The events which led to my exploring the varied dimensions of astrology make up a long journey. As a child I would often watch my father and elder paternal uncle offer advice to clients. They were both renowned for their prophecies, not only in Rampura Phul (Bhatinda), our ancestral home but also gave predictions regarding the entire state and its erstwhile rulers.””Though I had great admiration for their powers and the respect they generated amongst the people, I always wanted to follow a different profession and became a mechanical engineer. But no one can change the destiny. It was destined to become an astrologer.