Sagayam is an IAS officer who says he has never been offered a bribe because he made his stand clear from the day he joined the services.
No wonder he has been shunted around frequently - he has been transferred 18 times in his 20-year career.
Ask him why and he says diplomatically: "The government has the authority to transfer me and the wisdom… they feel I will be suitable in different areas at different times."
That's not the full story.
Within days of submitting a detailed report to the state government on the illegal granite quarrying and related encroachments in Madurai, the Tamil Nadu-cadre officer was given marching orders from the district and made managing director of Handloom Weavers' Cooperative Society, or Cooptex, in Chennai.