Bharat Ram

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Bharat Ram (Lala Bharat Ram) (October 15, 1914 – July 11, 2007) was an Indian industrialist.


Born in Delhi, Ram was the son of Lala Shri Ram, who founded Delhi Cloth & General Mills. [1]Ram completed his preliminary education at Modern School New Delhi. He graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi with a degree in economics. After his graduation in 1935, he joined Delhi Cloth & General Mills as an apprentice and rose to the position of chairman and managing director in 1958.[citation needed]

Ram founded Shriram Fibres (SRF Ltd) in 1970 and later, Shri Ram Fertilizers. He served on various government committees and wrote two books: Glimpses of Industrial India and From Istanbul to Vienna. He also became the chairman of Indian Airlines.[2] He received the Padma Bhushan award in 1972.[1]

Ram was a passionate golfer and helped found the Indian Golf Union.[3]

Ram died in New Delhi hospital on 11 July 2007.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Remembering Bharat Ram". Business Standard. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Giving flavor of India's golf legacy to world: Bharat Ram". DNA News. Retrieved 12 December 2014.