We are excited to introduce our CAPM board members for 2013. Today we have Mukhtar Thakur, past Board Chair of the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Who are you?
Mukhtar was educated in Minnesota and Great Britain and has worked globally in Great Britain, the Middle East and in Minnesota. He has Bachelors in Civil engineering from Wales; and a Masters in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota. He is of Asian Indian Origin from the State of Maharashtra in India. He can speak 5 languages.
He has worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation for 25 years, starting as a Graduate Engineer and is currently Director of the Office of Electronic Communication. He has worked on challenging projects including Interstate Highway bridges and the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit project as a Preconstruction Director.
Tell us about your community. What some of your current involvements in the community?
His community work includes Creator and Executive Director of 2 Television Programs aimed at the diverse immigrant communities in the Twin Cities. These programs air on Twin Cities Public Television channel 2-2.(Geetmala- a music based program and Diversity in Focus TV (DIFTV) a talk show-“bringing your immigrant neighbors into your living rooms”. He was appointed to the Council on Asian–Pacific Minnesotans by Governor Dayton.
He is also Co-Host of a music based program “ SANGAM- all the hits this side of Mumbai on this side of town”. This airs on KFAI Fresh Air Radio in the twin Cities on 90.3 and 106.7FM and also on the web at KFAI.org.
He has occasionally reported for the BBC on Community affairs and has written in
the Pioneer Press on alternative fuel technology. He is quoted in the Star Tribune on