|Sometimes, Faraaz relaxes too!|
|Faraaz Kazi is a versatile personality- a writer, entrepreneur, management guru, singer, soft-skills trainer,media man, all rolled in one! |
The winner of the YCOF National Excellence Award in Creative Writing and the NDYFA 2013 for his debut mainstream romance title 'Truly, Madly, Deeply...memoirs of a broken heart's first love!', he is also the only Indian author to win the Goodreads 'Best Debut Romance Award' (international recognition). 'Truly Madly Deeply' remains the only Indian title in the 'Top 100 YA Global Fiction List.'
Faraaz is the Founder and CEO of Digi Imprint Solutions (a division of FGI Enterprises), a run of the mill social media agency. Previously, he used to run a soft-skills academy in Mumbai apart from digital and PR work stunts.
Academically, he is a BMS graduate with a PGDHRM, and an MBA (MMS) in Marketing along with an MA (HRM) and MS (Psych. & Counseling). He also has a certificate in Creative Writing from XIC and one in Advanced Journalism from the Adult Education Society of India along with a Diploma in Freelance Journalism from the British Institutes. He is also TESOL certified, which enables him to impart learning in accordance with modern educational practices. His entries to the National CSR Essay-writing Competition have secured him a place in the ‘Highly Commendable’ category thrice. Faraaz also operates a blog called ‘A Young Marketer’s World, which deals with books and his life as a student of marketing. He writes for a few media houses on the same lines. He is a fellow member of the esteemed ‘Film Writers Association of India’ and lifetime member of ‘The Author’s Association of India’. He is an avid reader for whom writing is more than a passion. He has sung twelve songs for a major studio in Mumbai and represents a local club in their cricket team of which he was the captain for two years. Before that stint, he represented the Bengal Cricket Club as their Captain for a year and a half. In industry circles, they call him 'The Young Marketer'!