Born in Tirunelveli, Shivakumar grew up in Madurai, the cultural capital of Tamizh Nadu, India. A Master’s graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Shivakumar has 10 years of experience in Marketing and Project Management in start-ups. He has been living in Auroville since 2010. A natural helper by birth, his passion is to coordinate new alliances and partnerships for the betterment of active projects. He has taught automobile engineering at university, worked in community electric vehicle supply and now helps volunteers come to Auroville. His desire is to live the experiment of Auroville, and his aspiration is to be the willing servitor of divine consciousness.