Resume: M. Farooq Kathwari
Aug. 16, 1944, Srinagar, Kashmir
BA, literature and political science, Kashmir University, 1965; MBA, New York University, 1968
Chairman and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. since 1988.
Married wife, Farida, over the phone in 1968 because it was too dangerous to return to Kashmir; they have a son and a daughter. Their eldest son was killed in Afghanistan in 1992.
Kathwari climbs mountains. In 1993, he joined a group organized by Gary Wendt, then head of GE Capital, that ascended Mt. Kilimanjaro.
OUT OF THE OFFICE
He is trying to bring peace to his troubled homeland. Five years ago, he founded the Kashmir Study Group of politicians and academics, which has presented peace proposals to India and Pakistan.
AFTER SEPT. 11
Kathwari put a full-page notice in The New York Times and The Washington Post calling on America's leaders to continue fostering unity among people of all faiths.