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Encyclopedia > Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla
Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla
Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla

Shri Ghanshyam Das "GD" Birla (April 10, 1894 - January 11, 1983) was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He advised Gandhi on economic policies. GD Birla File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... GD Birla File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1983 is an integer and composite number that represents a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) (Devanagari: मोहनदास करमचन्द गांधी), called Mahatma Gandhi, was the charismatic leader who brought the cause of Indias independence from British colonial rule to world attention. ...


Birla's grandfather Shiv Narayan Birla wanted to diversify from the traditional marwari business of lending money against pawned items. He left Pilani, his hometown in Rajasthan with a modest capital to Bombay to establish a business in cotton dealership. The venture was successful and he came back to Pilani to build a huge mansion (or Haveli), which still stands by the name Birla Haveli. Pilani is a town in the Jhunjhunu District in Rajasthan, India. ... Rajasthan (राजस्‍थान) is the geographically largest state in northwestern India. ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ... Pilani is a town in the Jhunjhunu District in Rajasthan, India. ...


Ghanshyam wanted to diversify his father's business, which he inherited to jute. So he left for Calcutta city in Bengal, the world's largest jute producing region. There he established a jute firm, much to the consternation of established European merchants, whom the biased policies of the British government favoured. He had to scale a number of obstacles. The British and Scottish merchants tried to shut his business out by unethical and monopolistic methods. He was able to persevere in the face of all such difficulties. Ganshyam's business sky-rocketed with the World War-I and there was no looking back for him. Jute is also occasonally used to refer to Jutes, a Germanic people of Europe. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... For the breed of cat, see Bengal cat; for the tiger, see Bengal Tiger; for the American football franchise , see Cincinnati Bengals Bengal (Banga, Bangla, Bangadesh, or Bangladesh in Bengali) comprises a region in the northeast of the Indian subcontinent, today divided between the independent country of Bangladesh and the... Jute is also occasonally used to refer to Jutes, a Germanic people of Europe. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country or nation and former independent kingdom of northwest Europe, and one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. ...


Envisioning infrastructural development in his hometown, Ghanshyam founded the Birla Engineering College in Pilani among other educational institutions. The college has evolved over the years to develop into one of India's best engineering schools, BITS Pilani. Today, Pilani also houses a wing of Central Electrical and Electronics Research Institute (CEERI), a famous residential, public school christened after Birla's family and a number of polytechnic colleges. The town of Pilani and the local population enjoy a highly symbiotic relationship with these institutions, thereby stepping towards realising Ghanshyam's dream. Pilani is a town in the Jhunjhunu District in Rajasthan, India. ... Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, India (popularly known as BITS Pilani) is one of the premier technology schools of India. ... Pilani is a town in the Jhunjhunu District in Rajasthan, India. ...


Ghanshyam's family business has diversified into many areas. At least three contemporary family business groups in India trace their ancestry to Ghanshyam. Family Business is also the title of an American reality TV series. ...


There is a memorial to Ghanshyam Birla in Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London. It comprises of a large statue overlooking the gardens with the following inscription. Please see http://www.yarzheit.com/Ghanshyam%20Das%20Birla.htm for full photos of Golders Green cemetery and the Statue of Ghanshyam Das Birla


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Shri Ghanshyam Das "GD" Birla (April 10,1894 - January 11,1983)was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi.
Ghanshyam wanted to diversify his father's business, which he inherited to jute.
There is a memorial to Ghanshyam Birla in Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London.
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Shri Ghanshyam Das "GD" Birla (April 10,1894 - January 11,1983) was an Indian businessman and member of the Birla Family business house.
Birla' inherited the family business and moved to further diversify them into other areas.
Birla was known to be a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, and advised Gandhi on various economic policies.
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