I was born in a humble family. As always a family’s concern is how the child will study well and get a job. Unfortunately, I wasn’t very good at studies. I grew up in a joint family, in a village with hardship. The village was away from urban areas and facilities. So my life and experiences were limited to the family, village and the village environment, specially the beautiful Mahanadi River. The only exposure includes the stories – heard, natural beauty seen and experience of living in the midst of nature. When I grew up, I developed a habit of telling stories. Thus, the love of listening and telling stories become my profession.