Patriarch of the Nijhawan Group passes away

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Updated: March 11, 2016 3:34 PM

B L Nijhawan lived a full life. He moved ahead facing struggles to taste success

Reema Lokesh – Mumbai

B L Nijhawan lived a full life. He moved ahead facing struggles to taste success. When he started out on his own without any support in 1974, he probably did not envision that his company would have plans to reach the US$ 750 million turnover mark by 2016.

His son, Sham Nijhawan, a chartered accountant and chairman, Nijhawan Group, always admired his father’s conviction and commitment to start a business against all odds. People describe late B L Nijhawan as an unstoppable workaholic. He continued to work till the very end. Shares Sham Nijhawan, “My father was a complete workaholic. He was unstoppable even at 91 years of age. A few years ago (when he was 88 years old) he shocked us by discussing work even when on ventilator support in a hospital.”

With 69 years of experience in the business, B L Nijhawan has given the industry a company that is today a leading business house diversifying intensively each day.

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