January 2015 \ Diaspora News \ Diaspora—Gulf
Sunny Kulathakal

Every once in a while an individual is born, who by his sheer energy and enthusiasm, shakes up the world and influences thousands of others to wake up, take note and act. Sunny Kulathakal is one such individual. After serving the nation’s leading publications as a journalist and an author, he went on from India to the Middle East and set about co-ordinating activities to help the less fortunate of the NRI and PIO community tide through hard times and benefit from a collaborative awareness of opportunities and solutions. Walking the talk, he uses his acres of land back home in Bangalore and his flagship venture Sunliz Publications, to pursue nature friendly initiatives and employment generating projects. A vibrant personality brimming with positive energy, Sunny and his wife Elizabeth have nurtured Sunliz Publications to the status of an iconic publishing house across the whole of the Middle East

The family

Sunny and his better-half Elizabeth have three children. A daughter Bindu the youngest and two sons Biju and Binu, the elder ones . Bindu is married to Aditya (Apu) and they are settled in London with their only son Abhay . Binu and wife Ranjani have two children Maya and Pranav and they are settled in the US. Biju is also settled in the US with his wife Lauren and the only son – newly born - Sidhartha and this has enabled Sunny and Elizabeth to go on a world tour of sorts whenever they long to visit their children and grandchildren.

Just like their relationship, Suny and Elizabeth consider their venture Sunliz Publication, as a perfect partnership that complements each others strengths and helps bring out the best of each others abilities. Elizabeth takes care of coordinating the data and inputs for the Directory while Sunny concentrates on getting information, editing and marketing. The detail and information that goes into each publication which has been hailed as a life saver for many Arabs, NRI’s, speaks of the care and concern that the Kulathakals nurture their publication with. At heart a Central Travancore farmer, Sunny’s dream project is to build a top class health resort on his 33 acres farm land near Bangalore’s international airport, to cater to the needs of global health tourists.