Surej Kumar S -He is an Ultra-Marathoner, Photographer, Drawing & Animation Artist, Athlete, Mountaineer, Writer, Solo Traveller, Cyclist, Keyboardist, Content Creator by passion and a Nurse by profession.
He is born & bought up in Thirumoolapuram, Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, India. Surej Kumar S graduated in B.Sc. Nursing and earned a diploma in Photography.
His grandfather Mr. P.N Gopinathan Pillai, Rtd. Swimming Coach, Kerala State Sports Council, Ex-Servicemen (Army) inspired him the most to unlock hidden potential and powers to do extraordinary things in life.
He is an avid reader of books and some of his favorite in the collection include ‘The Alchemist’ novel written by Paulo Coelho, ‘The Egyptian Book of the Dead’, ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ and ‘Who Will Cry When you Die?’ books by Robin Sharma, ‘The Secret’ and ‘The Magic’ books by Rhonda Byrne.
“Following your passion make you a quality human than a man of adjustment life.” Surej Kumar S says in his quote.
Surej Kumar S’s interest in art began at a very young age and he is demonstrating extraordinary artistic talent over the years with incredible paintings and artworks in a very naturalistic manner.
He is experimenting with different theories, techniques, and ideas in his paintings and artworks. Every day he reinvents himself with diversity and dedication to objectively evaluating the best form suited to achieve the desired outcome.
Whenever Surej Kumar S wants to say something through art he included different methods of expression and a variety of themes that follow the idea of uniqueness. With endless practices, he refined his quality to use brush strokes effectively, identify the best suitable colors to create amazing artworks and beautiful expressions on paper or any other surfaces.
There are so many wonderful works done by Surej Kumar S in different categories including Traditional Artwork, Ancient Egyptian Paintings, Zen Painting, Coffee Painting, Realistic Pencil Arts, Clay Modelling, and Water Colour Painting.
Surej Kumar S’ masterpieces include ‘An Experimental Art: A Man with Light Series’, ‘Mughal Emperor Akbar with Parrot’ a glass painting, ‘Bhairavi Kolam’ Traditional Painting, ‘Ayyappan’ Coffee Painting, ‘THE BUDDHAS AURA’ Painting, ‘Mandala Art’ The Masking World, etc.
He owns a Facebook page SUREJ arts where one can explore more about his artworks and paintings.
As a photographer, Surej Kumar S loves traveling and explores new places through his camera lenses. He captures people, nature, wildlife, streets, cities, food, different cultures, and landmarks, etc.
Surej Kumar S believes that each photograph has a unique and relatable story to experience. He participated and showcased his photos in various National, International photography competitions and exhibitions.
He took part in the ‘3rd International Annual Photo Award’ 2017 managed by 35AWARDS- a major international award created in 2015 by the creators of the professional photo community 35photo.pro. A total of 1,03,069 people from 160 countries participated in this contest.
Surej Kumar S’ love & care for the animals and birds is unmatchable. An incident tells everything itself which took place some years back on 19th July 2016 when he saw a badly injured Pigeon with broken wings on the way home from his college.
He took that Pigeon home, cleaned, and treated the wound with ointment. For three months he provided utmost care to the bird with proper food & water and then freed bird.
Surej Kumar S is an extraordinary athlete with the utmost dedication and skills. He started running as an exercise in 2015 and later turned it into a serious passion.
He participated in many marathons and competitions across the country including ‘100 Days of Running’ Come What May edition powered by Adidas in 2018, IDBI Federal Life Insurance Spice Coast Marathon 2015, etc.
Surej Kumar S was the ‘Unity Ambassador’ in the First Indian Running Day organized by Cyruns Sports, in 2018 & 2019 and Brand Ambassador for the Rajkot Marathon, Gujarat in 2019.
He is a member of various clubs including Iten Runners Club- Trivandrum, Trivandrum Runners Club, Paravur Bikers Club, Kerala, etc.
Awards and Honours
Surej Kumar S won many prestigious awards for his outstanding works and services.
In 2019, he won the ‘India Star Passion Award’ for painting, and in 2016, the second prize in a photography competition organized by the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS), Thrissur, Kerala.
He is an ‘Indian Marathon Super Challenger 2018’ title award winner. A special reward for completing six-monthly challenges in the year 2018. The award was given by Indian Runners.
Surej Kumar S owns a YouTube Channel W4 Wonders where he talks about various topics for example Mystery, Mythology and Science.
Some of his popular videos include History of Ambassador Cars, Story of Lady Dracula, History of Motorcycle Helmets, Ancient Egyptian Mythology and Mummification, What is Ouroboros?, What is Kirlian Photography?, What is Quantum Computer?, Curse of Crying Boy Painting and The Rise and Fall of Egyptian Empire.