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R. S. Tumber was honoured to be spending the morning of his birthday - 25th April 2017, in Harrods with Prince Mohsin Ali Khan of the Hyderabad Royal Family, and Julian Simpole - a Commonwealth Chess Master.


Prince Mohsin Ali Khan of Hyderabad, was born on June 8, 1930 in the Khana Bagh Palace and is the only surviving member of the Asaf Jahi dynasty who were the Nizams of Hyderabad. He was educated at a select school for the sons of aristocratic families. After this he came to England to pursue further education and became a leader in the fields of Finance and Business Consulting.  Prince Mohsin also works hard for a union/federation/confederation of the subcontinent of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka) so that the billions that are now allocated to defence budgets could then be used to uplift the poverty of the underprivileged masses. He has worked hard over decades to further the cause of love, tolerance, and understanding. He was one of the first to initiate interfaith dialogue when he started the 'One Nation Of All Faiths' group. In 1994 he represented India at the World Peace Conference held at Seoul and is associated with a number of charities including UNICEF, Red Cross and Soham for Kids.  Prince Mohsin Ali Khan, has been honoured for his contribution to world peace and charity. Khan, chairman of World Peace and Prosperity Foundation, has been awarded at the Foundation's annual award celebration in the presence of Lord Pearson of Rannoch and Frances Stainton, Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham.


Julian Simpole, a Commonwealth Chess Master, has won the championships of both the Brighton Chess Club and Sussex County. For many years chess columnist for the Brighton & Hove Gazette, Julian also developed a successful career as Director of The London Chess Centre, and trainer of both Luke McShane and David Howell, two of the UK's youngest Grandmasters. David defeated elite GM John Nunn at the age of eight, while Luke won the World Under Ten Boys' Championship, after Julian's tutelage.  Julian Simpole is former Editor and Artistic Director of Synapsia magazine. Julian, an art prodigy from pre-teenage years when he attracted vast crowds with public demonstrations of his drawing prowess, has had one man shows in Brighton and London. Having majored in Book Design, he went on to become a Guest Lecturer at the Brighton College of Art.  Julian Simpole, Life Vice-President of the Commonwealth Chess Association, has devoted much of his life to organising chess events. These include seven Brighton Internationals, four Watson Farley Williams GM tournaments in London and a GM tournament in Preston. There, Britain's number one Michael Adams scored a crucial norm in his quest to become the UK's youngest grandmaster at that time.  Julian Simpole, Chairman, and Lord Hardinge of Penshurst together formed Hardinge Simpole Publishers, which has quickly become one of the leading publishers and distributors of chess books in the world.


Harrods, is a luxury department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London. It is owned by the state of Qatar. The Harrods brand also applies to other enterprises undertaken by the Harrods group of companies including Harrods Bank, Harrods Estates, Harrods Aviation and Air Harrods, and to Harrods Buenos Aires.  The store occupies a 5-acre (20,000 m2) site and has 330 departments covering one million square feet (90,000 m2) of retail space.