Rakesh Patel is a 30 year old man with an Indian background. He was born in Kolkata in India but moved to Chernarus when he was very young and his family settled in Chernogorsk where they quickly set up a supermarket that Rakesh and his father ran for the most part. His father did not like the country very much, but the family had already spent all their money moving and setting up the supermarket so they could not afford to leave even though they had planned to do so for a very long time. His father sheltered him from the natives so he never learned the language, instead he learned English from his mother and the internet. As he grew he slowly forgot his native language until he only had his Indian accent left.
When the outbreak happened his entire family succumbed to the chaos that took place, Rakesh stooped into madness and stayed at his supermarket awaiting his next customers..