Mallar was born in 1971 at Kolkata. As an ardent traveller, he has been trekking for the last 25 years in diverse Himalayan terrains of Ladakh, Himachal, Garhwal, Kumaon, West Bengal, Sikkim and Nepal. In summary, Mallar loves to escape from the urban humdrum to offbeat weekend destinations. ‘Landscape’ and ‘Folk’ are his prime interest to focus. He enjoys reading, music and watching adventure films.