Corporate Golfers and aficionados of the sport who have been in the news recently
Salil Murthy makes Fortune India list
Head of General Mills’ India market Salil Murthy was named in Fortune India’s 40 Under 40 list. He had also featured in the Economic Times – Spencer Stuart ‘Top 40 business leaders under 40’ ranking in 2017.
Murthy’s decisions ensured General Mills’ India business evolved from being just a flour maker to a snacks maker and, in so doing, tripled its growth rate. The 39-year-old is an avid golfer at Bombay Presidency Golf Club and has played in amateur golf tournaments. Besides, he is also a runner and participates in marathons around the world.
IPL commentary beckons Murali Kartik
Murali Kartik retired from all cricket in 2014 but has been an avid golfer for nearly a decade. The 41-year-old’s love for cricket keeps him attached with the game and he is now part of the television commentary team at this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). Kartik boasts a 3-handicap and regularly plays at DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurgaon. The left-hander won the 2017 Madhavrao Scindia Golf Tournament in Delhi and, in so doing, qualified for the prestigious
Duke of Edinburgh Cup World Finals which will take place at Windsor Castle, UK, this October.
Times Education Icons 2018 Award For Veteran Golfer
Gangesh Khaitan, Chairman of The Khaitan School, has always had his roots in the family business, particularly industry, and his foray into education dates to the 1970’s. Khaitan has been a national-level amateur golfer all his life and has won the All India Senior Golf Championship in 2014 and 2017. He has
also been the captain of the Indian Team for several years and continues to play to a 3-handicap at the age of 64. The Khaitan School was felicitated at the recent Times Education Icons event in Delhi.