S.P. Mookerjee trained and worked as a professional accountant in London for thirteen years. Coming back to Calcutta, he continued for some years in the accountancy profession, before deciding to become a small scale industrialist, setting up a factory to manufacture packaging tapes. For almost thirty years, he has been visiting Gopalpur-on-Sea, and staying in the whole gamut of hotels in this sleepy town. The ambience of the place is deeply imprinted in his mind. The author lives in Calcutta, devoting his time to travelling and trying to write his next big novel. He is in the habit of going on long motoring holidays with his wife, and is fond of cooking.