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Abbas Zaidi (Hakim, the grandfather)

Abbas Zaidi was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and raised in 8 countries on 4 continents. He started his acting career playing Careful Hans in 4th grade in a Pakistan Air Force School, and has since played a number of roles in drama, skits, & dances, as well as serving as MC in international variety shows. Abbas has been an active member of many Pakistani-Indian communities the world over. He guided the newly formed PSA while serving as elected Treasurer of the ISA at George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA. He then served as elected VP of PSA at The George Washington University, in the Fall of 1995. As an early organizer of NetSAP, he worked to bring Indians and Pakistani's closer together - his lifelong ambition. He loves the role of Hakim, a character representing the last generation of Pakistani's who can still claim to hail from Hyderabad Deccan, India.

His first effort at an openly accessible, self-published eBook, titled "The Present - A Book of Learning", earned him the 'Phenomenal Men of the Web' award in 1999. Residing now in San Francisco and New York City, he remains an avid blogger-activist, a multi-lingual poet, and a student of the not-so-obvious. He currently serves as associate editor of WadiWallah.com, and is a contributing editor of AltGlobe.com.