<b>Academic Qualifications</b><BR> B.E. (Telecom) with Distinction in 1956, University of Poona, India.<BR> <BR> <b>Professional Fellowships</b><BR> Distinguished Fellow I.E.T.E., India<BR> Life Fellow, I.E.E.E., USA<BR> Fellow, Institution of Engineers, India<BR> Fellow, Indian Academy of Engineers<BR> Hon. Fellow, Broadcast Engineering Society<BR> <BR> <b>Early Career</b><BR> Research and Development - 1956 to 1962.<BR> Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.<BR> Medical Electronics Division - ICMR.<BR> <BR> <b>Entrepreneurial Achievements</b><BR> Founder, APLAB Group of Companies.<BR> Started as private R & D Lab. 1962-64 retired after 47 years<BR> Development, Production and Marketing of Power Products, Test & Measurement Instruments, Banking & Retail Automation, Fuel Retailing Solutions, Cable Fault Locating Instruments.<BR> Annual Group Sales : Over Rs.1550 million.<BR> Plants : Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Pune.<BR> <BR> <b>Awards</b><BR> “Engineering Manager of the Year 1990” by IEEE,USA - the only non-American so far.<BR> “LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD’ by Thane Manufacturer’s Association for contribution towards growth of Industries in India.<BR> <BR> <b>Honorary Official Public Service</b><BR> Chairman, Electronics Commission, Govt. of India 1986-88 - in Minister of State rank.<BR> Advisor - Electronics to the Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi - 1988-90.<BR> Chairman, Broadcast Council, Govt. of India - 1992-93.<BR> Chairman, ET&T Corp. Ltd., Govt. of India enterprise - 1984-89.<BR> Chairman, Meltron Ltd. - Govt.of Maharashtra - 1982-84.<BR> Chairman, Mahanagar Gas Limited, British Gas - GAIL Venture - 1996-99.