Ankur Chakravarty was born in Kolkata, did his primary schooling in New Delhi and completed his secondary and higher-secondary studies at Cambridge School in North Lond — no wait, ahem — some Cambridge School in Kandivali, Mumbai. Right. Anyway, he went to college at — no, umm — he didn’t? It seems he pursued a diploma in animation, and well, not much to boast about in terms of education, I guess. What the hell! Hope this section is being read after reading a bit of the story!

Ankur loves reading books in the fantasy/sci-fi genre, with his favourites including Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Bartimaeus Sequence, Artemis Fowl and more.

He is also a huge fan of anime and manga (Japanese animation and comics, respectively). Some of his favourites are Fullmetal Alchemist, Rebuild of Evangelion and Gintama. He has also been self-studying the Japanese language and has passed the N4 qualification of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

Ankur is an active cosplayer (costumed-roleplayer), going by the stage-name of “Ankur Encore.” He can often be found at comic conventions across the country, dressed up as fictional characters. He is most known for his cosplays of Dr. Franken Stein from Soul Eater, Ryuk from Death Note, Nnoitra from Bleach and the Fourth Doctor from Doctor Who.

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