Late Shri G.D. Apte. started his professional practice in 1930 as a proprietary concern. G.D. Apte & Co., Chartered Accountants was formed as a partnership firm in 1957.
After constitution of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in 1949 he became the member of the first central council of the ICAI.
Apart from his professional service to business and industry in Pune, Late Shri G.D. Apte was instrumental in promoting various institutions such as Bank of Maharashtra, Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture etc.
Besides the development of his own practice, his motto was to encourage young entrepreneurs and also to support the charitable organizations by offering his services on honorary basis.
One of the pioneers of the profession in Pune, he was honored by Mahratta Chamber of Commerce by releasing an issue of "SAMPADA", the well known journal, dedicated to him, after his demise on 11th December 1958.