Harjinder Singh Kanwal - Eastleigh Secondary School Alumni Students, Nairobi, Kenya
Need copies of Missing ESS Magazines Learn more about Kenya
ESS School Buildings and Grounds
Eastleigh Secondary School
Nairobi, Kenya
Photo Gallery of ESS Alumni
Register here for ESS Alumni
ESS CD, DVD, T-Shirts
Eastleigh Secondary School Alumni Students << Click here for Full List A-Z
Harjinder Singh Kanwal (1956 - 1959)

After my early education at City Primary School, I joined the newly built Eastleigh Secondary School in 1956.

The 'Eastleigh air' took the wind out of me and I barely managed to scrape through Form 4. The sense of humour and mannerisms of Mr. Joe D'Souza, the grammatical correctness of Mr. Mendonca and learning from M/S Hashmi and Sharma that two plus two does not necessarily add up to four – all still lingers in my memory. The most lovable of all, Mr. Balwant Singh Shant was our PT master whose 'Roar' of 'Haraamzade' was worse than his bite!

I left school in 1959 and joined Barclays Bank where I worked for about 8 years after which I got a diploma in 'Watch Making' and started working for the 'Omega' company. After a couple of years I opened my own business in Regal Mansion, Government Road, which I closed in 1975 and immigrated to England. I bought another jewellery business in Coventry, which I shut down in 1983 and joined Abbey Life as an insurance agent. After 'convincing' other people I convinced myself that this cajoling was not for me and I left that job.

I retired in 1995 and since then I have written and edited quite a few books in Punjabi and English and am in the process of writing two books at the moment. I have my own web site; which keeps me quite busy. I have three children, one son and two daughters, all married and well settled.

- As of October 2006

Harjinder Singh Kanwal
Harjinder Singh Kanwal
Home  |  About Us  |  School  |  News & Articles  |  ESS Events  |  Alumni  |  Staff  |  Photo Gallery  |  Where are they now?  |  Obituaries  |  Contact Us  |  Links
Copyrights 2010 ESS Alumni of Eastleigh Secondary School, Nairobi, Kenya
Powered by: 4CreativeWeb Solutions