Nicknamed Satya, his full name is P A Satyamurthy. Born in Poondamallee near Chennai, he completed his schooling and College courses in Chennai. Having worked for 40 years in the Government of Tamil Nadu, he was respected by equally by his friends and superiors and retired as an Assistant Commissioner. After retirement he worked as a part-time consultant with another friend in a private company for about 13 years. Although his mother tongue is Telugu he has always expressed more interest in Tamil. He was literate from a very young age.This is his first novel. Apart from this, the he has authored some poems and 100 couplets titled Pudukural-100.