Born in 1918, he was a businessman in Evaton and played an active role in the Evaton bus boycott of 1955 to 1956. He had earlier been jailed for participation in the 1946 Indian Passive Resistance Campaign. He was a branch chairman of the Transvaal Indian Congress in Evaton, and was an accused in the 1956 Treason Trial until charges were dropped against him in late 1958. In 1961, while serving as Secretary of the Transvaal Indian Congress, he was jailed for leading an illegal procession. He later left South Africa and moved to India. He returned from India in 1976 and passed away in 1979 in Vereeniging.