S. Gurumurthy wears many hats. Besides being a popular writer and journalist, he is a teacher of diverse subjects. He is most celebrated for his investigative journalism and has ceaselessly campaigned against corruption at high places, exposing the bribery in Bofors arms deal and the nexus between corporates and government.Hamish McDonald, the well-known Australian journalist, writes in his book Polyester Prince that Gurumurthy’s investigative work must rank among the most powerful examples of investigative journalism anywhere in the world. Gurumurthy, he says, had a strong sense of probity. The Business Barons of India rated Gurumurthy’s knowledge of economics, finance and accounts as outstanding. In his biography on the media baron Ramnath Goenka, B.G. Verghese, a highly respected editor and writer, describes Gurumurthy as a brilliant chartered accountant and an exceedingly astute amateur lawyer.Gurumurthy is a visiting faculty member at IIT Bombay, where he teaches economics, finance and management. He is also a distinguished professor of legal anthropology at SASTRA, Tamil Nadu. A chartered accountant by profession, Gurumurthy is also a corporate adviser of high standing. He is one of the founders of the Vivekananda International Foundation and the chairman of its board of trustees.