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Brijmohan Lall , Chairman of Hero Honda, receives the Padma Bhushan from the President A P J Abdul Kalam

Monday, March,28, 2005

Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal has been conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award, for his contribution to the Trade and Industry, by the President A P J Abdul Kalam at the investiture ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 28.3.05.

Dr. Munjal is considered to have led Hero Honda from the front to establish it as a ‘World No. 1’ two – wheeler company.

A true entrepreneur, he set up Hero Cycles factory in 1956, which engaged in manufacturing complete bicycles and went on to become the world’s largest bicycle producer in 1986, a position it has held since then. In 1984 he started Hero Honda, the joint venture of Hero with Honda Motor Co. Japan. The company heralded the two-wheeler revolution in India and became the world’s largest two – wheeler company in 2001 and continues to hold that position ever since.

Today more than a crore satisfied Hero Honda customers bear the testimony to Dr. Munjal’s philosophy – create a judicious world class blend of performance, quality, cost and service, reinforce it with mutually beneficial relationships and you will be a winner. Presently, Dr. Munjal is the Chairman, Hero Group which straddles Indian industrial landscape with 20 companies in diverse fields including auto parts, bicycles, motorcycles, education, BPO, IT software etc. He has nurtured the growth of a large number of world-class suppliers and ancillaries. He is an active Rotarian, a Rotary District Governor and a member of Rotary International Committees. He has held important positions on the panel of various prestigious bodies like President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal is a great philanthropist. Under his guidance, the Hero Group operates several charitable trusts, schools, hospitals, adult education programs, vocational training for rural women, mobile medical facilities for remote villages etc. He has been long associated with Business Management education in India and is presently Member, Board of Governors, Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon.

He has been conferred with numerous accolades and recognitions including Honorary Membership of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering Award (1992),The Businessman of the Year (1994) – Business India, National Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Indian Small Scale Industry by President of India (1995), Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial Peace (2000) – XLRI, Entrepreneur of the Year (2001) – Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur of the Year (2002) – Business Standard, Lifetime Achievement Award for Management (2003) – All India Management Association, Degree of “Doctor of Letters” Honoris Causa (2004) – Banaras Hindu University

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