I was born at Nattukal (Chittur-Palghat),Kerala , a village close to Tamilnadu. My parents were A.N.U.Mannadi Nair and Ambat Kallyanikutty Amma. After schooling in Govt. LP School, Nattukal and St.Paul’s School , Kozhinjampara , moved to Govt. College, Chittur for the Pre-degree and BSc. Courses during 1973-1978. In 1978, I joined for the MSc degree course in the University of Cochin and obtained the Ph.D. degree from CUSAT in 1986. After a brief service at REC, Calicut, I am at CUSAT since February 1988. I got married to Prema in 1987 and my daughter Sruthi is currently a guest faculty at the School of Engineering , CUSAT after obtaining an ME degree from Coimbatore Institute of Technology (Anna university). We live near the CUSAT campus, at ‘Pranavam’, Mavelinagar, close to the famous Thrikkakkara Temple. I love music and sing in public forums occasionally.