Athif Sarwar was born in Glasgow on the 20th of August 1978. He grew up in the cities Pollokshields area. As the eldest son within a close family, Athif was instilled with a profound sense of responsibility and family values from an early age. He was always looking out for his brothers and sisters best interests.
Athif attended Pollokshields Primary School and then Braidbar Primary School in Giffnock. He was a regular Glasgow born boy, full of mischief and energy. Even from a very early age Athif showed a keen interest in the family cash and carry business. He would often accompany his father to the warehouse and office where he would enjoy learning about the family business and help with its daily running's.
As a result of this profound interest in the family's business, Athif was never that interested in school.