2. Pradip Burman is an influential leader born in Amritsar, India in 1942 (77 years
old). He is the grandson of the founder of the ayurvedic and natural healthcare
manufacturing company, Dabur. He currently serves as a chairman of Dabur
Nepal (a subsidiary of Dabur India Pvt. Ltd.), Sanat Products Ltd., Ayurvet Ltd.
and Mobius Foundation. He is also the promoter director on the board of Aviva
Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Mr. Burman, being a sworn environmentalist and a philanthropist, has led many
organisations with a sole objective of environment conservation and
4. He was born in Amritsar in 1942, during the Second World War. His family had
to move to Deoghar soon after the establishment of Dabur factory in Bihar.
After the war got over, his family moved to Kolkata. There, he was sent to a
In 1951, Mr. Burman and his brother were enrolled in St. Paul, Darjeeling, an
esteemed english-medium school and Mr. Burman excelled in academics.
Apart from studies, he enjoyed cricket, soccer, gymnastics and boxing.
In 1960, he went off to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA to
get a degree in Mechanical Engineering. While studying there, he continued to
pursue his interests in wrestling, swimming and reading in his leisure time.
6. After graduating from the MIT, Mr. Burman migrated to Canada and started working
in Canadian Industries Ltd.
He returned to Kolkata, India in 1967, where he joined Dabur India Ltd. as an
executive. Meanwhile, the situation in Bengal had worsened because of the Naxal
movement. Amidst the unrest, curfews and lengthy power cuts, Dabur decided to
shift its operations to Delhi.
Mr. Burman was truly fascinated by Ayurveda. He mused about the difference
between modern and ancient science, and realised that both can be merged. Hence,
the Dabur motto: “Traditional Knowledge, Modern Research”.
7. Dabur had a new project, in collaboration with a Swiss company, Unipectin. The
factory of which was set up in Alwar, Rajasthan. It became functional in 1983 and
was Dabur’s first public venture in India. Later, the plant was shut down after it failed
to cover its costs. The factory was then converted into a manufacturing unit for
Dabur products and the Guar Gum Company was also merged with it.
In 1992, Pradip Burman moved to Delhi and started a new venture – A veterinary
division of Dabur India Ltd that manufactured Ayurvedic medicine for animals . It
was sold under the divisional name of Dabur Ayurvet Ltd and the consultant firm,
McKinsey & Co. was called in to professionalise the same. Eventually, unhappy with
the interference by McKinsey, Mr. Burman took over the firm and named it as
8. Mr. Burman headed the PHD Rural Development Foundation from 1996-99. He is
also the founder chairman of Sustainable Development Society (Sundesh), a CSR
initiative supported by Dabur, for development work in the rural areas. He serves as
the chairman of Mobius Foundation, a non-profit organisation working for education,
sustainability and environment protection.
10. Ayurvet Ptd. Ltd.
Ayurvet Limited is one of India's leading animal care companies specializing in 100% natural
and safe herbal products. The company's portfolio includes herbal healthcare and nutritional
products catering to a wide range of animal species.
The company, formerly known as Dabur Ayurvet Limited, builds on an expertise with herbs
dating back to the 19th century. Beginning life as a division of Dabur India Limited - India's
leading herbal-based consumer goods manufacturer, Ayurvet is now a stand-alone company
dedicated solely to animal health and nutrition.
11. Sanat Pvt. Ltd.
Sanat Products Ltd. is an emerging innovation-driven pharmaceutical company based at India’s
capital, New Delhi. Established in the year 1984, the company is engaged in manufacturing and
marketing pharmaceutical, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, and herbal extracts.
Chaired by Pradip Burman, the company has Research and Development department manned
by competent professionals at corporate office as well as at the manufacturing plants. The R&D
wing of Sanat Products Limited is highly advanced and is duly recognized by the Department of
Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. At the same time, our manufacturing units
are well equipped with advanced extraction units, spray driers and active ingredients markers,
such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Gas chromatography (GC) and UV
Founded by Pradip Burman, Alternative Green Energy Solution (AGES) is a company dedicated
solely to provide Hydroponic Green Feed throughout the year in our work towards sustainable
The word hydroponics comes from two Greek words, "hydro" meaning water and "ponics"
meaning labour. Plants require 3 things to flourish - Water, nutrients and sunlight, and
hydroponics is a straightforward way of providing all these nutrients, without the need of soil,
under controlled conditions to optimize growth.
Today, hydroponics is used in harsh climates, such as deserts, areas with poor soil quality or in
urban areas where high land costs have driven out traditional agriculture. Hydroponic fodder
production is probably best-suited to semi-arid, arid, and drought-prone regions of the world
suffering from chronic water shortages or in areas where irrigation infrastructure simply does
13. Mobius Foundation
Mobius Foundation, founded by Pradip Burman, is a non-profit organisation promoting
environmental sustainability through relevant solutions that enable communities to break
longstanding practices that act detrimental to human existence on Earth. Spearheading various
educational programs in India, including setting up a residential green school in Karnataka and a
day school in Uttar Pradesh, the non-profit also promotes population stabilization and ecological
conservation through Project Aakar and Project Sanjeevani.
Other projects include mobile health camps, school support programs, installation of solar street
lights, toilet construction, and training and awareness programs on food safety and natural
The main motive of Sundesh, a non-profit organisation, is to reach out to the weaker and vulnerable
sections of our society. Long before companies and individuals woke up to community service,
SUNDESH had been quietly working towards inclusive growth and empowering the society through
continuous and purposeful engagement of all partners in the development process. Founded by
Pradip Burman, SUNDESH operates in Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar and Hapur District of Uttar
Pradesh, Rudrapur district (Uttarakhand) and Baddi (Himachal Pradesh).
SUNDESH conducts regular surveys and meetings with community representatives to understand
the specific needs of the community. Its activities are designed to involve each stakeholder at a
grassroot level, from need assessment to evaluation and sustainability of its programme.
Chidana is a village in Haryana, India adopted by Mr. Pradip Burman.
There are two major projects - Development of Ayurvet Adarsh Gram and Training
and Skill Development that have been undertaken by Mobius Foundation to make the
village more developed and sustainable.
16. Awards and
List of awards and honours received by Mr.
❏ International Poultry Award, 1996
❏ Teri Corporate Environmental Award,
❏ Golden Peacock Innovation Award, 2009
❏ ILDEX India Award, 2009
❏ Agricultural Leadership Award, 2009
❏ The Water Digest –Water Awards, 2009-
❏ Best Rural Film- Doodh Ka Choor, 2010
❏ Franchise India Agri-Business Award,
❏ Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award
❏ CII Agrotech Award for Best
17. Awards and
❏ The Quality Council of India Award in
❏ RMAI Award for Ayurvet Pashujagat
Radio Programme, 2012
❏ RMA Award for Best CSR Hygiene for
Human and Udder Health, 2012
❏ RMAI Award 5F- New Concept in
Agriculture & Dairy, 2013
❏ CII-ITC Sustainability Award, 201
❏ IIT-BHU Distinguished Alumni Award of
❏ Assocham Innovation Excellence
❏ Agricultural Leadership Award, 2014
❏ Lifetime Achievement Award for Health
through Ayurveda in year, 2014
❏ RMAI Lifetime Achievement Award to
Sh. M.J. Saxena, 2016
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