Charitable Charan to Offer Slumdog as Fundraiser Venue Following Curries & Cocktails Sell-out

Following the sell-out success of his ‘Curries & Cocktails’ ladies lunch to raise funds for The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow, charitable Curry King Charan Gill MBE plans to host a series of events to raise funds for good causes at Slumdog Bar & Kitchen.

Secret Millionaire Mr Gill said, “I’ve always believed passionately in the principle of giving something back to the community, which is why I like to get involved personally in supporting a number of charities.

“That’s why I’m issuing an open invitation to anyone involved in fundraising to come to Slumdog to host their special event. We have extensive experience of organising successful fundraising events and, together, we can make a real difference to the lives of people in need.”

Over the years Mr Gill has become renowned for his many charitable works. He recently helped raise over £40,000 to establish Scotia Farm, a small water buffalo dairy farm in a remote village of the Punjab in India to provide free milk to 400 needy families every day.

And for the past eleven years he has hosted The Hottest Night of the Year, the legendary annual celebration of all that’s best in the worlds of showbiz, sport, politics and business in Glasgow which has raised more than £1 million for charity.

Slumdog opened last October with a pledge from Mr Gill to feed someone from India’s slums for every customer who dines at the eatery throughout its first month of opening.


Slumdog is located at 410 Sauchiehall Street. Fundraisers can log onto for more details or telephone 0141 333 9933.


For further information please contact Charan Gill at tel 0141 334 4633

Issued on behalf of Charan Gill by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018

Date 23rd February 2010

Notes to Editors

  • Charan Gill is a former shipbuilder who founded his Harlequin Leisure Group in Glasgow in 1994 and built it into Europe’s largest chain of Indian restaurants before selling it in a multi-million pound deal in 2005. Following the sale of his restaurant empire, Charan’s next move was to pen his autobiography, ‘Tikka Look at me Now’, star in the hit Channel 4 TV series The Secret Millionaire and to open Scotland House in Delhi.

Contact: Susan Christie
Phone: 0141 561 4018