Born in Kolkata, Rajnish went to St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling, and La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata, before graduating in Commerce, from St. Xaviers’ College, Kolkata. Honour for a Ransom is his second novel, after A Passion Beyond Extremes (published by Leadstart Publishing in 2012).

Sometime in 2009 (while he was writing his first novel), his attention was drawn to a newspaper report concerning the ghastly killing of a teenaged couple in Punjab. It was alleged that the girl’s affluent family, in order to uphold ‘family honour’, had manoeuvred the murders because the boy (a talented singer) belonged to a low caste. This disturbing report triggered an inspiration within him to weave a plot for his next novel – centred around the barbaric social crime of ‘honour killing’.

Rajnish is a full time Director with a Corporate House in Kolkata and also owns ‘Yoforia’, 

a frozen yogurt store at the Forum Mall, Kolkata. Besides writing, he is a regular golfer, 

and fond of cricket and theatre. He loves listening to (and singing!) the lilting melodies of 

the seventies, with the unique combo of Kishore Kumar, R.D. Burman and Gulzar, 

always featuring is his playlist. 


Married to Renee, they are parents to three wonderful sons – Rishad, Rushil, and Rumit.



Interview with WordCurd