Fazayal Shabbir


Sun Sign


Three things people don’t know about you?

I can juggle three balls at a time, I can stop my hiccups instantly, I completed Super Mario Bros video game when I was only 7 years old.

What’s your greatest fear?

Getting locked up in a dark room!

What is your greatest achievement?

It is still to come I believe

High point of your life?

Birth of my son.

Low point of your life

Death of my father.

Which living person do you most admire?

Kailash Satyarthi

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Uncle Scrooge from Duck Tales

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Joker from The Dark Knight

Who are your favorite authors?

R K Narayan, Premchand, O Henry, Manto, Mario Puzo, Jeffrey Archer, Sidney Sheldon, Khaled Hosseini

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Godfather by Mario Puzo, The Guide by R K Narayan, Short Story collections of R K Narayan, Manto and Premchand.

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Guide by R K Narayan

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

City Lights (1931), Twelve Angry Men (1957), Awara (1951), Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994), The Dark Knight (2008)

One Superpower you wish you had?

I wish I could fly!

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference" – Robert Frost

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

Childhood, without any doubt.

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

Wish I could sing!

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

When and where do you write ?

Mostly at night on my laptop/computer

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

If your dreams are big enough, the facts don’t count

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

None. Stopped believing in superstitions long ago.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Legal thrillers of John Grisham

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Don’t try to copy any writer, develop your own style.

Fazayal has followed the traditional route of mechanical engineering topped with a postgraduate diploma in business management on the academic front but is unconventional in other aspects of his life. With a black belt in Judo and accomplishments at state level, he continues to keep sports close to his heart. Various marathons and half marathons that he participates in, complement his sedentary corporate career, spanning thirteen plus years.
With expertise in training and development, Fazayal loves to travel and observe people around him, a trait that augments his training skills, borrowing from real life experiences and people to develop people in the most relevant way.
Residing in Mumbai, he shares his passion with every other Indian for cricket and Bollywood.

He would love to hear feedback on his books and can be contacted at fazayal.shabbir@gmail.com

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