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OBE for centenarian who raised Covid-19 funds by walking garden laps while fasting for Ramadan

A 100-year-old man who raised thousands for Covid-19 relief while fasting during Ramadan has been made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Dabirul Islam Choudhury walked 970 laps of his garden to raise money for victims of the virus. The centenarian - who was fasting for Ramadan during his walk - raised more than £420,000. Mr Choudhury said he was inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore, who was knighted in June after raising more than £30 million for NHS charities. The Queen's Birthday Honours were delayed this year so that medical staff, charity fundraisers and volunteers could be recognised for their work during the pandemic.

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