Dr.Uday B. Garudachar > Profile
Born to a Bureaucrat Sri B.N.Garudachar IPS (R), Former Director General & Inspector General of Police, Karnataka and Smt.Vatsala, Uday had his schooling in Bangalore, Shimoga, Gulbarga and Belgaum. Joined National College, Basavanagudi in Science subject and went on to complete his B.E. in (Electronics) from Bangalore University. Uday wanted to always become an entrepreneur but could not do so due to financial constraints. His uncle Mr.Seshadri who was a businessman took a liking for Uday and asked him to become a Salesman first. The first stint of Uday was selling Markers to tyre and other allied areas. He then started selling Hosiery from Umaya Knitting Corporation (Thirupur) and then started a small advertising agency. He also had a stint in granite industry and leather garment manufacturing.
In the year 1992, he forayed into real estate and by 2002 was able to develop and market a large extent of land by converting them and selling as plots. In 2003, he got the opportunity to put up one of the first Shopping Malls in Bangalore at Magrath Road. In 2005 Garuda Mall was dedicated to public and this was one of the earliet PPP (Public Private Partnership) projects. The next shopping mall that was developed was in Jayanagar which was called Sri Garuda Swagath, After this another PPP project at Mysore called Garuda Mall, Mysore was constructed in partnership with Mysore City Corporation.
In the mean time several layouts were also developed by Uday and a construction company in collaboration with Spanish company was formed to develop affordable housing mostly for the economically weaker sections. Several houses were built not only to private players but also to the Government. This Technology is a ferro concrete technology and is very popular in Europe, parts of Asia and South America. Around 2012, the Bangalore City Corporation awarded a PPP project to the Garuda Group to develop 1512 houses for the economically weaker sections together with a commercial complex at Koramangala. The work has commenced and would be dedicated to public in 2020 second quarter. The motto of the Garuda Group is “KARMA PARMO DHARMA”. Thousands of houses are being built for Govt of Karnataka and private parties using this wonderful technology.
Recognizing the contribution of Uday Garudachar in various fields of business, social service especially building houses for the economically weaker sections, two universities have conferred “Doctorate” on him.
Dr. Uday Garudachar is an active member of the BJP. He contested the assembly election in 2013 on BJP ticket, but lost narrowly. He won the election in 2018 and is an MLA from chikpet assembly constituency.
His wife Smt.Medini Uday is an M.Sc (Physics) graduate from Karnataka University, Dharwad and she helps Garuda Group in Shoppertainment.
His daughter Ms.Prerana is an MBA graduate in Marketing and Finances and is actively involved with the Garuda Group in the Marketing Department.
His Son Mr.Pranav is an MBA graduate in Marketing and HR and he has a fellowship from the Harvard University in Business Leadership. He is actively involved with the Garuda Group in the construction business.
Social Activities: Dr. Uday B.Garudachar has organized a number of health camps; eye camps etc. An avid sportsman he has organized many badminton, tennis, cricket and gymnasium tournaments. He has sponsored many poor students especially from the economically backward and dalit communities to pursue their education.