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Rakesh K Kaul
Rakesh Kaul comes from a family which has a long and distinguished record of selfless KP community public service and cultural activities. His father's side was among the founders of Vishwa Bharati Institute for girls in Rainawari. His maternal grandfather in Karan Nagar was one of the founders of Sudhar Samiti besides being a world renowned writer of books on the great Kashmir Shaivite doctrine of Kundalini Yoga (www.GopiKrishna.US). Both his uncles from father's side and his maternal Grandfather were imprisoned during the Parameshwari protests. His father was active in Kashmir Samiti in Delhi. Rakesh served as a VP of KOA and is a lifetime member and started several chapters such as the one in Los Angeles and in Minneapolis. He led the highly successful national fund raising effort for KOA when the community suffered its displacement in 1989. He has been a founding member of IAKF and also served as a contributor to Miltsar magazine. Most recently he served as Co Chairman of The Arts of Kashmir Exhibition at the Asia Society in New York. With Dr. Sushma, his wife, they are both active supporters of Humanitarian programs targeted towards helping the internally displaced KPs in the Jammu camps. Rakesh has a passion for literature on Kashmir and has an extensive library that is open to any member of the community. Rakesh is committed to providing mentorship to young KP entrepreneurs and has served as an angel advisor to several KP led startups.