B. Calcutta. Lived in Karachi up to Mar 1948. Schooled in St Patrick's there. Then in Setupati High School, Madurai, 48-52. In Madura College 52-54. Presidency College, Madras 54-57. Won Rhodes Scholarship in 1958. Joined IAS in 1959. Hobbies: Reading, Classical Music, Writing. Games: Chess, Cricket (player, umpire, commentator in English, introduced Thamizh commentar), and Table Tennis.