Bom in 1938 (E.C) at Mulou Showa, one of a, family of three sons and two daughters, Bekele Robi had his early education at Medhane Alem School in Addis Ababa. He was keen on becoming an agriculturist at first. His hobbies are photography, swimming gardening and horse-riding. He is keen on visiting Japan. His favourite author is Marie Corelli. When he can afford he would like to be married to a typical Ethiopian girl of average beauty and education. His only ambition in life is to serve the nation honestly and lead a life of contentment.