I became a naturalized American citizen in 1978 and soon after in 1981, took over Medical-Technical Gases, Inc - a processor and manufacturer of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and gas mixtures, through a turnaround leverage buyout. Medical-Technical Gases is recognized in the field as an innovator in value-added products and services and competes with large global companies in the compressed gas and cryogenic gas industry.
Since 1986, my passion has been building US-India strategic relations. I have privately advised Prime Ministers Rajiv Gandhi, P. V. Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh, and Narendra Modi about the intricacies of United States politics. I was one of the key people to convince the democratic members of the House and Senate to vote for the US-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Promotion Act.
In June 2015, I became the president of the U.S. India Security Council, Inc. and lobbied for the India-related language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA2017) under the heading of “Enhancing Defense and Security Cooperation with India”. This language was passed in December 2016 by the U.S. executive and legislative branches.
As a founding charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) Boston chapter I mobilized the Indian diaspora to strengthen the US-India relations, as I have done through all my endeavors at the American India Foundation (Founding board member and Founding treasurer), Indo-American Leadership Council for the Democratic National Committee (Founding National Chair), Board of Directors of Indian American Council, Democratic Congressional campaign committee (2005-2006), and Member, Rotary Club of Medford, Massachusetts.