Pi’s biology teacher at Petit Séminaire, his school in Pondicherry. Mr. Kumar is a polio survivor with a triangle-shaped body. He is a staunch atheist, and enjoys going to the Pondicherry Zoo to admire the wonders of nature. Mr. Kumar is an important influence on Pi and inspires him to study zoology later.
The timeline below shows where the character Satish Kumar (1) appears in Life of Pi. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.