Nawal Rai N. Oad, 368/Ayub

Nawal Rai Oad - 2006

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Nawal Rai N. Oad, kit no. 368/Ayub House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1962 in 9th Class and left the college in 1966 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 12 April 1948 and was married to Mrs. Geeta Rai. They have 6 children - Pushpa, Jawahar Lal (kit no. 8435), Parkash Lal (kit no. 8436), Sawitri, Mukesh and Dilip.

Nawal Rai was the son of Nariandas Oad, who retired as Deputy Collector and Judicial Magistrate. He was one of the 12 brothers and 6 sisters. His other real brother was the late Gopichand Oad 523/Iqbal while Arjandas Oad 76/Ayub,  Dr. Ramchand Oad 374/Ayub and Sirichand Oad 524/Iqbal were his step brothers.  Sirichand and Gopichand were also my batchmates.

Nawal Rai was celebrated as a brilliant student at Petaro. He excelled in his studies and stood third in the Board examination for Intermediate Examination.

After passing out from Petaro, he joined the NED Engineering College and graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1971. He then decided to sit for the CSS examination and was selected in 1973. He joined the Income Tax Group in 1975 after obtaining his Income Tax Management and Administration Training at the Directorate of Income Tax, Lahore.

He also studied Tax Administration at the University of Southern California in 1986. He also acquired a Masters degree in Economics and an LLB degree from Sindh University.

Nawal Rai expired on 10 January 2007 as a result of cardiac arrest at Karachi.

His last position before his death was as Commissioner of Income Taxes in Karachi.

Nawal Rai Oad - 1997