Natwar Singh came to Fiji as a wide eyed seven year old and made Sigatoka his own home and even carved out a very good name for himself in this town as a town councillor, a businessman and social worker.
After his parents migrated from India in 1955 and of course, Natwar's father Parbhat Singh had earlier come to Fiji in the 1940s to seek his fortunes as a young man.
Parbhat later returned to India to get married and moved with his wife and the young Natwar to settle at Sigatoka Town where his father and his uncles ran a drapery business known as P.D Singh & Sons.
"When we first came here, there was still no electricity in the town and everything was pretty much slow back then and our family shop used to be known as Matarua by the Fijian people because it has two doors," Natwar says.
He attended school at Saint Joan of Arc Primary School at Sigatoka before he went to Cuvu College for his high school education and later onto Shri Vivekananda High School in Nadi.
"I had to go into the family business after leaving school in 1971 and at the time we just had a drapery business but I think my father and my uncles were doing well," Natwar says.
Through business prosperity, the Singh family managed to build a double storey building.
Just in time for the duty free boom which was buoyed by the tourism industry which was signalled by the completion of the Fijian Hotel.
"Duty-free shopping started to boom and later on many duty-free shops sprang up around the town and non so more prominent than Tappoo's.
Natwar proudly savoured this moment for one of the country's largest retail store Tappoo's actually opened their first shop in a room right next to his office.
"So I would say my building is one of the progressive buildings in this town," Natwar jokes.
In 1976 he joined the Sigatoka Town Council as one of its councillors and it is a role he held for the next 23 years.
Even becoming one of the senior town councillors and was elected deputy mayor, a post which saw him becoming the one in charge if the mayor is away on other duties.
"I may be one of the longest serving councillors on the town council but apart from that, I have dedicated my life to one in which I serve people."
"I've always been a service minded person where I am here to serve humanity in whatever way I can. Be it through community work with the Rotary, Jaycees or through the commercial community, it is part of my life and my personal beliefs to help and be of service to people," Natwar says.
Apart from being a town councillor, Natwar was also the president for the Rotary Club Sigatoka chapter, a member of the town's Jaycees, the chamber of commerce and treasurer for Cuvu College.
Now he is spending his time just concentrating on managing his business and taking care of his family.
For him, Sigatoka will always be the town that he will love to call home even though he has been to the bigger and glamorous cities of Australia, New Zealand, the US and even India.
To Natwar, Sigatoka is home and home is where is heart is.