Worked part-time at Kurmitola Golf Club in Bangladesh – where he is now an honorary member – in order to support his studies. He made his first club with a broken 7-iron head stuck on a metal rod. He was eventually picked from a group of 100 children to be trained by his club and to represent his country in the Asian Games. Playing in a country more attuned to cricket, he has become a hero in his homeland through his golf exploits. He wrote a slice of history in 2010 when, five years after turning pro, he became the first player from Bangladesh to win on the Asian Tour. He was also the first Bangladeshi to represent his country at the World Cup, and he earned his place to represent Team Asia at the inaugural EurAsia Cup.