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