Chairman and Managing Director
Informatics (India) Limited
No. 194, R V Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 560 004, India
Phone: 91 80 4038 7777 • Fax: 91 80 4038 7600
<[email protected]> • www.informaticsglobal.com
Born and lived: In India.
Early life: I spent my childhood in my village where I did my schooling. My village got electricity when I was in my 10th Standard. My father was a Teacher in the school which helped me in my academics. We were a large but happy family of 8 (my parents, and six children). I used to be very unconventional and adventurous, always wanting to do what my father restricted me from indulging in. I did my graduation in Science (Physics, Maths and Chemistry) in a town close to my village and my post-graduation in Library & Information Science from the University of Mysore, Mysore.
Professional career and activities: In a span of eight years after my post graduation, I worked as a Librarian in four different institutions before promoting Informatics in 1980. My first job as a Librarian was in a large College Library. My second job was in a premier academic and research Institute in Bangalore (Indian Institute of Science) where I worked as Information Assistant to a Professor. From there I moved on to a company then called Smith Kline & French, Bangalore, as their first Librarian in their Indian operation. My last job was in Hindustan Machine Tools Ltd., Bangalore, as a Documentation Officer.
In my spare time: Got very little spare time until now. But love reading and writing, watching movies and travelling.
Favorite books: My reading interests are wide and varied. Favourite authors include Bertrand Russell, Charles Dickens, Ayn Rand and many Indian Authors like R. K. Narayan.
Pet peeves: Nothing.
Philosophy: Live and Let Live.
Most memorable career achievement: Launching my dream product, J-Gate.
Goal I hope to achieve five years from now: Diversify and expand Informatics into non-library centric information business and build a strong global presence.