Steeped deep into adventure since birth in 1931 and having survived endless encounters with death during the Partition in 1947, Captain M.S. Kohli carved out a spectacular career of 42 years spanning the Indian Navy, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, and Air India. During his stint with Air India he travelled to over 50 countries carrying with him the enchantment and magic of the Himalayan giants he climbed. Known around the world as an evangelist of the Himalayas, he promotes trekking, adventure-tourism, and outdoor leadership. In India, among other things, he introduced white-water rafting, aero sports, international congresses, luxury sea cruises, and tourist charters to Goa, Lakshadweep and the Andaman islands. Captain Kohli is a recipient of several national and international honours including the Padma Bhushan, the Arjuna Award, and the Tenzing Norgay Lifetime National Adventure Award.