Farrukh comes to Walford from Bangladesh as a suitor who wants to woo his cousin Naima Jeffery. Naima had disgraced her family by divorcing her first husband following the demise of their arranged marriage. She is not open to embarking on another arranged marriage, but when she meets Farrukh, she is pleasantly surprised. A successful lawyer in Bangladesh with political aspirations, Farrukh is in full support of Naima's desire to be an independent woman. He and Naima bond, and several months later he returns to propose to Naima. They marry off-screen in Birmingham and move to Bangladesh in November 1987.