C. Balagopal joined the IAS in 1977 and worked in Manipur and Kerala before resigning in 1983 to set up a pioneering venture to make hi-tech medical products. The enterprise today employs 1100 people, and ships products to more than 50 countries.
Balagopal has written a book called On a Clear Day You can see India (The Little World of The District Official), published by Harper Collins. It details his experiences as a young bureaucrat in the North-East more than 30 years ago.
Balagopal will be giving a book reading at the David Hall on Thursday, January 30, 7 pm, at the David Hall, Fort Kochi.