Slice of Life

Avtar Krishan Kaul (A K KAUL) Born on July 21, 1947
son of (Late) Mr. Sona Kaul residing at D/1001, Sarjan Towers, Memnagar, Ahmedabad 380 052. Studied for B.Sc. Honours School at Panjab University Chandigarh 1965-71 and for Diploma in Cinema from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune 1971-74 Served in ISRO with distinction for 20 years from SITE to the present INSAT & IRS Programmes. Took voluntary retirement after completing mandatory 20 years of active service, when I was holding the post Scientist Engineer SF. Since 1974, was directly or indirectly involved in all major projects of ISRO. I have been in Gujarat since 1974 except for a 2-year break with Zee Telefilms, Delhi. Now, a team member of the SpaceTech Consultants, Based in Ahmedabad and prop. A.K.Kaul Communications.

Education

Studied for B.Sc. Honours School at Panjab University Chandigarh 1965-71 and for Diploma in Cinema from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune 1971-74.

Experience

Served in ISRO with distinction for 20 years from SITE to the present INSAT & IRS Programmes. Took voluntary retirement after completing mandatory 20 years of active service, when I was holding the post Scientist Engineer SF. Since 1974, was directly or indirectly involved in all major projects of ISRO.

I have been in Gujarat since 1974 except for a 2-year break with Zee Telefilms, Delhi. Now, a team member of the SpaceTech Consultants, Based in Ahmedabad and prop. A.K.Kaul Communications.

Achievements

Documentaries that won acclaim and appreciation for me as Director/Cameraman:

>Understanding our Sun - Documentary on Solar Observatory, Udaipur.
> space for Development - Documentary on 25 Years of Space Research in India.
>This documentary won the Silver Prize instituted by ICN, Japan.
>Glaciers Rivers of Ice - Scientific expedition to Chota-Shigri Glacier in Lahul-Spiti Himachal Pradesh.
>Ek Atoot Aastha - Documentary on Silting of Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan.
>Telecom Vectors & Rural Dynamics - Documentary on Telecommunications for Rural Development.
>This documentary won the special mention at ITU’s Golden Antenna Festival, Geneva.
>IIMA - 25 years of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
>Fragile Little Rann - Documentary on the fragile ecosystem of Little Rann of Kutch, the last and the only habitat of Asiatic Wild Ass.
>This documentary won An international award at an international competition conducted by WWF.
>Pilgrimage to Badrinath in Himalayas on Zee TV
>Gujarat Cyclone ‘98. Done for Government of Gujarat.