I was born in Nairobi and educated at City Primary, Park Road, Racecourse Secondary and Eastleigh Secondary schools. I was a member of Urdu Literary and Debating Society and the Geography Society. I took part in Sports for Zambezi House and was a school prefect.
After ESS in 1956, I joined EA Railways and Harbours in 1958 as a trainee draughtsman in the Civil Engineer's department. I did my Certificate in Mechanical Engineering in 1963, an ONC in Buildings (City & Guilds) in 1965 and a HNC in 1967 at the Kenya Polytechnic.
I worked for the Railways for 35 years and retired as a Design Assistant in the Drawing Office. I am married to Mohinder Kaur and we are settled in Nairobi. We have two sons - Kamaljit (Civil Engineer) and Jasvinder (CPA) and a daughter, Sharanjeet. All are married and we are the proud grand parents of five children.
After my retirement from the Railways, I started "Home Care Masters" – a construction company dealing in new buildings, renovations and engineering works. I also started "Lalls Take Away" and the "West Part Restaurant" and they are all successful by the grace of God.
I would like to get in touch with old friends – Didar, Hardev, Mohinder, Harbhajan – and wish the function every success!
- As of October 2006