Mr. M.S.A. Jayaraj was born to Tamilian Parents – Father Late M.S.Arokiaswamy Pillai and mother Mary Antony Ammal in South India (Madurai) in 1936 as the youngest son. After schooling and college studies initially in Tamil Nadu, India, Mr. M.S.A. Jayaraj’s family migrated to West Bengal in the year 1954.
In 1957, he got into Railway Service and Studied for three years or so in ICWA (London), which helped him to clear subordinate Accounts Service of Indian Railways and later rise to the All Indian Railway Accounts Service from which position he retired in 1994; He came back to Chennai, Tamil Nadu and has settled there. He has two daughters Mrs. J. Sanjukta and Ms. Sangeeta Maunav with his wife Mrs. Kalpana Raj.
From childhood, Mr. M.S.A. Jayaraj was very fond of short stories which inspired him to come up with this book “Probe and Perceptions”. Both his daughters share his fondness and passion, and have penned certain portions in this book.