Baja Basu was Born into the eastern slums of Mumbai, son of Master trader Bubba basu.
He grew up always learning the art of the deal, Learning how to work people into whatever trade he had for them and he had many, His father gave him more training in trade than being anything and he soon became a essential part of his fathers trading Depot, He loved his job and his family but he always longed for more. At the age of 16 he was already one his fathers best traders and negotiators for business his father became to dependant on Baja's skill with deals, instead of using his own skills. When the day came the Baja left to find more and become wealthy himself he simply left, not saying goodbye to anyone he knew and went into where he though he never would. At the age of 18 Baja already had his own Black market trading ring selling weapons and supplies to whoever was the highest bidder, he was proud of what he had built and soon his wealth grew to exponential levels.
After years of trading in Dark things to darker customers, Karma caught up to him as multiple world government agencies wanted him either dead or on their side, Baja's Hand was forced, at the age of 32 in the year 2000 Baja went off the radar. He travelled to multiple places using the contacts he had made in his previous life, eventually bringing him to Chernarus in early 2002.
He enjoyed the tranquillity of the land he hid in, He opened a small store in a small farming village, just south of the Black mountains. During the civil war in 2009 in the region Baja used his trading skills to stay alive making deals with whoever he could find to ensure he always had enough stock in his shop for his home village. After the Conflict he settled further into his home, living a life of peace soon realising how much damage he did in his previous life to so many others.
After the Infection and widespread panic and disaster hit the country he was forced to wander the wastes surviving day to day like many others, as the infection continued with no sign of stopping Baja soon became a pathological liar. He quickly lost the ability to care or feel mercy as he soon understood it was a weakness in this new world, now he wanders in search of a good deal, trading with whoever is willing, not all his deals are to be trusted and neither are his words, many call him the master of deceit and bargaining and many want his head.