I was born in Nairobi and educated at Park Road Primary and Eastleigh Secondary. I left in 1963 and completed my Structural Engineering and Building Construction diploma at Kenya Polytechnic. I got married in 1970 to Mansura Qureshi and moved to Canada in 1973. I carried on studying and diversified into Facilities and Asset Management. I have been working with a multinational company as an asset management consultant for the past 21 years. I have three children, two girls who are both married and a boy, and one grandson.
At school, I played Cricket, Volleyball, and Football for the school teams and excelled in athletics. In 1963 I broke the school records for both the 100 and 220 yards races. I was also the Victor Loderum for the 1963 school athletics sports day. These days I spend most of my recreational time practising my golf swing or working in the garden and taking renovation projects in the house, which I really enjoy. My two most memorable and inspirational teachers in sports and life were Balwant Singh Shant and Tufail Hashmi. May God rest their souls in peace. I would love to see some of the old mates from school that we used to travel with in the bus, and the classmates from Form 3 and 4. If only life could take you back to be in that school once again with all your friends! I hope to see some of you and refresh some old memories for old times sake.