An alumnus of the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Lt Col M Kumar, has served in the Regiment of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles of Corps of Infantry of the Indian Army in the Northern, Eastern and Western borders of the country in various capacities, and took part in operations against infiltrators and terrorists. As Training Officer in National Cadet Corps in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Orissa, he was responsible for developing qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, selfless service and spirit of adventure among the youth of the Nation. After two and half decades of service in the Army, he served as General Manager in private companies before joining Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) of the Reserve Bank of India, engaged in the Sovereign function of currency note production, where he served for more than a decade before retiring. He is widely travelled, having visited various countries like France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and Sweden during the course of his official duties. The author is a vivid reader of self-help and spiritual books and a freelance trainer. He has a strong inclination towards spirituality. The author is a Grand Master in Reiki and a trained healer in acupressure and the vibrionics form of homeopathy. He has undertaken pilgrimages to Amarnath, Bodhgaya, Manasorawar and Mount Kailash.