My Father Nemet Ali was only 15 years old hen he made the 6,000 mile journey from Pakistan to Moray in 1954. He arrived from Faisalabad to the Lossiemouth home of his uncle Ghulam Muhammad with little more than the 10 shillings in his pocket.
He began his working life by going door-to-door selling clothes out of a suitcase.
After establishing himself and moving to Buckie, he grew up with his clientele, developed tremendous loyalty from his customers and blossomed into a highly successful businessman.
He set up Buckie Furniture Centre in the town’s West Church Street in 1980, he also had a special affinity with Elgin. He set up Elgin Drapery and also won numerous awards during his time as a restaurateur with Naseeb Indian Restaurant in Elgin and Nemat Tandoori in Buckie. He also had the Ballerina Ballroom in Nairn.