Hailing from the northern part of Indian state, Kerala in the southwest region of India on the Malabar Coast, Preeth Nambiar is an author, educationist and humanitarian of international repute. Born on 27, August 1978 in Kanhangad as the eldest son of K. Padmanabhan Nambiar and Saraswathi Amma, his earliest memories are linked to Vishakhpattanam of Andhra Pradesh in India and he spent rest of his early childhood in various other states in India with his father who was employed in central service. Probably the very childhood that he spent in diverse cultures paved a multicultural foundation for rest of his life. He found himself back in Payyannur of Kannur district where he completed his elementary education and returned to his ancestral house in Kanhangad, Kerala.
Preeth Nambiar pursued his higher education in English language and literature in Government Arts & Science College, Kasaragod in Kerala and continued his education at St. Aloysius College in Mangalore, Karnataka. Though he had started writing much early in his life, it was his encounter with Swami Nityananda Bharati of Sringeri Sharada Peetham gave a new dimension in rest of his journey. The math established by Adi Shankara who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta the non-dualistic nature presented him with a broader perspective of the universe where he was initiated into Sanskrit, Vedas, and Upanishads by Dr. Giridhar Shastry who is presently the head of Sanskrit College, Sringeri.
He found himself traveling across the virgin landscapes of India understanding people and cultures around and the extensive journeys played a major role in the making of Preeth Nambiar as a poet and humanitarian. His works reflect greatly the rudiments of music, arts, and devoutness that were acquired from the very atmosphere of childhood. He is known for the eloquence in narration and for the meditative tunes in his works whereas the elements of mysticism confer him the position of one of the significant contemporary mystic poets. His major works include The Voyage to Eternity (Poetry, The Poetry Society of India, Delhi, 2013) and ‘The Solitary Shores’ (Poetry, Global Fraternity of Poets, Delhi, 2015) brought him international acclamation as a metaphysical poet.
As an educator, Preeth Nambiar started his career as humble as a teacher in English and stepped the ladder of success to see himself as a faculty of University of Cambridge international curriculum and later the department head of Cambridge IGCSE ESOL programme. He was awarded US Embassy scholarship to study ‘critical analysis in ESL curriculum in the University of Maryland; however, his focus was on developing unique methodologies of teaching especially in countries with diverse cultural, political and geographical patterns. Looking into the conflicts of cultures being a hindrance in the holistic learning process, he developed a scheme combining eastern and western systems of education.
In order to fulfill his vision of humanity in literature, Preeth Nambiar founded Writers Capital International Foundation which is now spread in more than thirty countries across the world. Variety of programmes is being conducted by the organization in national levels to spread the mighty values of global peace and harmony whereas he stresses the importance of international cultural exchange through which alone, he believes, one can expand their vision leading to the feeling of oneness among people across the world. He is also regarded as a mentor for writers across the world for whom he introduced a number of platforms making use of the possibilities of the internet and digital media.
He is the founder president of INSPIRE, an organization dedicated to inspiring the world for the mighty earth. The organization is envisioned for massive changes in the society with reference to nature and the environment. This includes creating awareness among people to maintain justice while dealing with nature, protecting natural resources, maintaining a compassionate heart to serve the poor and downtrodden in the society etc. One Tree Revolution, Clean India Revolution and One Tree Revolution are the major activities carried out by the organization where the team works at the root level to bring sustainable changes in the society. Various educational programmes are also being conducted as a part of this movement.
Preeth Nambiar was awarded YMG Gandhi International Award for Poetry in 2014. In 2015 he was appointed as the director of the World Union of Poets, Italy. Considering his contribution towards global peace and harmony through the medium of literature, in 2016 he was chosen as the Global Icon of Peace by International Institute of Human Rights, Ondo, Nigeria. He is also the Ambassador At-large for International Council for Diplomacy and Justice (ICDJ), Italy under United Nations. His works are being broadcasted by Celestial Radio, London, UK and are being showcased in many international publications. He is also an ardent photographer who absorbs the myriad moods of nature through his lens. He lives in India contributing greatly to the cause of literature and humanity.