Dr. E S Neelakantan was born on 5th August, 1967 in Kannimangalam Village, Palakkad District, Kerala. He graduated in Statistics from Loyola College, Chennai in the year 1987 with distinction. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the year 1992.Dr E S Neelakantan developed interest in Astrology by reading the works of Dr. B V Raman. He learnt Astrology in a formal way under Prof. K V Seshadrinatha Sastri, and for his thesis on Medical Astrology, he was awarded Ph.D., by Sri Chandrasekarendra University, Kancheepuram, in 2005. He is a recipient of the "Nostradamus Award" instituted by Express Star Teller for his accurate forecasts.He is the author of a textbook on "Asktakavarga" in which he has lucidly brought out the fundamental principles of the Ashtakavarga system of prediction