Sulaiman Ahmad has a Masters degree in English literature and a classical education in Urdu-Persian. He has spent four decades in banking, both in India and overseas. A closet Urdu poet and writer, coming from a family background seeped in the tradition of Urdu literature and poetry, he turned more actively to literary pursuits after retirement. An active sportsman, he has played cricket and tennis and has now taken up golf. During the course of his career in banking, he has travelled across the globe and now divides his time between India and the UK.