Mr R P Nevatia

Rameshwar Prasad is the man who brought the idea of Hindustan Sugar Mills to life. While the original idea belonged to his mentor Jamnalal Bajaj, it was Rameshwar Prasad who moulded and shaped it.

Born in Fatehpur (Rajasthan}, he gave up schooling in 1920 in response to Mahatma Gandhi’s call to boycott British-oriented schools. Later, he completed his education at the Gujarat Vidyapith (Ahmedabad) founded by Gandhiji. A career that started in 1927 was witness to several achievements and laurels including Member of Lok Sabha (1952-56); President of Indian Sugar Mills Association (1952) and Cement Manufacturers’ Association (for two terms in 1979 and 1980). Further, he was the Director of the Central Bank of India (1979-81) and leader of the Indian Delegation to the World Congress of the International Society of Sugarcane Technologists held at Barbados (West Indies) in 1953. He also led the Indian Delegation sponsored by the Indian Productivity Council to study layouts of industrial plants in Japan, US and West Germany in 1960.