I have been all that man can be
and has been:
I have seen it all.
Chaturvedi Badrinath received the 2009 Sahitya Akademi award for The Mahabharata: An Inquiry In The Human Condition.
Chaturvedi Badrinath was in the Indian Administrative Service from 1957 to 1989. He belonged to a long tradition where civil servants made stellar contributions to studies related to India.