BINANI INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Shri Ghanshyaindas Binani
(3rd May 1932 - 30th Sept 1998)
Chairnan, Binani Indstries Limited
September 30th, 1998, was a dark day at Binani and for the entire Metal
Industry, as Shri Ghanshymdas Binani, Chairman of Binani Industries Limited
breathed his last in London. Sadness and sorrow descended as the news of
Shri Ghanshyaindasji's passing away spread.
Born on May 3d, 1932, Shri Ghanshyaindas Binani, the only son of Founder-
Chairman, Late Shri Govardhandas Binani, hailed from the illustrious Binani
family of Rajasthan and was associated with Non-ferrous metal industry for
over three generations. Since his teens, Shri Ghanshyaindasji, actively
engaged himself in the business activities with his father, while his
education at Calcutta simultaneously continued. He was blessed with a
natural inheritance of profound vision and business acumen.
According to an ancient Chinese proverb, 'A journey of a thousand miles
must begin with a single step'. Shri Ghanshymdas Binani with his father
took the first tentative step in the Zinc business in the early sixties.
From here began a journey, studded with milestones of unparalleled
achievements. With the sudden demise of his father, at an early age, he
had to shoulder the huge responsibilities of leading the Binani Companies
in India and abroad. He became a legend in his own right by setting up the
first Electrolytic Zinc Smelter at Kerala and registering a host of firsts
and notching up enviable records.
Shri Ghanshyamdas Binani, has been the Chairman of the company ever since
1965. With his progressive approach, hardwork and meticulous planning the
company diversified into the core sectors - Glass Fibre and Cement. He also
expanded activities of the Binani International Division in U. K., by
acquiring the Kawambwa Tea Estates, Luanshya & Baluba Mines and Precious
Metals in Zambia, with the active participation of his sons Shri Gokul
Binani and Shri Braj Binani.
He was a symbol of humanity with a pure soul. His philanthropic deeds are
well reflected with his heartfelt concern for the less fortunate. He could
not see anyone suffering. His heart was magnanimous and warmth
He will be remembered as a patriarch - the guiding spirit and over and
above all a perfect leader.
Ghanshyamdasji lives for ever.........