Major Events Of Shiv Nadar’s Life
1945: Shiv Nadar was born on July 14 in Moolaipozhi village in Tamil Nadu, India.
1967: Shiv Nadar graduated with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore, India.
1968: Shiv Nadar started working as a computer programmer at the Delhi-based engineering firm DCM Limited.
1976: Shiv Nadar founded HCL (Hindustan Computers Limited) with a capital of Rs. 187,000. The company started as a hardware-focused company, and later expanded into software and services.
1994: Shiv Nadar established the SSN Trust, which manages the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, named after his father.
2000: Shiv Nadar was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honors, for his contributions to the IT industry.
2008: Shiv Nadar stepped down as CEO of HCL, and became the Chairman of the company.
2010: Shiv Nadar established the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which focuses on education, healthcare, and the arts. The foundation has established several institutions, including the Shiv Nadar University and the VidyaGyan schools for underprivileged students.
2013: Shiv Nadar was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian honor in India, for his contributions to the IT industry and philanthropy.
2017: Shiv Nadar stepped down as Chairman of HCL, and became the Chairman Emeritus of the company.
2020: Shiv Nadar was named the world’s most generous person of the year by Forbes, for his donations totaling $1.1 billion to the Shiv Nadar Foundation.
Shiv Nadar is known for his contributions to the Indian IT industry, and for his philanthropic work through the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He has also been recognized for his leadership and entrepreneurship, and has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to business and society.