Prof. Arun Tiwari
(ME) (Chairman) Secretary, CARE Foundation
Arun Tiwari did his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from GB Pant University and joined Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) at Hyderabad as missile scientist in 1982 and reported to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
In 1992, on becoming Chief of DRDO, Dr Kalam decided to develop civilian spin-offs of defence technology and appointed Prof Tiwari as the Programme Director. In 1996, Prof Tiwari developed India's first Coronary Stent with Cardiologist Dr B Soma Raju known as Kalam-Raju Stent. This led to creation of Care Foundation and later the Care Hospitals.
As a member of President Kalam's team, Arun Tiwari set up the first link of Pan-Africa e-Network of Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL). The Network now connects Universities and Hospitals across the African continents with their Indian counterparts.
In 1999 Arun Tiwari wrote Wings of Fire, the autobiography of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The book became a mode classic going in to 30 reprints and selling more than 1 million copies. It is translated in to 18 Indian and foreign languages. He has written twelve books since then.
Arun Tiwari is currently evolving an Industry-Academic Multi-institutional Alliance for replacing electronic IP subsystems with photonoics in Avionics and Medical devices. He teaches at School of Management Sciences in Hyderabad University as Adjunct Professor.