Updated on 22 January 2013
It is hard to imagine that the DMD would be thinking of anything else other than work, when there is so much on his plate. However, surprisingly, Dr Kumar is a vary active sportsman. He used to play in the Wellington Cricket league for the Indian Sports Association. "After coming back to India I do spend time playing table tennis after work". He also listen to music, with famous Tamil singer, lyricist and film composer, Illayaraja, being his favorite musician.
Dr Kumar is certainly an inspiring figure for the youth in the biotech industry. To the young generation in the field, he says that, "People say that a rolling stone gathers no moss. I totally differ contradict this saying. One needs to move around and if one is stuck in just one place, he/she will never grow/learn." Another point that Dr Kumar emphasized on is that the youth should focus more on knowing the breadth of the knowledge rather than the depth of the knowledge, because according to Dr Kumar, "Sometimes your thoughts become too narrow when you go deep into things too early."
Although Dr Kumar has been in the industry for so long, he has not stopped learning. In January 2012, he did a month long senior management development course from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He believes that one should have the knowledge of not only the technical side but also of how a business is run. "I am in the current role since the last couple of years. I appreciate this company for hiring a technical guy like me for the position of DMD, where generally these roles are for the people from finance or marketing. This shows the company's commitment to quality manufacturing, " concludes Dr Kumar.