Bulu Imam comes from one of India’s most distinguished families which has produced a steady stream of intellectuals and scholars over the past two centuries. His great grandfather Nawab Syed Imdad Imam “Asar” was conferred the title of Shams-ul-Ulema or poet Laureate by the British in the late 19th Cent. and his grandfather Syed Hasan Imam was the first president of the Indian National Congress from Bihar (1918, Bombay). A poet by birthright, an artist by inclination, and an environmentalist through personal obsession, he became the Regional Convener of INTACH in 1987 and continues in this capacity. Widely travelled, widely read, widely experienced, at 66 years of age today he lives and writes in Hazaribagh at the Sanskriti Centre which he founded in 1995 for preserving the tribal culture.