I have known Bipin Pandit for almost a decade now. I have seen him at work in various roles – As the Secretary and ‘Chief Doer’ of the Ad Club of Bombay. – As the key organiser of the Ad Asia in Jaipur, which was a humungous event. – As a compere and performer at entertainment/music shows. Over a period of time, I have see him as an organiser, manager, enthusiastic project leader and more. As a member of the mancom of the Ad club of Bombay, I saw him work at close quarters. I was impressed by his meticulousness, punctuality, managerial ability, enthusiasm, energy and a tremendous ‘can-do’ spirit. If the mancom achieved its goals for that term, the lion’s share of the credit ought to go to Bipin for the seamless, effective and result-oriented way, in which he ran the secretariat. Bipin is also a humane, sensitive and considerate person, ever concerned with the welfare of his team as well. Quick to give credit where it is due, he has the bigness to appreciate the work of others too. A multi-faceted person, who I am sure will keep doing well in all his endeavours and projects in the days and years to come. I wish the very best to him for great times ahead.
In the fast and every changing landscape of media and advertising Bipin has been a constant in the last few years. Apart from his so many unique qualities what has always stood out for me has been his unwavering commitment and passion for the job. Ad Club of Bombay has been in the thick of things always but the last couple of years have been tumultuous. Bipin has managed to deal with and handle situations a lesser person would have been undone by. His talent w.r.t arts esp music is exemplary and I have personally been witness to his exploits on more than a few occasions. To find a man with great professional skills is easy; many people have talent for arts as do so many of us who are also committed and passionate about what we do. But to have all of these qualities in one individual is rare and Bipin is one of those ilk. Multifaceted is a term that won’t do justice to his personality. We at exchange4media and I personally have been closely associated with Bipin and the various activities over the last few years and I can say with complete conviction that apart from him being a man of his words I have always found Bipin to be true in his deeds. Whether it is about his dealings vis a vis The Ad Club or his personal life, Bipin has been a person with consistent parameters and qualities. I have always found him to be a great, dependable person who will go out of his way to deliver on his commitment. Bipin is a great combination of a person who works hard and knows how to enjoy life. God has blessed us all with a unique opportunity to enjoy life but only some of us understand the value of utilizing the opportunity fully. A discovery I made by chance one day is still so fresh in my mind. I met his son at one of our events and was startled to know he is touching 20 years. I always thought Bipin to be in his thirties and not over 40 as I found him to be that day. Fitness and good health are areas that he works hard on and I can see the result of leading a disciplined life and I genuinely feel envious of him on that count.
When efforts are inclined to get the best result, you invite Excellence at work! When excellence is the only motive for the team to perform, you form Expertise at work! When excellence and expertise are woven with times’ challenges, it’s the best Experience you have! I am personally honored to have worked with Bipin Sir who has been excellent in his work, has an amazing team with him and is a Perfectionist in life! It is worth learning from him the minute aspects of life that makes the big difference. His little acts of concern can spark a great deal of loyalty to him. In all true senses, his team stands testimony to his efforts. My stint with the Ad Club Bombay has inspired me to be humble in life and underlines the fact that being creative is the God’s best gift to beautify life!
I have been a member of The Ad Club, Bombay (ACB) for about past 16 years plus. Though did not hold any position in any of the committees, I have been watching The Ad Club, Bombay quite closely. I remember a period our Ad Club was going through when there was no able and stable person to head its operations. Some people came and went. Then you stepped in and things started turning around – be it Programmes, contact and communication with members, involvement of members, experimenting with new ideas and executing them successfully or Solus. Everything became more organized , interesting and worth looking forward to. Right now ACB is rocking with the activities that requires tremendous amount of leadership and coordination skill which you undoubtedly posses and show at every programmed/ project as a GM of Club. I believe this could be possible for you because of a) your passion for advertising as subject/industry. b) Your leadership skills and C) You being a stage performer yourself (Hindi Musical Nite & Mimicry Artist) You are too good. With you at the helm I see the Ad Club, Bombay become a best club (besides largest in no. of members) in the advertising world in days to come. My best wishes are with you, always.
Bipin Pandit, or Bipin Sir, as I fondly refer to him was one of the first people I worked under in my little career as an intern, for the ABBYs 2001. Never knew that Bosses could be so gentle, caring and fun to work for. As a person he is so meticulous and orderly – with his dairies and calendars to organize his life. I learnt about event planning from him and his wonderful team at the Adclub. I think a good leader makes a good organization, but Bipin has been fantastic! No wonder the Adclub is flourishing under his managerial expertise. As a human being, Bipin is very warm and courteous. Not to forget his unique vocal talents which he utilizes to touch many a people’s lives. Even though I was a fresher from an event college he treated us with utmost respect and trust which was a motivating factor. And glad to say that today he is not just a mentor but a friend and someone whom one could look up to.
It is always a pleasure to get connected with you and it is really a privilege to be associated with you. I admire your enthusiasm, efficiency and the excellence you demonstrate while you fulfill your day today accountabilities / responsibilities at the Ad Club. Every program / activity of the Ad Club that I participate clearly reflects your personal involvement and commitment to ensure the success of the event. On account of your rich experience in organizing the programs / activities / events for the Ad Club, the stature of the program and the organization hosting it is not only maintained but elevated every time inspite of the fact that the number of participants / members is growing every year. It is my personal experience that because of your personal attention and the relationships built and maintained by you over years most of the Ad Club members and speakers / guests feel at home while they participate in Ad Club programs. Over the years while participating in the Ad Club programs what I have experienced is your special ability to quickly get acquainted with the new developments and techniques in the field of event management and aptly implement them successfully on opportune moments at the Ad Club events which makes the Ad Club programs unique and of highest standard. The way you lead the team of Ad Club staff members and the team-work with which you executive the work with your colleagues at Ad Club clearly demonstrate the exceptional leadership qualities in you. On account of your efficient communication through mailers, email, SMS reminders it is possible even for outstation members like me to actively participate in the Ad Club programs. I take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the excellent co-operation, support and services rendered and taking the activities of Ad Club on a new plateau.
I first came across Bipin Pandit a couple of years ago in the Ad Club Bombay circuit. We got introduced, it was just about that and no further. I somehow got an impression that he was a corporate formal character, a role that he plays pretty well on the Ad Club stage. We really got to know each other very well only when we travelled together to last year’s Ad Asia at Jeju. I realized that all I had seen earlier was one facet out of the several facets of this man. Bipin can talk and croon and dance and mimic and do so many things as well. On the whole he is a bundle of fun, energy and spontaneity. I believe I share with Bipin a number of traits including this careless spontaneity (or Bindaaz attitude) and a certain youthful zest. Probably that’s why we struck up an immediate common wavelength in a very short time that we were hanging out together at Jeju and since then become very good friends J Cheers Bipin, keep it flowing, and keep people guessing about your real age!
Observing Bipin Pandit is like taking a course in social networking. He truly is the guru of forming acquaintances. Whether it be his natural charm, his years of experience in the advertisement business, his uncanny knack for cracking jokes or his mind-blowing talent, I assure you that he will make a friend out of you within minutes. Bipin Pandit has scaled some of the highest peaks in the Mumbai social scene by being on a first-name basis with a number of influential celebrities. A wonderful mentor to his son and nephews, Bipin Pandit is the epitome of vibrancy and imagination.” Forever in your debt…
Bipin’s banners on Sachin’s batting were heartwinning. Me and my cricket loving friends have never read so precise description underlining the great man’s batting skills. I decided to write to him and now I feel proud to be a friend of this fine gentleman named Bipin Pandit. His article on 4 great Indian batting masters is a proof of his in depeth knowledge of the game, players and their skills. He is gem of a person. He hosts and compares a lot of programs and is a excellent event manager. All in all in the cricketing language he is a “genuine all rounder”. I wish him all the best for his future endeavors.
I have known Bipin for over 20 years now in his roles as an Information Technology, Public Relations and now a well recognized Event Media Professional. He’s a very eloquent speaker, a ‘thoroughbred perfectionist’, having the enthusiasm, zest and zeal coupled with the passion of delivering the best in any given situation. His national and international merits and recognitions in Event Management are truly laudable and I wish it only grows with time! Of late he has been a ‘Globe Trotter’ and it’s uncanny to me how easily he can make friends and build relationships across the world! I would like to make a special reference of our visit to Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Australia in Year 2001/02 when cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar was struggling to get into form & smashed a double ton. Bipin being a ardent cricket fan had banners ‘specifically crafted’ for the occasion which were aired on TV, watched and waived by millions of cricket fans across the world. Hats off Buddy! and I truly cherish our long lasting friendship! All the very best for your future endeavors!
What can I say about Bipin Pandit? In my 23 years of advertising, I have met many colorful characters. Passionate, quirky, multifacted, multi-talented human beings who enrich your life with every interaction, and who can douse any moment of melancholy with their perpetual optimism and effervesence. Bipin is one of them! No matter how tense the situation, I’ve never known him to give up, never heard him say ‘no’ and never seen him without a ready smile on his face. He’s been a loyal and committed soldier for the Ad Club Bombay, and quite the backbone of all that the club has accomplished over the years. I’ve often wondered how old he must be. Is he much older than he looks? Is that a wig he’s wearing? I finally gave up trying to guess. The man is ageless, I’m cconvinced. Because, in all the years I’ve known him, he hasn’t aged one bit, and there’s not even one additional grey hair in his mop. More than that, his youthfulness is in his attitude and passion for all the good things in life. He’s a passionate disciple of the Urdu language, spouts shayri in his deep baritone like a connoiseur, compere par excellence, knows his Gulzar from his Saigal, and an avid film buff to top it all. Incredulously, he’s also one of the best mimics I know. Listen to his take on Amol Palekar and you’ll see why he could easily give Johnny Lever a run for his money. In the words of my own hero, Bob Dylan, all I have to say is, “Bipin Pandit, may you stay Forever Young”! God bless!
Bacon has rightly said “Friendship is the shadow of the evening – which strengthens with the setting sun of life” & we are happy to have found such a friend in BIPIN. An effortless and natural performer who can mesmerize the audience by the sheer brilliance of his stage presence & commendable voice modulations, An excellent artist who has the ability to think on his feet, A true connoisseur in his field, A warm human being (with a wicked sense of humour). He is someone close to our heart and it is a pleasure to have a friend like him, whose friendship is always valued.
Bipin Pandit is an excellent communicator, with superb interpersonal and leadership skills. A Quick learner with an ability to achieve his goals. A man thinking on-the- fly and an innovator at creativity. He is extremely hard working and a focused go-getter and constantly improvising on the benchmarks set for himself. Last but not the least a good friend and an honest down-to-earth human being.
When I close my eyes & think about Bipin sir, I get following words in mind A Multi talented person, A Perfectionist, A Person who handles the pressure situations effectively, Always available for help, A Disciplined person, Always Punctual, A Mentor who moulds students life & future in a great shape I am falling short of words but In short amazing person & one have to be very lucky to come across with person like Mr. Bipin Pandit.
I walked into Bipin Pandit’s office one lazy afternoon to find him multitasking along with his always smiling team as they were preparing for EFFIE awards. The brief discussion that day was an absolute gain for me as I learnt a lot from him regarding event & personality management as I was about to manage my first event at IAMAI. Since that afternoon over the past years I have learnt many facets of Bipin’s candid personality especially the poetic, literary and dramatic side which puts an instant smile on everyone around him – those who have the good fortune of knowing him personally, get to know soon enough that Bipin not only has exceptional organizational skills is also an extraordinary human being.
Having being his team mate for almost a decade I have come to know that Bipin Pandit is one tough guy. Keeping this quality of his in mind, I’ve given him the nickname of ‘Iron’ man. To explain further, this is what I mean by it: I Intelligent R Robust O OPULENT N nurturing This is exactly how he is, both, on the inside and the outside. To describe him in a few words, he’s someone with a very caring nature, fair in appreciation, has a very pleasing personality, a great mimicry artist, and an unusual being who always wants to do something different. He also happens to have flawless knowledge when it comes to event management and matters concerning INVESTMENTS! He is one person who has always taught me to be and work independently in life. He has the knack of cracking the most hilarious jokes right in the middle of an extremely serious discussion! He also happens to be a man who takes his palate very seriously. He knows his priorities and fulfills every responsibility given to him. His speech turns as sweet as honey when it comes to getting things done from people, “Beta yeh kar dena” which is great, since it always seems to work! At the end of the day this is the real BIPIN “SIR” as I always call him out of respect: B BINDAAS I INVENTIVE P PASSIONATE AND POSITIVE I INTERESTING N Naughty (as usual) I admire his loyalty towards both families – His own and the AD club At the end of the day I always say to myself, “Here is a man whom I must learn something from.”
I consider Bipin as my best friend, guide and guru (Sir) in certain areas. I know this great personality for more-than 20 years, he joined Castrol in 1987-88. I still remember that our Castrol induction training was conducted by Late Shri.G.U.Balsawar and we were his favorites. Mr.Balsawar always used to call us by Bipu (Bipin) and Giru (Girish) and since then these are our nick names. Bipin never liked working for IT and Finance departments as his 1st love was for advertising and marketing. He is a multitalented, colorful and creative person and his key strength is “Public Relations”. I always found him great as a compere and mimicry artist. Bipin must have done more-than 1000+ shows and organized 125+ events like ABBY, AdAsia, EFFIEs & EMVIEs. He also loves music, singing, cricket, films, food, drinks (partying with special friends) and nature (Beauties). He is a strong devotee of goddess Mahalaxmi (Mumbai) and we had been to Mahalaxmi temple couple of times. I must say that with the blessings of Goddess Mahalaxmi and his hard work, Bipin has come a long way and I am very proud to see him as General Manager, Ad Club of Bombay. I wish him every success for his future endeavors.
I have interacted with Bipin in different capacities. First as a business associate, then as a colleague and later as a friend. Having known him now for the past 9 years (almost a decade), I have observed different shades of him in these different capacities. Ruthless as a business associate and task master, unrelenting in any pressure situation and extremely opiniated and vocal. His scant regard for authority and position when it comes to speaking the truth or making a point has been aspirational for me. As a colleague, I have found him amenable and fair in appreciation. As a friend is when one discovered the actual man. Extremely soft-hearted and sensitive to every situation, he is the first to extend a helping hand and be there for you. The other great ability this man posesses is the magnetism in connecting with people. He has doors opened for him, towels delivered in his hand and bags personally handed over from absolute strangers. The words “Beta”, “Raja” and their derrived synonyms are put to judicious use for this acomplishment. Bipin’s penchant for good food and drink has been one of the many reasons for the good times that we have had. Tumblers of Single malt stand testimony to this. The one detail which very few people are aware of, is his love for animals. While the goat, chicken, prawn and fish are examples of this fond love, the leopard in particular is a classic example. People might want to visit singapore’s nite safari to understand why. The other craving that Bipin allows himself to fall prey to are nocturnal pleasures, with absolutely no bones attached. Few have the flair and poise in their craving and pursuit. His voice and the modulations achieved at different quarters of the moon bring back memories of some legends on the silver screen like Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughnan Sinha, Amol Palekar, Nana Patekar and my personal favourite, Utpal Dutt. “Kussi” never sounded as better, even in the original version. Another feature of this man is his ability to speak to himself. Right in the middle of a conversation, you might find names, expressions, hand signals and occasionally, even a song thrown, that you might be totally blown by. Event organising, cricket discussions, film talk, stage shows, personality, conversationalist and extremely god-fearing, this man is a true Leo at heart!
Though I have retired in 1994 from active service, I continue to be a member of ad-club and participate in various activities. For which , I must confess, you are the reason. After your taking over the affairs of Ad-club, there has been sea change in the functioning of the activities, and variety too. Some of them are having Programmes for new entrants on various facets of advertising, building a strong up-date liberary and keeping members informed about it,making annual award function more vibrant, apart from providing a youngster to go abroad on study tour. Screening award winning films, having Ad-gurus talk about the advertising created during the year are many annual features, for which you have been a backbone. I have been a member of ad-club since 1970. The joke then going around for for poor attendance for ad-club ‘tea meetings’ was, keep the topic ‘sex in advertising’ to attract over 400 people – other wise it was 40. I am sure the students of ‘mass communication’ will take full advantage of ad-club’s library to enhance their knowledge. Keep up the good show, and wish you and ad-club, all the best.
I consider myself lucky to have met you at the AdAsia Convention – 2003 held in Jaipur, India. Ever since I have found you to be a source of strength to develop advertising ties between Pakistan and India. Your commitment, devotion and hard work has inspired me and enabled me to spread the message of Adasia in Pakistan. You have provided immense help to me in developing a network of professional contacts in field of advertising in India. You and your network of professional contacts is a great resource for me and will help me in working on future projects with you on behalf of Daily Business Recorder, Pakistan. As a person with the twin qualities of head and heart, I consider you a very successful person in your field and strongly feel that this is very much coupled with your mother’s blessings. I wish you all the success and prosperity in life and the best of luck in all your future endeavours.
YOU MAY LOVE HIM, YOU MAY HATE HIM, BUT YOU CANNOT IGNORE HIM… THAT’S THE WAY TO DEFINE BIPIN Very strong personality with strong cross currents sometimes Cranky like a child and sometimes comes across as a man with a Shrewd acumen I know him for almost 22 years we have nothing in common except our zeal and ethusiasm to Live Life Joyously. Whenever I meet him I assure myself that for next few hours there will not be a single dull moment and I will be laughing my heart out. Impatient, Enthusiastic, Inquisitive at times Ultra Inquisitive Especially when the subject has something to do with Cricket, Good Looking Babes and all those things that can be classified as SPICY excepting too very spicy food which he does not relish. YAROONKA YAAR BIPINDA PUTTAR! CHAK DE PATTHE.
The individual stands out. Aloud. Not for his voice. Not for his colored wardrobe. But for his passion for brands, advertising and media. Don’t bet with him on any of these subjects unless you wish to lose. Stay away from Cricket and Music (Hindi OST) too. He is a Pundit when it comes to all these subjects. Certified by Dentists as having the widest smile. Awarded by the Laughter Club for the the most genuine laugh. Bipin Pandit is everybody’s friend and nobody’s enemy. A rare distinction in human nature. He serves with dedication, listens with openness and suggests with knowledge. Bipin is indeed always ‘last man standing’. His rolodex is the A list, Young Achievers List and the Who’s Who of Advertising, Media, Marketing and Communication. Yet he remains rooted in his simplicity. Bipin makes everyone smile and that is a sterling quality not prone to change in temperament. I wish Bipin Pandit every success, always. I am delighted. he has included me in his circle of friends.
I first met Bipin at Ad Asia in Jaipur. This was the best congress I ever attended. I met him again at Ad Asia in Jeju, South Korea. Since the Pakistan night was cancelled , many of the Indian & Pakistani delegates ended up at an Indian restaurant. This again turned out to be a great fun Indo -Pak Bhai bhai party. Met Bipin again at the Indian Emvies & I was impressed with the way it was held. Bipin is the Man behind the Scenes & without him the Industry will not be what it is today. He is the Man of the Moment & always raises the Bar ! We should set up Ad Clubs all over the world & make Bipin the President of the International Ad Club!
Hi Bipin, In the India versus Australia test series of 2008, a banner on Sachin Tendulkar caught the fancy of the world and mine as well. Only recently I came to know that the person with the banner (who, I had thought, had disaapeared forever in the crowds of the faceless multitudes)is, in fact, you. Hence, in this mail,I express my heartfelt appreciation (though a very belated one)for your words.. “Commit all your sins..”. This is definitely the BEST EVER quote I have seen on the batting genius,and I can assure you, majority of my friends and relatives,too, share the same sentiments. I am sure you have been inundated many times over with accolades from across the cricketing world for this banner of yours, but kindly accept this rather belated mail as a token of gratitude and appreciation from me and my friends, all admirers of the greatest batsman of the modern era, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.