Born and raised in Andaman, Gokul has been interested in birds since a very young age. He is an ardent supporter of the conservation of the islands, his acquaintance in the Andaman Islands fetches over 360 species, likely more than anyone else. He has a Ph.D. in Ornithology, he is also a Research Associate at the Zoological Survey Of India. He has absorbed a vast knowledge about birdlife and the conservation of the Andaman Islands.
Having covered all tiny islands he knows every species in detail even the timing of their activities.
Gokul has reported over 60 bird species in the Andaman Islands including Javan Pond-Heron, Chinese Egret, Zappy Flycatcher, etc. In 2017 he found and reported ‘Nicobar Crake’ in Nicobar, a new species from these islands. He also has spent a very long time in Narcondam Island researching the Narcondam Hornbill, an endemic to India. Gokul also has authored numerous scientific papers on various wading species as well. Other than birds Gokul is keen on reptiles and angling. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with others – there is no better person to share birds of these Islands with.