Padma Bhushan Sh.Faqir Chand Kohli TCS Founder dies at 96
Padma Bhushan Sh. Faqir Chand Kohli, the originator and first CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, died on November 26. Kohli, regularly called the dad of the Indian IT industry, was 96 years of age.
Broadly perceived as the splendid technocrat dropped in from the Tata Electric Companies, Kohli was effectively associated with the choice to bring IBM to India as a component of Tata-IBM in 1991. This was important for the joint-adventure for equipment assembling and backing in India activity.
Alluded to as ‘Father of the Software Industry’, FC Kohli spearheaded India’s ‘Innovation Revolution’ and helped the nation manufacture the $100 billion IT industry as first CEO of TCS.
Despite the fact that subsequent to hanging his boots, Kohli dealt with a grown-up proficiency program to show individuals who have never been instructed and it was accounted for that it helped fabricate education.
“That is maybe the greatest commitment to my own nation and government in helping increment education. It permits individuals to peruse beginning little and fundamentally for the individuals who have never at any point perused and no alternatives and planned particularly for them,” Kohli had said to MoneyControl on October 2, 2020.
Kohli joined Tata Electric Companies in 1951 and helped set up the heap despatching framework to deal with the framework tasks. Following this, he turned into the overseer of the organization in 1970 and was delegated as the principal CEO of TCS later. He resigned in 1999 at 75 years old.
Following the death of Kohli, industrialists have communicated their sympathies:
N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons: “I am profoundly disheartened by the news that Mr. FC Kohli spent away this evening. He was a genuine legend, who established the very frameworks for India’s dynamite IT upset and set up for the dynamic present day economy we appreciate today. Mr. Kohli drove advancements in far-going zones from grown-up education, water sanitization, programming designing, programming mechanization, complex-frameworks and computer science. I have had the honor and advantage of working with and gaining from Mr. Kohli from the day he employed me as a student in TCS. In spite of his groundbreaking accomplishments, his effortlessness and mindfulness is an exercise for us every one of us. His suffering positive thinking and his capacity to make yearning wagers leaves an inheritance—one that has progressed a country. I will miss him beyond all doubt.”
Narayana Murthy: “Mr. F C Kohli established the framework for a solid TCS. I had the advantage of working with him on the NASSCOM Executive Council during the mid nineties. I supplicate that his spirit finds happiness in the hereafter.”
Azim Premji, Founder Chairman, Wipro Ltd.: “Mr. Kohli was the genuine pioneer of Indian IT. We have all emulated his example. His commitment to the IT business and in this way to India is incomprehensible.”
Keshav Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS: “Disheartened at the passing of an incredible visionary, Mr. FC Kohli who showed an unmatched enthusiasm at the gatherings we had at NASSCOM. He is appropriately hailed as the Father of the Indian IT industry, a maker of numerous CEOs, really a doyen. We would consistently be appreciative for the way he demonstrated us. My ardent sympathies to his family.”