This book is dedicated to my father
Narain Singh Gulia
a retired colonel of the Indian Army, whose life too has been a story of
resilience and from whom I have inherited a ‘never-give-up’ attitude
to my Nanaji (maternal grandfather)
Rati Ram Ahlawat
whose sincerity, honesty and dedication to his work and the quality of
helping others has been an inspiration to me always.