Shamaeel’s great grandmother (maternal) was Nur Jehan Begum, a direct descendant of Tipu Sultan, and her family hailed from Srirangapatna (anglicized to Sriranga Patam) in a state called Managlore. Shamaeel’s great grandfather (maternal), member Mysore Representative Assembly for 27 years, started the Mysore Silk industry in Srirangapatna. He pioneered the industry and because the family didn’t want to trade with the British, they traded in Germany. Shamaeel’s mother’s paternal side of the family hailed from a place called Balari, and they were miners. Her grandfather was a gemologist whereas her grandmother (paternal)hailed from Iran and had settled in Madras. A lot of family moved to and settled in Turkey. Most of them migrated to Pakistan. Her nana (maternal grandfather), K.M. Bashir, was a pioneer industrialist of Pakistan and was a Sufi at heart. He believed in the ideology of Pakistan and, despite being wealthy, he believed that the saints wanted him to leave India. He chartered a flight to carry the entire family to Karachi in 1946, where he set up industry and was later known as the Sufi-businessman.There’s a lot of history that has carried forth through generations.