I was born in Nairobi and attended City Primary and Juja Road Primary before moving on to Eastleigh Secondary School. My favourite teachers were Messrs. Shant, Mendonca, Khanna, Deol and, of course, Hashmi. My buddies at ESS were Vijay, Sushil Pounj and Satpal.
After O levels, we moved to England and I did my A levels at Nottingham High School. I went on to graduate in Physics at the University of London and then obtained a Masters from the University of Southampton.
I worked as a semiconductor chip design engineer/manager for 30 years in a variety of companies that included GEC, ITT, Raytheon in Zurich, Fairchild and Siemens in Silicon Valley and finally Teccor Electronics in Dallas, Texas. I retired from the semiconductor industry after the Internet boom/bust in 2001. We now live on a ranch in Sunset, Texas and raise Angus cattle. I also teach Physics and Chemistry at a local high school in Bowie, Texas.
I am married to my lovely wife Janet and we have two daughters. Natasha is a teacher and Ashley will graduate in 2012 in fashion/business. As I near retirement age, I may 'down size' and devote more time to travelling and meeting up with old friends to 'shoot the breeze' as they say here in Texas.
Reflecting back, I owe a debt of gratitude to our alma mater, ESS, which instilled good character and working habits in me that helped me throughout my life to meet the challenges of the modern world.
- As of March 2011