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In this engaging memoir, Rajendra Shekhar, the former director of the CBI, strings together his personal and professional experiences to recount the fascinating episodes that have shaped his life, from his time as a student at Mayo College and St Stephen's College, to his life as a member of the state police, and later in the CBI, where he was joint director when the dreaded KFC terrorist 'Jinda' was apprehended.
These memoirs also contain Rajendra Shekhar's recollections of the endearing characters he has been lucky enough to encounter: Mansukha, Masoom Ali and Matron Rennie Stubbs, as well as 'Amma', his mother, a formidable character in her own right.
Full of delightful and unexpected incidents, this touching tale of by-gone times is sure to strike a chord with readers, awakening them to the human facets behind a uniformed service long known for its formal and severe approach.
About the Author
Rajendra Shekhar is a graduate of Mayo College and St. Stephen's College. He joined the Indian Police Service in 1957 and was allotted the Rajasthan Cadre. He spent about fourteen years in various capacities with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and supervised the investigation of many prestigious cases of the organization.
He retired in 1992 after heading the state police as its director-general, and the CBI as its director.