Founders Profile

Late Shri. K. N. Singh (1928-1999)

  • M.Com. , LL.B.; Congress (I) (Uttar Pradesh); 1928; educated at Uday Pratap College, Varanasi and Allahabad University; Advocate; associated with Revolutionary Movement in the early age; took active part in student politics led by the Indian National Congress; was expelled twice from College for participation in Quit India Movement of 1942; took leading part in all the students movements in Uttar Pradesh, 1947--55; undertook hunger strike for 21 days for maintaining autonomy of the Universities and restoration of the compulsory recognition to University Students Unions; was associated with (i) Revolutionary Socialist Party, 1951--57 and (ii) Communist Party, 1957-64; was arrested twice during Kisan Movement in Uttar Pradesh and jailed during 1956--63; worked for the expansion and spread of education, particularly to the rural poor; set up premier scientific and technological institutions in rural areas to facilitate the application of modern tools and techniques in the agricultural and allied activities;
  • Founder, (i) Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, (ii) Kamla Nehru Institute of Social and Physical Sciences, (iii) Kamla Nehru Krishi Vigyan Kendra and (iv) Kamla Nehru Higher Secondary School and several other schools in rural areas;
  • President, (i) Allahabad University Students Union, 1953 and (ii) All U.P. Universities and Degree Colleges Students Unions, 1953-54;
  • Chairman, Modern Food Industries Ltd., 1981-84;
  • General Secretary, All India Congress Committee (I), 1988-90; Joint Secretary, Railwaymen's Federation, 1949-50;
  • Member, (i) Central Disciplinary Action Committee of AICC (with Status of General Secretary), (ii) Samsad (Court) of Vishva Bharati, 1991--94, (iii) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1970, (iv) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971--77, (v) Eighth Lok Sabha, 1984-89, (vi) elected to the Rajya Sabha in April, 1990 (vii) Committee on Agriculture and (vii) Consultative Committee of Ministry of Railways;
  • Union Deputy Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, 1971--74 and Agriculture and Irrigation, 1974—77

Advisory Board

Dr. J P Singh

Served as Chairman of Delhi Urban Arts Commission. Ex-IAS, PhD (History) from University of London. Served as District Magistrate Raiberally and Allahabad, and also held various administrative posts as Special Assistant to Ministry of Industrial Development. Served as Registrar of Co- Operative Society, Uttar Pardesh in areas such as co-op land development, co-op marketing finance, industrial investment, agriculture, cement, spinning mill and housing development. Served as Commissioner of Revenue Division in Lucknow and Agra and also held the post of Sales Tax Commissioner. Served as Joint Secretary to Government of India in Ministry of Finance, Additional Secretary in Ministry of Water, Special Secretary in Ministry of Power, Secretary in Ministry of Agriculture and retired as Secretary of Ministry of Urban Development. Served as Chairman of Maharishi Housing Development Finance Corporation.

Rajeshwar Singh

A Mechanical Engineer. He worked in Tisco in various capacities in Iron and Steel making units. He was the Head of the Department of Open Hearth and L.D. Shop for about 17 years. He was given the prestigious award of “Steel Eighties” in the year 1987 on “Metallurgist Day” for his outstanding contribution to the field of Steel Making. KORF Technology and EOF were successfully introduced by him in Tisco. He joined Vikram Ispat of Grasim Industries as Vice President (Works) in the year 1990. He was involved in setting up integrated steel plant with Chinese technology and retired as Managing Director from Usha Ispat & Malvika Steel Limited at Jagdishpur in U.P. At present he is the CMD of ANJANEYA CONSULTANCY PRIVATE LIMITED and ANJANEYA ISPAT LIMITED which was promoted by him through the implementation of new state-of -art -Technology first time in India to produce Pig Iron through small Blast Furnace which is now a mile stone for production of Pig Iron in medium scale Industries.


A FCA , Worked in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.(’83 to ’88) as Deputy Finance Manager (Refinery Division) , while working in HPCL his advice of change in methodology of calculating returns from the oil Co-ordination Committee resulting in annual savings of Rs. 1 crore. Has also worked in Eicher Group of companies from 1992 to 1994. He headed the Finance & Systems department of Eicher Motors Ltd , a joint venture with Mitsubishi Motors., was also responsible for implementation of Total Quality Management in the Company. Has also worked as General Manager (Commercial) in Koshika Telecom Ltd (USHA Group Company). (Cellular service provider in U.P.) from.’97 to.’98. Worked as Chief Executive in Gomti Cement Industries (Pvt.) Ltd. From 98 to 2003 looking after the entire gamut of techno-commercial functions. Currently employed as Vice President (Marketing) in Vardhman Special Steels (a unit of Vardhman Group having an annual turnover of R.s.2500/crores).

Key Management

Arvind Singh, CMD, Vatsa Diligence

A successful entrepreneur laid the Foundation of Vatsa Group of Industries in 1984, which now includes Cements, Automobiles, Tour and Travels, Bulk Carriers and Securities. Arvind as a President of Vatsa Group of Industries has successfully founded and exited a number of businesses including Tours and Travels and a Cement Plant. He is an honorary member and sits on the advisory committee of the Kamla Nehru Memorial Trust in UP.

Parimal Singh, CEO, Vatsa Diligence

Prior to Vatsa, Parimal was working with Duke Equity Partners as Associate Vice-President. He was involved in building and evaluating financial models for prospective investments, conducting follow on investment/exit analysis for existing portfolio companies, liaising with senior management of existing / prospective companies .Spent significant time in evaluating, closing and tracking investments in the Steel, Real Estate, Construction, Floriculture and Hospitality Sector. Executed investment in one of the most famous Steel Company from Northern India. Responsible for formation of Real Estate Advisory Board and Real Estate Fund , which includes eminent personalities like Ex CMD of Hudco, Ex- CMD of Allahabad Bank, Ex- Secretary to Ministry of Urban Development Department. Earlier to Duke has worked with Cleveland Potash Ltd U.K. , (A part of ICL Fertilizers) as an Marketing Associate and was responsible for conducting market research to determine potential in France, Germany and USA for Rock salt. Masters in International Marketing from University of Leeds Business School (Leeds, U.K.) and B. Sc in Information Technology from Manipal University

Rigved Joshi, Advisor – North America Initiatives

Rigved serves as an Advisor to Vatsa focusing on fund raising, business development and marketing for the North America region. Since 2005, Rigved has served as Principal at Duke Equity, a private equity firm investing in emerging markets with offices in Los Angeles, Dubai and Pune (India). Rigved has successfully championed investments across all Duke managed funds which resulted in cumulative gains of over 80%. Additionally, he has also served as a leading member of the team which facilitated the launch of : 1) Duke Realty Partners 2) Duke Industries, 3) Duke Aviation Services. Prior to Duke, Rigved served as the Director of Business Development for the Girvan Institute of Technology where he was involved in managing financial and technology related initiatives as well as building strategic relationships with clients which included US Government funded / affiliated research labs, investors / VCs, angels, technology and corporate partners. Rigved was extensively involved in facilitating IP commercialization initiatives (spin offs) for key accounts including NASA Ames, SURA, The Aerospace Corporation, LLNL and other research labs associated with the US DoE and DoD as well as international corporations including Canon, IBM, Boeing, International Rectifier, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, StatOil etc. He also successfully helped Girvan start-up / incubator companies raise over $25 million in start-up funding through his network of angel investors and venture capital firms across Silicon Valley and other parts of the US. Rigved has a MBA from the University of North Carolina (USA), and a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Maharashtra Institute of Technology (India).

Partner Profile

Ar. Ramesh Tepan

The founding member of Rachana Architects and Interior Designers, Ar. Ramesh Tepan has a Principal Rachana Architects strong background in architecture, construction, real estate and all the allied fields based on the 35 plus years of practice as an Architect. Over the years his portfolio includes projects ranging from private residences to large apartment complexes, commercial and retail establishments, healthcare, multiplex malls, industrial, institutional, infrastructure related and many more.

Ar. Parag Tepan

"Change is the only constant." With this view in mind Ar. Parag Tepan moved to the US to pursue further studies and gain experience in the field of Architecture. Over the years he worked with some of the top award winning Architectural firms in the country. His work portfolio, among others includes $300 million healthcare projects to $400 million projects for the US Dept. of Justice. Having had the opportunity to work alongside some of the best Architects & Engineers using the latest Technology available Ar. Parag Tepan has what it takes to meet the challenges of the new age.
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