Adil Ray, the writer and actor behind BBC sitcom Citizen Khan, has been appointed an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The 42-year-old from Birmingham has been recognised for his services to broadcasting.
As well as Citizen Khan, which was first broadcast in 2012, he has also been a presenter on BBC Asian Network.
Mr Ray said he wanted to dedicate the honour to his parents for their support which enabled him to follow his dreams.
“They, like many immigrant families, came to Britain with dreams of their own and I feel very fortunate that with the help of many supportive people around me I have been able to follow mine.
“At a time when the future of Britain is under discussion and yet again immigration is top of the agenda honours like this remind us that we all have a part to play and have something to contribute to Great Britain.
“Now, if you’ll excuse me I just need to go and explain to Mr Khan why he’s been overlooked.”
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Source:: BBC world news feed