Suresh Kariparamban: A veteran of the Indian Air Force with social responsibility
Suresh Kumar Kariparamban (born November 28, 1966) is an air veteran, filmmaker, and IT professional. He is a former Indian Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, Producer of the 2023 Malayalam movie Krithi, and currently working as Senior Application Consultant-SAP, at Capgemini USA.
Kariparamban was born on November 28, 1966, in Irumbuzhi village, Malappuram Dt, Kerala, India, and graduated from MSP High School Malappuram in 1982. He completed his intermediate from Daulat Hussain Intermediate College under UP Board, Allahabad in 1987.
Kariparamban attended Punjab University, Chandigarh, and received a BA in English in 1990. He also acquired an MA in political science from the same university in 1996. Kariparamban went to Saurashtra University, Rajkot, where he completed his LLB in 1999. He also acquired an MBA in human resources management from Indira Gandhi National Open University in 2003. In addition, he later received an MPhil degree in management from Periyar University Salem in 2006.
Following high school, Kariparamban joined the Indian Air Force in 1984. He underwent one-year full-time military training in the Administrative Training Institute of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Belgaum, Karnataka. He acquired a Diploma in Material Management from the IAF after the training. He was posted in an equipment depot under the Maintenance Command in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He worked on provisioning the spares for various frontline transport aircraft in the IAF.
Kariparamban was later posted in the Ambala Air Force Station under the Western Air Command. The Air Force station is one of the most sensitive airbases in the Air Force. He was responsible for provisioning spares for the various frontline fighter and trainer aircraft of the IAF.
After his successful tenure at Ambala Air Force Station, he was posted in TACDE for supporting the high-profile training of the top one percent of fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force under the South Western Air Command. During the Kargil War, Kariparamban moved with his unit to an undisclosed location near the Pakistan border in Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan. He supported the IAF operations of the strategic Bomber fleet from their location till the victory was announced on July 26, 1999.
Five months after the success of the Kargil war, Kariparamban was posted on a peaceful mission to the Tamil Nadu (Tech) Air Wing NCC. He has conducted NCC training for the Air Wing NCC cadets in several high schools and colleges affiliated with the Air Wing Technical NCC unit in Salem, Erode, Coimbatore, and Namakkal districts of Tamil Nadu. After completing 20 years, Kariparamban took a discharge from the IAF on April 30, 2004.
He joined the Indian Air Force at 26 Equipment Depot for his second career in May 2004 as a civilian after securing first rank in all India tests conducted by the Indian Air Force. Kariparamban was allotted to work on IMMOLS (Integrated Material Management Online System) developed by Tata Consultancy Services. He has made a lot of initiatives to improve IMMOLS performances by changing the Global Items Gallery and approval workflow processes. He resigned from the job in Oct 2007 to join Siemens India for a career in SAP.
Kariparamban worked in various IT firms in India as SAP Trainer and Consultant for seven years before moving to the United States in 2014. He has been working as a Senior Application Consultant SAP at Capgemini and taking care of the role of Business Resource Manager.
In 2017, Kariparamban came in contact with the Indian director Suresh UPRS of the Malayalam Film industry and agreed to be the Producer of the movie ‘Krithi.’ The shooting was completed in November 2018, and the movie was released in Kerala theaters on April 03, 2023. The movie features the story from the perspective of a 13-year-old girl (Krithi) who volunteers to help society to recover from narcotics usage, addiction, and drug trafficking.
Kariparamban continues his social service by helping the people of his home state of Kerala- India, with Government policies. With the help of volunteers, he has created the Facebook page ‘Central Schemes Helpline,’ which has 53K followers today.
He is married to Sheeja Suresh. The couple has two daughters, Shweta Suresh doing her master’s in data science in UK, and Sheetal Suresh, an MBBS student in Bangalore, India.