Ravindra Singhvi, founder and chairman of IPP, passes away

Print lost one of its stalwarts as Ravindra Singhvi, founder and chairman of International Print-o-Pac (IPP), passed away on 18 May. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

27 May 2021 | By PrintWeek Team

Ravindra Singhvi

Singhvi was born into a family of legal luminaries in Jodhpur. After graduating in science and attaining an MBA from BITS, Pilani, he forged an independent path of a first-generation entrepreneur. As managing director of Sobhagya Advertising Service, he pioneered financial advertising in India and is credited with over 2,500 successful IPO launches.

Singhvi observed that there was a dearth of repro facilities at the time that could process print inputs with quality and expertise. Thus, IPP was born, and it emerged as a leading pre-press house of the 80s.

He similarly strategised that there were few quality printers at the time. This led to IPP diversifying into commercial printing in the early 1990s, paperboard packaging some years later, as well as web printing for faster turnaround of publication and book products.

Singhvi also founded Sobhagya Capital, a SEBI Category-1 merchant banker.

“He was a karma yogi in the truest sense. His professional dedication, determination and strong work ethic is an inspiration to many. As a human being he led by example and was a father figure to the entire IPP family. He will be deeply missed,” said Rishabh Singhvi of IPP.