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By Priya Tandan (PGP 1971) sharing a ‘remembrance’ of Atul Tandan (PGP 1971). “Atul was my husband and batchmate. I wrote this for ‘Golden Jharoka’, produced by my batch in 2021 for our Golden Jubilee.”


Atul always seemed larger than life and marched to the beat of his own drum. He worked, or rather super-achieved, in Marketing and as Director/CEO in 6 companies. Notable were Unilever, where he learned his trade and JLMorrison and MICA, where he was probably happiest because he had the autonomy to execute some of his most dynamic strategies. He taught simultaneously in 7-8 business schools – KC College, Bombay, SMU Dallas, Angers, France among others. He also enjoyed moonlighting on celluloid – Lipton Tiger TVC, StanChart Bank TVC, the TV serial ‘Khandaan’ with Tanuja, and a bit part in MM Kaye’s Far Pavilions tele-serial (between takes, he played bridge on the sets with Omar Sharif, Christopher Lee and John Gielgud)! He had his first heart attack at age 39. Atul then gave up smoking and exercised religiously, buying himself another 28 years. His second heart attack at 67, took him away from us. All in all, a valiant innings, well played, l would say.”


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