Dr. Mahesh Gupta, a 1st generation entrepreneur, is known worldwide for revolutionizing the water purification industry in India. He is the Founding Chairman of Kent RO Systems Ltd.
Dr. Gupta, an IIT graduate from Kanpur in Mechanical Engineering and an alumnus of Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, began his early career in 1978 with prestigious IOCL. In 1988 he bid goodbye to the oil sector giant and with a minimal seed capital at his disposal, ventured into the business of manufacturing instruments for oil testing and checking its pilferage. He went commercial under the brand name KENT OIL METERS which went on to be a successful business.
In 1998, Dr. Mahesh Gupta entered the health care segment and launched the first domestic RO water purifier. He started the company from a scratch and competing with the leading national & international brands, Kent RO Systems Ltd. is today the leading and most dynamic water purifier company in India, commanding a market share of about 40% in RO water purifier segment.
In recognition of his contribution to the water purification industry, he is known as the PURE WATER MAN of India. Dr. Gupta has also been conferred upon by an Honorary Doctorate degree by Sri Sri University Orissa, for his contribution in providing safe and healthy drinking water in Rural and Urban areas.
Dr. Mahesh Gupta has more than half a dozen patent technologies to his credit, a manifestation
to his passion for technological quest and an innovative bent of mind. With ambitious growth plan, innovative marketing strategies and state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Gupta is today a man on fast track.
A little-known fact about Dr. Gupta is his inclination towards spirituality. He is a disciple of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji, has been an active member of the Art of Living family. He has always been eager to give back something substantial to the humanity. Recently he adopted 8 backward villages with a commitment to provide clean water and build toilets for improving conditions of sanitation.
Dr. Gupta also takes out time to guide young minds and channelize their energy in right direction, through guest lectures at several MBA institutes and entrepreneurship development programs. He has also opted to be a mentor under the IIT Alumni Association.
He also spearheads PHD Chamber of Commerce as its President. PHD is a proactive and dynamic organization working at the grass-root level and with strong national and international linkages and playing a role as a catalyst in the promotion of industry, trade and entrepreneurship