Fazlwr Begh was born in 1939 in Assam. He moved to England to further his studies in 1958, living at Farm Road in Sparkbrook. His wife joined him in 1965. He initially worked as a cashier at a restaurant, before working at Aston University and the University of Birmingham in the engineering department. Before retiring, he worked with the Accident research Unit, and he now lives in Northfield.