Creative writer, critic,translator,self- taught artist and a specialist in Indian Writing in English and translation Studies. Authored ” Prapanjan’s Kuyil and other Stories and edited 5 more books. Published as many as many as15 papers in reputed journals and 27 articles in periodicals. Produced 8 PhD and 32 MPhil candidates. Visited Reunion University (France) and delivered a series of 15 lectures on Indian English Fiction. Won international recognition as a portrait artist and the artistic creations have been appreciated by the leaders of UK, USA, Australia. Denmark, Saudi Arabia etc.Contributed a set of aircraft sketches to No1 Squadron of IAF for their Diomond Jubilee celebrations which are permanently exhibited at Tigers Museum.