The LLRweb directory

Some 'like-minded' Lajpatians (especially from the 70's batches) who are in regular touch with each other through e-mail decided to network through . This page is a directory of these 'LLRwebites' (also known as 'cyberlalloos').

Basu Amitesh (Roosky). Civil Engg., 1978.

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Joined Trans Tech Turnkey Pvt Ltd., Pune (one of Suranjan's ventures) as Executive Director in 2003 after a long innings with Jacobs H&G Ltd. Lives in Sanpara (New Bombay). Wife Sutapa is a doctor (psychiatrist) -- she runs her own clinic and is also into medical transcription. Son Diptanshu (a.k.a. Neil) is in school.

The family photo on the left was taken on 23.10.00 during their visit to the webmaster's erstwhile residence at Noida.

Office : Trans Tech Turnkey Pvt Ltd, 101, Mayfair Towers II, Wakdewadi, Shivajinagar, Pune-411005

Res : H-6, 2/2, Paradise Hsg Society, Sector 7, Sanpara, New Bombay-400705

Tel(R) : 91-22-2768-6978 ; Tel(O): 91-20-2402-9084

Cell: 98500-47981 ; E-mail :

Bhargava Akhil (Gangu). Elect. Engg., 1978

Works for 3Com.


 Lives in Boston, MA



Bhattacharya Mrinal. Agri. Engg., 1981

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After graduation came to the US and completed  MS(1983) and Ph.D (1986) in Bio-environmental Engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Has been at the University of Minnesota since 1986 in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engg.

Married to Anindita (MA-English, CU, 1991). Daughter Anushua born in 1994.

Univ. of Minnesota, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engg, 1390 Eckles Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

Tel: (612) 625-5234 Fax: (612) 624-3005

Res : 3621, Bailey Ridge Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125



Chakraborty Aniruddha. Instrumentation Engg., 2001

After graduating, did a stint in IITKgp's VLSI lab as a research assistant. Thereafter moved to Samsung Heavy Ind. at South Korea.

Ani says : "I am born and brought up in Calcutta. My parents being active members of East Bengal Club, football runs in my veins. My stay in LLR hall was an eventful one. People used to call me Dada, even my seniors. It was like my second home. Every one in LLR hall (even including the mosquitos) knew me. I was a member of our hall's soccer team (which won gold in 2000), captain of hall's bridge team (3 silver's during my time but no gold) and captain of dramatics team and creative writing team. I won 3 consecutive gold medals from Inter Hall creative writing comp".


Chowdhury Aniruddha. Civil, 1977

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Has been involved with his family businesses of civil construction projects, jewellery, wedding houses / guest houses, etc., ever since he graduated. He is ably assisted by his wife Anindita (a.k.a. Kuhu). Their son Amarttya, having graduated in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi, is studying in Australia - doing his Masters in Business Economics & Finance.

For the information of anyone visiting Kolkata, he has a homely and comfortable guest house near Park Circus. He charges Rs 1200 per day incl. complimentary b'fast for two. He has cheaper rooms too. Also, he has a large wedding house which can be hired for stay of big groups in addition to wedding parties. He gives a special discount of 25% to Kgpians.

Res. : 'Chowdhury Park', 6, Suburban Hospital Road, Kolkata-700020

Cell : 9830062380

E-mail :


DeSarkar Chandan. Mech. Engg., 1976

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20 C-1 Hillcrest Village West, Niskayuna, New York, NY 12309

Tel(O): 1-518-388-6738

Tel(R): 1-518-393-6586


Fonseca Christopher. Elect. Engg., 1977

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Joined the Oil & Gas Divn. of Tata Consultancy Services at Pune in mid-2004. Presently based at Houston, USA (on an assignment from TCS) along with his wife and daughter. His son is studying Instrumentation Engg. at Pune.


Gharse Shailendra. E&CE, 1978

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After Kgp, did MMS at Bajaj Institute, Bombay Univ. with specialisation in Finance. Joined Crompton Greaves in 1980. Moved through various functions -- beginning with Finance, then MIS, then Production/Planning, then to Hitachi Collaboration implementation for High Voltage Rotating machines, then Materials, and finally Global Head of marketing for High Voltage Machines (Turnover 100 crores).

Got fed up with doing a job. Presently,  runs his own trading busines in electrical goods and supplies motors, gears, etc.,  to some select  mech. eqpt. manufacturers. Is also in the process of setting up a trading business for export of paper from india to various countries.

Based in Mumbai

Tel(R) : 022-24147752


Gupta Dhananjay (Danny) K. Agri. Engg., 1979

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Works for Blue Marlin Systems, Inc. A quote from Danny : "I'll be glad to join the non-engineering list -- having abandoned Engg. about 5 minutes after graduation and drifting in the unstructured corporate business world since. Every now and then an urge hits me to look at a Napier-Stokes equation but I find an adult beverage makes it go away."

Danny and Jasmine have a son.

7 Cornell Dr.::Succasunna, NJ 07876

Tel(O) : 1-973-442-6480 x 269

Fax : 1-973-442-6402

Tel(R) : 1-973-584-7793


Holay Sanjay. Agri. Engg., 1979
Sanjay is the founder and managing principal of NuVo Food Group, Inc. He has over 20 yrs of experience in the food and beverage industry encompassing start up, mid-size and Fortune 100 companies. Sanjay held product development and marketing positions at Quaker Oats Company, Gatorade, Snapple, LifeSpring Nutrition Solutions and Chef Solutions Inc. After graduation he did MS in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University and MBA from University of Chicago.

Sanjay's wife Anju has over 13 years of brand and packaged goods management experience from Quaker Oats, Gatorade, Dominick’s, and numerous consulting engagements. Anju holds an MBA from The University of Chicago and a BS from Northwestern University. She is a RIVA-trained Focus Group Moderator. Anju is a writer of Mintel Research Reports, and a frequent Contributing Editor to various industry trade journals.

Sanjay and Anju have two children -- Nikhil (12) and Maya (9).

Sanjay wrote on 25.02.05 : "I am jumping back into corporate world after a consulting stint. Starting later in March, I am joining a company called Diageo. I am excited about the chance to lead a team of about 30 people and manage technical brand equity for brands like Johny Walker, Smirnoff, Guinness and Baileys. I will be based in the Chicago area (so no relocation involved) but will have to travel fair amount to East Coast as well as globally. Also, free samples to anyone who cares to visit Chicago. Now you have another reason to come visit."

Res.: 1404 Lake Shore Dr. North, Barrington, IL 60010


Tel(R) : 847-842-0110




Website :


Hora Barun. Naval Arch., 1974

L to R : Renu, Prakhar, Barun, Varun, Priyanka

Long stint of 21 yrs. with Mazagon Docks followed by 5 yrs. with ABG Shipyard at Bombay. Now with Samsung Heavy Ind. at South Korea (in the position vacated by fellow LLR-webite O.P.Madria).

Other noteworthy achievements include 7 yrs. on Bombay Stage - Producing, Directing and Acting in several Hindi plays.

Happily married to Renu (homemaker, school teacher, actress, entrepreneur) for the last 29 yrs.

Daughter Priyanka (married in 2004 to Mr. Varun Dogar, an engineer working with SHI) is also based in Korea. Son Prakhar is studying at Bombay.

Res. : 908, Bldg no. 4, Jangpyung  Aptts, Shinhyun-ri, Koje-si, Kyungnam,  South Korea - 656-800.

Tel(R): +82-55-6374716

Cell: +82-16-610-3108 & +82-16-407-2109



Kakkar Rajeev, Mech. Engg., 1976

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Rajeev is a HVAC consultant in Mumbai.


Res : B51, Archana, Juhu Versova Link Road, Andheri(W), Mumbai-400053

Tel(R) : 91-22-2623-6521, 91-22-2620-9658


Kannan A.M. Elect. Engg., 1977

After graduation, worked for 3 yrs with BHEL. Then did MBA from IIM(B), spent 7 years with Hindustan Lever and the next 8 years with Tetrapack. Was bitten by the teaching bug and joined ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad where he is a Professor of Operations Management and Business Strategy.

Wife Kanthimathi is a B.Sc. + MBA. She too was in BHEL when she met Kannan. They married in 1982. Subsequently, she worked for Mascon and Anandalaya (Dr. Kurien's school in Gujarat). She is now an educationist working for 'Educational Initiatives' (

Their son Mahadevan is in 5th. yr. of integrated B.Tech. + M.Tech. course in Civil Engg. at IITkgp / Azad Hall. Interestingly, Kannan too is a PhD student at IITkgp - he has completed one semester on-campus and continuing with his research work off-campus.

Their daughter Visalakshi is doing law at the NUJS, Kolkata.

Res : 12-2-709/A/22 Berbun, Hyderabad - 500028

Tel(R) : 040-2351-0710

E-Mail :

Kheterpal Tushar. Met. Engg., 2003

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The 'baby' of LLRweb -- graduated in 2003 and landed a job with Infosys through campus placements. Joined SAP Labs in Nov 2004. Presently doing his MBA at Singapore.

He was our main contact man at site (LLR) from 2001 to 2003.

His personal website is also well worth a visit.

E-mail :

Location : Singapore


Website :


Kulkarni Madhav N. (chhota Kulu). Civil, 1977

Served in the Indian Army (Corps of Engineers) from 1977 to 1999, mostly on deputation to Survey of India. Carried out difficult survey work in Himalayas and all over India. Also did Ph.D. from Ohio State University, Columbus during 1987-92.

Took premature retirement from the Army / Survey of India in 1999 in the rank of Lt. Col. and joined as Associate Professor of Civil Engg. at IIT Bombay. Promoted to Professor of Geodesy & Remote Sensing in March, 2003. His areas of specialization were: Geodesy, Space Geodesy, Surveying, GPS, Space VLBI, etc.

Madhav married Vidya in 1984. Rhucha and Chaitanya are their two children.

While on official work at Koyna (Maharashtra) in April 2007, Madhav suffered a stroke and died after a few hours due to lack of treatment.

May his soul rest in peace.


Kulkarni Neelkanth. Aero. Engg. 1979; also M.Tech. 1981

Born in Pune, India in 1956. Developed interest in Health, Yoga, and Spirituality in early childhood. His father Vinayak Rajaram Kulkarni is a God realized saint and mother Sumatibai, an intensive devotee of God and an ardent student of Mahabharata. He considers his wife, Nilima, as the best mother known to him. His daughters, Geeta and Ashwinee, are top students and gymnasts. Neel has worked as Computer Consultant in many countries for 20 years, and is a citizen of U.S.A. He takes India as his Mother and U.S.A. as his Father. He wishes Joy and Peace for all, including himself.

Neel is President of 'SaeeTech', his computer / yoga / spiritual consultancy firm. The picture at left shows him standing at the entrance of the 'shrine' inside SaeeTech's head office.

Website :

Tel.: (703)7257243, 5695263(joyland),


Madria Omprakash. Naval Arch., 1976

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Worked for Mazagon Docks at Bombay till 1984. Spent the next 12 yrs. with Shipping Corpn. of India. Worked for Samsung Heavy Industries (S. Korea) as Principal Naval Architect from 1996 to 2000. After a stint in Hong Kong with Fleet Management Ltd for New Building supervision of Bulk Carriers, moved to China as site manager for these vessels. Now back in Korea with Samsung Heavy Industries.

Madria's family is in Thane - son having completed BDS is doing MDS in prosthodontics in King George Dental College Mumbai. Daughter is in school.


Website :

Cell : 82-010-2743 4053


Mahadevan Suganda. Aero. Engg., 1976

Was in C132 for the first 3 years and moved to A214 for the last two years.Came to Cincinnati in 1976 after Kgp and did his graduate studies there.

Works for Stoner & Associates which specializes in employee benefit plans.

Lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Mandrekar Rajeev. Met. Engg., 1979

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Mandy was in B-237. As a consulting engineer based at Mumbai, he is into ISO 9001 system implementation / certification, consultancy in the fields of quality improvement & metallurgy and metallurgical inspection. He has appropriately christened his business 'RAM Consultancy & Inspection Services'.

Res. : 8, Ramyajeevan Co-op Hsg Society, Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400093

Tel. : 022-28391586

E-mail :


Mukerji Gautam. Agri. Engg., 1976

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After working for a year, did MBM from BHU (1978-79). Thereafter, gained wide and diverse experience in companies (all in Kolkata) like Dunlop, KSB Pumps, Birla Technical Services, UBEST and IIC Container Services. Presently working with the Institute for Customer Relationship Management (iCRM).

Wife Bunty teaches in a school. Son Kaustav is in college and Daughter Ishani in school.

Res. : B-11, 'Digantika', AH block, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700091 [Tel. 033-23591535]

Cell : 98303-62761



Mukherjee Debashis. Mech. Engg., 1974

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Served in the Indian Navy for 20 years. Took premature retirement from the armed forces in 1994 in the rank of Commander. After a stint at Mather & Platt at Bombay, joined CESC Ltd. at Delhi. After 5 yrs. at Delhi, was transferred to CESC's Head Office at Calcutta in Dec 2000. Took early retirement from CESC on 01 June 2006 and settled down at Jamshedpur. Presently leading 'retired life'.

Res. : 129, C-Road, Sonari West, Jamshedpur-831011 [Tel. : 0657-2903668 / 2301726]

Cell : 98359-25820


Nyayapathi Sivananda. Elec. Engg., 1976

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Works for Capricorn Systems, Inc.

One may check out his website for samples of his paintings and other inspiring stuff.


305 Lahontan Pass

Tel(R): 770-4959069

Website :

Tel(O) : 770-3997849


Panikar Rajendra. 1979

Area Manager (Qatar), Grace Construction Products, c/o Teyseer Trading & Contracting Co., P O Box 1556, Doha, QATAR.


Tel(O): +974-4410673;   Fax(O): +974-4437642

Tel(R): +974-4360272; Mobile : +974-5501508

Email (O) ; Email (Home)


Patel Snehal. Che. Engg., 1979

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After Kgp worked for 6 months with Indian Aluminium in Ranchi but got bored and came to the US and completed his PhD in 1985. Worked till 1990 in academia (Texas A&M) and finally decided to enter the corporate world. Has been in Shell since. Spent 8 years in Shell Research (Houston/Amsterdam) and then became the Chief Knowledge Officer for Shell Chemicals International. In 2001 was assigned to the Royal Dutch/Shell CIO Office as a Corporate Advisor. Moved to Bangalore in Aug 2004 on a 3-year assignment with Shell India.

Married Jyotika in 1983. She had her own business in USA - providing sonography services to several Houston area hospitals. Son Suraag was born in 1985 and daughter Ruhi in 1988. Ruhi is in The International School, Bangalore. Surag is in USA.

Res.:405, Adarsh Palm Meadows, Phase II, Airport-Whitefield Road, Ramagondanahalli, Bangalore-560066


Cell: 98801-28802

E-mail: ;

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Raghavan Venkatraman (Rags). Aero. Engg., 1978

After 2 yrs. at IISc B'lore, left for the US and did M.S. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engg. from the Univ. of Maryland. Worked at NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA -- where Kalpana Chawla  happened to be his colleague.  He flew with Kalpana in several sorties when she was practising flying small aircraft.

Doing aerospace and computer science work in a defence consulting company near Washington D.C. as a senior engineer since 1995.

Divorced, no kids. Interested in computers, travel, photography and astronomy. One of the 'prime movers' of the LLRweb.

Res. : 19913 Stoney Point Way, Germantown, MD 20876

Tel(R): (301) 540-0695

Tel(O): (301) 948-4646


Raje Subodh. Agri. Engg., 1979

Presently conducting Insurance Surveys (loss assessment) in the fields of Engineering, Fire and Marine claims. Lives in Vadodara with wife Varsha and daughters Shraddha & Pooja.

Worked in Sierra Leone for 11 yrs. and had some amazing experiences there. Had to return to India suddenly due to the civil war. Before this Africa stint, tried his hand at different jobs at Bhilai, Bombay and Dhalka (near A'bad) as well as entrepreneurship in the fields of software development (with batchmate Danny Gupta way back in 1982), maintenance contract jobs in hotels & shipping industry at Bombay, setting up a production unit (bombed out during Hindu - Muslim riots) at Vadodara, etc.

Res. : I-16, Kalindi Apartments, Pashabhai Park, Race Course Circle, Vadodara 390007

Tel: 91-265-2300033
Cell : 98250-48913



Raman Ravishankar. Met. Engg., 1979

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Spent 15 years with ICICI. Then joined Brescon Corporate
Advisors Ltd. in Mumbai as Associate Director. After 4 yrs. in the financial consulting business, switched back to project financing -- joined Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd.

A quote from Southee : " I was sitting in the "Windows of the World" (the bar on the 110th floor of the WTC) sipping a beer with my friends on Thursday the 6th of Sept 2001 when I glanced out of the glass windows. I saw the evening shadows of the Towers falling across Hudson into Brooklyn and said to myself I must catch this on film. Sadly these shadows will fall no more".

Office : The ILFS Financial Centre, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai-400051
11/204, Vipulgiri, Siddhachal Phase II, Pokhran No. II, Thane - 400601

Tel(R): 022-25334425; Tel(O) : 022-5694-7682

Cell: 98210-60684

E-mail :


Sarkar Nilashish (Ronnie). Agri. Engg., 1979

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Working for R.R. Donnelley & Sons for the last 14 yrs. Currently VP of Operations for the premedia business.

Family: Marion (wife, married 20 years), Indranil (son, 18 years) and Joydita (daughter, 15 years).

Res.: 6036 Mill Bridge Lane, Lisle, IL 60532

Tel(R): (630)718-9459
Tel(O): (630)322-6898


Shah Madhukar. Met. Engg., 1974

After a long stint with M/s Godrej at Mumbai and in the Gulf, Madhukar has taken to teaching (SCM, decision making models at International School of Business, Pune) and consultancy.

Res.: 602/603, Pooja Apartments, Plot No. 6, Sector: 20C, Airoli, Navi Mumbai - 400708 (Tel. 022-32505188)

Mobile : 94223-62353


Shetty Venugopal. Arch., 1978

Was in B-234. Runs his own firm at Bangalore.



Singh Ajit. E&CE., 1975

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Presently in Ahmedabad as PGM(O) of the Gujarat Circle of BSNL. Elder son is studying in USA and younger son in Manipal Inst. of Technology at Sikkim.

Tel(O) : 079-26481050


Venkatesh V (Venky). Naval Arch., 1978

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Runs a Naval Architecture consulting firm in Mumbai.

A confirmed bachelor. Interests include computers, painting, photography and disagreeing without being disagreeable.

Res : New D N Nagar, Andheri (W)
Mumbai 400 053

Tel. : 

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