Master of Science, Anbanathapuram Vahaira Charities College, Mayiladuthurai, India, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India, 1991.
Junior scientist Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India, 1985—1990. Research associate Wildlife Institute India, Dehra Dun, India, 1991—1993. Scientist Salim Ali Center Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, 1994—1998, senior scientist, since 1999.
Member species survival commission south and Southeast Asian reptile specialist group International Union for Conservation of Nature, since 1991, member species survival commission turtle and tortoise specialist group, since 1994.
Member of Ethological Society India.
Married Bhupathy Panchanathan, September 14, 1994. Children: Bhupathy Chitra, Bhupathy Suntharam.