Indian & Islamic works of art specialist Dr Leng Tan.

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An expert in Indian miniatures and textiles, he first worked for Ray in 1997 at the Indian and Islamic department of Spink & Son. He then assisted Ray in establishing the 21 King Street gallery in 2001 and has been key to business since.

Colleague William Edwards said: “His expertise, writing and good humour will be sorely missed. Leng now plans to spend more time travelling and collecting textiles.”