About Mayor Bishnu Gurung
The Mayor Bishnu Bahadur Gurung is the 56th Mayor of the London Borough Hounslow. He was first elected to the Council in 2014, serving the Hanworth Park ward.
Mayor Gurung is an ex-British Gurkha Staff Sergeant. He was born and raised in Nepal, and during his time in the Army was stationed at various parts in the UK, as well as Hong Kong, Brunei and Singapore. He retired from the armed forces in 1995, after completing 19 years’ service. He received the prestigious Long Service and Good Conduct accolade for his work in the armed forces upon retirement.
In 2005 he settled in Hounslow, and now works full-time as a local bus driver for TfL. Alongside his day-job and Council duties, Mayor Gurung is heavily involved in various charitable and local organisations. He is a divisional secretary and caseworker for SSAFA, the armed forces charity and serves as trustee and advisor to the Dewachan Buddhist Centre. He was the founding Chairman of the Gurkha Nepalese Community Hounslow.
Outside of his professional duties, Mayor Gurung is married with three grown-up children. He enjoys staying active, and takes part in various sports such as driving, playing basketball, badminton and swimming.