Meet Our Jury Members
Dilip Chhabria Eminent and internationally acclaimed automobile designer. Heads his own company DC Design, which produces modification kits for automobiles, as well takes on design work for the global industry. Dilip is also the founder and heads the faculty of Design at the DYP-DC School, a part of the DY Patil University, Pune.
Dr V Sumantran Currently the Non-Executive Vice Chairman at Ashok Leyland. Dr Sumantran brings with him several years of experience working in the passenger car, commercial vehicle and defence space. Dr Sumantran has been with us since year 1 of the awards.
Adil Jal Darukhanawala Editor of Zigwheels, Adil is a true motoring journalist with a deep affinity to motorcycles. One of the pioneers of the genre in India, Adil also serves as a juror on the prestigious World car of the Year jury. Adil is also an expert on classic cars.
Gautam Sen Editor of Auto India, Gautam splits his time between Mumbai and Paris and tracks the global automotive industry in great detail. With several books on classic and contemporary cars and design to hisname, Gautam is one o the most respected Indian automobile journalists.
Gul Panag Known as much for being an auto enthusiast and biker, as her silver-screen avatar, Gul Panag is now a familiar face in the motoring scene. A regular juror with CNB for 4 years now. Gul has also participated in the Polo Cup and is a regular at global auto events like motor shows or the Le mans 24 Hours.
Aditya Patel One of India's brightest young racers, Aditya has already made waves in the Indian motorsport arena. With several titles to his name, Aditya is also Audi's only Indian driver in the VLN Endurance race series. He has also competed in the Polo Cup, Scirocco Cup and various national and international karting and racing championships. Aditya is also our youngest juror!
Siddharth Vinayak Patankar Editor-Auto for the NDTV Network. Siddharth is an authority of the Indian automobile industry - not just products but also the business side, as he is a specialised financial corresponmdent tracking the sector as well. Siddharth is also represents India on the World Car of the Year Jury. He hosts & spearheads India's only automobile quiz - the Mahindra AQ, now in its 4th year.
Kamlesh Patel Former Rallyist and automobile enthusiast, Kamlesh is also a keen contributor to the development of Indian motorsport. He has also been in the auto business and understands closely what consumers are looking for in the market.