I was born in Darjeeling, India in 1939 in the last decade of the British Raj. I attended Mount Hermon School, Darjeeling, where the celebrated playwright, Sir Tom Stoppard also once studied. I worked in Calcutta before migrating to England in 1969 where I worked in the PYE group of Industries in Cambridge, then joined the Civil Service and worked in Chessington, Surrey. I had to retire early due to heart problems but I found that retirement gave me more time to pursue my many hobbies, one of which was astronomy and the other writing, so I decided to put these two together and write my first book, “Over Our Heads”. I’ve always had a passion for writing ever since I was a child, and won several prizes in writing competitions during my childhood and youth. My second book, “Don’t Water the Marigolds” was my first attempt at writing a novel, and “In the Shade of the Shamiana” was my third published book. I am grateful to Harmony Kent for all the help, encouragement and support she has given me in completing my latest projects.
I live out my retirement in my South London maisonette busily and contentedly with my two cats.