Dhruba Mukherjee writes with his pen-name ‘Kumar Dhruv’. He was born in a Bengali family in Kolkata on 31 st March 1958. He has a penchant for writing since his childhood. Due to his father’s transfer (he works with the IOFS), Mukherjee spent a major part of his early education and childhood in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. He grew up to become the Editor of the prestigious magazine of his college, St Aloysius, in Jabalpur in 1978. After his graduation, he acquired a Diploma in Journalism in 1980 from Jabalpur University under the great Late Kalika Prasad Dixit and completed his Post-graduate Management degree from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Mumbai. He has also done a course in SMEP from IIM Ahmadabad. Apart from his varied education, he is also a very good mouth-organ player and a magician and has done many shows including one that was featured on Doordarshan.