Mr. Aniruddha Deshpande- A Businessman with the Heart of a Sportsman!

Mr. Aniruddha Deshpande, the owner of City Group which has developed path-breaking project Amanora Park Town in Pune has by far achieved what most people only desire. Mr. Deshpande started his own construction company back in the year 1986 and he has never looked back since then. Although most of the people would think that Mr. Deshpande is a businessman to the core, but he is a sports enthusiast at heart. He probably gets his "Impossible is Nothing" attitude courtesy his extreme interest in sports. His dedication towards sports can be judged from the fact that his mammoth project Amanora Park Town has a sports academy, which is built with the vision of helping Indian sportspersons become achievers on the international level.

Mr. Deshpande, who is currently the President of Pune District Metropolitan Badminton Association, enjoys playing badminton himself. Fashioned along the line of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) he worked hard towards establishing the Maharashtra Badminton League (MBL), a path breaking effort for the promotion of this sport in the state. Mr. Deshpande is also a team owner and founder of the Maharashtra Premiere League (MPL) cricket competition.

Mr. Aniruddha Deshpande is also a motorsports enthusiast; he was the Secretary and Executive Chairman of the Pune Automotive Racing Association (PARA), and he triggered Pune onto the International motocross scene by successfully organizing the Rodil Trophy World Championship in the country. Mr. Deshpande deep interest in motorsports is courtesy his own stint at Motor Bike racing. Mr. Deshpande was into professional bike racing for three years. Although his career duration was short, his achievements speak volumes about his abilities. He later started car rallying, and took part in more than 27 car rallies. He won multiple awards including the famous Himalayan Car Rally in 1981 winner in Indian cars category. He is also the President of Pune District Chess Circle.

Mr. Deshpande is a youth icon, and his achievements are extraordinary, but one thing that has to be noted here is that he has the heart of sportsperson. He reinstates our belief in the fact that all work no play makes Jack a dull boy!


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