An engineer by profession, SUKUMAR MANDALIKA is an alumni of the Madras Institute of Technology with forty years of executive experience in reputed private organisations (Best & Crompton, Batliboi, Kirloskar Brothers) and as an entrepreneur marketing a host of innovative eco-friendly equipment and engineering concepts. A writer by passion, he is unabashedly addicted to Indian and English movies, emotionally attached to film music of the 60’s and 70’s, openly enthusiastic about conversing in Indian languages he is fluent and not so fluent in, thoroughly enjoys English fiction bestsellers in paperback and is totally committed to writing English fiction books that entertain as well as enlighten. Out of the two books he has written, this is the first to be published. Happily married to homemaker Padmavathy who is the anchor of his life and closest friend, Sukumar lives in Madras aka Chennai. He has two independent children and two grandchildren whom he is proud of. When not writing, he is busy adoring his screen idols Sean Connnery, Sivaji Ganesan, N T Rama Rao and . . . . Dev Anand!