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Meet Mukesh Patel

            An Eminent International Tax Expert, an Eloquent Public Speaker, a Dedicated Professor, a Popular Columnist, a Versatile Author, an Articulate TV Anchor, an extensive Globe Trotter, an Accomplished Photographer, a Centurion Blood Donor and a Champion of several worthy causes … go to describe the multifaceted personality of Mukesh Patel.

               He enjoys the honour and distinction of having been conferred with several International Awards and Recognitions including ‘Outstanding Speaker of the Twentieth Century’, ‘The Friend of NRIs Award’, ‘The Indo-Japanese Friendship Award & Imperial Medallion’, ‘The British Red Cross Salutation – The Cup of Joy & Life’, ‘Hall of Fame Acclaim on the World Academy of Speakers’, ‘Outstanding Young Professional of the World’ , ‘Honorary Fellowship of the World Assembly of Youth’ and ‘Honorary Life Membership of the International Tax Bar Association.’

                His all round contributions in diverse spheres of public life came to be featured in the biographic publication ‘Trail Blazers of Gujarat.’ In recognition of his dedicated contribution, noteworthy achievements and meritorious services both in his profession and in public life, he was awarded the first ‘Outstanding Professional of Gujarat Award’ by the All Gujarat Federation of Tax Consultants in January, 2010.

             A Visiting Professor at the Gujarat Law Society and the reputed Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Weekly Columnist on Direct Tax Laws in the leading dailies ‘Sandesh,’ ‘Gujarat Samachar,’ ‘The Times of India’ and ‘Ahmedabad Mirror’, Mukesh Patel has devoted nearly 35 years for the cause of legal education and tax journalism, with the tally of his popularly read newspaper articles in Gujarati and English now nearing the 3,000 mark. 

                His widely acclaimed annual publication in Gujarati, ‘Practical Tax Planning & Ready Reckoner,’ has been a record best seller ever since its release in 1979.  ‘Save Tax,’ ‘Smart Strategies for Tax Planning,’ ‘Practical Tax & Investment Planning,’ ‘Axe your Tax and Relax’ and ‘Tax Planning via Planning of Investments’ are among the popular English Book Titles authored by him.

                His studied and thought provoking annual presentations on the Analysis of the Union Budget and other subjects relating to Tax and Investment Planning for the past over 30 years, which have crossed the 600 mark, are eagerly looked forward to.  He conceived and anchored the first of its kind TV Serial on Tax Payer Education entitled ‘Tax Free’, which ran into 16 popular episodes on Doordarshan. His 16 innovative presentations in the serial ‘Money Magic’ on Zee Gujarati, focusing on Tax & Investment Planning, met with equally overwhelming response of the viewers.

             InspirationalReadingand Creative Photography have been his spirited pursuits for years, which have bloomed and prospered during his extensive travel to over 75 countries, across all the six continents around the world.  The Exhibition of his Photographs entitled ‘Around the World through a Lens Eye,’ received extensive appreciation.  His Book ‘Inspirational Gems to Empower your Life’ and Timeless Calendar ‘Enchanting Photo Classics with Inspirational A to Z Quotes’ have been widely reviewed and acclaimed.

             As an Institution Builder, he has groomed and nurtured several leading institutions with his dynamic vision and leadership during his Presidential Tenure, prominent among them being the Ahmedabad Management Association, the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Indo-Japan Friendship Association, Gujarat, the Indian Red Cross Society, Ahmedabad, the All Gujarat Federation of Tax Consultants, the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal Bar Association, the Income Tax Bar Association and the Tax Advocates Association.  He has actively served on the Managing Bodies of apex organizations such as FICCI, ASSOCHAM, ICC AND AIMA.  He is also the Standing Counsel of The Indo-Japanese Economic Co-operation Council, The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and The International Forum of NRIs.

                 During his student days, he learned valuable lessons in leadership and public life, getting opportunity to spearhead the historic Navnirman Movement of 1974 as one of its front-rank leaders. His dynamic role as the think-tank and articulate spokesperson of the Movement came to be internationally lauded at the ‘Round Table on Student Movements of the World’ organized by the World Assembly of Youth atGeneva. An active Boy Scout at school, he also received the President’s Scout Award & Medal.

                  A champion supporter of the Red Cross and the Voluntary Blood Donation Movement, he has himself donated blood for 125 times. He has also supported the setting up of ‘Mukesh M. Patel –AMAAcademyfor Public Speaking and Personality Development’ at the Ahmedabad Management Association. The Academy aims at regularly organizing a variety of training programmes on Public Speaking and Personality Development, not only in Ahmedabad, but all overGujarat. As the Vice President of the Dehgam Taluka Education Society, he has been instrumental in the setting up of a model educational complex for the benefit of the all-round education of rural youth.

             He is a Director on the Board of several leading public companies, prominent among them being Zydus Cadila,Hitachi, Sandesh, etc. He has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ahmedabad Stock Exchange. 



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