New Delhi. ‘Dream of goal setting, if you don’t dream at all, then you will have no goal in life and success cannot be achieved without goal.’ These are the words of the businessman who founded HCL, the country’s leading IT company. There will be very few people who do not know about HCL. HCL is well known for its information technology services. Shiv Nadar started his company (HCL) in 1976 with a barsati (a room on the roof) in Delhi. And today the company’s revenue in FY 2021 reached 10 10 billion.
Let me inform you that Shiv Nadar, Chairman, HCL Technologies, resigned in July 2021. He will now be chairman of the company Emirates and strategic adviser to the board. Let’s find out the story of this businessman who founded the country’s leading IT company HCL.
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Thus began the journey of Shiva Nader
Shiv Nader, a veteran in the technology sector and the country’s largest industrialist, was born on July 1, 145 in a small village in South India. He is from Tamil Nadu and belongs to Hinduism. Shiv Nadar is probably the first entrepreneur in the country to start a Make in India entrepreneurship in the country.
His career started from Pune
His career started in Pune where he became part of the Walchand Group of Engineering. After gaining some experience in running a business, he decided to leave it and start his own business. With the help of his friends and other business partners, he became involved in bringing about the greatest technological revolution in this country.
Started a company with 5 friends
He left a private job and started a company called ‘Microcomp Limited’ with five friends. Formed in 1976, his company sold teledigital calculators. Shiv Nadar said in an interview, ‘The first person I met was Arjun. He was also a management trainee like me. We became good friends and still are. Since then, we’ve both joined our kind of people working at DCM and started working together.
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HCL has received worldwide recognition
Soon the name of this company was Hindustan Computers Limited (HCL) and started making computers. Seeing this, this Indian company has become a well-known brand in the world.
In 1980, he entered the international market by setting up ‘Far East Computers’ to sell IT hardware in Singapore. In the first year alone, he has earned about 10 lakh rupees. Then Nadar did not look back. In 1982, the company launched its first PC on the market. Then five companies related to IT business merged into their firm.
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