Dr. Tilak Ranjan Bera is an avid nature lover and has a passion for traveling, writing, as well as photography. He completed his medical graduation from Calcutta Medical College in 1981 and post-graduation in Ophthalmology from Mumbai University. Dr. Bera has also explored many remote areas of India and has written about them extensively. In recognition of his works, he was awarded the Fulbright Nehru Fellowship by the United States - India Educational Foundation as well as a Senior Research Fellowship by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. He was an Associate at Yale University in the USA, during his Fulbright Fellowship.