Sunday, July 02, 2006

Off to land of Bajaj

Very soon(in a few hours) I will be in the land of Bajaj. Most probably riding on three wheelers, on and off. Anyway who is the real Bajaj? I did some read up into this guy, and here is what I found out.

Jamnalal Bajaj (1886 - 11 February 1942) was an industrialist, a philanthropist, and Indian freedom fighter. He was also a close associate and follower of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi is known to have adopted him as his son. Several institutions in India bears his name, including the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He founded the Bajaj group of companies in the 30s. The group now has 24 companies, including 6 listed companies. Besides Bajaj Auto Ltd, the other major companies in the group include Mukand Ltd, Bajaj Electricals Ltd and Bajaj Hindustan Ltd. One of his great-grandsons, Rahul Bajaj runs the family flagship company Bajaj auto.

But lately; his name has been taken over by some charactor in a Indian TV Show. :) But let us not forget the real guy too.

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