Born in 1926, he was active in the Natal Indian Congress from the mid-1940s onward. In the early 1950s he served as treasure of the NIC, and in 1955 he was elected its vice-president.
He was a defendant in the Treason Trial from December 1956 until charges were withdrawn against him a year later.
In the 1960s he fled South Africa and later worked in Zambia with the South African Congress of Trade Unions and the African National Congress.
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