Mr J R Birla

Shri J.R. Birla, former Managing Director of Birla Jute & Industries Limited (now Birla Corporation Limited), was Factory Manager of Rameshwara Jute Mills Limited at Samastipur. In 1960, Shri M.P. Birla, the founder of the MP Birla Group, brought him to the newly established Satna Cement Works. He became President of the Cement Division in 1964 and oversaw the setting up of the cement units at Chanderia and Durgapur. He became Whole Time Director of the Company in 1977 and was elevated to Managing Director in 1980. Shri J.R. Birla was a founder-member of the Cement Manufacturers Association and was its President from 1983 to 1986. He passed away after a brief illness in 1994.