Faizan, aka Fez, first came into our lives through his work with Royal Mysore Walks.
He has many talents and way up the list is his creative eye. The videos and still shots he takes and crafts are wonderful.
A few days after Manjula and I got married he arrived on the doorstep with a lovely wedding present.
It’s inlay work for which Mysore is rightly famous. He’s just got married himself to the lovely Abida and here we are together at their celebration.
I met his mum and three sisters, there, yes, he comes from a female household. I was struck by their open, friendly approach which of course is not uncommon in India. But there was something else. They were all enthusiastic, dynamic souls, very engaging, great connectors and clearly with a strong social conscience. A real credit to their mum. They also remind me of someone else who was similarly very special.
Faizan is working on a video project for me but look at this one he made earlier. Sad but Grand!
I was away earlier this year for a couple of months and Faizan kindly looked after Lucie and the house while I was away. They are now the best of buddies.
He’s on Instagram as Faizanbaksh and facethingy.