The Journey of a Wise Man – A multifaceted personality, Dr Laxmi Mall Singhvi strode across India’s cultural scene in the post-Independence era with a reassurance few of his contemporaries possessed. Starting his journey from Jodhpur in Thar Desert, the young man of destiny went on to establish himself as a legal luminary, leaving his deep impress on the field of jurisprudence. He entered the portals of Parliament by winning a Lok Sabha election as an Independent on a shoestring budget. A cultural personality who understood – much ahead of others – the seminal importance of the interfaith movement, he worked towards achieving a synthesis of diverse spiritual strands. However, Dr Singhvi’s greatest contribution was in the field of diplomacy. Perhaps the most successful Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom so far, bilateral relations between the two countries saw a new upswing during his tenure. Famously called the VIBGYOR man of India, the wise man from Jodhpur was a renaissance figure who conversed with many shades of politics while rising above.