Sibaji Panda was born and brought up in India. He has recently moved back to India after serving 10 years as Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the International Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom. He works on sign language research and development, training and teaching, affordable university education programs, leadership in the deaf community, and grassroots empowerment. He is currently pursuing a PhD from Dr. Shakuntala Mishra National University, Lucknow. India.