Bharat Ram or Lala Bharat Ram (15 October 1914 – 11 July 2007) was an Indian industrialist, born in Delhi, British India.

BiographyEdit

Born in Delhi, Ram was the son of Lala Shri Ram, who founded Delhi Cloth & General Mills.[1] Ram completed his preliminary education at Modern School New Delhi. He graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi with a degree in Mathematics. After his graduation in 1935, he joined Delhi Cloth & General Mills as an apprentice and rose to the position of chairman and managing director in 1958.[citation needed]

Ram founded Shriram Fibres (SRF Ltd) in 1970 and later, Shri Ram Fertilizers. He served on various government committees and wrote two books: Glimpses of Industrial India and From Istanbul to Vienna. He also became the chairman of Indian Airlines.[2] He received the Padma Bhushan award in 1972.[1]

Ram was a passionate golfer and helped found the Indian Golf Union.[3]

Ram died at a New Delhi hospital on 11 July 2007.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Remembering Bharat Ram". Business Standard. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Giving flavor of India's golf legacy to world: Bharat Ram". DNA News. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Bharat Ram: Relationship man". Rediff. 12 July 2007. Retrieved 3 December 2018.

External linksEdit

  • [www.ficci.com/press/310/BHARAT.doc BHARAT RAM, AN ARDENT VOTARY O FREE ENTERPRISE: FICCI PRESIDENT]