Mrs S Rai
Sudha Rai has been a Trustee of The Gurkha Museum since 2019.
She was born and grew up in Malaysia as the daughter of an officer in the 10th PMO Gurkha Rifles. The family originally came from Eastern Nepal and she completed her education at Loreto Convent in Darjeeling, India.
A career in nursing beckoned and Sudha enlisted in The Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps in 1974, to train as a State Registered Nurse and State Certified Midwife. She served in the UK, Germany and Hong Kong, and retired as a Captain in 1982.
As an Army wife, Sudha worked as a School Nurse for SSAFA in Hohne, Germany. She worked for the NHS for 20 years and now manages The Gurkha Durbar Nepalese Restaurant in Grayshott, Surrey raising funds for local, national and Nepali charities e.g. Red Box Project, The Prostate Project and ChoraChori (Children).
Having worked with the family support network in Hong Kong and Brunei, she is well versed in the need to communicate effectively with stakeholders for the benefit of the organisation. Sudha brings to the Gurkha Museum a keen understanding and insight of the growing community of Gurkha and Nepali families in the UK.
Sudha is married to Mani who is the Secretary of the Gurkha Brigade Association and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire. They have two grown up sons.