Thenhippalam (Malappuram): Anoop started working in vehicles by washing buses when he was studying in Plus One. He earned his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and now MPhil while switching between the roles as cleaner, checker, conductor and driver in buses. Now Anoop's next target is a PhD.

A native of Karumarkkad in Ariyallur in Vallikkunnu, Anoop completed MPhil in Folklore Studies from University of Calicut. He used to work as a bus driver during holidays.

Anoop is son of Gangadharan, a last grade employee in Railways, and Bhargavi. He completed his schooling from Ariyallur MVHS School and finished Plus Two and BA English through private registration.

When his father’s earnings were spent for construction of their house and marriage of his sister, Anoop had to start working since he was in Plus One. He continued his studies while working as bus cleaner and helper in masonry, painting and wiring.

Anoop joined for post-graduation in Folklore Studies in the University of Calicut in 2013 and later joined for MPhil in the same department. Now Anoop has registered for MA English through distance education in Calicut University and his next target is earning a PhD.