Udayan Mukherjee was born in Kolkata. For several years, he was the face and Managing Editor of the TV channel CNBC TV18, till quitting his day job to relocate to the Kumaon Himalayas. He remains an occasional commentator on television and a columnist on national dailies. He divides his time between Mumbai and Uttarakhand. Mukherjee is the author of two novels – Dark Circles and A death in the Himalayas.