I was born and raised in New Delhi, India. Since 2004, my family and I have owned liquor retail businesses around the Waikato region. I have been working at our Huntly store since 2004. In 2017 I started an e-commerce business Eight PM, complemented by my keen interest in premium spirits - particularly whisky. I have travelled the world in the name of whisky and hosted whisky tastings all around New Zealand. My amazing wife and I have been married for 15 years and we have two primary school-aged children.

It pains me to say ‘Hamilton is the crime capital of New Zealand’, but unfortunately the city that has given my family so much is struggling, while the current government is endlessly pursuing therapeutic court systems. It has been a tiring journey raising issues around law and order that are impacting the lives of Kiwis under the current government. I want to be an authentic voice for hard-working small business owners in Parliament and help deliver the Real Change our country needs.