Mr. Nihal Chand Kharabanda (NCK), born 15th October 1908, was second in line of seven sons of a small grocery store owner, Hari Chand Kharbanda and Veerawali, living in 28 Chak Village near Layalpur, now Faislabad. He achieved the distinction of studying up to 10th standard in the British Indian school system and set out to explore his world.
Fortunate and proud to get a job as an assistant store keeper in Uberoi and Company started by Mr. Ganda Singh Uberoi, the founder of sports industry of India and Pakistan, NCK started his career with the salary of mere Rs. 30 per month. That job took him to various branches of Uberoi and Company in Sialkot, Pune and Rangoon, enabling him to gain work experience and learn the sports trade. With strong belief in his abilities and burning passion to succeed, in 1934 at the age of 26, he took a leap of faith to start his own small business to trade raw materials in the now flourishing sports manufacturing trade in Sialkot.