Author – K. Vijay Kumar
Rating – 5/5 stars
Number of pages – 263
Publisher – Rupa Publishers
It is neither a biography nor a diary; it is a mix of both. He (K. Vijay Kumar, author) is the man who brings an end to an era of an infamous bandit of modern India Veerappan. It is more a team effort than a one-man show, but he is the one who contrived the plan. This was yet another plan to bring him down like other plans made earlier and failed miserably but on this day the STF was lucky or the bandit’s luck failed him.
The book is an account of the life of bandit born on 18th January 1952. He (Koose Muniswamy Veerappan) is a legend on his own terms, the man who get himself chased for more than two decades by forces of two states (Tamil Nadu and Karnataka), prominently featured and written in newspapers for nothing good and eventually a book has written on him. In these two decades, more than forty officers lost their life and more than hundred people died in his hands.
The book is written from the facts gathered from the official books and the officers of STF and police of two states working from long to apprehend him. Veerappan’s life is nothing less eventful than a film script. The book reads like a fast passed action thriller movie. The author maintained the secrecy of the functioning but that didn’t affect the pace.
Veerappan; the name was enough to make you piss in your pants and get you goosebumps. The miscreant bandit Koose Muniswamy Veerappan file closed on 18th October 2004.