

Sad news

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.

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