I met JP first in USA in 1968, when he came on a tour sponsored by an American organization - the Quakers. I was then a Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and had already made a name in the field having collaborated in research with two of the most famous Nobel Prize Winners, Paul Samuelson of MIT and Simon Kuznets of Harvard. In fact both of these Nobel Laureates had said that I too would get some someday the Nobel Prize if I continued to work on my theory of Index numbers, for which I had already achieved fame. But it was that fateful meeting with JP that changed my life and my profession from teaching to politics.
Read Dr.Swamy's experience with JP Narayan here : http://janataparty.org/articledetail.asp?rowid=8