BIOGRAPHY OF CAPT. N.K. BERI
Capt. Naresh Kumar Beri was born on 17 th April 1957 in Chandigarh, India. He is the
eldest amongst 3 other children in his family. He throughout his childhood was a jovial and naughty child who brought smiles on everyone’s faces. He did his schooling from D.A.V. School in Chandigarh and later completed his B.Sc. from Meerut College.
Aviation was in his blood, which was very evident from the fact that his maternal side of the family owned an Airline by the name of Northern Airways in the year 1942 but which unfortunately shut down due to the partition.
However, watching his maternal uncle Mr.Sarabjit Sood take flying lessons at the Chandigarh Flying Club is what inspired him to become a pilot. He has always been very passionate about his career and till date enjoys flying as much as he did when he first set flight. His career spans over 3 decades at 37 years.
He started his careerwith the Border Security Force in 1980 and served them till 1988. In such a short span he became the youngest commandant ever at the mere age of 24 years. He has served the country during many important operations
such as the I.P.K.F , Operation Blue Star to name a few and had the privilege of flying many dignitaries such asShri.Giani Zail Singh, Shri.Narsimha Rao, Mr. P Chidambaram and many more.
After his stint in B.S.F. he joined Air India in the year 1990.He has worked with Air India for more than 24 years now and has successfully completed more than 20,000 Flying Hours. He has commandeered various Aircraft’s such as the HS-78, Airbus A-310, Boeing 747-200,300 and currently is flying the Boeing 747-400. Apart from his flying duties, Capt. N.K. Beri has also served Air India in various important capacities such as Resident Director-Northern Region, Resident Director-New Delhi, OSD To C.M.D. and G.M. Ops-Delhi. His professional and no-nonsense attitude has won the appreciation of many CMD’s of Air India who he has worked very closely with and has been lauded for his exceptional skills and his ability to deliver each task flawlessly with diligence and dedication. Apart from the above accomplishments he has also conducted various VVIP Flights for Air India, which
includes being in charge of Dr.Manmohan Singh, Shri. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, etc. .
He has also never shyed away from his responsibilities and has personally undertaken many humanitarian flights to Tripoli during the Libyan Crisis and Tokyo during the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and has always been available to operate flights in case some other pilots called in sick. This attitude of his has won him much praise and accolade from the management and passengers alike. Currently Capt. N.K. Beri resides in New Delhi with his wife and 2 children. His wife Mrs. Lilian Beri is an English Hons Graduate from L.S.R. College, New Delhi and currently owns a travel agency. Being his better half who has always been his conscience keeper and has supported and encouraged him in all his endeavors. His son, Capt. Aditya Beri also followed in his footsteps and is a Boeing-777 Experienced pilot and also takes a keen interest in managing his various family businesses effectively. His daughter, Ms.Arunima Beri who chose the creative path and graduated in fashion designing from F.I.T. College, New York with top position currently plans to launch her own line soon.
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Capt. N.K. Beri is also a successful businessman being Promoter in a Cold Storage and Ice Factory Company. Also, he is so passionate about flying that he even promoted an Airline company called Indus Airways in the year 2006-2007 which inspite of being short-lived won the appreciation of many and proved his love for Aviation.
A good human being in every respect, modest, down to earth, helpful, which adds to him multi faceted and dynamic personality.
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