Twenty two distinguished Indians like Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Sathya Sai baba, Rajiv Gandhi, K M Munshi, Acharya Vinoba Bhave, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Morarji Desai, and others were personally known by the author and have been featured in this book. These are about first hand meetings with them and are personal glimpses into their lives. There is perhaps no other collection like this. Most of them inspired the author in some way or the other and helped him fashion his life. Famous personalitites like Lord Mountbatten, Pearl Buck and Dr Nelson Mandela have also been featured.The first meeting of the author when he was just ten years old with Gandhiji changed his life. He imbibed a spirit of tolerance, compassion for the poor and downtrodden, and an egoless state of mind. From K M Munshi he inherited Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and learnt the spread of culture and living. As secretary of Sardar Patel, he met several important and great political leaders of the country. Ramakrishnanji's inimitable writing holds the interest of the readers who feel as if they are really seeing the person written about. The descriptions are graphic, the storyline smooth and interesting.