Yashwant H Gharpure, born 3rd April 1934, obtained B Sc Degree from Bombay University and then B Sc ( Tech ) in Chemical Engineering in 1956. Started Carrier as Scientist and gradually rose to become MD of HAL, Pune. Since 1985, has own Consultancy, etc. business. Has traveled to over 50 countries; has published over 400 articles and 3 Books. Is founder of TTA and Voluntary Executives Forum of India.