Mr Vishvanath Khaire was born in Supe, Maharashtra on March 29, 1930. He secured fourth rank when he matriculated from Pune in 1946. He went on to Fergusson College and College of Engineering Pune, from where he graduated as B.E (Civil Engineering) with first rank in 1951. As a Civil Engineer, he worked on the Kakrapara Irrigation Project in 1952 and with Bombay Port Trust in 1953. From 1954-84 he worked in Central PWD holding senior responsible positions up to Chief Engineer in Jawahar Tunnel Project in Kashmir, Siddharth Rajmarg Project in Nepal, Delhi Development Authority , World Bank Urban Development Project in Yemen etc.
He has lived and worked all over India including Kashmir, Delhi, Madras and various places in Maharashtra, as well as in Nepal and Yemen. His work took him many places, and his love for literature and languages led him to learning many languages. He is fluent in Marathi, Hindi, Sanskrit and English. He also knows Tamil, and has learnt German, Nepali and Arabic. He has even composed poetry in Nepali! Even while working as an engineer, his related creative work included writing the script for a documentary on the Jawahar Tunnel and songs in Nepali/Hindi on the Siddharth Rajmarg .
For more than thirty years he has been an author, researcher and linguist, receiving several awards for his research and literary work, culminating in the Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman in 2010. He lives in Pune with his wife Umadevi.