'A must read for those interested in the great man'-The Times of India 'I discovered what true mathematical elegance is from Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar' - Carl Sagan who studied under Professor Chandrasekhar at the University of Chicago The world knows S. Chandrasekhar as a Nobel laureate and an outstanding astrophysicist. But he was at the same time a caring uncle a devoted husband and a compassionate brother who made it a point to reach out to everyone around him despite his legendary status. This compilation brings out the various facets of the man and the scientist. It includes some of his more general essays and lectures in which he lucidly presents his thoughts on the pursuit of science creativity his work and his abiding love for his motherland. There are also reminiscences by family members who interacted with him and grew to adore the man who they remember had as beautiful a heart as his handwriting. This collection strives to bring to the fore the person that was Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and the life he led: from his engagement with science to the little anecdotes that illuminated the lives of those around him.