India: JK group chairman chief patron Singhania dies

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Updated Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:41:06 GMT

JK group Chairman Gaur Hari Singhania died on 4 February 2015 following a heart attack. Singhania, aged 80 years, was also the President of J K Organisation and a Promoter Director of JK Cement Ltd since its inception in 1994. He is survived by a son, Yadupati Singhania.

Singhania held chairmanship in other companies including Jaykay Enterprises Ltd, JK Cotton Ltd and JK Traders Ltd. He also served as Chairman of Merchants of Uttar Pradesh, the Employers Association of Northern India. He was also the founder chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Stock Exchange and founder patron of Associated Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he served as Director in various corporations, such as in Pradeshiya Industrial Investment Corporation of Uttar Pradesh, UP State Industrial Development Corporation and Uttar Pradesh State Sugar Corporation.

A sports lover, he was the chief patron of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA). He also contributed to various universities and had opened a university at Udaipur, Rajasthan.