"Dr T.V. Rao is considered to be the father of HRD in India. He is a teacher, social entrepreneur and institution builder. Born in rural India, he was brought up by his mother and grandparents. He got a degree in BSc from Andhra Loyola College; BEd from the Regional College of Education, Mysore; MA in psychology from Osmania University; and PhD from Sardar Patel University. He is associated with pioneering the departments of psychology at the Andhra and Udaipur universities and the Education and Training Department at the National Institute of Health Administration and Education, New Delhi. He joined the Indian Institute of Management (IIMA) in 1973 and taught until 1994 as a full-time professor and subsequently as a visiting/adjunct professor until 2014. He is currently a member of the IIMA Society and on the board of governors of the institute. Dr Rao founded the National HRD Network and the Academy of HRD, both renowned institutions in HRD. He has authored around sixty books including Managers Who Make a Difference, published by Random House. He has two daughters and a son and lives in Ahmedabad with his wife and son. "