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Rahul Bajaj Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 13, 2022

Short Biography

Rahul Bajaj was born on 10-06-1938 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India (those days: Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India). He was an Indian Businessperson, Philanthropist & Chairperson of the Bajaj Group.


Other Name: Rahul Kamalnayan Bajaj
Other Professions: Philanthropist Chairperson

Rahul Bajaj Complete Bio & Career

Rahul Bajaj is an Indian businessman, philanthropist & Chairman of Bajaj Group of Companies. He first completed his Honours in Economics from Delhi University. After that, he pursued Law from Bombay University. He then went on to complete his MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
 
After completing his education the first job he got was the major responsibility of CEO of Bajaj Group in 1968. Under his lead, Bajaj Group saw a major turnover in the business and it became a big brand in automobiles. During the recession in early 2001, there was a great decline in the stock market. Also due to the merging of Honda with Hero Group, it got worsened. It was that time Bajaj launched Bajaj Pulsar. After automobiles, Bajaj targeted other markets too. He launched Bajaj Finance Group and Bajaj Home Appliances. He was also into steel and alloy manufacturing.
 
Bajaj became President of the Confederation of Indian Industry in 1979 and then in 1999. He also became President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturer. Bajaj was also the Chairman of the Development Council for Automobiles and Allied Industry. Also from 1986 to 1989, he was the Chairman of Indian Airlines. He was also an executive panel of the Indian School of Business. The Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Shiksha Mandal was also continued by him. In Pune, he also founded a multi-specialty hospital Ruby Hall Clinic. He had also indulged himself in humanitarian work and spends a large chunk of his time for the upliftment of the poor section of the society.

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Honours & Awards

AWARD NAME AWARD CATEGORY RECEIPT YEAR RECEIPT FIELD
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2001 Trade and Industry
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2001 Sports
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2001 Trade and Industry

In 2001 he was awarded Padma Bhushan. He was also awarded Legion of Honour by the French Government. Bajaj also received Alumni Achievement Award from Harvard Business School. Bajaj received Lifetime Achievement by CNBC TV18, Ernst & Young and Economic Times.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Rahul Bajaj died at the age of 83 on 12-02-2022. A few days before, he was caught pneumonia and admitted to Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune for treatment. In the hospital, he felt heart problems also. And finally, he took his last breath at the hospital on 12-02-2022.

DEATHDAY 12 February,2022 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Pune, Maharashtra
DEATH COUNTRY India

Rahul Bajaj Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Kamalanayan Bajaj
Mother Savitri Bajaj
Brother Shishir Bajaj
Sister Suman Jain
Wife Rupa Bajaj (died in April 2013)
Sons Sanjiv Bajaj, Rajiv Bajaj
Daughter Sunaiana Kejriwal

He was born to a businessman & politician father Kamalanayan Bajaj and a homemaker mother Savitri Bajaj. He has a younger brother named Shishir Bajaj and a sister named Suman Jain. He was married to Rupa Bajaj in 1961. His wife died in April 2013. Together the couple had two sons Rajiv Bajaj, Sanjiv Bajaj & a daughter named Sunaiana Kejriwal. His grandmother Janaki Devi Bajaj was an independence activist and his grandfather Jamnalal Bajaj was the founder of Bajaj Group. His cousins were Niraj Bajaj, Shekhar Bajaj, Madhur Bajaj & Madhurkumar Ramkrishnaji Bajaj.

Life's Important Dates Of Rahul Bajaj

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Rajasthan
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Pune, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College University if Delhi, Delhi
Mumbai University, Mumbai
Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
Qualification B. Com (Hons), L.L.B., and MBA
Hobbies Reading
Marital Status Widowed
Debut Joined Bajaj Group in 1968
Salary N/A
Net Worth $8.2 Billion
Official Website https://www.bajajgroup.org

Collections

Car Collections Audi Q7, and BMW among others

Favourites

Favorite Color White, Black
Favorite Sport Cricket and Football
Favorite Dress Suits

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Rahul Bajaj

  • Under his leadership, the Bajaj group saw its zenith as the auto major crossed the billion mark turnover in just a decade.
  • One of the masterstrokes played by Mr. Rahul Bajaj was the entry of Bajaj Group in varied sectors.
  • Mr. Bajaj had also displayed his leadership skills as the President of Confederation of Indian Industry, twice, once in the 1979-80 session and one more time in 1999-2000.
  • He had also held the President’s seat of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.
  • Mr. Bajaj headed the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation and Shiksha Mandal.
  • His daughter Sunaina has tied the knot with former Temasek Chief, Manish Kejriwal.
  • The greatest attribute of Mr. Bajaj was that he never let the times go ahead of him and kept his pace with the demands of the times.
  • He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2001.

Rahul Bajaj Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Rahul Bajaj was 83 years 8 months & 2 days old age.