Having prematurely retired and returned to India with the expectation of a new and somewhat quieter life, I found that the boredom after having an active working life, left my mind restless. As I reflected over my life and the years that had passed, I found that there were so many interesting anecdotes in my life that I could share with my friends and family. So whilst I had no intention or desire when I retired to write my memoirs, nor did I collect any photos or documents with this in mind, circumstances have led me to share my life through this autobiography. All proceeds of this book will be donated to charity. I would not have achieved so much in my country of adoption without the co-operation and dedication of my wife Vimala, and I dedicated this book to her and the love and encouragement that she has given me throughout my life.