R. C. Bhargava
Born (1934-07-30) 30 July 1934 (age 89)
Alma materThe Doon School
Allahabad University
Williams College, Massachusetts
Occupation(s)Chairman of Maruti Suzuki
Retired IAS officer

Ravindra Chandra Bhargava (born 30 July 1934) is the former C.E.O and current chairman of Maruti Suzuki, the largest automobile manufacturer in India, having joined the company after serving twenty-five years as an Indian Administrative Service officer.[1][2][3]


Bhargava was educated at The Doon School, Allahabad University and Williams College, Massachusetts. After a long career as an Indian Administrative Service officer, he joined Maruti in 1981, where he has remained ever since.[4] In 2016, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "See 10% demand growth in FY15, to maintain margins: Maruti" Moneycontrol.com Archived 31 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Lifetime Achievement: RC Bhargava"The Economic Times Archived 14 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Decision on Gujarat plant 'right', says Maruti Suzuki India's Chairman RC Bhargava"Economic Times Archived 2 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Board of Directors". www.polarisft.com.
  5. ^ Mukherjee, Sharmistha. "RC Bhargava: Meet the man who helped drive Maruti in India". The Economic Times.