After graduating from Madurai Kamaraj University, he earned a PhD. from Kerala University on mosquitoes. He worked as an honorary biologist at the Grizzled Giant Squirrel WS until he joined ZOO in 1995 and took up the challenge of promoting invertebrate conservation. He is the chair for the IUCN SSC South Asian Invertebrate Specialist Group and runs a network of invertebrate experts. His special interest is conservation education and developing education materials and modules. He is a Coordinator for Education at Zoo Outreach Organization.