Shubhankar hails from Mathura. He is a microentrepreneur, and runs a shop in west Delhi. He was in custody in Delhi’s Tihar jail for more than five years. During this time, he worked as a volunteer in the education ward and also supported various other activities of the prison. Since his release on interim bail, Shubhankar has been working with Project Second Chance, a nonprofit focused on prison reform. He has supported various ex-inmates in their reintegration journey.