Shiv Nadar is a 77 year old (as of 2022) Indian industrialist holding the 3rd position in the list of top 10 billionaires of India 2021. He is the founder-cum-chairman of HCL Technologies Limited alongside the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Nadar, who has been nicknamed by friends as Magus (Old Persian term for "wizard"), since the mid-1990s has focused all his efforts on nurturing the educational system of India via the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Having roots in a South Indian family, he had pursued his education at the Town Higher Secondary School, Kumbakonam. He has also studied at Elango Corporation Higher Secondary School, Madurai and Elango Corporation Higher Secondary School, Madurai. He holds an Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, and a pre-university degree from the American College, Madurai.
Awards & Accolades
Some of his awards and accolades include:
- Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the IT industry in 2008.
- E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 (Services).
- Dataquest IT Man of the year in 1995.
- CNBC Business Excellence Award in 2005
- Forbes' 48 Heroes of Philanthropy in the Asia Pacific in 2011.
- Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
- 16th in India's 50 most powerful people of 2017 list by India Today in 2017.
- Ranked 18 in Richest In Tech 2017 by Forbes.