Giving him a brief lecture on my guru Osho would be out
of context but he was intrigued with the colour of all my
clothes, all in orange.
This incident sprung into my mind with the passing away
of the greatest boxer of all time.
He will remain an inspiration for all who fight for human
rights and justice.
In 1980, the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali
visited Nairobi, Kenya, where I met him.
He came for a very peculiar reason.
US President Jimmy Carter had announced that the US would
boycott the Moscow Summer Olympics, but feared the US would
be embarrassed if other countries failed to follow their
As a major sporting nation and winner of so many Olympic
medals in athletics, Kenya’s support in this ban was
To ensure that Kenya boycotted these Olympics, President
Carter enlisted the support of three time heavyweight world
champion, Muhammed Ali, who was a super-hero in Africa.