Maj Gen Purshotam Vig
Maj Gen Purshotam Vig, AVSM, VSM (Retd) was born in the picturesque township of Baramulla of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he was commissioned in the then Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers of the Indian Army in 1964. A qualified engineer, he acquired high end qualifications both in the technical and executive channels including Masters in three varied disciplines. He held key appointments including as a Major General in the operationally-active scenario of the Northern command. He is a rare combination of an intellectual mind, a keen observer and an ardent adventurer. His wide range of reading and observations about life have found an expression in his writings. He is an established author of a highly readable book, and now this book, in poetry. His achievements in varied fields are a rare mix and a source of inspiration.