Vijay Kumar Prathamshetty
Well known in the Sangli region for tree cultivation, Mr. Prathamshetty graduated from Pune University, studying Botany, Chemistry & Zoology. He joined Willingdon College in Sangli to teach Zoology. After 2 years of teaching, he stepped into the family-owned business of manufacturing medicines. A mango orchard (Aamrai) in Sangli drove him towards tree cultivation. He has catalogued in detail rare and very old trees from this 150+ year old orchard. He has also added new and equally rare varieties of trees in the orchard. Due to this work, he has become a member of the ‘Mango Orchard Control and Cultivation Committee’.