Off The Course : July 2018


Nitin Gadkari and Rana Kapoor

Nitin Gadkari meets Rana Kapoor

The Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, recently met YES Bank MD & CEO Rana Kapoor at the latter’s Mumbai residence as part of the “Sampark for Samarthan” (Contact for Support) campaign. The pair discussed development initiatives of the ruling government in the last four years. Kapoor, who pioneered green financing in India besides digital payments technologies, is a keen golfer and often participates in corporate and charity golf events. He was most recently seen at the Madhavrao Scindia Golf Tournament earlier this year at DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurgaon. His oldest daughter Radha, who owns a sports management firm, is also into the sport.

Introducing ‘Golfer’ CJ

Papa CJ Best Standup Comedian

Papa CJ, who was recognised as ‘Asia’s Best Stand-up Comedian’ by Top 10 magazine in Kuala Lumpur in 2014, thoroughly enjoys golf. In fact, he loves golf more than cricket — which isn’t the sentiment one would associate with Indians in general.
He has been part of many a corporate and fund-raising event such as World Corporate Golf Challenge, Louis Philippe Cup, Madhavrao Scindia Golf Tournament and MercedesTrophy. Tollygunge Club, Kolkata is one course Papa CJ visits very often. The 41-year-old can also be seen cheering Indian golfers via social media.


Sanctum Wealth Raises Rs. 73 Crore In Funding

Prateek Pant Sanctum Wealth

Mumbai-based wealth manager Sanctum Wealth Management raised Rs. 73 crores from homegrown private fund Multiples Alternate Asset Management Pvt Ltd.
Sanctum, which started in 2016 through the acquisition of the Indian private banking business of Royal Bank of Scotland, was founded by Shiv Gupta. Corporate golfer Prateek Pant is among the Co-Founders and he also doubles up as Head of Products and Solutions.

Pant was a finalist at the Tata Hitachi World Corporate Golf Challenge in Bengaluru. He also represented corporate India at the 2016 World Amateur Golf Championship in Durban. The 18-handicapper lists Karnataka Golf Association golf course, Oxford Golf Resort and Thai Country Club as some of his favourite haunts.

(Read more in the July issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)

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