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Aditya Vikram Birla Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 14, 2017

Short Biography

Aditya Vikram Birla was born on 14-11-1943 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He was an Indian Industrialist, former Chairperson of Aditya Birla Group & Businessperson.

Other Name: Aditya, Adi
Other Professions: Chairperson Businessperson

Aditya Vikram Birla Complete Bio & Career

Aditya Vikram Birla did his schooling from Kolkata and for a degree, he enrolled at the famous St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata. After which, he relocated to the United States and obtained his master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He upon returning to India joined his family business. He though was not satisfied with it and therefore, started his own venture in the textile industry. He was instrumental in bringing back his family’s textile and rayon business back on track. He then took the challenge of exploring his business into Oil sector and he was successful in it as well. He rather than moving to west decided to have a set up with eastern countries and set up a company named Indo-Thai Synthetics Company Ltd. in the year 1969 in Thailand. This was his group’s first ever overseas company. After the success of this venture, he set up various other companies in South-East and all of them were highly successful. It was he who made the Birla Group into a renowned Blue Chip company and also the largest business conglomerates in India. By the decade of the 1980s, he established as many as 19 companies in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Even before people in India knew what globalization is, he has already set up a global empire and placed India on the world map. The company expanded their businesses in core sectors such as cement, textiles, financial services, chemicals, fertilizers, petrol-refinery and software among others. Some of the biggest listed companies that he owns are Hindalco and Grasim among others. His companies have employed over 70,000 employees directly and 2 lakhs people indirectly. This is the contribution of one of the most influential businessmen named Aditya Birla to India.
For his contribution, he was felicitated with numerous awards over the years. Most notable of them are Man of the Year Award, Outstanding Citizen Award and Businessman of the Year Award among others. Posthumously, he was felicitated by All India Association of Industries with Lifetime Achievement Award.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Aditya Vikram Birla died on 01-10-1995 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He suffered a prostate cancer and diagnosed with it at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

DEATHDAY 1 October,1995 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Baltimore, Maryland

Aditya Vikram Birla Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla. He was the grandson of legendary G.D. Birla. He was married to Rajshree. They together had a son named Kumar Mangalam and a daughter named Vasavadatta who is married to Business tycoon Kushagra Nayan Bajaj.

Life's Important Dates Of Aditya Vikram Birla

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 15
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Aditya Vikram Birla Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Aditya Vikram Birla was 51 years 10 months & 17 days old age.