As a wheat breeder, Dr. Mujeeb Kazi, who recently retired from CIMMYT, rose to a great height and was awarded the title of Distinguished Scientist by the organization where he worked for several years. He is an early riser and after his Fajr prayer early morning enjoys a hearty breakfast. Thereafter, he starts his day according to a schedule which he prepares the night before getting to sleep. He calls it the list of the “ things to do” the following day. He calls it it a self- set schedule to follow. What he does last thing before going to bed is to ascertain how much of the work scheduled for the day has been accomplished. The accomplishment in most of the days has been to his satisfaction. In his words he says, ” I end the day feeling accomplished. ”
This has become a part of his habit well ingrained in him since he was a B. Sc. student. He learned it from his father who was a strict disciplinarian and used to prepare the list of things to do a day ahead. It goes to Mujeeb’s great credit that in the recent past the Government of Pakistan hired his services with a view to enhancing the production of wheat in the country. And he met the challenge.
When he left Pakistan in mid fifties to work in CIMMYT in Mexico, his contemporary and coworkers had not the faintest idea that one day he would earn worldwide fame as a distinguished wheat breeder. He made sure that the schedule to follow the following day was in place. And this is a habit well ingrained in him since he was a B. Sc student; his father taught him the way he handled the time during his service.