Madhukar hails from a rural village named Jayyaram in Telangana. He pursued his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Telangana University. While growing up, Madhukar has seen issues in his village which have impacted him gravely like the farmers’ suicides, school dropouts, and migration, heavy uses of pesticides in agriculture and exploitation of natural resources, and many more. And how to solve some of these problems. Being a Master’s student at Azim Premji University (APU) with a full scholarship was a memorable moment of his life. APU allowed him to pursue his interest areas including migration, labour, and agriculture. During this time, he completed an eight-week winter independent project on migrant weavers in the Sircilla district in Telangana. He believes that the Young India Fellowship is the best opportunity for him to gain multidisciplinary knowledge and skills which may help him to achieve his life goal to start an NGO in his hometown.