Keki Daruwalla is an Indian poet and writer, born in 1937 in Lahore, India (now in Pakistan). He is a renowned figure in Indian English poetry, known for his insightful and thought-provoking poems. Daruwalla studied in England and later worked as a civil servant in India. He began writing poetry in the 1970s and has since published numerous collections, including "The Passenger" (1977), "The Memory of Butterflies" (1986), and "Continuous Journey" (2004). Daruwalla's work often reflects on the human condition, Indian history and culture, and environmental issues. He has received several awards for his poetry, including the Sahitya Akademi Award for English in 1988 for his collection "The Keeper of the Dead".