60 Not Out - An Autobiography

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Born in Madhya Pradesh Ujjain June 01, 1960. Spent formative years in Mt. Abu Rajasthan St. Mary’s School 1970 - 1975 (run by the Irish Christian brothers) was selected for under nineteen Indian cricket team from Rajasthan 1972. St. Edmond’s school and college at Shillong from 1975 to 1982. Studied at NEHU university Shillong for post graduation.

Worked as a tea planter in Goodricke Group ltd from 1983 to 2004. Discovered a unique process of reviving the 150 year old China tea bushes, planted during British rule, into a brand new bush. An idea which was revolutionary as it was never thought of nor discovered by anyone including the scientists in tea research association! This idea could be replicated in any plant grown from seed and has dwindling yields. For example this could be tried on the vineyards in France, pepper vines etc.

Delved into aero sports- parasailing, hang gliding at an adventure club and flew the Cessna 172 aircraft.

Faced an assault and an attempt to murder on the tea estate as manager, was rudely woken up in bed at the dead of night with four masked men who had come to assassinate me for having terminated the services of a notorious union leader who worked in the tea garden. Was lucky to survive the attack and came out unscathed barring a few injuries.

Worked as Managing Trustee for a British Charity, Dipin Foundation established in the UK registered in Mumbai India in 2004. Dipin foundation was selected by the charities commission UK for the work being done and were hosted by Mrs. Cherie Blair to a reception in their honour at 10 Downing Street, London. The British Prime Ministers wife heads the charities commission of UK by virtue of her position as First Lady.

Was appointed Managing Director for two Pvt. limited offshore companies from the UK Indaco and Amaranth since 2006 to date. Built the companies up from scratch. After acquiring ancestral lands nearly sixty five years later. The family had left the ancestral lands after the land abolition act was passed by the Indian parliament soon after independence. Built a state of the art factory at Aghiyari village, in Ayodhya district, in one of the ancestral villages belonging to the family for over ten centuries. The plant is rated as one of the most beautiful, modern, sophisticated and hygiene factories for bottled water in the country. Built especially to provide pure pristine water to the devotees who visit the "Ram Mandir".

  • Hardback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2023)
  • Author: Zafar A. Ali
  • ISBN-13: 9781636409542
  • Product Dimensions:  6 x 1 x 9 Inches

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