B.K Birla

Question: Recently which eminent Indian industrialist passed away?
(a) G.D Birla
(b) B.K Birla
(c) K.K Birla
(d) M.P Birla
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On 03rd July, 2019, veteran Indian industrialist Basant Kumar Birla passed away in Mumbai. He was 98.
  • He was the youngest son of legendary Ghanshyam Das Birla.
  • He was non-executive chairman of the group’s flagship company, Kesoram Industries Ltd. which turned 100 this year.
  • GD’s industrial empire comprised jute mills, cotton textile units, sugar companies and trading ventures.
  • Mr. B.K. Birla expanded the businesses to include tea, fertilizers, cement and tyres, among others, during the time of the licence system.
  • He remained the chairman of most of the companies. The companies included Kesoram Industries, Century Textiles, Jayshree Tea and Century Enka.
  • He was also the chairman of the Krishnarpan Charity Trust.

Link:
https://www.thehindu.com/business/industry-doyen-bk-birla-passes-away-at-98/article28275982.ece

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