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Chief Executive saddened by death of Dr Hari Harilela

     The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (December 30) expressed his profound sadness at the passing of Dr Hari Naroomal Harilela.

     "Dr Harilela was a successful entrepreneur and devoted much effort to the development of the hotel and real estate sectors in Hong Kong. He was also a renowned philanthropist and made tremendous contributions to the tertiary education sector.

     "Dr Harilela was well-respected and highly regarded by all in the community. On behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Dr Harilela's family," the Chief Executive said.

     Dr Harilela was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2009.

Ends/Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Issued at HKT 12:39


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