Krishnankutty Gupta

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them - Robert Frost

Krishnan Kutty Vadakkepat - IPS (retd)

Vadakkepat Krishnankutty who had retired from Indian Postal Service in 2003 had a successful official career for almost 40 years in the Dept. of Posts, India. He is a recipient DAK SEVA AWARD for his meritorious service in Department of Posts. He is a trustee to Aryanet Charitable Trust which runs the Aryanet Institute of Technology Palakkad.

He was born to Vadakkepat Kunchu Gupta (late) and Vaipur Ammachu Ammal (late) as the youngest child in 1943. After his education in the local schools, he proceeded to Trivandrum where he did his degree course. He is the youngest brother of V. Ramakrishna Gupta (late) and V Bhaskara Gupta.

In 1963 he joined the Postal Dept as a sorter and he got selected for the post of Inspector in 1973. He worked in different cities in various capacities and he was promoted as Superintendent of Post Offices in 1991. His first assignment was Supt-marketing for Kerala-wise head-quarters at Kochi. He was promoted to IPS (Indian Postal Service) cadre in 1997 and had his last tenure as Sr. Superintendent of post offices (SSP) Palakkad.

He had undergone specialized training in Vigilance, Personnel Management, Philately and Marketing at Delhi and Mysore.

He was the Convener of State level Philately Exhibition held at Kochi, Calicut, Kottayam and Trivandrum in the 1990's. For the first of its kind he organized a District level Philately Exhibition at Palakkad in 2002 which was highly acclaimed as a grand success by the media and the public.


He improved and modernized the mail movement system in the entire Palakkad division replacing the conveyance of mails in line buses by exclusively chartered vehicles. He had introduced and successfully implemented several new schemes in post offices during his tenure as Sr. Superintendent of post offices (SSP), Palakkad Division.

After retirement he was appointed as the Chairman Postal Services Improvement Committee for the Kerala State.

His was associating with the developmental activities in Sree Pariyanampatta Temple, Kattukulam. He is continuing his interest in agriculture, conventional and modern. Along with his close associates, he is running the aryayogam matrimonial services at Thiruvazhiyode

He was staying with his brother's family under joint family system till 1995. His wife Valsala is a house wife and they have four sons who all are in Computer field. The family is residing at Vadakkepat Garden, Mangalamkunnu, Kattukulam Post, Palakkad.