Born in 1944 at Varanasi, also known as Kashi, one of the seven ancient cities of India, I had my early grooming in the sunshine of rural surroundings, far from the madding crowds of the urban life. After graduating from Allahabad University, renowned as the Oxford of the East, I joined Government service in 1968 and continued in it till 1995. In between I had a highly enjoyable short affair with Urdu poetry, which catapulted me to the highlands of imaginative speculation.Post retirement I am happily settled at Allahabad (India). In 2006, in collaboration with Dr. Awdhesh Singh (www.goodreads.com/AwdheshSingh) and a few others, established The Aatmic Science Foundation, a no-profit spiritual organization engaged in spreading spiritual awareness among people, and have been working ever since as its Founding President. In 2007, launched a quarterly print magazine, Science of Soul and have been editing it till date.Following the motto of ‘creation in relaxation’ I have authored and published two books and working on a third.