Newcastle's curry king recovering after heart attack

11 January 2001
Newcastle's curry king recovering after heart attack

ONE of the North-east's best-known ethnic restaurateurs is in hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Self-styled "curry king" Abdul Latif, who owns the Rupali in Newcastle's Bigg Market, has repeatedly made national headlines.

Bangladesh-born Latif, who paid £5,000 for the title Lord of Harpole, is rarely out of the news with his schemes to raise money for charity.

But now it seems that the strain of work has taken its toll on the 46-year-oldfather-of-six.

Latif, who is being treated at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, said: "I got up and felt a little pain in my chest and then it went heavy.

"I asked my daughter to give me a paracetamol and to call an ambulance, which came within five minutes."

Abdul said he was now feeling fine and was looking forward to returning to work.

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