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IMT Nagpur’s Sportsman: Karan Ratti Kapoor Talks about his Thoughts

Music lover, sportsman and MBA in the making, Karan Ratti Kapoor of IMT Nagpur is clear about his priorities. In his own words, he is “Definitely a sports person.”

Recently, Karan Ratti Kapoor was awarded Most Valuable Player of his team at Athlos, a sports event organized by XIMB in early February 2012.

Kapoor’s passions are many but his game is Basket Ball – a game he’s been playing since he was in class six. Today, he plays Basket Ball more as a way to keep fit. His attention, however, is now consumed by the golf course and the equestrian track. “I intend to pursue them in the future,” he says. Maybe replace Tiger Woods? Well, who knows? For now, though, it’s IMT Nagpur and serious studies.

As a junior, when he first entered IMT Nagpur, Kapoor was utterly fascinated by Ranbhoomi, the home sports event. The febrile exuberance and sprit of 400 people consumed by sports for three days catapulted him into the heart of sporting activity that went on non-stop.

IMT offers a very versatile learning experience,” he says, admiring how the B-School goes about its curriculum, employing top quality faculty, inviting guest lecturers, including relevant case studies and focusing on a student’s interpersonal development.

Aiming at being a ‘master of many’ Kapoor is of the opinion that learning does not end with an MBA. In truth, an MBA is the beginning of the many stepping stones to ultimate success. That, probably reflects in his playing so many games. Ultimately, though, Karan Kapoor plans on becoming an entrepreneur. He has a ‘string of ideas’ playing around in his brain and will be converting them into business plans soon. Really soon.

Kapoor believes that perseverance leads to perfection. His favourite quote for the moment comes from Lord Chesterfield, who once said, “Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.”