I was born in Laluland, brought up in Ghazipur, and had my college education at Allahabad (M.A. in Economics) all on the bank of Ganga. Later while in service did M.A. in Development Economics from the University of Sussex on a sabbatical. Started my career as a University Lecturer, and joined I.A.S. in 1969. Later joined Central Administrative Tribunal. Now fully retired, pursuing my hobbies, and doing nothing else.