Keki N. Daruwalla was with the Indian Police Service and retired as ChairmanJIC in 1995. His first book of poems, Under Orion, was published in 1970 to be followed by eight more volumes of poetry. He has also published three volumes of short fiction, a novella and two collections of poetry for children. Daruwalla received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1984 and the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for Asia in 1987. His latest volume of poetry, Collected Poems, was published by Penguin Books India in 2006. He lives in Delhi.