ABOUT ME. Born and brought up in a small village in Kerala, I was always inclined towards nature. I started painting at the age of 10. But my own artistic ability was apparent rather early. During my school and college life, I participated in lot of competitions and fairly acquainted with the medium of water color. I learnt Carnatic music as well and performed a lot of flute concerts in Kerala. After post-graduation, I pursued BEd degree and took up a job as teacher. At present, I am Biology teacher at Bal Bharati Public School, in Gujarat. For me, painting is a passion. It is a great stress buster and a sort of meditation. Occasionally I felt Painting as my forte and I was preordained for that. After 20 long years of dormancy in painting, now I live in the world of painting. It happened to my life as a bolt from the blue. Around three years back I developed paralysis due to GBS from food poisoning. I thought that was the end of my life. I was completely bed-up for a year. During this period my family and friends supported me and gave me confidence. I was unable to stand on my foot. A village man pulled me on wheel- chair to the school and back. After one and half years, I started using walker. I decided not to give-up. After all everybody has a pre- destined destination to reach up. Now, I can walk on stick and my instinct of painting came to me as a spirit.