The hair loss behind what is still a strong hairline. In some Indian men, these strong hairlines can persist for many years even if the hair behind it goes. His pattern from other photos not shown here, is almost certainly going to develop into a Class 6 pattern so I told him to postpone surgery at this time. He should try the drug Finpecia (available in India) as this drug might reverse the hair loss especially when used in conjunction with minoxidil.
Too many young men want to rush hair transplants and too many doctors are happy to take their money and do it; however, hair transplants done too early, may leave the man with a balding pattern that the doctor and the patient never planned for (and that would be bad for the patient but the doctor has already pocked the money and I am sure it cleared his bank account)