Date of Birth: 10th April 1894
Date of Death: 11th June 1983
Occupation: Indian Businessman.
Ghanshyam Das Birla’s Biography:
Ghanshyam Das Birla belongs to the much famed “Birla family” and is a prominent businessman. He was a unique businessman who turned a company into a multi-billion business. He was born in Pilani, a village in India to Raja Baldeo Das Birla.
Raja Baldeo Das Birla was succeeded by his 4 sons including Ghanshyam Das Birla. Ghanshyam Das Birla was married to Maheshwari Devi. Birla group is in multiple businesses like grains, silver, cotton, wealth management, manufacturing and many more.
Ghanshyam Das Birla’s Career and Achievements:
- Ghanshyam Das Birla turned towards Calcutta to start a business. Trading cotton and turning up a deal, he successfully came back to Pilani. There he built a mansion for his family.
- Later, he decided to expand the family business. Hence started out with jute business. He turned the money lending business into a manufacturing one through this jute business.
- In spite of the British putting down, opposing his business, GD Birla climbed the success ladder.
- With this success, he also started a company called Birla brothers ltd in 1919. He further funded 5 million for this venture.
- Along with being a successful businessman, he also played an active role in politics. He was elected to the central legislative assembly in 1926.
- Being a close aide to Gandhi, he became the founding president of Harijan Sevak.
- He is known for starting Hindustan Motors in 1940, Tea business, Textile business.
- He founded a commercial Bank in 1943 called UCO bank. It’s Known as United commercial bank, it is one of the oldest commercial banks in India.
Ghanshyam Das Birla’s Awards and Recognition:
- For his applaudable achievements, he was honored with Padma Vibhushan in 1957.
- He is a revered personality who started an education institution called Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani.
- He also is remembered to establish a technological institute of Textile and sciences in Bhiwani.