Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday condoled the death of veteran industrialist Basant Kumar Birla.
The youngest son of legendary industrialist and philanthropist Ghanshyam Das Birla, he passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday, aged 98.
“Saddened at the passing of noted industrialist Basant Kumar Birla Ji. His contribution to education, through various trusts and institutions, is paramount. My condolences to his family, colleagues and friends,” Banerjee tweeted.
Birla was the chairman of Century Textiles, the Krishnarpan Charity Trust, the B.K. Birla Institute of Engineering and Technology and various educational trusts and institutes.