Keith is calling for the Diwali Lights to be dimmed on Sunday, After switch on, for a short period, as mark of respect to MO Chohan.
A book of condolence will be opened on Monday at 123 Belgrave Road,Leicester LE4 6AS.
Keith said: “I am devastated and saddened by this news. It’s terrible shock. Mo Chohan was the Voice of Belgrave. An icon of the local community. It is for those reasons that he was genuinely adored by local people. Thousands of local people had had their lives transformed by the selfless work that he did for them. He was a 24/7 elected representative before it was fashionable to be so. The local facilities in Belgrave from the Library to the Neighbourhood Centre would not be open today but for his campaigning zeal. His weekly surgeries on the Belgrave Road were the stuff of legend with people queuing around the building to see him. I saw him on Friday night when we rededicated the building we both used. We will never see his line again.”
He was 65 and leaves a wife, son and four daughters.