The original title of the manuscript was ‘The Honest Sufferer’. The title reflected the inner pain and turmoil that he may have gone through in the short life he lived, to live by his own high standards of honesty. This novel can be described as fictionalized biography of Siddhant, with his hero Suraj’s character reflecting his own life while other characters and stories around him have been fictionalized as per demands of the writer in him.
This novel is a tribute to all fine human beings who live their lives on principles of truth and integrity, and gives us hope that there is and will always be goodness in the world.
A multi-talented child who was not just good at studies but also other activities in school, college and institutions where he studied. The irony is that when he began writing this novel, he didn’t know what fate had in store for him, and that he may not be able to see his first work getting published. He suffered from Soft tissue sarcoma, a rare form of cancer in the prime of his life. But, he bore it with dignity till the last breath and kept his pain to himself with strong inner strength, so his family wouldn’t suffer with him. He lived life on his own terms and showed others that it is indeed possible to lead a happy life even by being Honest and living by Truth.Publication of this novel is loving gift from a loving family to their illustrious son, an honest soul to the core, who accomplished his Journey of Truth on his own terms.