Padampat Singhania

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Padampat Singhania on a 2005 stamp of India

Sir Padampat Singhania (1904–1979)[1] was an Indian industrialist and member of the Indian Constituent Assembly.

He was the oldest grandson of Lala Juggilal and son of Lala Kamlapat Singhania. His brothers were Kailashpat (who owned Raymonds) and Lakshmipat Singhania.[2]

He was chairman of the JK Mills, part of the J. K. Organisation. He was knighted in the 1943 New Year Honours list,[3] and invested with his knighthood by the Viceroy of India, the Marquess of Linlithgow, at Viceroy's House (now Rashtrapati Bhavan) in New Delhi on 23 February.[4] After independence in 1947, he became a member of the Indian Constituent Assembly and was one of the signatories of the Indian constitution, but chose not to enter politics.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Our Founders. jkcotton.com
  2. ^ Ashish K. Mishra, P.R. Sanjai (29 July 2015) Singhania vs Singhania: what went wrong? LiveMint.
  3. ^ The London Gazette, 1 January 1943
  4. ^ London Gazette, 23 March 1943
  5. ^ "What links Tata to Singhania? Singur!" Indian Express. 17 June 2011.