At the Outset I wish to state that I am not an astrologer by Profession. I had a keen interest in the subjects from my early years and there was an inner urge in me that I should learn astrology to an extent of perfection. I was born in 1913 in a village near by Madras. During the years 1933 to 1935, when I was a college student, studying in B.A. I used visit Tumkur (in Mysore state then) where my father was working in the Railways, I had a good fortune to come in close contact with an elderly gentlemen, sri Bhaskara Sastriar ( a pious, retired school teacher ). He gave me a glimpse of Satya Chariam. He also stressed the importance of the constellations on predictions and some basic concepts of Stellar Astrology.
As my Father was in Railway service , I was forced to enter into the same service in 1936 at Banglore(M.S.M. RLYS.) Late Sri R. Gopalakrishna Row was employed as a Signaller at Banglore, adjacent to my Office . due to our common interest in the subject of Astrology we frequently met and the series of discussions we had ensued on various systems of astrology.