Baba N Kalyani, the Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Forge was today conferred with the “Bharatratna Sir M Visvesvaraya Memorial Award - 2014” by the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry at a function organized in Bengaluru, on the occasion of Founder’s Day Celebrations.
Marking the occasion were Shri D V Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister for Railways; Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Former Member of the Planning Commission of India; Shri S. Sampathraman, President, FKCCI and many other distinguished leaders from the business community, members of the chambers, academicians, economists, l egislators and policy makers. Speaking at the occasion, Shri Sampathraman said, “We are proud of his Baba N Kalyani being conferred with the Sir M Visvesvaraya Award 2014 by Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry in a function organized in Bangalore achievements and we deem it a privilege to honour Sri Baba Kalyani the ‘Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award 2014.”
Commemorating the birth anniversary of Sir M Visvesvaraya, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry instituted the Visvesvaraya Memorial Award in the year 1999 to recognize and acknowledge the outstanding efforts of distinguished persons who have significantly contributed to the economic and social development of India and the state of Karnataka. Mr NR Narayana Murthy, Mr Azim H Premji, Dr Devi Shetty are some of the eminent past recipients of this award.
Bharat Forge Ltd. (BFL), the flagship company of the USD 2.5 billion Kalyani Group is a global provider of high performance, innovative, safety & critical components and solutions to various sectors including Automotive, Oil and Gas, Power, Locomotive and Marine, Aerospace, Construction & Mining. It is the largest exporter of auto components from India and a leading chassis component manufacturer in the world. BFL today has the largest repository of metallurgical knowledge in the region and offers complete end-to-end capability from concept to testing and validation to marquee global OEM’s. At the cusp of a breakout growth and transformation into an engineering conglomerate through its aggressive foray in capital goods and infrastructure sectors, BFL is committed to proactively expedite India’s transformation into a global economic giant.