Hari Rao

Mentor – R&D

Cooking is his passion as he has been doing research in Indian cuisine for more than two decades. He has standardized hundreds of Indian recipe spanning from Saatvik to Non-Saatvik Food. He has innovated a stove working across gas fuel which gives convection cum radiant heat just like charcoal heat under the brand name AGNISUMUKH. For this innovation he has got awards at national and international platform. He belongs to the 1999 Batch of Indian Revenue Service.

He was the first civil servant in India to get Gold Medal in DST-Lockheed

Martin - IIGP 2015 and represented India as the National Winner in Global Cleantech Innovation Programme - 2015 at by UNIDO-MSME-CTO-GEF. His innovation was declared by FICCI as it was selected as one of the top ten technologies over the decade by United States, Department of defense.

He worked in Indian Airlines, NMDC and he placed his resignation from the post of Joint Commissioner of Income-tax at Bangalore. He has earned a medal at National and State level for Tae-Kwon-Do. He loves photography, angling, trekking and playing all sports.