Dandamudi Amar Mohandas is a leading Indian economist and policymaker. He has served as the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and as a member of the Union Public Service Commission. He is a Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai.
Who Is Dandamudi Amar Mohandas?
Who is Dandamudi Amar Mohandas?
Dandamudi Amar Mohandas is an Indian businessman and entrepreneur. He is the founder and managing director of Amar Remedies Private Limited, a pharmaceutical company based in Hyderabad, India.
Dandamudi Amar Mohandas was born in Andhra Pradesh, India, in 1965. He received a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. He then worked as a chemist in a hospital in Hyderabad for two years. In 1989, he started his own business, Amar Remedies Private Limited, with a capital of Rs. 1 lakh. The company manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceutical products. Amar Remedies has grown rapidly and today has a turnover of Rs. 500 crore.
Dandamudi Amar Mohandas is married and has two children. His hobbies include reading and travel.
His Early Life and Education
Dandamudi Amar Mohandas was born in a small village in Andhra Pradesh, India. His father was a farmer and his mother was a homemaker. Amar’s early childhood was spent in the village, where he attended the local school. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to the city of Vijayawada. Amar continued his studies at a government school in Vijayawada.
After completing his schooling, Amar enrolled at Andhra University in Visakhapatnam. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1980. Amar then moved to the United States to pursue his Master’s degree. He completed his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1982.
After finishing his studies, Amar started working as an engineer in the United States. He worked in various companies over the next few years. In 1990, he started his own company, Dandamudi Engineering, which provides engineering consulting services. Amar is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
His Career in the Indian Administrative Service
Dandamudi Amar Mohandas is a retired IAS officer. He hails from Andhra Pradesh. He has served in various capacities in the Indian Administrative Service for over three decades.
Amar Mohandas has served as the Collector of Visakhapatnam district, Joint Collector of Krishna district, Regional Commissioner of Visakhapatnam, Director of Municipal Administration in the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Principal Secretary of the Irrigation Department, and Principal Secretary of the Public Works Department. He has also served as the Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission.
Amar Mohandas is a recipient of the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of the Government of India.
His Contributions to the Indian Government
Dandamudi Amar Mohandas is an Indian bureaucrat who has served in various capacities in the Indian government. He is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1968 batch.
Amar Mohandas served as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2006. He also served as the Cabinet Secretary of India from 2006 to 2008. He has also served as the Chairman of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) from 2008 to 2010.
Amar Mohandas has also worked as the Director General of the National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. He has also served as a Member of the Planning Commission of India.
Amar Mohandas has been a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award of the Government of India.
His Later Years and Death
It was in his later years that Dandamudi Amar Mohandas began to experience health problems. He had a heart attack in 1998 and underwent bypass surgery. In 2001, he suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed. Despite his health problems, he continued to work, serving as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council from 1999 to 2004.
In 2006, Dandamudi Amar Mohandas was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad with kidney problems. He underwent dialysis and was later released. However, his health continued to decline and he was readmitted to the hospital in 2008. He passed away on January 10, 2009, at the age of 72.