Vasantrao S. Dempo
Born4 February 1916[1]
Goa, India
Died9 November 2000 (aged 84)
Known forDempo Group
AwardsPadma Shri

Vasantrao Shrinivas Sinai Dempo (1916-2000) was an Indian industrialist and philanthropist from Goa, who founded the Dempo Group of Industries.[2] The mining business he founded in 1941 has now grown to include interests in shipbuilding, minerals, foods, iron and steel, education, travels and construction.[3] He was the founder of the Dempo S.C., a popular football club based in Goa, which he nurtured after acquiring the local club, Bicholim SC.[4] Vasantrao Dempo Reflective Chair, an endowment professorship at the Tepper School of Business of the Carnegie Mellon University is named after him and is funded by the endowment of Dempo Group.[5] Dempo Charities Trust, the philanthropic arm of the Group runs several educational institutions in Goa.[2][6] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 1991.[7]

On 4 March 2016, a commemorative postage stamp was released in his honour.[8]


  1. ^ "India Post Released Stamp on Vasantrao S Dempo | Phila-Mirror". Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Tributes paid to the great visionary Vasantrao Dempo". NavHind Times. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Our Companies". House of Dempo. 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Dempo SC". Dempo SC. 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Carnegie Mellon, Shrinivas V. Dempo Announce $3 Million Gift To Endow Chair at Tepper School of Business". Carnegie Mellon University. 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  6. ^ "S. S. Dempo College of Commerce & Economics". S. S. Dempo College of Commerce & Economics. 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Postage Stamps:: Postage Stamps,Stamp issue calendar 2014, Paper postage, Commemorative and definitive stamps, Service Postage Stamps, Philately Offices, Philatelic Bureaux and counters, Mint stamps (unused stamps)". Retrieved 7 September 2017.