Mr Jogiya in his early 20s
Issued on 8/8/18 at 4:32 p.m.
The family of Leicester jeweller Ramniklal Jogiya have this afternoon (Wednesday 8 August) released a statement in tribute to their father, following the conviction in court of three men of his killing.
They said: “Our father was a true gentleman. He was kind, friendly, loyal, unassuming, generous and well-respected in his community.
“He was a hardworking, patient and joyful man who was dedicated to his whole family including his wife and his three children and it was when he was surrounded by his family that he was at his happiest. You could see the light of joy in his eyes.
“Dad loved his music and his films and he was a craftsman - a karigar.
“He was affectionately known by our family as Mota Bhai - big brother - not just because he was the oldest but because he was big-hearted.
“Dad was taken from us before his time, but for him, we will always remember the happier times and he will forever live on in our memories and in our hearts.
“As a family, we would like to thank everybody for all of their thoughts and their prayers during what has been the most difficult and horrendous of times for us.”