Mr. Kiran Natu, a Chemical Engineer from LIT Nagpur and a first generation entrepreneur was a member of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture. A true dedicated and devoted technocrat, Mr. Natu had a diverse experience in chemical industry and having spent few years in the engineering operations he set out to establish his own enterprise as a chemicals supplier in early 80s. Mr. Natu had a financial brain and hence helped many SMEs to raise funds from financial institutions and banks. Later on in 1990 and 2005 he co-founded more companies and one of them was Jopasana Software. Such was the excellence of Jopasana and his work that he was awarded prestigious G. S. Parkhe Award in 1996 and also bagged the NASSCOM new product award in 2005.
Mr. Natu exhibited exemplary skills in administration, finance and HR . He was indeed a successful entrepreneur. Late Mr. Kiran Natu’s family desired to institute an Entrepreneurship Award in the memory of Late Mr. Kiran Natu to a first generation successful entrepreneur to be selected by the MCCIA committee based on pre-designed criteria. The Award will commence from the financial year 2015-16.