Sabyasachi Guha, known as ‘Guha’ by his English-speaking friends, was born on 1st May 1953 in Kolkata, India. Shortly after, his family moved to Hindmotor, West Bengal, a small town situated on the western bank of the Ganges, where he spent much of his early and teenage years. Guha graduated from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, with a Ph.D. in physics and began his career as a scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization. In 1988 he moved to the United States and took up the post as Research Scientist at Rutgers University. He retired in 2007 and now spends his time traveling to India, Europe and throughout the United States meeting with friends and acquaintances responding to people's questions.