X initially had a lot of trouble getting publishers for his debut novel.He had sent the manuscript to his friend in london and according to one source had asked him to throw it in Thames but not to send the manuscript back. The friend after many failed attempts, showed it to the gentleman in the pic below, who loved it and played an instrumental role in getting a publisher. From then on neither X nor his friends,bachelor or teacher had any problem. Id X and and the man- in- pic.
X is RK Narayan and the man-in-pic is Graham Greene.