Abdul Nassar has written this book THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED because he believes his experience and real stories narrated in the book will help the student community, who may be going through similar challenging situations and difficult circumstances. The book is written to instil hope, inspire students to set high goals in their lives and most importantly to achieve those goals, aspirations and dreams in life.

Nassar, who was born and brought up in a village atmosphere, an economically challenging family environment with less access to good, formative education systems, has courageously fought all the challenges one after another and come up a long way in life. He is a B. Com. rank holder, a Chartered Accountant by profession and has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for the last two decades. He is currently employed in a senior finance position with one of the best national oil companies in the world.

He has narrated all his life experiences and most importantly the lessons he learned from those experiences openly and fearlessly in this book, that too in his own simple narrative English language, which any non-native speaker can easily understand.


Abdul Nassar is hailing from a small village called Nedungottur of Palakkad district of Kerala, India and a long term resident of Doha, Qatar.

In the year 1996 he passed his bachelor’s degree in Commerce (B.Com) from SNGS College Pattambi as the toper of the college and also with a merit rank of Calicut University. He qualified Indian Chartered Accountancy examination in May 2000.

Nassar is working in the Oil & Gas industry for close to two decades now. He is currently employed as a senior officer with a national oil company here in Qatar. And before moving in to the current job, he has been employed with companies namely M/s Indian Oil Corporation (India) , M/s Cairn Energy (British MNC) and M/s SABIC (Saudi Arabia).

He is a Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also a member of management committee of Doha Chapter of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is an avid public speaker and an active member of Toastmasters International.

By passion Nassar is a marathon runner, triathlete, Scooba diver and Hiking enthusiast.

He also enjoys traveling around the world, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.


Fathima Shahla, MBBS Student, Calicut Government Medical College, India

His life story always inspired me to be strong and committed to crack MBBS entrance exam.

Fay Abdulla Al-Najadah, BS International student, University of North Carolina, Greensboro,N.C, USA

I am always amazed by the achievements that Abdul Nassar has and continue to make. He has been a great mentor to me. Always supportive and encouraging.

Vicky Ferrer Mustafa, Centre Head, IAID, Qatar

I knew Abdul Nassar as budding Toastmaster. He had a lot of enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge. In fact he was humble enough to accept that he had so much to learn. Knowing that he had a lot of potential, I asked him to conduct an educational session for my students. I have been conducting a Personality Development Summer Workshop since 2003 for International Academy for Intercultural Development in Qatar. He mesmerized the children with his inspirational story about his childhood and accomplishments. Abdul’s speaking style is natural, authentic and motivational. And when he commits to a project he makes sure to fulfill it. I wish him all the best!

Muhammed Salah, CA Final Student, India

Nassar sir is my role model. His words had greatly touched my mind. I am sure he is the one behind my success. After his motivational talk in our institute, I tried to follow his words and deeds.

Ramaswamy KP, Qalified CA,CS and CISA, India

Our life story itself is a motivation for doing and not doing something in life. I remember Nassar studying and me going to second show movies while we were in an outstation audit at Ponnani and Manjeri. The result is obvious and is in front of you. Nassar qualified before me.

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