Balakrishnan Valappil

Civil Engineer

BTech in Civil Engg from REC Kozhikode, aged 48 is building cost effective houses for the last 25 years. Chasing Indian butterflies for the last five years.


A Nature lover, native of Malappuram, Kerala, travelled to Assam, Tripura, Arunachal, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Himachal pradesh, Andamans and parts of South India to photograph butterflies.

Was member of the team which discovered a new species of butterfly in the western ghats

Contributed pictures to half a dozen books on butterflies

Gitamritam speaker in the year 2013.