Kiran lights the Olympic Cauldron

Many Handsworth Residents will know Kiran as she was the Vice Chair of the Soho Finger Neighbourhood Forum.
Olympic Torch Cauldron
Kiran Sahota making Handsworth proud yesterday. 
Read her amazing story below.
EXCITEMENT spread like wildfire as a crowd of 20,000 caught their first glimpse of the famous flame at Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park.
 
They erupted as Kiran Sahota, the last Olympics 2012 torch-bearer of the day, ran up onto the stage to light the cauldron.
Legendary crooner Sir Cliff Richard handed the torch to Kiran – and for the 27-year-old it was a particularly poignant moment.
 
Since the age of 17, Kiran has been a carer for her 78-year-old grandad Bhajan Singh, whom she said was an “avid fan” of Cliff
Bhajan suffers from schizophrenia, diabetes and a heart murmur. Kiran’s grandmother Surjit Kaur was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, when Kiran gave up work to look after them both. Her 77-year-old nan died in November that year. “I didn’t expect I would ever get the chance to do anything like this,” said Kiran. “My grandad says he’s proud and I just wish my nan was here.
The jewellery company owner said her parents have already cleared a space for her torch in a glass cabinet at their Handsworth home, where Kiran also lives.