Kumar was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka, and spent his childhood working on the family dairy farm. His parents came from Southern India, so he went to the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore for his B.Sc. An MSc in sustainable agriculture took him to England. Since then he has worked on various farms across the country and currently runs a travel company in India, Sri Lanka and Peru. After running a sheep and goat farm for two years in 2009 and living in Chicago for 2 years, he moved to West Devon in June 2015 and bought 20 acres of grassland and woodland with the idea of selling South Indian cuisine a markets and rearing a flock of Llanwenog sheep.
Kumar’s eldest daughter Daisy works in Brighton at Responsible Travel and has helped develop the marketing side of the business. Molly studies Veterinary Medicine at Edinburgh University. Her dream is work as a vet and have her own farm.