Dad was brought up in Sindh, which is now a part of Pakistan. Soon after Partition, most Hindus left, including my father’s family.
His family were quite poor farmers so they couldn’t afford to educate him. He managed to win a scholarship to go to Grant Medical College in Bombay. After he qualified in 1951, he had a good practice in Bombay but he wanted to get a post-grad qualification. If you’ve got to be seen as a physician, you’ve got to have the MRCP, and you can only get it in England. So he came here in 1954.