University building named after chancellor's wife

A university building has been given a new name in memory of its chancellor's late wife.

Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone, who established a steel business, has been the University of Wolverhampton's chancellor for more than 25 years.

His wife Lady Aruna Swraj Paul was born in India and died suddenly at the age of 86 in 2022.

Her husband has officially unveiled the new name for the School of Architecture and Built Environment, the Lady Aruna Swraj Paul Building, at the Springfield campus.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Ebrahim Adia said Lord Paul had offered the university "tremendous support" and it was "exceptionally proud" to help keep his wife's memory alive through one of its most prestigious buildings.

The couple were married within a week of meeting and had three children, moving to England to seek treatment when their two-year-old daughter Ambika was diagnosed with leukaemia. She passed away at the age of four.

Lord Paul established steel business Caparo Group, with operations in Europe, Asia and the US and he was given a peerage in 1996.

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