The NEED: To strengthen our support to the Indian Leather Industry in the area of ‘fashion and design’ of footwear, the Design & Fashion Studio is set up into an independent unit of CSIR-CLRI (vide CLRI OM No: 21(4)/2018-EI dated 20th April 2020).Design & Fashion Studio was announced on 1st May 2020.


Shri A. R. Senthil Kumar

Managing Director

RATHNAM Leathers & Honorary Secretary, IFLMEA



Congratulations for your new position “Chief Scientist & Head of Design and Fashion Studio”. I’m very much happy with your 31 years of service to the leather industry you deserve it. I hope for the upcoming years under your guidance will more brighter, new innovations, new designs etc., 

Our cooperation and unstinted support to you at all times.


Shri Rajiv Bhatia

Managing Director, D2 International, Kolkata & Member, Committee of Administration, Council for Leather Exports


What a fantastic news !!! I am really very happy for you. You truly deserve it. Please keep up the good work and stay in touch.



Shri Motilal Sethi

Convenor, Leather Garments Panel, CLE

President, ILGA &

Managing Director, Saroj International, Noida


I am deeply touched with contents and immensely happy to learn about your Appointment.  Your tireless services to leather Industry for so many years truly deserves this Appointment and I heartily congratulate you and wish you all the best in your new assignment. You can count on our support always as we recognise your hard work, dedication and selfless services to CLRI and Indian Leather Industry. Please let us know your plans once you start your new assignment 


Shri A Sekar

Managing Director

Gemini Enterprises, Chennai

Congratulations, and we are very happy to note that recognition by the organisation CLRI has happened now for the unique, unparalleled and stupendous work you have done for the leather industry and for the country all these years.


Dr G Thyagarajan

Former Director,


You are a fine asset to any organisation in more ways than one.


Prof Dr (Smt) Anitha Manohar

Director, NIFT, Chennai

Good perseverance. Truthful talent will never go unobserved..Best Wishes..NIFT Chennai will be happy to associate with you.


Shri A Sahasranaman

Former Executive Director, CLE &

Vice Chairman, ILIFO

Dear Sadiq, very happy to know that u have been made chief scientist and head of Design section. That is ur forte. Congrats and all the best for your continued success.


Shri N Jameel Ahmed

Managing Partner

NM Zackriah & Co., Chennai


I wish you all the Best in your Re Start and our support will always be there.

Shri Yavar Dhala

Managing Director



Congratulations on the Appointment and Elevation.The Industry and all of us at the FORWARD Groupare indebted to you for your counseland directional inputs impacting several spheres of our businessfor which we are immensely grateful.

For Further Information Please Contact

Head, Design and Fashion Studio

CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute,
Adyar, Chennai - 600 020
Telfax: +91 44 24437157