I was surprised to find that Alan Turing, whose birthday we just celebrated on June 23rd, had Indian connections. This Wikipedia article claims he was “conceived” in Orissa! Keeping this controversial statement aside, we surely know that his father Julius Turing was a civil services officer in British India, and knew the Telugu language. His mother,Ethel Sara was the daughter of the chief engineer of the Madras Railways. This information is a revelation for me, like when I found Tipu Sultan’s connection to American independence.