Birthday Anniversary of HCL Chairman Shiv Nadar [Founder] on 14th July
Born: 14th July 1945
Profession: Founder and Chairman of HCL
Biography of Shiv Nadar:
Shiv Nadar was born in 1945 in the village of Moolaipozhi of Thoothukudi district in Tamil Nadu. He studied a pre-university education in Madurai. Nadar completed a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. Shiv Nadar started his career at Walchand group’s Cooper Engineering in 1967, that’s situated in Pune.
HCL was founded in 1976 by Shiv Nadar.
History of HCL Technologies:
- IT Company HCL was founded in 1976 by Shiv Nadar.
- Nadar founded SSN College of Engineering in Chennai in 1996, On the name of his father, Sivasubramaniya Nadar.
- Shiv gifted Rs. 1 million worth of HCL shares to the SSN College of Engineering.
- Shiv also announced that the college will promote research from foreign university tie-ups.
- Shiv is the member of executive board of Indian School of Business.
- Nadar’s SSN Trust is going to set two Vidyagyan schools in UP for rural students in 2008, the Free scholarship will be provided for students of Uttar Pradesh.
- Shiv donated computers and other equipment to Town Higher Secondary School in February 2011.
- Till 2014, he was a chairman of the board of governors in IIT Kharagpur.
- His brother Ramanichandran is Tamil novelist.
The Shiv Nadar Foundation
Shiv Nadar also founded “the Shiv Nadar Foundation” in the year 1994.
Awards and Recognition of Shiv Nadar:
- Shiv Nadar was honored with the Padma Bhushan Award in 2008.
- The honorary doctorate degree is awarded by Madras University to Nadar in 2007.
- Nadar was also recognized as E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 (Services).
- Shiv was the ‘Dataquest IT Man of the year’ in 1995.
- CNBC awarded CNBC Business Excellence Award in 2005 to Nadar.
- TV Today group magazine, India Today ranked Nadar as a 16th most powerful people in India in 2017 list.