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Mr. B. Purushothama is awarded National Gold Medalist Padma Award

Mr. B. Purushothama has been awaeded with National Gold Medalist Padma Award by Bharat Rattan Publishing House, New Delhi. They choose men and women from India, who have exceptionally excelled in their chose areas of activity. Their opted spheres include politics, social welfare, industry, commerce, law, education, cinema, architecture, engineering, medicine, drama and crooning.

The people identified need not be famous personalities, but have made remarkable contribution to the society. In the year 2022, Bharat Rattan Publishing House has identified 62 people, out of which Mr. B. Purushothama is one, who is an active member (Patron) of The Textile Association (India).


Mr. B. Purushothama, born in 1949 is an eminent Textile Technologist, Quality Management expert and Chartered Engineer having over 43 years’ experience in Textile and Garment industry. He guided number of Textile and Garment industries in India and abroad for implementing Quality Management System and has trained thousands of shop-floor technicians for implementing TQM and QMS.

He has guided hundreds of technicians for getting ATA and GMTA, hundreds of students for their project works in B Tech, M Tech, MBA, and MPhil etc. He has helped enhancement of textile education in India. He was a committee member for setting up syllabus for various universities for their courses, like Shivaji University, NMIMS University, YCMO University, and JOC of Karnataka.

He was in the Advisory Subcommittee of Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), TX-30 committee of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), senior examiner for Tata Business Excellency Model and an examiner for ATA and GMTA examinations of the Textile Association (India) and for number of colleges and universities. Actively participating in the activities of The Textile Association (India) and served as Hon. Secretary and Chairman of Ichalkaranji-Miraj Unit, Hon Secretary of Karnataka Unit, Co-chairman of Book Publishing Committee and Syllabus committee member for ATA and GMTA examinations.

Mr. Purushithama authored 32 Technical and Management books having International reputation, presented over 60 papers in various national and international seminars, written 45 books in Kannada on various subjects.

He has given the concepts of “Five Golden Questions”, “Numerical Evaluation of QMS”, “Work Quality Management”, “Aspiration Driven Market” and has given definitions for Quality and TQM linking the customer requirements and also society needs.

Mr. Purushothama has been honoured with various awards like TAI Ratna by the Textile Association (India), Bharat Gaurav Award, Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam Excellence Award, Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Excellence Award, Best Citizens of India Award and Pride of India Award, Glory of India Gold Medal etc.

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