Memoirs of a Life Insurance Icon: Khuda Buksh
Khuda Buksh isn’t a familiar name to most Americans, nor is his job as life insurance salesman seem stylish, but there more to life than names and titles. Memoirs of a Life Insurance Icon: Khuda Buksh is not a book, but a collection of letters and notes about a man that lived a great life and had amazing qualities.
Each letter is like a piece of a soul and as you read the book, the soul itself becomes hole. The editors of this book did a outstanding job showcasing Khuda’s strongest personal traits. He was a kind, generous man, and cared so much about his job and employees. A trait every American can admire. He loved his job. He was also very concern with everyone having their own car. Khuda went to great lengths to make sure that everyone he knew, met, worked with, or loved, was shown the same love in return. Khuda would visit employees at home, or have an impromptu meeting to convince people to stay with a company. He was an awe inspiring person. He was born in 1912 and lived in a disconcerting times. The social problems of India and Pakistan and the creation of Bangladesh all happened while he worked in insurance in those places. None of the social problems phased him, as he crusaded for get insurance to every able body he could. All the while, he was juggling his family life and treating his employees like equals.
The last part of the book was remarkable, because the editors added some personal documentations. Khuda’s own memoirs, letters he had authorized and a commission for him being a Kentucky Colonel are just some of the pages added. It gives a great personal touch to the end of a long journey. Khuda Buksh is not with us on earth anymore, but a book like this, he will never be forgotten.
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|Page Count||352 pages|
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|Category||Biographies & Memoirs|