Profile: Balakrishnan Valappil

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.

Balakrishnan Valappil, Civil Engineer


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 a 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.