The author is a retired principal and
professor of mechanical engineering having had higher education both in India
as well as in the U.S.A. He is a life-fellow of the Institution of Engineers
(India) and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
He has been listed in ‘Who is Who
in the World’ published by Marquis, USA; ‘Dictionary of International
Biography, UK; and Asia’s ‘Who is Who’.
He is also a freelancer. His
letters and opinions have been published in many English print-media, besides
Kannada dailies. He is the chairman and managing trustee of ‘Deshana Charitable
Trust’ with an object of helping the poor, especially in education.
As a part of his travelling
hobby, he has toured all the seven continents of the world with his wife,
Shalini. He has also covered the length and breadth of India, besides touring
extensively the state of Karnataka. His first book on travel, ‘Wisdom, Human Spirit
and Travel’, has already been published that covers the first
fi ve continents visited in addition to
travels in India.