K. S. Nataraj has donned many hats – from being a lecturer, reader, and professor to heading the department of physics & electronics, and being the Vice Principal at National College, Jayanagar. He has been long associated with several prominent science and technology forma, including the Bangalore Science Forum, Karnakata Science and Technology Promotion Society, and the high-level review committee (textbook), DSERT.

He has a keen interest in environmental awareness campaigns, bird watching and nature trails, conducts quiz programs and participates in science talks on All India Radio. He translates science articles from English to Kannada for ‘Vijnana Parichaya’, IISC’s in-house magazine. He has authored books on science and has translated several from English to Kannada. At present, he is the Director at BV Jagadeesh Science Centre, and serves as Member of the Governing Council (National Education Society of Karnataka), and Member of the Managing Committee (National College, Jayanagar).

More than all of these, he is a proud teacher of many environmentalists who will be attending Bangalore Bird Day, either as speakers or panellists or as members of the audience!