Dabur Group's Ashok Burman dies

One of the leading lights of the Indian industry, Ashok C Burman, Chairman Emeritus of FMCG firm Dabur India today passed away in London.

Aged 82, Burman is the father of Anand Burman who is the current Chairman of the company.

"Burman has contributed to the growth of the company and helped it in attaining the status of a major player in the FMCG industry," Dabur India said in a statement.

Born in Calcutta on June 19, 1930, he contributed to the growth of the company and helped it in attaining the status of a major player in the FMCG industry.

He joined Dabur in 1948 and became a Director in 1950 till 1985. Then he took over as Chairman of Dabur from 1985 till 1998.

Burman has been credited for starting in-house packaging division in 1952, introduction of computerisation in 1956 and setting up of export division of the company in 1982.

"He was also responsible for setting up of Dabur Group's eight factories in India and the Dabur Nepal unit of the conglomerate," the company said.

A well known figure in Indian industry, Burman has been on the board of companies like Gannon Dunkely & Co, Dabur Nepal, Polyplex Corporation, Satnam Overseas, Himal Laboratories, besides being the Chairman of Filatex India.

He was also a member of various social clubs in Kolkata and Delhi. Besides, he was also a member of the Royal Asiatic Society and a life member of the Maha Bodhi Society.

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