||An avid nature lover, Prafull has been born and brought
up in Mumbai. His family originates from Rajasthan. He did his schooling
from Podar School, Santacruz and then studied Science at K J Somaiya
College, Ghatkopar. Later, after studying Printing Technology from
Government Institute of Printing Technology and Photography at J J
School of applied Arts Campus, Mumbai, he went to Germany to specialise
in Advanced Printing and studied there for two years.
While in Germany, he was offered a job at Thomson Press. He took
it up and moved to Faridabad. Five years later, he moved to Indore
to join the prominent Nai Dunia Printery. Since 1993, he is a partner
at an offset printing unit, Scanna Graphics, in Mumbai. He also
runs a content agency, Content Creators, with his wife.
A Paul Harris Society member, Prafull was invited to the world
of Rotary in 1992 (during his brief stay at Indore) and the very
next year, was declared the Best Rotarian of the Year by RC of Indore
Central. On relocating to Mumbai in 1993, Prafull was invited to
join the Rotary Club of Mumbai Ghatkopar. In 1995 he shifted to
Borivli and became a member of Rotary Club of Borivli. During his
tenure as the President of Rotary Club of Borivli in 2000-01, he
began the much acclaimed mega project of Plastic-free Sanjay Gandhi
National Park. The Innerwheel Club of Borivli was formed and Chartered
the same year. And so was the Rotary Club of Borivli Charitable
Trust which also became active that very year. The foundations of
two new Rotary Clubs – Rotary Club of Bombay Kandivli and
Rotary Club of Mumbai Borivli East, too were laid in the same year.
Prafull has been instrumental in the formation of the Inner Wheel
Club of Bombay Kandivali. He has served District 3140 in various
capacities in all the Avenues of Services and is a recipient of
Rotary International’s ‘Four Avenues of Service Award’.
In June, 2009, he was our District’s GSE Team Leader to RI
Dist 1940 in Berlin, Germany. A Hindi lover, Prafull has translated
a script, ‘Astronomy of the Millennium’ in Hindi for
Nehru Planetarium, and is a voracious reader with a keen interest
in travelling, trekking, cycling and performing arts.
Better half Vidyottama, a senior media professional (print, television,
digital and films), has been a journalist for two decades. At present,
she is Business Head – Content with major media group. Daughter
Aavrutti, an RYE student to RI Dist 1940 (Berlin, Germany) in 2011-12,
was national daily DNA’s youngest blogger in the same duration
as she shared her experiences as an Exchange student from Berlin
through her blog, Gypsy in Germany. She was mentioned in the RI
newsletter for New Generation for the same. She is, at present,
pursuing her undergrad studies as a Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM)
student in Mumbai and is an active Rotractor of Rotaract Club of
Mumbai Borival. Both Vidyottama and Aavrutti are Paul Harris fellows.