Dilip Kulkarni was born in 1958. After getting a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, he worked for a private company for a few years in Pune. He participated in Gramayan and worked for Grahak Panchayat. He quit his job in 1984 and completely dedicated himself to Vivekanand Mission. In 1993, he shifted to Kudawle village in Konkan with his family. So far, he has delivered lectures on many social issues and written thought-provoking articles in Marathi and English. He is the Editor and Publisher of Gatiman Santulan, a magazine dedicated to environmental issues. The villagers of Kudawle benefit a great deal from the various nature-oriented programs.