During his childhood he read the stories of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. He also taught himself to play the pianola.
He became a composer and performer of children's songs. He recorded and performed his songs under the name of Cri-Cri: El Grillito Cantor ("Cri-Cri: The Little Singing Cricket").
He died on December 14, 1990 in Texcoco, State of Mexico).