Dewang Mehta

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Dewang Mehta (10 August 1962 - 12 April 2001) was the president of NASSCOM between 1991 and 2001.[1][2]

Mehta was born in Gujarat and studied at Imperial College London[3] In addition to his role at NASSCOM, he was appointed in 1998 to an IT and Software Development task force, and was also involved in various advisory bodies.[3]

Mehta died from a heart attack on 12 April 2001 while serving on an IT TaskForce delegation visit to Sydney.[3][4]


Mehta was named "Software Evangelist of the Year" by Computerworld Magazine in 3 consecutive years[3] In October 2000 the World Economic Forum chose Mehta as one of the 100 "Global leaders of Tomorrow".[5][4]

Since his death, a foundation has been created in his name.[6]


  1. ^ D'Monte, Leslie; Shindi, Shivani (10 February 2010). "How Nasscom made the software sector a superpower". Business Standard. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Dewang Mehta (1991-2001)". Nasscom. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Nasscom chief Dewang Mehta found dead in Sídney". 12 April 2001. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Indian software lobbyist dead". BBC News. 12 April 2001. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Dewang Mehta, Omar Abdullah are 'Global Leaders of Tomorrow'". 3 November 2000. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  6. ^ Reddy, R Ravikanth (21 December 2015). "Dewang Mehta award for AITS". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 November 2016.

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