I grew up in a joint family involved in bidi business in a small town called Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh in India. We stayed on outskirts of Jabalpur in green surroundings with plenty of wilderness. Often wild animals like deer, jackal, langur, hares, fox would stray in our compound. They came from Bargi Hills in the back ground which was then inhabited by leopards as well. Trees were in plentiful and so were the birds and butterflies. The snakes that emerged were instantly killed which is the sad part of the story.
Hence right from the beginning I grew up amidst nature. As we grew up, it was impossible not to appreciate things around you. I was attracted to birds and butterflies and this lead me to become a nature guide in adult life.
I provide services as nature guide in Central Indian Tiger Reserves like Pench, Kanha and Bandhavgarh. I also act as tour leader and guide in the North Indian Circuit. I am also involved in wildlife conservation which is deeply entrenched with my profession.