I have been very fortunate to have worked with some amazing (and fortunately incredibly nice) people. I did my PhD in Computer Science with distinction from University of New Mexico with Prof. Jared Saia while also working closely with Prof. Tom Hayes.
Subsequently, I decided to increase my international frequent flyer miles doing postdocs (as is well known, these are the most fun times in an academic's life):
Before going to the US, I did a M.Tech in Computer Applications from Indian institute of Technology Delhi, where I investigated natural languages and typesetting (LaTeX) with Prof. Wagish Shukla and Prof. Sanjiva Prasad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgZ9KaTCEPQ).
I have a MCA from Indira Gandhi National Open University and a BSc Medical/Biology from DAV College, Punjab University. How and why I did all that and how I circumnavigated the Indian education system is probably the subject of a book in the future....