Tim I Gurung was born in 1962 at a GURUNG village called Dhampus, Kaski District in the Mid-Western part of Nepal. Mid-West Nepal is also known as one of the hot-beds of the Gurkhas, and there wasn’t a single household in their village that had no connections with the Gurkhas. Gurkhas were their way of life, life starts and ends there. The school was nothing more than a formality for the GURUNG boys by then. He was no different.
He joined the British Gurkhas at the tender age of 17 as his grandfathers and uncles did before him. He realized he wasn’t cut out for the regimented life within the next five years though. However, he somehow carried on for the next 13 years and eventually retired in 1993 as an Army Corporal. Then, he found a job in an international firm inspecting furniture in newly-opening-up China and worked there for the next seven years before starting his own business. He worked as a businessman for the next 15 years while raising his young family at the same time.
Before his 50th birthday, he made a life-changing decision and became a fulltime writer in 2015. Since then, he learned the trade from scratch, published twelve novels, and the Gurkha book his 15th book.