The author, Bipattaran Kanjilal, was born in 1955 in a village in West Bengal, India. He belongs to a family that was in the peak of its fortune during his grandfather’s time. His grandfather died at his early age. Thereafter, the family was gradually reduced to its mere existence. After finishing his Primary education at his village, the author went to his maternal uncle’s place for studying in the High School. His maternal uncle was a teacher there. He was a bright student and passed his Higher Secondary with high average but due to the poor economic condition of his home he could not pursue his studies further and landed up as an industrial labourer in the Steel city, Durgapur. He struggled to make his place there undertaking odd jobs of loader, labourer, Electrician-helper and Chowkidar until a breakthrough came when one of his classmates gave him a newspaper cutting with advertisement for joining the Indian Air Force. He applied and got selected. He served in the Indian Air Force for a regular bond of twenty years. Born with a natural talent of storytelling, he has written a number of short stories in Bengali, English and Hindi. Many of his stories are highly acclaimed and have found place in important magazines. His second stint was in one of India’s prestigious institutes - The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi where he chased his passion further. Now, finally retired, he tried his hand in writing his debut novel Safar.