Year after year, he designs and prints the annual calendar, which is very different from conventional calendars. He had even single-handedly conceptualized and created a tax book for GST in Karnataka which was published by the department.
“My calendar is something you can call a teaser, where the viewer has to use their mind to find the days and dates. Other than that, every day has a picture with an interesting message,” the proudly says. His 2022 calendar has just been released and he is giving away free copies to his friends and colleagues.
Kumaresh, a civil engineer who has worked in the central state tax department for 30 years, is a resident of HBR Layout. His fondness for numbers led him to create his first puzzle calendar in 1992, with 100 years on a sheet. “In 2000, I made the millennium calendar with dates ranging from 1950 to 2050”, laughs the superintendent.
When celebrities bragged about work
Kumaresh’s picture calendars not only attract the attention of officials in his department, but also celebrities. His 2014 themed around cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar after his retirement in November 2013 had the master himself penned a note of appreciation for the Bengaluru officer.
“It was so special to receive his letter appreciating my work. Former Prime Minister of India HD Deve Gowda also praised my calendar for the year 2001, which is themed around the famous game show “Kaun Banega Crorepati,” he recalls.
In 2012, Kumaresh created a Bengaluru Metro-themed calendar, marking his first run from MG Road to Byappanahalli in October 2011. An avid cricket fan and music lover, Kumaresh recently created an illustrated calendar featuring the life and works of the music maestro Ilayaraja, whom he introduced to the famous composer at his studio in Chennai.
Known as the numbers man among colleagues in the Central Revenue Department of Bengaluru, Kumaresh, who serves in the Office of the Commissioner of Excise and Service Tax in Shivajinagar, conceptualized and created a tax guide for GST after his introduction in July 2017. interest, I have created a comprehensive guide incorporating details of all GST areas of Karnataka, statistical details of Karnataka’s Central Tax and Tax Procedures, which may facilitate GST procedures for the public and the officials,” he added. The Central Excise Department printed and published his work as a booklet called Margadarshi.