Gagathura (Monty) Mohambry Naicker was born the eldest son of Papiah Gagathura Naicker, a well-to-do businessman, and his wife Dhanalutchmee Pillay. The Naiker family arrived in South Africa when Monty's grandfather came from India to South Africa as a contract labourer. Monty matriculated at the Marine College in 1927.
In 1928 he left for the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, to study medicine. He qualified as a medical doctor in 1934 and then returned... read more