London: An Indian-origin businessman Sunil Chopra has been elected as the deputy mayor of London Borough of Southwark for the second time.

Chopra was the mayor of the London Borough of Southwark in 2014-2015, and deputy mayor in 2013-2014, the first Indian-origin person to hold the prestigious office in the Borough, according to reports.

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He is the first and only Indian-origin elected councillor in London Borough of Southwark Council, which has only 2% Indian origin people.

The report added that Chopra was born in New Delhi and was the general secretary of the Indian Overseas Congress, London.

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It has been 40 long years that Chopra is living in London and actively involved in local community works.

Commenting on his election, Chopra said that he feels really proud to be an Indian. "It is not only a great honour for me and my family but for the whole Indian community. I will keep working with the community locally and internationally", he said.