I was born in Junagadh, Northern India on November 22nd 1943. This is my “official” birthday, though it may have been 1942. My mother never had a birth certificate for me and any family papers were lost during our migration from India to the newly formed Pakistan in 1948. My age became officially registered when Hanif enrolled Sadiq and me in School in Pakistan. He may well have been right but nobody can be sure.
I have only vague memories of my life in India where we lived a wealthy, middle class lifestyle in a large four bedroom home. My Grandfather was the sole agent for selling American cars in the region and also owned a guest house called Green Rest House, so we enjoyed a very comfortable existence.