The Words of the King Family

In Memoriam: Lord Tarsem King

Mark Brann
January 9, 2013

With great sadness we have learned of the passing of Lord Tarsem King of West Bromwich, UPF Presiding Council Member, UPF-UK Patron, and longtime supporter of the work of UPF Founders Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon.

We are shocked and have yet to find out all the circumstances but understand that he was in London on House of Lords business on January 9 and on his way home when he collapsed and died at a London railway station on his way back to Birmingham, where he lived. He was 75 years old.

In his meek and gentle way but with great persistence and conviction he doggedly and unconditionally supported us all through thick and thin and we have indeed much to be grateful to him for and will miss him greatly! He will leave a considerable hole in our capacities but more importantly in our hearts! How fitting that one of his last great acts was to travel to Korea and give the eulogy at the memorial service for Rev. Moon on September 15, 2012.

Lord Tarsem attended Punjab University in India. From being deputy head of the Mathematics Department at Great Barr School in Birmingham, UK, and running his own successful business, Lord Tarsem became a local councilor, then mayor of Sandwell near Birmingham, and the first Sikh to be made a member of the House of Lords of the Parliament in the United Kingdom. He was a member of the National Policy Forum and a representative on the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, contributing to the formation of European Union regional policy. 

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