ingh was born into a Sikh family in Kolkata. He spent his childhood in the small town of Burla in Odisha. He completed his schooling from Guru Nanak Public School, Sambalpur, Odisha. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College in Karnataka. Then he moved to bhubaneshwar to work at Infosys Technologies for five years. He did his MBA from Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. He was working as a Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft when he decided to become a full time author.
He met his girlfriend on a matrimonial website and she died in 2007 before they could become formally engaged. He adapted his own story into a novel. The book I Too Had a Love Story was reviewed by N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus of Infosys Technologies, who called it "Simple, honest and touching".