Author Biography

    T.C. Gopalakrishnan received his doctoral degree in Coastal Engineering from the North Carolina State

University, Raleigh, NC, USA in 1978.  He served on the research and teaching faculty of the Indian

Institute of Technology, Madras, India, the North Carolina State University and the Kuwait Institute

for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

    Aside from his professional involvements, he was interested in the philosophic issues of life for the

last forty years or so.  This led him to the messages of Ramana Maharishi, Lao Tzu, J Krishnamurthy, UG

Krishnamurthy, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Eckhart Tolle, Marcus Aurelius and similar Masters.   Based on

the above reflections, he brought out a book entitled “In Quest of the Deeper Self” published by the

Outskirts Press Inc., Colorado.  This book can serve as a way-side companion to those that would like to

look at the deeper aspects of life.

     Gopalakrishnan is a member of the International Association for Near Death Studies, Durham, NC,

USA.  He presented a paper at their annual conference, September 2 - 4, 2011, on the theme of the

spiritual content of near death experiences.  He lives in Kodaikanal, a hill town in south India, with his

wife Banumathy who also received her doctoral degree from the North Carolina State University, in

Organic Chemistry.   Now they are both retired and currently involved in developing a fruit farm at a

village 20 km from their residence.  They have a daughter and son who are both married and settled.

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