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A successful businessman, an adventurer, world record holder in aviation, sports enthusiast and a philanthropist are just some of the ways to describe the personality of Dr. Vijaypat Singhania.

He has been an aviator for four decades with a total flying experience of over 5000 hours. He has many credits to his record in the sphere of aviation.

In recognition of his achievements in aviation, the then President of India, H. E. Shri. R. Venkataraman conferred on him the rank of Hon. Air Commodore of the Indian Air Force (IAF)

The No.6th Air Squadron of the IAF comprising of the Mirage 2000 honored him by including him as the first and the only civilian member of the squadron of “The Battle Axes”

In association with Capt. Wadia he started an Aviation school to improve safety and standards in flying under the Federation of Indian Pilots.

Dr. Vijaypat Singhania was recently awarded the “Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award” for Lifetime Achievement by the then Prime Minister of India, Hon. Shri. Atal Behari Vajpayee, for his outstanding achievement in aviation. He was also awarded “Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Smarak Award” for his achievement in the field of aviation by the Hon. Vice President of India, Shri Bhairav Singh Shekhawat.

Dr. Vijaypat Singhania has also been active in the sport of Thoroughbred Horse Racing for three decades and was a member of the Managing Committee of the Royal Western India Turf Club, Mumbai for several years, retiring as its Chairman in 1996-97.

Dr. Vijaypat Singhania has constantly worked towards social causes. He has been involved in several social and welfare activities through institutions like the J K Sports Foundation, Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School and Medical Centres. He has also been involved in Animal Husbandry and has constantly supported in-house research for thirty years in the field of upgradation of Indian cattle. He has created J K Trust Gram Vikas Yojana to pass on the benefits of research to the rural population.

Dr. Singhania initiated a Cattle Breed Improvement Programme to enhance milk yield at the farmer’s doorstep; with the sole objective of alleviating malnutrition, unemployment and poverty.

Dr. Singhania is a philanthropist, a keen photographer and he loves teaching. He was a professor at the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies teaching post-graduate students.