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I was born in India in 1942. Both my parents were Indian nationals.
In 1950 my parents separated and my mother and I went to Scotland.
I studied at the Edinburgh School of Drama for three years from 1958 to 1961 and then worked for three years as an actress.
In 1961 I got married and then had three children in the following three years.
In 1964 I attended Edinburgh University and graduated as a dentist in 1969. I worked for ten years as a dentist and came to Canada in 1979.
When I came here I decided to write, and to this end attended writing courses at Ryerson, University of Toronto and Sheridan College.
I am a Canadian citizen.
I have considerable experience in leading writing workshops and teaching in a variety of schools through the Poets in Schools Programme.
I am a freelance editor, specializing in scientific work and poetry.
I have given many poetry workshops and talks for different libraries, eg the Mississauga, the Caledon etc.
I have toured and lectured in Scandinavia about Canadian Writing with Heather Spears.
I was a teacher for the Etobicoke Board of Education for continuing education in creative writing.
I am active in community groups: chair of Brampton Writers' Workshop; past member of Brampton Library Board; past court volunteer with John Howard Society.
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