Aniruddha was born in 1974 in Yavatmal, Maharashtra and brought-up in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He graduated in Commerce in 1996 and from then on has worked in varied fields – Sales, Marketing, Banking, Automobiles, and Market Research. During his working years he never knew he could use the pen to write poems, poetry, short stories, fiction until two years ago when he saw a family of three crossing over the street, while returning home; reminded him of his daughter and wife; just then the idea of exploring his penning skills. Initially, he started with a poetry dedicated to his daughter and all daughters across the world. Today, he's authored two poetry books entitled “Maiden Musings – Vol. 1” published in October 2012 and Vol. 2 in January 2013. He authored a short story book for children – “Once upon a time...” published and released through good friend Brian Wrixon, Burlington, Canada and Blurb Inc., in December 2012 and is working toward writing a fiction. Aniruddha is also a photography fanatic and always loves to shoot and is about to publish his first photo-book very soon. Aniruddha Sastikar lives with his wife – Anshumati and daughter – Chinmayee in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.See MoreSee less