Industrialist Basant Birla left the world on 3 July. A believer in hard work, he was 98 when he passed away. Indeed it was a great loss for India. Later, everyone joined in at the prayer meeting that remembered and honoured the life of the great industrialist.
From Asha Bhosle, Juhi Chawala to the Ambanis, people poured in to honor Basant Birla’s life
Snaps of the same came pouring in on Instagram today morning. In these, Mukesh Ambani, along with his wife, can be seen arriving at the meet. In another snap, the couple is sitting among the near and dear ones of Basant Birla.
Moreover, another snap that dropped explores the arrival of Asha Bhosle, Adi Godrej and actress Juhi Chawla. And this is paired with a portrait of the industrialist with a garland, glorifying the great man.
Not only this, the images of Basant Kumar Birla family too came up after the prayer meet. This was captioned, “Birla family yesterday at #BasantkumarBirla prayer meet. #yashbirla #kumarmangalambirla#rajshreebirla #avantibirla and #neerjabirla 🙏 #rip @viralbhayani“
The life of an Industrialist
Basant Kumar Birla was the youngest son of a philanthropist, Ghanshyam Das Birla. Born in 1921, he was already in association with a number of companies by the age of 15. Subsequently, he went on to head many ventures. Among these, the first major hit was Indo Ethiopian Textiles Share Company.
Later, in 1941, Basant Birla married Sarla. She was the daughter of an activist. The couple had a son and two daughters.