article George Floyd was the youngest of three brothers.
His mother, Mabudu, worked as a maid in an old house in the town of Bambalayagudi in Andhra Pradesh, where George was born.
He was the son of a farmer and a labourer, both of whom were from his family of village Kailash in north-west Andhra.
When George was about 12, his family moved to another village, Chintanjali.
It was then that George was brought up as a member of the Kailas, an ethnic minority group.
In 1962, after being forced out of his family’s home and forced into the police custody, George went to a local school and enrolled at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Ahmedabad.
There, he was given the ‘B’ degree in the English language.
He graduated in 1971, but only after completing the ‘A’ degree programme.
At this point, he enrolled at another IIT, the IIT Madras.
It is here that he studied mathematics and history.
In the year 1980, the two institutions were merged and George took up the ‘C’ degree at the Madras Institute of Studies (MIS), where he had a minor in philosophy.
George then moved to the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Pune.
Here, he took up a minor course in statistics.
At the time, ISI was known as the ‘University of Mathematics’.
But in the late 1970s, George was diagnosed with leukemia and died in 1983.
According to the IFS, there was no official record of his death.
But his parents, M Abudu Floyd and M Sabir, who lived in Kailasa, have always maintained that George died from a bacterial infection.
The IFS has since released a series of letters that they claim George wrote to his mother, expressing his distress over his health.
One of George’s earliest letters to his parents states, “I’m going to die.
I’m so poor, I don’t even have a job”.
His parents, who are from Kailayam, a town of around 30,000 people, had also left their village to pursue careers in the fields and to build a small house in their ancestral village.
George’s mother, who was also a mother to his younger brother, had a close relationship with her eldest son.
The letter also claims that George’s father, M Sushil, had gone missing after a few months.
His whereabouts have been unclear ever since.
George had also written to his uncle, the village chief of Chintapuram, who, the letter claims, had taken the young boy to the doctor.
The doctor told George he had an infection.
However, George’s brother Mabuda, who is also a retired teacher, was never seen again.
“I’ve always known that George loved to study mathematics and literature,” Sabir Floyd told HT.
“He would come home late from school and spend his time writing letters to me and Mabudi.
I’ve never believed that George took his own life.
The family, the police and his parents have always told me he died from bacterial pneumonia.”
Sabir and M Abuda Floyd are the oldest of the three brothers of George Floyd.
George Floyd grew up with his mother and brother, Sabir in their Kailasar home in Kondikunda, Kaila district, near Kannauj.
The couple settled in the village of Kailasu in Andheri in south-west Gujarat.
They lived in a modest two-room home.
Sabir’s brother, who also studied mathematics, became a teacher and worked at a private school, Chattabhi, in Ahmedpur.
After the family moved out of Kondi, Sabiri Floyd returned to Ahmedpur, where Sabir was an administrative officer in the district administration.
Sabiri had been given the job of secretary to his father, who retired in 1990.
Sabiri, who used to walk with George on his motorcycle, had come to know George as a pupil and also a person who always liked to speak his mind.
On September 11, 1987, Sabi, George and Mabeel Floyd were returning home to Ahmedabad from a meeting in Mumbai when Sabir got a call from his brother.
It was George who called his parents and told them of his illness.
Sabri Floyd was rushed to the hospital, where he was diagnosed as suffering from acute pneumonia.
Mabudur Floyd was shocked.
“I thought, ‘How could he have died?’
I was stunned,” he said.
A year later, Sabri died of cancer at the age of 51.
Sabu Floyd was left with three younger brothers, who had already left the village.
Sabud Floyd, who now lives in Kannauli, Kannavati district,