Zohran Kwame Mamdani, son of Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair and Ugandan academic Mahmood Mamdani, won a seat in the Current York Instruct Meeting. He is a most important-time candidate for elected dwelling of job.
Mamdani’s rival, sitting Meeting member Aravella Simotas in July’s Democratic most important to list Astoria, a neighbourhood in the Current York Metropolis borough Queens. He ran uncontested on the 3 November polls, in accordance with native outlet Patch.
Here is Mamdani’s tweet about his victory
It be legit: we won.
I will Albany to fight to tax the rich, heal the ill, residence the wretched & construct a socialist Current York.
Nonetheless I cannot rating it on my own. To grab socialism, we will desire a mass motion of the multiracial working class as neatly.
— Zohran Kwame Mamdani (@ZohranKMamdani) November 4, 2020
In January 2021, he and Jenifer Rajkumar, who has won one more most important, will turn out to be the most important persons of Indian origin in the Meeting.
Mamdani, 28, change into born in Uganda, and describes himself as an “Indian-Ugandan Current Yorker.” He beforehand done below the stage name “Mr Cardamom”. He is most exciting identified for producing a rap video, ‘Nani’ starring actress-meals author Madhur Jaffrey.
The Hindu writes that Mamdani’s first musical debut as a rapper, Young Cardamom, change into alongside with his friend Abdul Bar Hussein aka HAB, with the tune ‘Kanda (Chap Chap)’. They even made songs in Luganda, English, Hindi, Swahili, Runyoro, and Nubi. Their collaboration ‘#1Spice’ for Queen of Katwe change into directed by Nair.
He went to went to The Bronx Excessive Faculty of Science after which graduated from Bowdoin Faculty. He works as a housing counsellor for non-income Chhaya CDC, which works for the industrial and housing needs of Indian-American and Indo-Caribbean communities.
Offering Cheap housing, apart from to supporting employees and tenants are one of Mamdani’s guarantees in his “Roti and Roses” campaign. Any other predicament in his campaign is the debt disaster Current York taxi drivers are going via attributable to the virus pandemic.
Mamdani told Scroll in an October interview: “I wished to communicate regarding the universality of that fight, and also shine a explicit gentle on the fight of South Asians in Current York Metropolis.”