Joined merchant navy in May 1963 as trainee cadet and after passing various departmental exams became Master on Merchant Ships in January 1974 and served on many vessels till December 1981. Pacific International Lines, Singapore posted as Regional Representative in Mumbai in January 1982 to look after Bangla Desh, Sri Lanka, India and Red Sea region for vessels calling in ports. Signed crew agreements with Bangla Desh and Sri Lanka Director General of Shipping to recruit crew from their countries on PIL vessels. Negotiated rates for vessel operations charges with Port Sudan and Yemen Officials for benefit of Company.
On 31 March 1984 left PIL and in May 1984 started Ship Agency Business in Mumbai and since than Still carrying on Ship Agency Business. Have been President of Mumbai NhavaSheva Ship Agents Association from September 2010 to September 2012 and by virtue of same was nominated as Trustee of JNPT from 01/04/2011 till 31/03/2013 and for Mumbai Port as Trustee from 01/04/2012 till 31/03/2014
In 1987 end also started freight forwarding Business and handed over this vertical to elder son after he joined business.
Thus conversant with logistic requirements also
Member of Bombay Chamber of Commerce of India, Company of Master Mariners of India
Have knowledge of shipping Business Practices and Maritime Laws and Charter Party terms and conditions
Born in Meerut DOB 20/06/1945
Education Higher Secondary School but then passed Master Foreign Going Level through Mercantile Marine Department