In 1973, it came to a sudden end and with it the end of Aghis' "first life".
It was sudden, shocking and earth-shaking, Aghis recalls.
Aghis and Eleftheria had neither time nor money to waste.
"And the irony of all of this", Aghis notes, was that being Congo-born and a British passport holder he was never recognised "as a refugee." Refusing to give in to the latest setbacks, he forged ahead with life number two and was soon operating out of Beirut, selling his sublima-tion tunnels all over the Middle East.
Never afraid of hard work, Aghis rose to the new challenge and quick-ly developed warm relations with members of the Saudi royal family, various governmental officials and diplomats.