On a summer’s evening at The Nehru Centre in Mayfair, London, Suresh Kumar, the author of “Follow that Dream,” conducted a successful book launch on Wednesday, 12th July 2023. The event was graced by Lord Jeffrey Archer, who joined Suresh Kumar in unveiling the highly popular book.
“Follow that Dream” reveals the true story of a British Indian family navigating the challenges of life while persistently pursuing their aspirations. The narrative commences during the tumultuous period of India’s partition in 1947 when the first generation of the family makes the brave decision to leave their hometown in Kitna, Punjab, in search of better opportunities. The book portrays the hurdles faced by those who start anew in unfamiliar surroundings, striving to provide for their loved ones.
This captivating story follows a young British Indian with a burning ambition to make his mark in business, politics, and the local community. Through the ups and downs, the narrative resonates with readers of all generations, inspiring them to persevere and “Follow that Dream.” The creation of this book has been a decade-long labour of love, evolving from handwritten musings on scattered pieces of paper to the polished version it is today. With deep gratitude, the book shares stories that highlight the rollercoaster of life, ultimately echoing the sentiment that one has truly lived by following their own path. The recurring motto is “Opportunity is never far from those who seek it.”
“Suresh Kumar’s ‘Follow that Dream’ has all the ingredients of a bestselling novel, with emotions, romance, drama, suspense, intrigue, struggle, and success,” said Suresh Kumar.
Lord Archer expressed his delight in supporting Suresh Kumar, a friend of many years, and his book “Follow that Dream.” Lord Archer believes the book, which chronicles a family’s journey before the 1947 partition and their pursuit of new beginnings in London, is on track to become a bestseller.
Suresh Kumar expressed his delight with the response to “Follow that Dream,” noting that the reviews and comments have been encouraging and warmly welcomed.
Jaspreet Sukhija, First Secretary Trade from The Indian High Commission, praised the book and described Suresh Kumar as a kind and supportive individual who always lends a helping hand to others. Sukhija highlighted the book’s significance as a historical account of a family’s journey from Punjab, India, to London, UK, and their diligent efforts to establish new roots in a new environment.
Pandit Dinesh, a renowned Bollywood music maestro and UK Manistream music artist who recently toured with the popular group Boney M, commended Suresh Kumar for his support of local artists and for organising high-profile Bollywood concerts for the community. Pandit Dinesh mentioned that Suresh Kumar has a deep appreciation for both Eastern and Western music, with Elvis Presley and Kishore Kumar being his favourite artists.
The book signing segment of the evening was a resounding success, with guests eagerly lining up for a signed copy of “Follow that Dream” by Suresh Kumar.
Suresh Kumar expressed his admiration for Lord Archer’s entertaining presence and how the audience was captivated by his insights into the book writing process. Suresh Kumar remarked that there was no better person to conduct the book launch than the world-famous and bestselling author, Jeffrey Archer.
The guests resonated with their own journeys from the Indian subcontinent to London, recalling the early days when they travelled to the UK in search of better opportunities and a brighter future for their families.
Suresh Kumar emphasised, “The United Kingdom has always welcomed immigrants, providing them with better prospects. We should always remember that we owe this country, our home, a debt of gratitude and remain loyal and steadfast in our support. There is no better place than the United Kingdom.”
“Suresh Kumar’s ‘Follow that Dream’ is available for purchase on Amazon or through www.sureshkumar.co.uk.”