This is my home town, Allahabad. I was raised there, got educated there, practised law there in the High Court, for 20 years (from 1971 to 1991 ), and was a Judge there ( from 1991 to 2004, when I was appointed Chief Justice of Madras High Court ).
I guess something like 55 of my 69 years were spent in Allahabad. Much of what I am today is because of Allahabad.
When someone asks me to describe Allahabad, my eyes water, and the following lines of Tulsidas from the Ramcharitmanas come to my lips :
" Ko kahi sakai Prayag prabhau
Kalush punj kunjar mrigrau "
" Who can tell the greatness of Prayag ?
It destroys all sins, just as a lion kills an elephant "