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Google celebrates entrepreneur Sake Dean Mahomed's birth anniversary with a sketch doodle
The internet search engine and technology giant Google dedicates today's sketch doodle to Sake Dean Mahomed - an entrepreneur of the UK who popularised the traditional India cuisines and bathing practices among the British. Google has wished him, "Happy Birthday, Sake Dean Mahomed!"

It was on in 1794, he published his book based on the experiences to become the first Indian author in the UK to publish a book based on entrepreneurship.

He was a man of many parts. He opened an Indian restaurant in the UK, a spa for the rich and the Hindostanee Coffee House.

"In 1810, after moving to London, Mahomed opened the Hindostanee Coffee House, Britain's first Indian restaurant. The Epicure's Almanack—an early London restaurant guide—hailed it as a place for nobility to enjoy hookah and Indian dishes of the highest perfection. Nonetheless, Mahomed was forced to close his luxurious restaurant in 1812 and sought to reinvent himself," writes Google on its website.

The website adds that later, in the town of Brighton, he opened a spa named Mahomed's Baths offering luxurious herbal steam baths with combination of a steam bath and an Indian therapeutic massage.

"He also published a book about the therapeutic benefits of the treatment with testimonials from his patients. In 1822, King George IV appointed Mahomed as his personal 'shampooing surgeon', which greatly improved his business. A portrait of Mahomed hangs in the Brighton Museum, commemorating this man who helped merge the cultures of his two homelands," it is informed.

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