The Indian industrialist and philanthropist, Shiv Nadar, is the founder and chairman of HCL and the popular Shiv Nadar Foundation. The HCL was founded by Nadar in mid-1970s. He transformed the IT hardware company into an IT enterprise within a span of three decades. He was consistent in reinventing his company’s focus.
His endless efforts in IT sector made him the recipient of Padma Bhushan Award. Through his Shiv Nadar Foundation, he concentrated to develop education system of India. He is the brother of famous Tamil novelist Ramanichandran. Madras University awarded him with an honorary doctorate degree in 2007. He also got recognized as E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 (Services). The list of his awards is never ending. He also became the Dataquest IT Man of the year in 1995. Then again in 2005, he received CNBC Business Excellence Award. He received an honorary fellowship from the All India Management Association in 2006 and in 2011 was counted amongst Forbes’ 48 Heroes of Philanthropy in Asia Pacific.
By: Bhavna Sharma