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Birla, Ghanshyamdas (1894–1983), businessman and politician in India, was born in the small village of Pilani in Rajputana, India, on 10 April 1894, the son of Raja Baldeodas Birla (c.1862–1957) and his wife, Yogeshwari Singhi (c.1863–1963). The Birlas were of the mercantile caste known as the ...


Ghanshyamdas Birla (1894–1983) by unknown photographer courtesy The Harvill Press, London


Pathak, Laxmishanker Gopalji (1925–1997), businessman, was born on 5 March 1925 in Keshod, Gujarat, India, one of the six children of Gopalji Sunderji Pathak, farmer, and his wife, Harak Baa. Pathak's father supplemented his meagre income by making sweetmeats and savouries to sell to passers-by. ...


Tagore, Dwarkanath (1794–1846), businessman and philanthropist, was born in Calcutta, Bengal, India, the second son of Rammani Tagore (1759–1833), police officer, and his first wife, Menaka, daughter of Ramakanta Roy of Jessore. At the age of five he was adopted by the childless older brother of ...