I am a Kashmiri. Born and brought up at Natipora, Budgam in Kashmir, India.
Schooling in Kashmir in Central School, Badamibagh, Batwara, Srinagar, Kashmir, India, till 1986.
Higher studies in Mangalore, Karnataka, India from 1987 - 1992. Did post-graduation in Fisheries.
Worked in Nellore, Andhra Pardesh, India from 1992-1997.
Shifted to Goa, India in 1998. Presently, am self-employed as Aquaculture Consultant in Goa.