This is me Colonel "Shiv Rana" -

(Shiv Om Rana)

All about me and myself, my family, past and present

I come from a small village called Lalpani in the district of Pauri Garhwal in Uttarakhand. My grandparents had been sort of kulaks of the area. But over a period of time most land was lost to the encroaches and some of the same was also divided as property sharing.

We are four brothers, I being the eldest. My mother lives in the ancestral house with my youngest brother who now looks after the land. My father left for his heavenly abode in 1990 on the auspicious day of "Budh Purnima"

My second brother and myself live in Delhi with our families. The third brother lives in Dehradun with his family. I live in Dwarka sub city of New Delhi.

I am married and have two lovely daughters. The eldest one, Maneesha, is married and lives in Dubai. She works with Emirates Airlines. The younger one, Trishna, is also married and lives in Grugram. My wife, Ella, is a home maker now. But she was an entrepreneur and ran a hostel in South Delhi for 9 years, which we closed in May 2007.

My wife is from Darjeeling. My father-in-law was Late Dr GS Gurung (a physian) who lived there. My wife studied in Loreto College of Darjeeling. My two sister in laws live in Kathmanu, Nepal. They run their own schools there.

Contact details : email: shivrana@gmail.com; alternate email: shivomrana@gmail.com