He is the father of Kurapika, and was a member of the Kurta Clan.
He is first seen talking with his wife, about Kurapika taking the tests. Later, he along with his wife, and other Kurta clan members, were massacred by the infamous group, known as the Phantom Troupe.
Kurapika's father agreed with the elder that the outside world is a dangerous place.
Kurapika's father dons a black-colored Kurta garb with a bluish lining. He has black hair and his eyes aren't shown in the anime, but are shown in the manga.