Co-founder, PondyCAN (Pondy Citizen's Action Network)
Aurofilio — known to all as Filio — was born and brought up in Pondicherry. An avid swimmer, diver, surfer, and wind-surfer, he decided to combine this love for the sea with his higher education and received a masters in Tropical Coastal management at Newcastle University.
Filio has worked in the field of waste water treatment, and has been engaging with the Puducherry Government for the restoration of the Pondicherry coast since to his dismay he began witnessing Pondicherry’s beautiful beach disappear, with large rocks dumped into its place.
In 2007 he co-founded PondyCAN.