(April 27, 1884 - January 11, 1963)
S ir Shriram was an eminent philanthropist, an outstanding industrialist, trend setting visionary leader, possessing a rare business perception and an uncommon entrepreneurial acumen. Sir Shriram went on to build one of the largest empires in India – the DCM group.
He championed the cause of education in the country by setting up famed educational institutions – Shri Ram College of Commerce and Lady Shri Ram College among others. He was knighted by the British Govt. for his distinguished career as a business tycoon and spirited philanthropist. Continuing legacy, Sir Shriram Social Development Society has taken on the mantle of carrying forward the task of empowering today’s children with the knowledge of excellence.
(March 7, 1930 - June 26, 2004)
D r. Bansi Dhar, born in March 1930, was the grandson of Sir Shriram, founder of the D.C.M. Group of Industries. He completed his schooling from The Doon School, Dehradun and St. Columbus School, Delhi. He graduated from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi with a Bachelor of Science degree. He studied Management and Business Economics from Hoeferlin Academy for Professional Education in erstwhile West Germany and further studied at Harvard Business School, U.S.A. Finally, he received his doctorate degree from the University of Agra. Dr. Bansi Dhar was the Chairman and Managing Director of DCM Limited and of Hindustan Vacuum Glass. He was also Director on the boards of Jay Engineering Works Ltd., Shriram Refrigeration Industries Ltd., Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd., Usha International Ltd. and Kothari Sugar & Chemicals Ltd.
The Chairman of Sub-committee on Heavy Chemicals Fertilizers and Pesticides for 6th five-year Plan of U.P. Govt. and Member of Indian Sugar Industry Inquiry Commission and Development Council of Sugar Industry are included as his other volumes of achievement.
Dr. Bansi Dhar is recognized as a patron of quality education in the capital city; his efforts in the development of Shriram College of Commerce, Indraprastha College and Lady Shriram College are truly commendable.