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Birla, Ghanshyam Das

Born: 1894 AD
Died: 1983 AD
Nationality: Indian
Categories: Businessmen

1894 – Born on April 10th. Indian businessman and philanthropist.

         – Ghanshyam Das Birla, a doyen of Indian industry was the man who laid the foundations of the Birla Empire and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

1919 – With an investment of 50 lacs, the Birla Brothers Limited was formed and thereafter a mill was set up in Gwalior.

1920 – He established a cotton mill in Sabzi Mandi, Delhi followed by Keshoram Cotton Mills and Birla Jute Mills.

1930 – G.D. Birla set up Sugar and Paper mills.

1940 – He ventured into the territory of cars and established Hindustan Motors.

1957 – He was awarded India`s second highest civilian honour, the "Padma Vibhushan" by the Government of India.

1983 – Ghanshyam Das Birla died on January 11th at the age of 90.