Hari Shankar Singhania
Born(1933-06-20)20 June 1933
Kanpur, India
Died22 February 2013(2013-02-22) (aged 79)[1]
New Delhi, India
Resting placeNigambodh Ghat, New Delhi
EducationBachelor of Science
Years active1951–2013
Known forJ. K. Organisation
AwardsPadma Bhushan in 2003,
WebsiteJ.K. Organisation

Hari Shankar Singhania (20 June 1933 – 22 February 2013) was the President of J.K. Organisation, a leading Indian industrial group, which has its roots extending nearly 100 years,[1] and is one of the largest industrial groups in India. It has multi-business, multi-product and multi-location operations. Most of the companies in the group are public limited entities, with more than 40,000 employees. The group has more than 500,000 shareholders, with a nationwide sales and service network of over 10,000 distributors and many retailers and service centres. The group has export interests in nearly 90 countries across the globe.

Mr. Singhania was the architect of most of the J.K. Organization group of companies which currently manufacture a large range of products including automotive tyres and tubes, paper and board, cement, V-belts, oil seals, power transmission equipment, woolen textiles, readymade suits and apparel, food and dairy products, hybrid seeds, steel engineering files, and cosmetics.

Born in Kanpur, Mr. Singhania initially worked in Kolkata. In the 1960s, he moved to Delhi and established himself as a leading industrial figure in the growing city. Throughout his life, Mr. Singhania remained active in business, political and nonprofit communities. He was offered the post of Indian Ambassador to the United States by Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, a position he declined.[2] Widely travelled overseas, Mr. Singhania was a keen gardener and an enthusiastic photographer.

He has served as

Within J.K. Organisation


Appointed by Government of India to serve on various Committees from time to time.



  1. ^ a b PTI (20 June 1933). "National / Other States : JK Organisation President Hari Shankar Singhania passes away". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  2. ^ Bhandari, Bhupesh (25 February 2013). "Born to business, then had to start afresh". Business Standard India.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.