Shock at Death of Community Leader; OBITUARY: Charity Chairman Spearheaded Daimler Green Project

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Byline: By Tina Junday

A CHARITY chairman, who played a pivotal role in the development of a Coventry community centre, has died aged 56.

Kuldeep Dhami, of Chetton Avenue on the Daimler Green Estate, Radford, suffered a heart attack on the day he was due to attend a residents' association meeting on September 8.

The senior engineer, who had worked with Jaguar in Whitley since he was 17, was also spearheading a major regeneration project, known as the Daimler Green Community Centre.

He recently won charity status for the Daimler Green Community Recreation Trust, of which he was chairman, and had worked with regional development agency Advantage West Midlands to help build the centre.

Cllr Tony Skipper had worked closely with Kuldeep for the past six years and helped him set up the Daimler Green Residents' Association. He said: "It comes as a shock. He will be missed by many and as for his contribution to support residents it was just immense.

"He worked extremely hard and it will be difficult to replace him - I have lost not just a working associate but a very close friend as well."

Mr Dhami, went to Frederick Bird Primary School, Swan Lane, Hillfields. …