Hello, My name is Khalid Ali. As a child I was very naughty and would always do things my way. Even in school I was known as the mischievous boy and at home as 'Dennis the Menace.'<br><br>But as I grew up, I understood the value of hard work. My father was a very hardworking person and he is the one who taught me the dignity of labor. It is because of him that I am here today. My father started a small workshop in 1959 where he crafted artistic furniture using brass foil embossing. He has been doing that for ages until I took over around 2006. Our designs are basically inspired from the ancient Mughal style. But today we incorporate modern motifs into the ancient technique and style.<br><br>Though I've been in this field a long time, my ardent desire is to continue to grow. Right now I have about ten artisans assisting me, most of whom are relatives I have trained.<br><br>I really appreciate NOVICA's way of promoting art. With this kind of exposure, artisans like me receive encouragement that otherwise would have been limited to only our own locality.