In nearly fifty years of his career in the I.C.S, Sir C.D. Deshmukh served as the first Indian Governor to the Reserve Bank of India and later as Union Minister of Finance. This work is neither an autobiography nor a memoir. It is a judicious combination of both, which records the main events of his life and career. As a career his is, perhaps, without equal in modern India and must have few parallels elsewhere in the world. The telling of it is as direct, forceful and irresistable as the career itself.