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Born in Koilandy, a village in Kozhikode (Calicut) in 1950; has ancestral links with Palestine and Yemen; parental (Qudsi) and maternal (Afeef) grand fathers.
 
He grew up in the port city of Calicut (Kozhikode), the city of both once Zamorian dynasty  (Samudiri Maharajas)  and the Persian-Arab Sea trading. After college life he migrated to Abu Dhabi in 1975 and worked with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), largest sovereign wealth fund in the Middle East for over 33 years. It was in Abu Dhabi that he continued his devotion in creativity as a Short story writer, later abandoned his ambition to become a literary translator. He has succeeded in that field. He introduced over 70 writers, both famous and budding, of various Arab countries, Iran and Indonesia by translating to his mother tongue of Malayalam.

He built vast contacts with many renowned writers, thinkers and scholars and still keeping it active. Also has contacts with some cultural institutions around the Middle-eastern and Northern African countries.

He is the Authorized Literary Translator of the following writers:
Sudan: Laila Aboulela; Egypt: Dr.Nawal El Saadawi, Salwa Bakr, Sahar Tawfik, Miral El Tahawy, Hala El Badry, Somaya Ramadan, Sahar El Mougy; Lebanon: Venus Khoury-Ghata, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Najwa Al Barakat, Emily Nasrallah, Hadia Sa'id; Iraq: Salima Saleh; Aliya Al Mamdouh; Mahmoud Saeed, Hassan Blasim; Palestine: Liana Badr, Sahar Khalifeh, Mahmoud Shukair, Emily Habibi,  Laila Halabi; Syria: Zakaria Tamer, Ghada Al Samman, Nadia Ghazzi, Ghalia Qabbani, Osama Alomar; Jordan: Leila Al-Athrash, Samiya At'ut'; UAE: Dr. Shihab Ghanem, Hareb Al Dhaheri, Nassir Al Dhaheri, Dhabiya Khamis, Asma Al Katbi, Mariam Al Saedi;Bahrain: Mahdi Abdulla; Qatar: Dr. Ahmed Abdul Malik; Oman: Yehia Salem Al Mandhari, Azhaar Ahmed; Arab-American: Diana Abu-Jaber; Algeria: Yasmina Khadra; Tunisia: Habib Selmi, Inas Abbasi;  Saudi Arabia: Dr.Umaima Khamis; Mohammad Hassan Alwan; Kuwait: Muna Al Shafie, Bader Al Otaibi, Taleb Alrefai; YemenWajdi Al-Ahdal; Libya: Najwa Shatwan; Iran: Shahrnush Parsipur, Dr.Simin Daneswer, Sadegh Hedayat; Indonesia: Pramoedya Ananta Toer; UK:Julia Casterton. 
Interview & a feature by Al-Bayan Newspaper (U.A.E):


Write-up column appeared in the Al Itihad Newspaper (U.A.E):
  
Interview by a senior Arab-American Journalist:
https://arablit.org/2013/12/17/arabic-literature-malayalam-readers/

Feature: 40 Arabic stories by Arab Women. Expatriate community made it an event. They celebrated in Abu Dhabi.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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