At a very young age Anil Kumar sensed conflict, physical, social and psychological, both inside and around him, and discovered a secret ally which he calls Nature that has always given him the strength to withstand adversity and courage to examine his motives and opened up pathways to solutions to supposedly insurmountable problems of daily living. He strived and has to an extent succeeded in freeing himself from his ego and the shackles of social conditioning, all of which he says was a prerequisite for him to connect to the vast amount of potential locked inside him.
An early experience in life of being a Patel forced the author to look at himself. He could not accept that he was any different from a non-Patel and realized that he was deeply scripted by his social environment. Craving freedom from the shackles of the social and psychological order surrounding him, he chose to move away from calling himself a Patel. This started the process of self discovery and quest for flawless vision, which gave him the strength to break with the past, dismantle the fetters of impractical and unquestioned customs, traditions and beliefs to pave the way for an open mind to flourish and not be doggedly attached to anything.
At the age of 20 Kumar came to the UK in 1968 from Uganda to become a chartered accountant, and in the aftermath of the 1972 expulsion of Asians from Uganda, he became an immigrant in the UK by default. In his book he has documented his experiences and how they have shaped the transformation of his life and thinking as an immigrant in the UK.
A family man, an accomplished sportsman, a director of a London brokerage firm and a trustee of a charity, Anil Kumar is a motivational and inspirational speaker who wants to give in return for what life has given him.