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B K Birla passes away at 99 leaving behind a grand legacy

Basant Kumar Birla passes away: He started associating himself with various companies since he was a 15-year-old. He was the grandson of Kumar Mangalam Birla. the Chairman of Aditya Birla Group. B K Birla set up companies and trusts in a number of sectors including education.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 03, 2019 18:12 IST
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Late B K Birla

A prominent name in the India Inc, Chairman of Century Textiles and Industries Basant Kumar Birla passed away at the age of 99 on Wednesday.

B K Birla had started his career as an industrialist at the age of 15. He was born on January 12, 1921. B K Birla was the youngest son of industrialist G D Birla.

After starting his entrepreneurial journey at 15 he eventually became chairman of Kesoram Industries. 

He concentrated on industries of viscose, cotton, polyester and nylon yarns, , paper, shipping, tyrecord, cement, transparent paper, spun pipe, refractory, , tea, coffee, chemicals, cardamom, MDF Board, plywood etc.

He was chairman of Century Textiles, BK Birla Institute of Engineering and Technology and many other companies, educational trusts and institutes.

B K Birla is survived by his daughters Majushree Khaitan, Jayshree Mohta. Kumarmangalam Birla, the chairman of Aditya Birla Group is grandson of B K Birla. B K Birla's son Aditya Vikram Birla passed away in the year 1995.

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