A student of clinical practice, a polyglot and a translator by passion, Niladri savours his unique ideas. He writes from a small high-altitude village in Bangalore North. Raised in a village near Surat, he calls himself a proud Surti. He writes in Urdu, Pashto, Gujarati and Bangla and English. He is fond of medieval and pre-modern Farsi literature. A history fanatic, he enjoys rhapsodising historical events and popular epics to the keen ears of children.