Great-grandmother is reunited with her long-lost brother after 60 years apart - and finds out he is one of the world's richest men

Mail Online | 10/10/2017 | Lara Keay For Mailonline
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A great-grandmother has been reunited with her long-lost brother after being split up 60 years ago - to find out he is one of the richest men in the world.

Ida Wilde, 83, never thought she would see her adopted brother Asgar Patel after he was forced to leave her Glasgow home and return to India.

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Mrs Wilde's aunt looked after him during India's turbulent Partition period in 1947 and the young pair grew very close.

After leaving the adopted family in Scotland, Mr Patel, now 78, returned to his homeland and built up one of the largest logistic companies in India.

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His successful career catapulted him into a six-figure salary and he is now a multi-millionaire and number 45 on Forbes' list of top 100 Indian business owners 2017.

His company Patel Roadways operates across the Middle East, India and beyond and in 2013 the website estimated his personal net worth at $615million (£467.5million).

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Mrs Wilde, of Irvine on Scotland's west coast, told the Daily Record: 'We were heartbroken when he left.

'For five years we had been brought up as brother and sister and it was sad to lose him.

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'We kept in touch for a while but we moved around and so did his family. I often wondered where he ended up.

'It turns out he'd spent years searching for his adopted Scottish family but we moved out of Glasgow and he couldn't find us.'

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The division of India and Pakistan displaced more than 10million people, and led to as many as a million deaths.

At the time Mr Asgar's father was also a wealthy businessman who was concerned for his family's safety and wanted his children to seek refuge in the UK.

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Mrs Wilde's great aunt took Mr Asgar in after he turned up on her boarding school's doorstep completely terrified with three other...
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