Devendra Amre was born in Bombay (renamed Mumbai in 1995), India. He completed his medical training from a college located in the town of Karad (Murad in the book) in western Maharashtra. About an eight-hour bus drive from Bombay, he lived in and around the campus for more than six years before proceeding to Montreal, Canada in 1991. He first completed a Masters in Occupational Health and later a doctorate in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from McGill University. It was during his doctoral studies that he found himself returning to his old medical college campus in Karad, from where he coordinated and carried out the field work required for his doctoral thesis. On completion of his doctoral studies he joined Sainte-Justine Hospital, a pediatric hospital affiliated to University of Montreal. Since his joining in 1999, he has been engaged in scientific research aimed at elucidating causes, diagnostics and treatments for Crohn’s disease in children. Over a twenty-year period, he rose through the ranks and currently holds the rank of Professor. He has published widely (contributing to ~100 peer-reviewed articles in international journals) and received wide acclaim and numerous awards for his research contributions. He has been interviewed on television by leading channels in Canada (CTV Montreal) and India (SAMVAD Bombay) and by leading publications, with regards to his research endeavors. Prior to undertaking the role of a full-fledged author, as a hobby he wrote ~100 short poems in English and Hindi that are soon to be published. Although boasting of no great acting skills, he has nonetheless participated in various stage shows. He commenced working on his first book “The Reluctant Protagonist” about seven years ago whence he felt the desire to pen down stories, many of which stemmed from his experiences in India and in Canada.
He maintains residence both in Canada and the USA. His spouse, Ramila is a practicing Pathologist in Florida. They have a 11-year old daughter, Krisha.