Prakash was born and raised for much of his life outside Kerala in various parts of India concurrent with his dad's job locations. Consequently, he has a good understanding of cross-cultural issues and is broad-minded in his approach to life.
He defines himself by being independent and is capable of taking care of himself. He has a sarcastic sense of humor and can laugh at his own mistakes and shortcomings. He is interested in keeping up with technology trends, current news and world matters and can have a conversation on any issue with just about anyone.
Education wise, he was schooled in different parts of India (near Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai). He graduated with dual degrees in Physics and Mechanical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani in India and subsequently completed a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
After graduation, he has been working in engineering supporting the subsea oil and gas industry based out of Houston, Texas.
His father is an electrical engineer by education and has worked in different capacities in steel plants in various parts of the country. Currently he is self employed as an engineering consultant for steel & plastic textile mills. Mother is a microbiologist by education. Younger brother recently completed his bachelors degree and is currently working in the IT industry.
Our family is settled in Chennai for the past 15 years. Paternal grand-parents are settled in Chennai for over 40 years. Father is from an Ezhuthachan family with origin in Parli and mother is from an Ezhuthachan family with origin in Nemmara. However, they were both brought up outside Kerala.