Introduction Dr Neki was born in village Murid, Distt. Jhelum (Pakistan), on 27th August, 1925. His father, S. Hari Gulab Singh and his mother, Smt. Sita Wanti were both God-fearing individuals. 1 When he was an infant, his parents shifted to Quetta (Baluchistan). He joined Khalsa High School in Quetta, from where he matriculated in 1941 securing the highest marks in entire Baluchistan and setting up a new record. He then joined Forman Christian College, Lahore, for his premedical studies. There he enjoyed two merit scholarships – one was granted by the University and the other was granted by the college. In his FSc (Medical) exam, he stood second in the university.