Dr. Bansi Dhar
Dr. Bansi Dhar
Dr. Bansi Dhar

First Chairman of DCM Shriram Industries Limited
HON'BLE DR. BANSI DHAR
(A Prominent industrialist and Renowned Social Worker)
(1930-2004)

Born in March 1930 to Lala Murli Dhar, eldest son of Sri Shriram, founder of the Shriram Group of Industries, Dr. Bansi Dhar was oriented to quality education from his childhood. He was part of some of the leading educational institutions of the country; he completed his schooling from The Doon School, Dehradun and St. Columbus High School, Delhi and his graduation in Chemistry from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi. He was also trained in Management and Business Economics as a diploma student in Hoeferlin Academy for Professional Education in erstwhile West Germany, was a successful part of the 93rd Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School, U.S.A. and received his doctorate degree from the University of Agra.  

Dr. Bansi Dhar was the Chairman and Managing Director of DCM Limited and of Hindustan Vacuum Glass and a Director on the boards of Jay Engineering Works Ltd., Shriram Refrigeration Industries Ltd., Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd., Usha International Ltd. and Kothari Sugar & Chemicals Ltd. In all, the goods manufactured by these companies include fertilizers, PVC, heavy chemicals, vanaspati, sugar, industrial alcohol, vacuum glass products, textiles, electronics, sewing machines, electric fans, diesel engines, hermetic compressors, water coolers, fuel injection equipments, pistons and rings. He was also President of Punjab Haryana and Delhi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Delhi Factory Owners’ Federation, Indian Sugar Mills Association, Vanspati Industry, Confectionery Industry and Alcohol Industry at various points of his life.

Besides involvement in the private sector, he also served in public sector bodies with distinction. He was the Chairman of Sub-committee on Heavy Chemicals Fertilizers and Pesticides for 6th five-year Plan of U.P. Govt. and Member of Indian Sugar Industry Inquiry Commission and Development Council of Sugar Industry.

Complementing all these associations were efforts in the educational sector. After all, it is for no reason that Dr. Bansi Dhar is remembered as a patron of quality education in the capital city; his efforts in the development of Shriram College of Commerce, Indraprastha College and Lady Shriram College, all three renowned colleges of the University of Delhi, are very well known.

Dr. Bansi Dhar expired on the 26th of June, 2004 and left behind an enviable model of a humanitarian philanthrope for all of us to look up to.

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