NASSER   KHAN

DATE OF BIRTH: December 15, 1954
PLACE OF BIRTH: Champs Fleurs, Trinidad
EDUCATION:
  • St. Mary's College (1966-1973)
  • The Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) Program; Associate, Customer Service (ACS)
  • CAREER:                 Khan wrote the following books as part of the 10 book literacy series entitled "Get Caught Reading", 8,500 sets of which were underwritten by BG Trinidad & Tobago and distributed to all schools and libraries in Trinidad and Tobago via the Ministry of Education:
    • 2007 - It's A Funny Game
    • 2007 - The World Cup
    • 2007 - Know the Game
    • 2007 - The Cricket Match

                     Khan also wrote:

    • 2012 - Profiles, Heroes, Role Models and Pioneers of Trinidad and Tobago, Celebrating our 50th Anniversary of Independence 1962-2012
    • 2013 - Shell Trinidad Through the Years, 1913-2013
    • 2014 - Trinidad & Tobago Red Cross, First 50 Years, 1963-2013
    • 2015 - Trinidad & Tobago Blind Welfare Association, Celebrating 100 Years, 1914-2014

                                     He produced a booklet for the University of the West Indies in 2004 entitled "Sonny Ramadhin Commemorating his Distinguished Career." He has written many features for the Guardian and Newsday newspapers, the Caribbean Beat magazine, the annual Ins and Outs of Trinidad & Tobago, and co-produces and writes for the Queen's Park Cricket Club's magazine and The Westerly and The Northerly magazines. His articles on carnival were included in the National Carnival Band Association's book "Unmasked The History and Tradition of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival" and he has featured many personalities in the mas, steelpan and calypso-soca arena in his articles. More information on Khan's works can be found in The Trinidad Guardian online, The Harcourt Publishing Company, and via a Google search "Nasser Khan Trinidad and Tobago."

                                     He has produced two full color poster charts: "Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago" and "Vegetables, Root Crops and Herbs of Trinidad and Tobago." They feature, in alphabetical order, the 149 crops in these categories found in Trinidad and Tobago, each with a photograph and its scientific name. As with the Get Caught Reading literacy series, the recipients were all schools and libraries throughout the country. These charts have been adapted for, and similarly distributed in, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, and Barbados. He has done a 26-part bi-weekly crossword series in the Sunday Here are some online links to and about his works:

    • http://www.trinidadexpress.com/featured-news/Resilient-at-50-279988832.html
    • http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=105384&startpage=page0000026#folio=26
    • http://www.newsday.co.tt/business/0,186076.html
    • http://www.newsday.co.tt/day/1,67690.html
    • http://m.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2012-07-28/khan-records-history-book-tt%E2%80%99s%E2%80%88heroes-pioneers-role-models
    • https://www.firstcitizenstt.com/about/news-and-notices/press-releases-2012/corporate/fc-recognises-our-heroes.html
    • http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2011/05/15/z-fruits-tt
    • http://www.newsday.co.tt/business/0,132191.html
    • http://legacy.guardian.co.tt/archives/2007-05-14/jacob.html

                     BOOK DOWNLOADS:

    • http://www.safaripublications.com/firstcitizenstt/heroesprofilestt/ (T&T Heroes)
    • http://safaripublications.com/shell/#/1/ (SHELL T&T, 100 years)

    OTHER: He has been, and continues to be, an integral part of the carnival fraternity in his role as a Management Consultant for Samaroo's Ltd, the world's largest carnival materials supplier. He can be reached at 868-387-2731 or E-mail (nkhantt@gmail.com).

    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit