Convicted Old Harrovian fraudster Sheel Khemka’s mother, Dame Asha Khemka, made Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire in spite of her son’s conviction for stealing from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
Dame Asha Khemka OBE, DBE, the mother of the jailed VAT fraudster and all round rotter, Old Harrovian crook Sheel Khemka, has added another set of letters to her name and been appointed a Deputy Lord Lieutenant (DL) of Staffordshire.
Of her appointment as a representative of the Queen in the county, shameless Dame Asha – a woman who, when confronted by Matthew Steeples of The Steeple Times, showed not a jot of regret about her son’s crimes – told the Burton Mail:
“As a long-standing resident, I am proud and humbled to be asked to represent the Staffordshire Lieutenancy and serve the place where I have lived for almost 20 years. It is a huge honour to be appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of the county that I love so much”.
“Staffordshire is blessed to have many hard-working individuals and dedicated groups and charities that make up the very fabric of our communities, and a plethora of fantastic businesses that contribute enormously to our economic prosperity”.
“I am relishing the opportunity to meet many of these in an official capacity and make my own personal contribution to this unique and wonderful county. For me, there will be no greater honour and privilege”.
More is the pity that Dame Asha could not instill the same ethics of hard-work and decency in her very own son; one’s now at Her Majesty’s pleasure, the other’s now Her Majesty’s rep.