Sri T. Krishna Prasad, graduated as a Mechanical Engineering from premiere Institute NIT Warangal, studied management from IIM Ahmedabad and joined IPS in 1986. As IG Police Computer Services, he brought all the 1865 Police Stations of AP State, online, in Dec 2009.
He drafted important Policy Documents such as AP Industrial Policy, IT Policy, SEZ Act, etc. He is instrumental in implementing several Infrastructure Projects under PPP mode, as early as 2002. Some of the key posts that he has held are the following: Director APSRTC, Executive Director APIIC, Director AP Police Academy, Commissioner of Police, Vijayawada, DIG for 2 rangers and SP for 4 districts. He has been actively involved in multiple activities related to infrastructure like Roads, Hitech city, Ganaravam port, ORR, Airport etc. to name a few. He is very easily the key man in creating the IT and IT related infrastructure in the city of Hyderabad.
He is also decorated with IPM & PPM. He has also authored a book “Trafficking in Persons – Tip of the Iceberg”, published by UN.
Major Mohommed Ali Shah a popular theatre personality has done extensive theatre with Padmashri Tom Alter and his uncle, Naseeruddin Shah. His play the “Major”, Actor’s Assorted Monologues has been well received not only in India but abroad as well. He has acted in films such as Agent Vinod, Haider which won 5 National awards, and an English film titled – “The Ruffian” for which he won several best actor awards at International platforms such as the Delhi International Film Festival, the International film festival of Prayag, Aligarh Saaz film festival, a critique’s best actor award in the state capital of Kerala, two coveted best actor awards in Australia are a few. He was an integral part of the team of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and has also done several short films with FTII Pune and Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication.
Prior to being a full time actor, Major Shah studied management from IIM C and worked with leading multinationals like Genpact, Rolta Thales and Mahindra & Mahindra. He had also served the Army under Short Service Commission. During his stint he was posted in the counter insurgency operations in Jammu & Kashmir and the North East, for which he was also awarded with a commendation card for exceptional and meritorious service to the Nation on 15th August 07. He led the Assam Rifles marching contingent at Rajpath New Delhi on 26th January 08 saluting Her Excellency The President of India.
Anshu Gupta, a.k.a the Clothing Man is the Founder of Goonj. He founded GOONJ with a mission to make clothing a matter of concern and to bring it among the list of subjects for the development sector. His mission was to address the most basic but ignored need of clothing and the multifaceted role it plays in villages across India. Today Goonj is a pan India movement working equally widely in cities and villages, dealing with more than 3000 tons of material annually.
Over the years as Goonj garnered major awards, including World Bank’s Development Marketplace and NASA, Anshu also won recognition as an Ashoka and Schwab Fellow while Forbes Magazine and Fast Company also listed him as one of India’s top social entrepreneurs. He is also a member of Humanitarian Crisis Council of the World Economic Forum.
Asia’s Noble, the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award 2015, conferred to him credited him for ‘his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity’.
Anshu says, “Goonj doesn’t want to grow only as an organization; it wants to grow as an idea… where organizations and individuals across the world take up the work, learning from our experience and help reach the basics of life to people who need it urgently, mindful of their dignity and their needs, not as a charity.”