"I can't use my brain the way I used to"
A woman had a dramatic career change following a stroke, going from financial advisor to owning a vegan Indian takeaway.
Rano Samra, from Nottinghamshire, worked as a financial adviser for 30 years but in 2018, she suffered a stroke.
It left her unable to maintain her job.
However, she has used it to her advantage. The 55-year-old has had a passion for cooking since she was a teenager.
Rano has now decided to turn her love of feeding others into a new vegan Indian takeaway business.
Rano said: “I settled in a career but it’s always been my passion.
“Everything changed when I had a brain haemorrhage and they had to operate which caused a stroke.
“I can’t use my brain the way I used to, I started cooking as a hobby.
“I thought right from the start it’ll be 100 per cent vegan, everybody was complimenting my food.”
SuRano, which is a combination of Rano and her mother’s names, will launch its vegan-friendly Indian delivery service from March 8, 2022.
The kitchen is based in the market town of Bulwell.
All dishes will be made from scratch and use fresh ingredients.
The menu includes paneer spring rolls and a variety of vegan kebabs.
According to Rano, food will be delivered across the city.
She told Nottingham Post: “I am very excited, I think people will be surprised and really happy with it.
“I feel really confident and quite happy.
“Age shouldn’t matter what time you start a business and hopefully it’ll encourage other women who are stuck in their careers.
“The name is a combination of mine and my mother’s name, she taught me all the original recipes.”
“She gave me my passion for cooking.”
A friend of Rano, who has helped with the vegan Indian takeaway, said she had a brilliant work ethic.
The friend said: “Tuesday is a big launch, it’s so exciting and we’ve been working hard.
“Rano has got an amazing ethic. It’s all become more serious now and I’m helping with the venture. It’s amazing.”
SuRano will be open for delivery from 5 pm to 9 pm across Nottingham.
Those collecting meals during the opening week will get 20% off their order.