Dr Kumarendra Mallick is an IIT Kharagpur graduate and a Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize winner in Earth Sciences. He is a scientist by profession and writng is his hobby. He retired from active service on Dec 31, 2001 from National Geophysical Research Institute. At the time of retirement he was holding the post of Scientist (Director's Grade). Thereafter he was an Emeritus Scientist there for five years. He was a visiting professor at the university of Naples, Italy and a visiting scientist at Univ. of Karlsruhe, Germany. He was also an Associate professor at IIT, Mumbai during 1979-83. He has authored three books on geophysics.
Recently in 2009 a book of verses with the title, 'Letter to an imaginary pen friend and other poems' by him has been published.