He had been missing for years. All taht time, he has been on an island of Ozymandias. One of the artists who was a creator of the "alien" of Ozymandias. He didn`t know what it was for.
He was the lover of Hira Manish. Both were killed by a bomb of Ozymandias, before the boat that was carry them and hunreds of others back to mainland, had gotten a few dozen feet away from the islands shore.