Sreyus Palliyani is an acclaimed author, journalist and martial artist. He is an expert at Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate, Kobudo and Taekwondo. A black belt, practitioner and teacher for 15 years, he ranks martial arts as one of his two greatest passions. He penned his first conspiracy fiction thriller Gabriati-the rise of the preceptor at the age of 24.
An Indian by origin, he was born in Saudi Arabia and raised across the Middle East. Born second in a family of two brothers, Sreyus was always the artistic kind immensely drawn towards customs, traditions and myths. However, logical reasoning was pivotal for him to accept any of it. His upbringing in a family where both superstition and rebellious challenging of absurdity in the name of divinity coexisted with the same fervor, contributed to him detesting irrationality in the name of the divine; and yet, be a firm believer.
He graduated from the Government Engineering College Thrissur and later obtained his Masters from the National University of Singapore. He has worked with the Governments of Middle East and Singapore as a Transport Expert. Sreyus currently resides in Singapore, pursuing research for his PhD in Global Transport Policy at NUS.
Right from an early age he loved travelling, meeting new people and debating philosophies. At the age of 24, his debut novel, Gabriati in many ways is a reflection of his persistent pursuit to delineate the thin line between faith and fanaticism.