Anjool Malde Remembered – Three years on…

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Winners of music, journalism and enterprise awards announced along with newest award for students at Anjool’s alma mater, St Peter’s College, Oxford.

Anjool’s Trust announced a new crop of bright talent and award winners today, the third anniversary of his tragic, untimely death in London in 2009.

Musical Talent of the Year 2012 Winner Soumik Datta
Musical Talent of the Year 2012 Winner
Soumik Datta
Anjool Malde Scholarship Winners
Anjool Maldé Scholarship Winners

2012 Fellowship Award for Enterprise & Innovation Winner Rhianna Shaw
2012 Fellowship Award for Enterprise & Innovation Winner Rhianna Shaw

Jools, as he was known to his friends, was a bright and successful stockbroker destined for greatness. The Trust – Anjool Maldé Memorial Trust – was set up in 2010 as a legacy to his memory. It recognises bright new talent with awards and prize money to support their endeavours, as well as to offer their example as inspiration to others. An exciting array of talents have been honoured for 2012.

St Peter’s College, Oxford, Anjool’s alma mater, launched an annual scholarship in his honour last year as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Launching the Scholarship, Mark Damazer CBE, Master of St Peter’s said: “It is a pleasure for the college to remember Anjool in this special way. He is fondly remembered by the college and contemporaries. These awards are a fitting legacy.”

The inaugural winners of the Anjool Maldé Scholarship were:

  • Oliver Bristowe
  • Robert Collier
  • Abigail Enoch
  • Joseph Funnell
  • Sarah Godlee
  • Emma James
  • Ryan Kemp
  • Peter O’Connor
  • Nathan Turner

A new group of scholars will again be honoured at the start of Michaelmas term for exemplary achievement across citizenship and scholarship.

The Musical Talent of the Year Award for 2012 went to Soumik Datta, a bright home grown UK talent and a very worthy winner. He uses an adaptation of the winged instrument Sarod to weave his magic and draws on several genres including Indian Classical and Western Jazz.

The 2012 Fellowship Award for Enterprise & Innovation went to Rhianna Shaw with Amy Hale and James Cheng declared runners-up. This year saw another excellent batch of entries. Rhianna said: “I have been interested in entrepreneurialism for eons and am so excited by the opportunity this award has presented me!” So pleased were the co-hosts with the inaugural winner last year, Andreea Magdalina, that they have retained Andreea as Consultant.

The Journalism Awards went to Eleanor Bley-Griffiths for her piece Demon Barber of Fleet Street for the Cherwell and to Matthew Myers for his article “Has Bradford Spring taken protest to the ballot box?” for The Oxford Student. Runners-up were Vicky Morrish, Paul McLean, Ariundh Mathur and Claire Davis. Judges Sophy Ridge and Gemma Shaw were genuinely impressed with the entries and saw exemplary evidence of elegance, interest and impact in the winning articles.

Bharat, Anjool’s father and Trustee said: “We are delighted to honour the very worthy winners of this year’s Jools Awards to whom we extend our warm congratulations. We also hail two of Anjool’s close friends Rajeeb Dey of who was declared Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum at Davos 2012 and David Langer who featured in Peter Day’s business magazine on BBC World Service – we congratulate them warmly. Heart warming as it is to hail this year’s many worthy winners, this is tinged with sadness at the loss recently of Geoff Shackleton, a Yarm-based accountant who briefly helped with the Trust’s administration. He was a wise and witty man always ready to help others out of difficulty. We remember him today just as we do Jools on his third anniversary. We thank all the many supporters and the new Trustees Leslie Thompson and Angela Tetradis.”