A.B.COLOR hosted a function to felicitate Mr. Tipnis for completing 50 years in the photographic industry. Mr. Tipnis is General Manager in A.B.COLOR.

The function was held on 8th April, 2004 at 8.00 p.m. at Hotel Quality Inn Parle International and was well attended by luminaries from the photographic industry. Given below is the speech of Mr. Ajaye Ruia, Director A.B.COLOR P. LTD.

“Ladies and Gentlemen,

I warmly welcome you all to this function to felicitate Mr. B. G. Tipnis for completing 50 years in the photographic industry.

I also particularly thank those who could make it here inspite of today being shankashti which is a day of fast and also being the eve of Good Friday when evening masses are held.

It was only a couple of days ago we realized that some people would be fasting till moonrise which is 9.40 p.m. ?

Mr. Tipnis was born in 1929. He did B.S.c from Xavier’s college and joined Agfa (I) Ltd. in 1953 as Sales Representative. He retired in 1989 as Regional Manager West Region. Then for 3 years he was at ORWO handling HPF products. He joined A.B.COLOR in 1992 and today he completes 50 years in the industry

Lets give him a big hand.

Now, a brief background of his family members :

Wife : Smt. Vaijayanti was a teacher till she retired in 1992.

Daughter : Ms. Swati Chitnis is an actress in Hindi & Marathi stage besides several Hindi & Marathi TV serials.
Several awards.

Son : 1) Mr. Sameer expired on 15/4/2000 . He was Director in Computers Co.

2) Mr. Chetan is in IA in commercial department.

I enjoy working with Mr. Tipnis. His positive spirit backed by abundant energy is a source of inspiration for us at A.B.COLOR. I have rarely seen him loose his temper. I hope he is not taking it out on his wife. He is very patient with figures, which he analyses quite thoroughly and gives workable solutions.

I now request Mr. Ramprasad Ruia to present a Momento to Mr. Tipnis.”
A Momento was presented and a cake was brought in which said, “Best Wishes to Mr. Tipnis: Open in dark room only”.

Mr. Sudershan, chief of Prognosys, A.B.COLOR’s P.R. firm, took centre stage along with Mr.Tipnis. Mr. Sudershan had done some research on Mr. Tipnis’s friends & colleagues. He called Mr. Tipnis Ex. Boss. Highlights of the evening were the presentations of Mr. Tipnis’s family members which were very touching.

Mr. P.V.N. Murty & Mr. Padmanaban of PHIL (Photophone) fondly recalled some moments with Mr. Tipnis.

The evening was then rounded off by dinner.