My definition of Guru surely was not clear. People have responded with names of quality managers (good ones I am sure) to P C Mahalanobis. This points to the lack of clarity in my original post. Apologies.
We are seeking Gurus – so they have to be in between your managers and P C Mahalanobis. Gurus should have had some original and pioneering work. I agree consultants have an advantage here. These Gurus should have done majority of their work in India.
I will be setting up a small panel to evaluate the nominations. We have support from ASQ India to help in this study.
We may have to divide the list into Gurus and Leading Practioners (or a similar title).
Early nominations include:
Gurus P C Mahalanobis J J Irani Suresh Lulla R V Ramchandran Essae Chandran Manu Vohra Hans Bajaria G…