Dr. K. Karunakaran is presently Visiting Professor at St Joseph College of Commerce, Bengaluru, and Academic Consultant. He retired as General Manager from the Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd, Kochi, one of the largest Public Sector Enterprises in India, after a long service of 33 years. Being a prolific writer, he has published more than twenty four books on management subjects, most of which are prescribed texts for the MBA courses of various Indian Universities. He has also published several research papers and articles in leading news papers like Economic Times and The Hindu. As a regular contributor to Spectrum, the weekly supplement of Deccan Herald, Bengaluru, he writes picturesquely about his visits to the ancient shrines of Karnataka. As an accomplished artist, he has held many solo exhibitions of his paintings. He is also an active life member of People for Animals.