Posted originally on Facebook, 24/11/2017
Auckland has been very kind to our family, so it’s nice to be able to give something back. This evening, the Bhatnagar family unveiled “The Sir Roger Bhatnagar collection” of sporting memorabilia at the Bert Sutcliffe Lounge, Eden Park. Dad collected some impressive sports memorabilia back in the day, and so we helped pay for Auckland Cricket’s Lounge renovations, and they have helped find a home for a unique snapshot of NZ’s cricket history in the 1980s and 1990s.
We are delighted and honoured to have an old friend of Dad’s, the Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon Winston Peters, to open the collection and renovated lounge. Also present were many of Dad’s old friends from his business days so it was quite a wonderful catchup as well. Many thanks also to Auckland Cricket, in particular Nicholas Albrecht, (board member) and Erin Nurkka (marketing manager) for making this happen.