Steve Jobs’ biological father Abdulfattah John Jandali, 80, a vice president at Boomtown Hotel Casino and a former professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, has nothing to say about his son’s death.
Jandali refused to give any interviews to the media nor offer any comments but simply told Reno Gazette Journal that he knew it. “I Know” was the crisp reply he gave to the journal.
“I really don’t have anything to say,” he added. In fact, Jandali tried to reach out to his son last year in an interview to the London tabloid The Sun that he wanted to meet Jobs.
“I live in hope that before it is too late he will reach out to me,” Jandali said in August 2010 to the newspaper. “Even to have just one coffee with him just once would make me a very happy man.” But Jobs did not respond to Jandali’s request.
Jobs was in San Francisco to Syrian-born Jandali, then an exchange student and another graduate Joanne Schieble in 1955. The couple were not married and Joanne’s father objected to their marriage. So the baby was given away in adoption to Paul and Clara Jobs.
Jandali told the Sun, “Steve will have to do that as the Syrian pride in me does not want him ever to think I am after his fortune. I am not. I have my own money. What I don’t have is my son … and that saddens me.”
Same was the case with Jobs who never had his father but that never dried his spirits to reach the top of the world’s highly successful individual and CEO.